A thin hotface medium/low mass beer keg (drum size) furnace for melting Iron

Discussion in 'Furnaces and their construction' started by PatJ, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. PatJ

    PatJ Silver Banner Member

  2. HT1

    HT1 Silver Banner Member

    Pat I cannot thank you enough for the help and the Drawings especially. I will be going down the furnace road soon with a build for everyone
  3. PatJ

    PatJ Silver Banner Member

    Hope the drawings help.
    Thank me if it all works well.
    If it does not work well, then I am changing my name and moving out of town.

    I am very pleased with the speed at which it melts iron, and a replacement hot face is only a bag and a half of Mizzou away.
    Hot face and lid replacement is about 2 bags of Mizzou, so less mass and less money too.

    I did cast a tuyere extension to allow the burner tube more length along which to seal, but I do not show that on the drawings.
    The tuyere extension is also 1" thick refractory, and protrudes out perhaps 6" from the furnace (3"-4" would really be sufficient).
    And I would cast the tuyere extension integral with the hot face and bottom, all in one piece.

    I rammed the hot face about 2" at a time, using a 1/2" wood dowel rod to thoroughly ram each level.

    And as I mentioned, if I made another lid, I would omit the lip and see how that worked.

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