34213Re: [hobbicast] Re: Casting session
- Mar 4, 2005Hello Edyn,
>Thanks but the credit for the pictures and the page belong to Robert
> Nice Pics Rupert,
Grauman who was here for the pour.
>A week end melt would be even better. This pour was on a Wednesday. :-)
> Not everyone gets to melt Iron on the weekend!,
>Was that a monster burner melt?,Yes.
what sort of Melt times in a Crucible furnace?
My melt times are down for some reason but these melts took about 1:30
for 23# of cast iron. It takes about 13 minutes to melt a #8 crucible
full of aluminum from cold start to end of pour. A #8 crucible holds
about 8# of aluminum, 23# of cast iron.
> casting Al and loving it! HahaWhat's stopping you? You might have to change to a larger burner and
maybe use different refractory but I find cast iron easier to pour than
aluminum. The hardest part is the impatient wait. There are no gassing
problems melting cast iron. But, the crucible gets heavy real fast due
to the extra heat.
> Cheers Edyn....NZ
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