New man cave!!!!

Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by DavidF, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. oldironfarmer

    oldironfarmer Silver Banner Member

    Interesting article. However it would seem, unless you're hell bent to use anthracite, using real charcoal would be more reliable. It is naturally low sulfur. Or you could build a coking furnace to make coke from either anthracite or bituminous. In blacksmithing you have to coke the coal (like making charcoal from wood) in order to get enough heat to melt steel. It is pretty easy to get to temperature with coke or charcoal.
     
  2. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    I don't really want to get into cokeing my own fuel or making charcoal. Be nice if I could just find a supplier for the coke. Not sure if I would build the cupola at all, but if I wanted to go deeper down the iron rabbit hole then the cupola would be the way I would do it.
    It would be nice to be able to use the anthracite since it is cheap and easy to obtain.
    I also read where they did use some hard low sulfur bituminous coal in cupolas as well but it sounds like it only came from certain areas??
     
  3. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

  4. PatJ

    PatJ Silver Banner Member

    I had not heard about using coal in a cupola furnace.
    That is a nice book; I downloaded it.
    It would be interesting to see how that worked.
     
  5. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Counter tops installed yesterday, worked on tiling the floors today. Wont be long now :D
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  6. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Pretty counters. Did you tile under those lowers?
     
  7. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Nah...
     
  8. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    Coming along great, looks very nice!

    Jeff
     
  9. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    Skipping the dishwasher then? Nothing worse than removing a dishwasher OVER 1/2" of tile.
     
  10. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    No dishwasher. The dogs get the plates clean enough for most all our guests :confused:
    And washing my coffee mug just ruins the flavor for at least a month....
     
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  11. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Silver Banner Member

    I thought it was just me who liked a nice dark patina on the inside of my morning mug! :D

    Jefd
     
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  12. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    I hate laying tile!! :mad::mad: my whole body aches.
    But it's coming along. :p

    @Jason those tile leveling systems are pretty neat. But the problem is that in old homes they can create more problems than they solve. My floors dip toward the center of the room by a couple inches. Sometimes you just have to go for it!! So I started in the center and tiled myself into the corner. Intentionally :cool:
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  13. Al2O3

    Al2O3 Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Look at the bright side, if you ever have a big spill it's easy to clean up the puddle in the center of the room.:p

    Best,
    Kelly
     
  14. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    And when I loose the rest of my marbles I will know where to find them :)
     
  15. Peedee

    Peedee Silver

    I swallowed my marble when I was 5, I asked the consultant if he could find it when I had a colonoscopy 40 years later but to no joy so technically I 'lost my marble' a long time ago.

    Nice tiling Mr F certainly moving along :)
     
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