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Mankel Blower volume?

SoCal Dave

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I've got a three burner Mankel forge w/blower.  I was playing around with the air volume by opening and closing the cover plate at the air intake.  I notice when It was at a mostly closed position the forge fire was swirling around the inside of the forge.  I could see two eddies circling around.  With the air intake at fully opened, the eddies disappeared.  My question is "do the eddies help make it hotter"  It was hard for me to really gauge the heat level as a three burner really put out the heat and I don't have a temp gauge.  I'm assuming that with the air intake opened fully, the volume of air is increased greatly and heat should be increased.    

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