Burner angle and separation
Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:31 PM
My burner is currently mounted straight down from the top. Most burners I see are at an angle. Been reading lots of stuff but, their being "lots of stuff to read" it looks as though entering from the side is either for adding some swirl and/or getting the external hoses or tubes more out of the way of heat. I am trying to finish my forge this weekend.
Do I need to move my current burner to the side and ADD the second burner off to the side in line with it? IF so why? If Swirl is the answer then good enough. What angle is best or what is the effective range of angles?
My forge is 14" D by 24" long. What spacing between the two burners is reccomended AND how for from the open end? I have enough Kaowool to fill it plum full but had planned to fill in the back. Though for venting I may have to change that. Suggestions???
I have no specific plans at this time to specialize in anything. In other words I am not planning to just make knifes for example. Just need a hot forge that can do most anything in a general sense. I want it to be able to achieve weld heat.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:49 PM
Here is just about the same question and one answer
I suggest that you go through the forge forum and see what other questions perk your interest. The members tend not to re answer the same questions over and over again.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:56 PM
If you've already mounted one square I'd stay with it and do both that way. If it's less than ideal then rebuild or start designing your next forge.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:27 PM
Got 2 homemade burners installed. Just need that "ONE MORE BRASS FITTING"!!!! to complete fuel supply to both burners.
Plus waiting on delivery of the ITC100. No one around here has even heard of it.
Building your own forge can be a lot of work. BUT I expect it to be worth it! It's been almost an addiction lately. Can't wait to get it all set up. The Smithy that is... Still gotta put together a good anvil stand, make some good tongs or modify others etc... You get to a point where you need the forge to help build the forge/smithy but you are not done with the forge so you improvise and keep moving. Sounds like life.
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