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simple coal forge help

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thanks again frosty. was just planning on using the endcap barely on until i could find a way to weld a flap on but that works alot better.

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I think everybody who's made a plumbing pipe tuyere has tried a cap for an ash dump. The second time I tried dumping it I hit the scrap bin at the heavy duty shop for exhaust pipe. The replacement is about 10-12" of 3" exhaust pipe with 2" welded about 3" from the air grate flange as the air supply. 

I use hole saws to match the curves and make the flange to screw to the bottom of the forge table.  You don't need to weld either, a little hack saw work and cut some tabs that can be folded out and screwed or pop riveted to connect the tuyere sections. Nothing about connecting the air supply to the vertical needs air tight, a little leakage has no effect until it starts blowing ash at you which says, , , "DUMP ME:o"

I dug my first flap cap out of the scrap bin too. I LOVED being able to scrounge the vehicle and fab shop scrap bins. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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ok so as long as i can get get a flap for that pipe i should be good? would propping a piece of flat bar under the pipe work for the time being?

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If you want simple, place a bucket of water under the pipe with just enough water to cover the threads. When you turn on the blower and the water bubbles, add a bit more water, just enough to keep the air in the pipe. Anything hot will fall down the pipe and into the water.  Too much water and you will create a clog in the system as the hot stuff can not go down and out.

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got a decent sideblast plan? could never get one to work (why i switched to coal) always to cold, burning to much fuel, ect

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A JABOD works a treat. Your problems getting heat out of the fire is just a matter of learning how to make it work for you. Normal normal, nobody is born knowing how to do this stuff, everybody has to learn.  

Relax and have a good time, this stuff is fun, HONEST. ;)

Frosty The Lucky.

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