KPeacock Posted January 8, 2009 Share Posted January 8, 2009 Due to my lack of patience, I made a crude attempt at a diesel forge my modifying a forced air propane forge that i have built. I get the forge hot using propane and then decrease the propane and add a diesel drip to the air inlet. The forge works and is sustainable on diesel fuel alone....but it will require some fine tuning. I've got too many other projects right now to really work on it and at shut down, the diesel fumes are not very pleasant in an enclosed shop. This spring I want to make a dedicated diesel forge that is purpose built. I'm not sure if it will reach welding temperatures, but I'd like to find out. My diesel feed system is simply a gravity feed set-up with a valve off of an extra oxy-acetylene torch set-up to control flow. the fuel then travels through a small hose into a 1/4" pipe nipple that is threaded into the air inlet of the forge. Nothing fancy,but it "sorta" works. I believe I'll need to use a 1/8" nipple tapped to accomodate a MIG tip in order to keep the fuel from dripping on to the walls of the air inlet. It's still very early in the design process, but it looks promising :-) Have you ever thought about the life of steel? It's interesting to think that you can control the fate of a piece of metal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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