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03-23-2005, 07:02 AM
Does any one have any plans for constructing an oil powered forge? The structure isnt a problem, its mainly the burners and oil/air requirements I need.
04-08-2005, 05:00 PM
Well if it like a blast furnace ,you will need a slide valve with a spray tip at the end.The slide and valve help tune in the combination of gas/air to burn a good flame.Pat Steadman,sculptor proffesor at Georgia Southern University,has been building forges and foundrys for fourty years.We used a #50 at southern that was oil burn,buit out of scrap for pennys on the dollar.They have a big Speedymelt now.Good luck and keep it hot
weve used a piece of 2 inch steel water pipe (keep the threaded fitting on the end it helps flame development) with a gravity fed diesel oil venturi system. Big tank of oil above burner feeding through tube to tip (old oil can end) to water pipe which is hooked up to a blower. Invent your own air baffle to controll air flow, adjust jet size with welding files , move jet in and out of seating.
Be careful around unburt aerosol oils the will cause 'diesel pneumonia' an extremely serous lung condition.
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