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  1. Hello folks! I finished my first forge today with putting a side draft on. However it dosent seem to be drafting that well. Was hoping I could possibly get a few pointers from some folks. I am using lump charcoal for fuel. The side draft is 23" tall 24" wide and 10" deep with a 6" diameter stack that is 10' tall. I apologize for the looks of this thing... It's not the best looking but it works (except for the side draft) and all parts were scrounged. The fire pot is 13" x13" and 5" deep. I've seen some other pics that have a "hood" over the opening going to try and put one on tomorrow. If anyone has any words of wisdom I would appreciate it. Thank you
  2. Greetings, I have been lurking on this site for several months and am hoping for some solid advice. I am considering building a small smithy in my back yard which will be essentially a shed (for tools) and a large extended roof for my smithy. I currently have a propane forge but want to build a coal or coke forge. I am wondering though, will a side-draft chimney that is open on 3 sides, still draw when used in essentially an open environment. Thanks JB
  3. I am building a new masonry forge in my new shop, and I am going to put a steel top on it, then I plan on building a masonry side draft hood on the side of it. So part of the hood will sit on a portion of the top, but I plan on supporting it underneath. So What size top would you put on it if it was your forge? Here is a link to a sketch of what I plan on doing. http://s1109.photobucket.com/albums/h422/kyblacksmith/?action=view&current=Image274.jpg Thanks