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Jake Cole

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  1. I am familiar with the idea of pressure drop causing cold temperatures and potential for freezing from my degree but no practical experience, Is that something I only have to be concerned with because of how inefficient this system seems to be or will that be something I run into with a single burner as well? Does seem like the common consensus is for me to pitch this set up and start a new, I have watched a few YouTube videos with guys testing single burner forges from amazon https://youtu.be/gniZXNxXL60. This was the one that seemed the best. I would prefer to keep this endeavor pretty cheap but I also don't want to skimp on quality too drastically. Ill get some pictures from the front and interior but as far as the door goes, its a cast iron hinge that broke before it was given to me and I don't have any experience or anything that can get hot enough to repair. Thanks for all the interest and advise, it has been very infromative.
  2. For those interested, Here is a little bit better picture of what I am working with. like I mentioned previously, this system and this adventure is almost brand new to me. So forgive me if I miss represent or label something, corrections are welcome. seen below, I have a 20 pound propane take with a turkey cooker adjustable regulator. from there I go into a diverter that seems to just be used for heating up the thermocouple and then to the magnetic solenoid valve that sparked this conversation. 4 burners, hadn't gotten a chance to lite all of them before the pressure on the ring gave out and had a small thermal event. I appreciate all comments and criticisms as this is my first hobby since college wiped them all out. Limited life experiences so far and all. Thank you for your time, Jake
  3. Always interests me how some people have developed that virtue of patience and others have not. Was away from my computer for work, but I apologize if my work does not fit into your schedule 3rd shift tends to do that.
  4. Alright thank you. I'll grab some pictures and make a new post. I'll get those on as soon as I can get back on. Copy on the tools and toolmaking also, I apologize for that.
  5. Good morning, Ill preface with the fact that I am very new to forging and have next to no idea what I am doing. I spent some time looking for the answer to my question on the site before I posted this but if it exists, I did not find it. I was given what seems to be a very nice Propane forge by a close friend when he heard that I was trying to get a new hobby now that I was out of school and had some free time and was looking at forging. I am learning about the forge through trial and error. Located on the gas line is a magnetic solenoid valve, it looks like its a K3A model. When under pressure this valve leaks around a metal ring that is supposed to act like an O-ring. I tried for quite a while to get it into a position that would stop the gas leak to no avail. I'm wondering if this valve is actually necessary or if I could replace it with just a ball valve. I am worried about some unforeseen problems that could come with removing a component of a system I'm this uneducated on. Thanks for the time folks I really appreciate it, Jake
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