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  1. DIY Builds replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Baahaha thanks

    Feb 23, 2018 at 6:56 PM
  2. Zapins posted a new thread.

    Welding helmet advice?

    When I bought my hobart 140 from the local guy I tried out his vulcan 63749 auto darkening helmet and liked it quite a bit. It fit well...

    Forum: General foundry chat

    Feb 23, 2018 at 4:49 PM
  3. DIY Builds replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Lol thanks!! It would’ve been a lot easier if they would’ve just called it a hole in the side where you put the burner. Then I would’ve...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 1:39 PM
  4. Al2O3 replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    It's the most popular style of home foundry furnace.......because it's simple and effective. The Tuyere is the hole you insert the...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 1:37 PM
  5. DIY Builds replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    You lost me at tangential Tuyere lift out furnace. If I went the propane route that’s exactly the burner I was going to make Reil type...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 1:11 PM
  6. Al2O3 replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Honestly, I'd recommend you consider a conventional tangential Tuyere lift out furnace with a dense castable refractory hot face, a...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 11:24 AM
  7. J.Vibert replied to the thread Mig welder? Should I have a look / Buy it?.

    Ok then... so if you have a machine that is only rated for .250" material, then just fillet the .500" plate half way and fill the void....

    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:48 AM
  8. Red97 liked Al2O3's post in the thread Unsupported Closed Loose Sand Coring In Lost Foam.

    Agreed. 1zs and maybe a handful of parts but also complex parts that would otherwise required complex parting lines and coring. The...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 10:25 AM
  9. DIY Builds replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Thank you for being that to my attention. I would have to see how big my panel is in the garage and house. Maybe my best bet would be to...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:50 AM
  10. DIY Builds liked Frank Clark's post in the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    And No, you are not going to melt steel with an electric element furnace. I do have a customer that uses induction. But he draws 7MWs...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:47 AM
  11. Frank Clark replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    And No, you are not going to melt steel with an electric element furnace. I do have a customer that uses induction. But he draws 7MWs...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:15 AM
  12. Frank Clark attached a file to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    [ATTACH] My electric furnace draws 50A @ 230v. This takes 6ga wire. I did have to upgrade wire between my main panel and the sub that...

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  13. DavidF replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Melting temp of steel?? Melting temp of the elements?? Huston we have a problem!!!

    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:06 AM
  14. DIY Builds replied to the thread Starting my first and only electric foundry build.

    Thanks kelly for all of that. All I want to do is melt some stuff right now. Maybe sell some lead or what not. I’m sure there’s no money...

    Feb 23, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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