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Re: crucible recommendation for iron

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  • dan manders
    I d read that silicon carbide crucibles aren t rated for iron melting temperatures...I bought a clay graphite one, and after about 10 melts, there s no
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 29, 2008
      I'd read that silicon carbide crucibles aren't rated for iron melting
      temperatures...I bought a clay graphite one, and after about 10 melts,
      there's no appereciable deterioration. I've been trying glass as a
      flux and it doesn't seem to do any damage either.



      > --- In hobbicast@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Brewer" <danqualman@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > If you use a clay graphite crucible it will only last a couple of
      > melts at
      > > Iron temps. The silicone carbide will last a lot longer. Both of
      > the
      > > crucibles will be eaten by the flux you use.
      > >
      > > Dan in Auburn
      > >
      > >
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