Jump to content
I Forge Iron

What I learned with my thermometer.


Recommended Posts

I recently did a bit of maintenance on my trusty gas forge. I built this 3 years ago using an old air tank and advice from this site. I use it at least once a week and I guestimate it is 250 cu.in.. I got the parts from Mr. Coe and I have a little over $150 into it including the commercial burner (mathewson) which has worked great

I built this forge about the same time I bought the coal forge it is sitting on and it works so well and is so convenient that I have only burned coal a dozen times since. 

It has worked great but I needed to patch a couple cracks and a couple voids near the burner inlet. I also replaced my kiln shelf floor, expanded my sliding door shelf, and made a pull out rest

I found that I have been wasting some gas because the temp was about the same at 3-7 psi  I normally forge around 5 psi but think I will keep it at 3 for general forging  C866D7B1-3144-4EAB-ADDC-6B8FDF30F509.thumb.jpeg.325c9faeedbb32ef6131398048e92840.jpeg

I also learned that the door wants to be open a bit at any psi and full open at 15psi. I found this interesting as I usually keep the door closed as much as possible thinking that would increase the temperature . I didnt take it any higher as it seems to be screaming at 15  
9319C531-B7CA-430D-B7D9-0C0E251AA972.thumb.jpeg.02c9c61be8e7193f835280b3a0620ec0.jpeg

I played with the air intake throttle too. It seems to like about 3/4 open at 5 and full open at 10-15psi. 

all in all a fun couple hours

263F10A0-DD4D-49FA-B74A-D8B449D63BEB.thumb.jpeg.5cea793f5b6e572cceb1e58fc56cbffc.jpeg


1A154B1B-636E-4173-BB0D-5F409007DF80.thumb.jpeg.d1392c446a0e6cb97a8bb871e3a7ad65.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...