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  1. Ya man. I hav been looking into it,, but i don’t have bigger than a 15 amp outlet to use.. so it’s kinda on delay for now
  2. Not a needle valve. I was wondering if checks valves existed for propane. They type of valve that only allows flow to go one way. So if a bad situation arose, there wouldn’t even be a need to turn the 1/4 turn valve, since the check valve would prevent backflow anyway.
  3. Would galvanized brackets be safe to use for this application? Thanks guys!! Awesome suggestions. Bolting brackets sounds like the easier of the two; I’m not sure how successful I’d be cutting and pulling tabs on a pipe. And to Alan’s point.. I’ll try to bend the brackets just a bit to get it coming in at a tangent as well.
  4. Thanks. Oh i didn’t think that would have been enough to hold the burner tube in place without external support (the mounting pipe on the forge itself), then again i suppose as long as I’m not moving the forge, it should stay put. Maybe it’ll be ok for a bit until i can figure something out. It still seems like that’s a lot of pressure on the castable refractory to hold the tube in place at an angle
  5. Someone named welshjoel posted this pic to help answer another one of my questions. I really like the position and angle of his burner, but i do not have access to a welder. Any thoughts on how i might hold the burner in place at an angle like this without welding the larger pipe “holder” to the body of the forge?
  6. Could i just use a check valve instead of a quick shutoff (to kill the propane quickly)?
  7. Does it even have anything to do with the speed of the wind out the end of the burner that keeps the flame from going back up the tube? I’m just wondering if for a blown burner the air and propane are mixing pretty far from the flame outlet, why doesn’t the flame travel back up if the air flow is slowed down enough to not keep the fire pushed out. I did come across something that said there’s no space for it to expand but i really don’t know if that’s true or not.
  8. Yes it will. At least it’s supposed to haha. I haven’t started the build yet. Still gathering info. But WayneCoe’s website has been very helpful along with the information from Geoff Keyes which is stickied in the Tools and Toolmaking section. The choice now is whether to go ribbon burner or not. It will depend on the size of the shell that i can get.
  9. Yes! I was getting my burner types and requirements mixed up. Thanks for clearing that up. Glad you both chimed in. As Alex suggested, i did find appropriate ones at hi temp tools.
  10. For adding a low pressure gauge like this what is the name of the fitting that the gauge screws into?.. or should/could i avoid having to add in a gauge if i used a dual stage regulator in the second pic?
  11. And I’m just ecstatic that i asked a good question and you took the time to answer.
  12. If it helps you at all, i too am not the most mechanically inclined and a couple weeks ago i was dead set in buying a forge, but after reading a TON of posts in here, it was pretty clear that building one was the way to go. Not only would it be the same price or cheaper (even with having to buy a small welder and economy drill press) but id get a better forge, a better understanding and it would be easier to repair. Plus I’d be 2 tools up lol. anyway my point it even though i was dead set on buying a forge, a lot of patience and reading helped me from making a hefty mistake. Your cas
  13. Wow that looks pretty awesome man. Might take a bit more skill than i have atm though lol. Heading toward keeping it a bit simpler now.. like what Geoff has done in some of his posts with a simple blown burner. Thanks for the pic though,, it really looks pretty sweet. the reason i was asking round vs square .. i know round is efficient and swirls vs a typical square .. but i was thinking that a big burner in a simple small brick forge would still be pretty efficient to bring it up to heat with a blown burner even with all the heat sink
  14. Thanks Geoff. That was super helpful. When i start the build, I will try to start a thread documenting the failures… i don’t see many of those types.
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