32672Re: Aluminum Supply
- Nov 1, 2004Try this out
Notice the extremely cool lack of a crucible :)
--- In email@example.com, "edi malinaric" <emovi@m...> wrote:
> > This shouldn't be too difficult of a task with a larger
> > burner (1" or so) would probably melt a wheel in no time, now to
> > figure out the furnace design that will accept wheels, trannies,
> > Cheers Gene
> Hello Gene - I was doing tonight's crossword and giving the above a
> secondary think...
> Thoughts went something like so ... build a 24" diameter x 8" high
> The bottom of the refractory is conical towards a flue-sized hole
> centre. It's lid is 50 gallon drum lined with Fibrefrax - that's
> to accomodate most gearbox housings. This "pancake" furnace is
> mounted - high enough to allow a 20 pound propane tank furnace to
> underneath and to be lifted against the bottom of the 2-footer.
> railed carriage with a scissors type of lifter-upper)
> i) place a crucible in the bottom furnace, run it under the big'un
> it up against it
> ii) start warming up the crucible
> iii) place an alloy wheel rim/gearbox housing in the upper
furnace, put on
> it's hat and light up it's "Mningi" burner.
> As the wheel melts, the molten aluminium runs down into the
> the donor article is nowhere to be found, lower and move the
> to one side and pig-out or cast from the crucible.
> On second thoughts it would be safer to lift the "pancake" furnace
> it to one side.
> Here's a link that should be of interest - especially as winter is
> The reason for posting it is that Alex, after a two to three day
> period, applies the glaze, places those fireplaces on a plinth,
> insulated 50 gallon drum over it and lets rip with the propane. I
> said that he brings it up to 1200 C and holds it there for 8 - 10
> OK - over to y'all - cheers edi
> (Mningi?? = larger than big, much larger!)
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