redmike512 Posted March 19, 2017 Share Posted March 19, 2017 Hello! After watching videos and reading forum posts, I finally completed a gas forge. I just tried it out this morning, and I'd love to get some feedback from some knowledgeable folks. The forge is an old helium tank, with 3 inches of kaowool liner, and a coating of satanite. The satanite came out way more rough and crappy than I'd have liked. The floor of the forge is hard fire brick. Photos are attached. When I fired it up this morning, it managed to get some steel to an orage hot temperature, but the metal didn't hold it for very long. And the forge only got hot enough to heat the bar in the back half, close to where the burner comes in. (The burner is slightly off center, because there was a seam in the middle of the tank.) Does the forge need to be hotter? The burner is enough for the cubic volume in theory, but it doesn't seem to be getting the thing hot enough. Welcome any and all feedback. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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