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#5837982 - 07/18/15 10:34 PM Gas forge
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I'm starting to build a gas forge, I have the body done now for the burners, has anyone built there own burners for there forge or know of a good place to buy them at? Here's a pic where I'm at so far.


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#5838033 - 07/19/15 12:04 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
D.Crawford Offline
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They're not too tough to build if you read up first and follow a proven design. If you just want to do a little forging or heat treating a "venturi burner" will work. If you want the ability to forge weld then you'll want a "blown burner". Whether building or buying you'll find both of these sites very helpful:

http://www.hightemptools.com/supplies-mainpage.html

and

http://www.zoellerforge.com/sidearm.html

I've built several of the "modified sidearm burner" in both venturi & blown. Let me know if you have any questions.
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#5838055 - 07/19/15 12:56 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
bw94 Offline
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I tried to contact Larry Zoeller but I haven't gotten a response from him.

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#5865510 - 08/05/15 10:39 PM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
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Can yall post some pics of the ones yall built, thanks

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#5865888 - 08/06/15 09:33 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
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I built two burners off of this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Gas-Burners-Forges...er+forge+burner

Not difficult, and they work well.
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#5867429 - 08/07/15 05:53 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
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Id also suggest getting on Bladeforums. Tons of info on building forges
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#5868479 - 08/07/15 06:29 PM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
bw94 Offline
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Thanks Jason, I ordered the book

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#5869145 - 08/08/15 10:12 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Great information.

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#5871464 - 08/10/15 02:08 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
Jerry Fisk Offline
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On my big forge i just welded 2 inch pipe to the tank and for an orrfice it uses 1/4inch pipe that sucker will weld anything i can stick in the door of it.
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#5885254 - 08/18/15 09:35 PM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
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Here's a pic of my little setup. The blown burner is shown in the forge. You can see the hose off the back of my shop vac supplies air that I regulate with a gate valve. The gas line has a needle valve for gas control. The venturi burner is on the ground below.



When first done I wanted to make sure it got to welding heat. Here it is melting a RR spike.


Edited by D.Crawford (08/18/15 09:43 PM)
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#5885402 - 08/19/15 12:41 AM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
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Thanks D, I tried to pm u, do u like the blown burners better, I see the sidearm burner on the ground by, those are the ones Im thinking about making, those or the T burner. What are the dimensions of your forge, I'm gonna have to run 2 burners in mine, not sure if they'll be 3/4 or 1/2. Thanks

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#5886919 - 08/19/15 10:49 PM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
D.Crawford Offline
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BW, my forge is made from a 5 gal air tank. Go at least 3/4" on the burner(s). 1/2" is too small (even with two) - too restricted on the air flow. I use my venturi burner for everything except forge welding Damascus.
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#5886928 - 08/19/15 10:55 PM Re: Gas forge [Re: bw94]
bw94 Offline
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Did u make your Venturi burner?

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