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Dayne

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This is my gas forge. When i started sevenish years ago, this forum taught me anything i needed to know. Thanks a bunch everyone.  I have now finished my newest forge. Hopefully it lasts. Roughly 1 1/2" thick cast with 1" wool wrap for added measure. Measures 10" wide on the floor by 8 " tall by 14" deep. I made the ribbon burner as many others have. With my 27 hole (i beleive) at 5/16",  it has a 2" opening in which the air and fuel are stuffed. The gas orifice is 1/16". I have yet to fully bring it up to temp. 

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Turn everything down, it's burning a little rich AND the flames are off the burner block. As it stands you have too much blower, ease back and tune the gas for a neutral flame and you'll have a hotter forge with far less dragon's breath to heating shop.

Frosty The Lucky.

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  • 4 months later...

Did you ever bring this up to temp? I'm curious how hot the exterior of your casting gets and what curing process you went through?
Have you experienced any significant cracking in the casting?

P.s. I like your layout and build approach.

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  • 3 months later...

Yes i did.  Its working nicely. Brought it up to a good temp and then ran out of gas. Life got in the way so i haven't filled up for a while. I'll try and remember  to post a pic of your typical hard to look inside forge heat when its started again. As with all burners it seems, you have to play with them a bit and find what works. I think once the forgehas ran a bit and gets nice and hot i end up adjusting it again. Not included in the pics, is a spirally paddle i added to improve turbulence and mixing. 

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