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    New gas burner forge. Progress photos

    This is where I am up to so far, it's my first forge and I'm still not exactly sure if I have the burner placement correct.





    The burners I purchased from gameco



    Is this correct? You can see the bottom part of the burners fitted into the refractory cement


    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
    Cheers

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    Wow, Is that a 9kg gas bottle? Two burners in that small space is going to cook.
    Any reason why you've gone for castable refractory instead of Kaowool or Isowool? I think it's going to take a while to get up to temperature, but boy once there, that's going to cook. You may need to be careful that you don't end up burning the metal.
    Otherwise nozzle placement looks fine to me.
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    Yep, that's a 9kg bottle. I just used castable refractory because I could get it cheap off a mate who had some spare. Cost me $20 for 30kg.
    I'm totally new to all this... I thought burning the metal was the whole point? I guess I could just hook up a single burner if you think it's too much?
    Thanks

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    Good price on the refractory.
    You could run one burner, and then crank the second one up when you need it.
    The idea is to heat the metal up to a red/white hot. Get it too hot and the metal crystals stop wanting to hold together, then you either throw it away and start again, or you clean a puddle out of the bottom of the forge.
    The castable refractory is dense, so it soaks up a lot of your heat, but that won't be a problem with two burners. Maybe you can have them both on to warm the forge up, then turn one off when you actually start putting metal in it. You'll still need refractory bricks for the doorways anyway.
    Corin from Gameco is actually a member on here (niroc), and he's definitely the expert on this stuff. Don't be scared to give him a call if you have any questions. He's suprisingly friendly, lol.
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    Great. Thanks for the advice! Ill keep updating this thread as the forge progresses.
    One thing though, do I actually insert the ends of the burners into the refractory itself like in the last picture, or do I mount them outside the forge with some larger bit of hollow pipe like ive seen on other forge builds?
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    Generally the nozzle ends would mount maybe half way through the refractory, but with the second half of the refractory having only the inner diameter of the nozzle sized hole. I hope that makes sense. That way the refractory protects the nozzle end from the heat of the forge.

    Corin's youtube video shows you it (using the Kaowool), but it would probably be worth watching for you anyway. He is the maker of the burners you've got.
    https://youtu.be/EFKoGZkUQt4
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    awesome work

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