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Old 01-21-2017, 09:16 PM
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Here is the style of propane forge I use in my shop. It is a very basic, simple propane forge. I have made many of these and have made small changes along the way. The 2 brick porch is a nice addition and the stand off for the fuel line is a good idea. I have tried several burner positions and straight up and down still works best for me.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:48 PM
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I like it.I like the portability of it, may do the same with mine. Have you considered a castable to protect the blanket?
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:50 PM
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I made an extra burner port in mine, one at 20 degrees and one at TDC just to see what worked best. What do you like about the TDC position?
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I have tried castable refractory in the past. I don't like them. As far as burner angle I just like the TDC position better. I think I get a better heat that way. I've tried the angle and the swirl both and always go back to TDC. Just a matter of personal preference I guess.
As far as portability the stand slips inside a tube welded on the bottom of the forge so it is removable. It has a bolt with a T handle to hold it in place. That also gives you about 8" of height adjustment.
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I have tried castable refractory in the past.
Any particular mention of type or manf or thickness of what is being used in lieu?
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I use 2" off ceramic blanket and regular fire bricks for the floor. Sorry my computer crapped out on me. Just got it back up and running
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did you make or buy the burner?

What details can you give on it either way.

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Do you recess the burner tip back into the insulation?
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I made the burner, It is a Ron Reil style burner, The info on it and several other styles is available on the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America's web page.
I recess the burner back about 1" in the insulation.
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Here is the style of propane forge I use in my shop. It is a very basic, simple propane forge. I have made many of these and have made small changes along the way. The 2 brick porch is a nice addition and the stand off for the fuel line is a good idea. I have tried several burner positions and straight up and down still works best for me.
Have you ever considered building one to sell? If so, how much would one like the one you just posted cost a person? My coal forge isn't real student friendly and this would allow me to do the "little" jobs that crop up instead of waiting to start the coal forge for the better part of the day.
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