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I'm looking at getting a half-way decent air blower. What are people's opinions on what sort of pressure and volume of air is needed? I have been able to find some references to pressures for coal forges but not much on charcoal, except that it needs 'less than coal'. How about coke?

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Some squirrel cage fans require a certain amount of air moving across the fan motor in order to keep it cool. On these types of fans it is best to simply redirect the excess air somewhere else and let the blower run full. This can be accomplished by a T in the air line to the forge with a gate on the side that doesn't go into the fire. You can also redirect this exhaust air up your smoke stack to increase the draft.

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