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  1. Can somebody please translate that link? :)

    Can somebody please translate that link? :)
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    I think those are Rasper's. ;)

    I think those are Rasper's. ;)
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    My setup is a water cooled CK20 Flex head w/ 25'...

    My setup is a water cooled CK20 Flex head w/ 25' hose.
    The 20 torch & cooler gives me a WIDE range of capabilities.
    Everything from the thinnest to the thickest that 220 amps can handle.

    Is a...
  4. That's the first thought that popped in my mind...

    That's the first thought that popped in my mind as well, Moonrock.
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    Say What????? It shouldn't have been disabled....

    Say What?????

    It shouldn't have been disabled.

    Do me a favor and check that link again.
    If it's still showing disabled please let me know.

    It's listed as Unlisted, Not private so should...
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    The instructional freezing notification is...

    The instructional freezing notification is directed towards the subject that refractory absorbs moisture / water and expands during the freezing process wherefore possibly causing cracks and possible...
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    I've converted a in depth slide show into a video...

    I've converted a in depth slide show into a video showing the entire process of this crazy build for those interested.
    Yep, it's over in the Hoodlums Hideout....
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    Thanks for your concern Steve. The framing of...

    Thanks for your concern Steve.

    The framing of the OR's is going have custom built interlocked steel planks added so your not down in the middle of the "JungleJim" so to speak.

    That's also why...
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    Updated video of the dolly outrigger system can...

    Updated video of the dolly outrigger system can be seen over at the Hoodlums Hideout. :D

    http://forums.thehomefoundry.org/index.php?threads/furnace-dolly-build.64/page-4#post-2058
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    r4z, So did ya ever get that tank bomb...

    r4z,
    So did ya ever get that tank bomb plate welded up into a table?
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    I’m just about done with my Keg furnace, dolly...

    I’m just about done with my Keg furnace, dolly and hoisting system so your going to be in for an amazing treat.

    I guarantee you have not nor will ever see a setup like this one.

    I will tell ya...
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    You were doing it wrong then. This is when I...

    You were doing it wrong then.
    This is when I first got into melting metal and I guarantee you a weed burner will melt aluminum.
    A little forced air helps also, like a hair drier.......
    ...
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    A weed burner will get a furnace hot enough to...

    A weed burner will get a furnace hot enough to melt aluminum.
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    Wear a respirator when you go to fire that puppy...

    Wear a respirator when you go to fire that puppy up and while pouring that lead, no telling what all is incorporated in the metal.

    It just struck me this morning what you actually have there.
    ...
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    Gut it!!! Use the shell and get some new...

    Gut it!!!

    Use the shell and get some new commercial refractory such as Cast-O-Lite 30.

    2" thick walls minimum.
    A layer of ceramic fiber blanket (CFB) as an outer lay helps keep the outside...
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    Ed, I just found a in depth thread here on...

    Ed,
    I just found a in depth thread here on AA about Green sand vs Petro Bond, unfortunately, all the pics included are attached from PB and therefore not viewable to see the difference.

    And...
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    I have no idea what the composition of grains are...

    I have no idea what the composition of grains are within green sand or petrobond for that matter but I can tell you the finer the grains, the better detail and smoother your castings will turn out.
    ...
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    It took me about 10 days and multiple tries to...

    It took me about 10 days and multiple tries to retrieve my photos off FB.
    It keep locking up and preventing me from retrieving them.

    IF, after what they have pulled “and” you continue to use them...
  19. Thread: Just starting out

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    And how many years ago was that? A bag of KOL...

    And how many years ago was that?

    A bag of KOL 30 is $55 per bag, shipping not included.
    It takes 2 bags just to cast a Keg size furnace, plinths not included.
    Then you need a barrel/Keg....
  20. Thread: Just starting out

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    Phantom, I donít know what you consider a lot...

    Phantom,

    I donít know what you consider a lot or all your money but thereís some good furnace builds right here on AA.
    The refractories really arenít that expensive within themselves, itís the...
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    I just have to ask, Do you by any chance own a...

    I just have to ask,
    Do you by any chance own a horse?

    A talking one at that? :D
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    Yes, the true Madness has commenced. LOL Good...

    Yes, the true Madness has commenced. LOL

    Good for you Ed.

    If done correctly and not just digging a hole in the back yard there is a lot more to it than originally meets the eye.

    Any idea...
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    Photo Who? PB can burn in the bottom of my...

    Photo Who?

    PB can burn in the bottom of my furnace for all I care, nuff said.
  24. Or, you can dig a hole...... LOL. :D

    Or, you can dig a hole...... LOL. :D
  25. The very first furnace I built was made from a...

    The very first furnace I built was made from a steel tube, perlite, water glass and the rest of the backyard alchemy products.
    Had a weed burner connected directly to a BBQ propane tank.

    I got...
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