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    new project, burner and furnace

    Iv'e been scrapping for a few years now and have done so just to earn a little extra money to fund other projects. My newest project has been inspired by my continuing addiction to watching YouTube.
    I enjoy watching various scrappers and handy work makers.

    My 1st goal: A metal melting furnace.

    I have completed the first step in that I built a working Propane burner. I posted a quick YouTube video of its first test fire.

    I am actually really stoked that I pulled this off. Plz leave feedback; good, bad, ugly.



    Ill follow up soon with the complete furnace.

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    Wow cool! Looking forward to seeing this adventure develop!

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    I set up the furnace and did the refractory cement pour a few days ago. It came out a little soupy but it went smoothly. I pulled the molds this morning and i'm confident in the results. The next step is to temper the crucible and fire the furnace a few time on low to dry it out completely. Ill let you know how the first burn goes.




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    Lookin good...Keep us updated...

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    I did about a 20 minute burn this morning. Lots of white smoke and steam releasing. I tried to keep the temp low at first but towards the end I did crank it up a bit. After a long cool down, I see no apparent damage. I'm thinking I need to do this a few more times before my first full temp burn just to be safe. I also welded up a base and have a cart in the works for easier storage and setup.




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