My gas forge is falling apart so Im building a new one. Im trying out the ribbon burner.
My current one is build of ceramic bricks and Im running a devils forge pro burner, but I have trouble getting it hot enough for welding. So my questions are: As Im using it for both quenching and normalising aaand welding billets, is it better to have 2 seperate gasforges? One for reaching welding temps and one for HT? And if so, what would you recommend building it of? Caowool or ceramic bricks with a layer of high temp mortar?
Pictures are very welcome
I built my own forge... look up Propane bottle forge on YouTube, and let me know if you need some ceramic blanket! I have PLENTY of extra! AND DON'T SKIMP ON THE RIGIDIZER! Even if using a satinite type coating, still use rigidizer! And do not buy your hi-temp mortar at a big box store! Find a local Hearth & Patio shop! 2300 or 2800 degree F mortar for $6 a tube?? DONE!
I also would recommend 2 forges, or lining the bottom of the forge with HARD OVEN brick, as the flux will KILL soft brick or ceramic wool.
Another tip if you make your own, put it on a cart with wheels! I can't tell you how many people I talk to that hate having to move the forge! Mine was built on a old grill cart, and works great!
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