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Old 01-30-2020, 05:39 AM
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POPs that is the best design for charcoal.. Nearly all civilized peoples no matter where in the world use this same type of side blast for charcoal.. In many places they don't use the front wall and will just move a rock in or out for fire size and some will just use a mound of dirt..
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:05 PM
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Got this together today.

Only fired it for about ten minutes as I'm a bit paranoid about the bricks. There's definitely still a share of moisture in them as I left some steel lying inside the forge for a week and it came out rusty.

I splashed out on a premade pipe burner from ebay and had some vermiculite board which I cut up as a lining. Its probably not designed for these temperatures but we'll see how long it lasts.

I only ran for a short while and never got the gas up to full but it made a bit of flat go orange so that'll do for now.

I have a lump of rail track on the farm an no shortage of heavy timber to make a stand from so must sort that next.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:58 PM
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Good going, John.
In your climate, the brick will always have some moisture absorbed from the air.
I would say after the firing you just did I would just give it a half throttle fire and then full blast.
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:22 AM
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fired it a few more times until it stopped steaming and then had an actual need to make something, by which stage I had used most of the propane in the end of a bottle I'd found!

Still I did something I'd never have been able to do before, so that's a result to me. an increase in capability is always to be welcomed.



I'm refurbishing an old tipper trailer at the moment and need a ring to secure the tailboard locking bar but couldnt find one locally and the one I found online was about 1.5 times the price for shipping.

So....... Some resource pile steel and a bit of rebar, plus a lot of photos from my beautiful assistant and I have ended up with this creation.

The flame was barely blue so I never really got the steel above orange but it was still hot enough for this work. a bit of welding and grinding and it's done.
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:25 AM
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12 year old girl's hands for scale
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:22 AM
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Well done!!! I like the forge.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:16 PM
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Yep, nice first project, and I had a peek at your shop.
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Nicely done. And thumbs up for your daughter in the shop with you!



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