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Re: A DIY mini charcoal foundry.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 05:00:51 PM »
Congrats.... Good find... Now this is a good post!

I think the plaster and sand combo could be replaced with Home Depot high temp quick set concrete morter. The 10k bag only costs $7 .
Wondering if this had a hole on the bottom with a grate, you could put it on top of a 21 brick rocket stove, get the temps up and get the brickets on top and side flaming good with no need for the side blower?
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Re: A DIY mini charcoal foundry.
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 07:13:29 PM »
 You need the blower. It keeps the fuel at it's max temp. Like the foundry idea. With just a few very simple mods I could switch my newest (and much larger ) forge to a foundry quite quickly.
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Re: A DIY mini charcoal foundry.
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 08:14:37 PM »
I use an electric leaf blower that I picked up at a yard sale attached to a hose and then to a metal pipe for my rig which is built from old foundry firebricks on placed on a thick steel base. There I no way to get the temperatures required without it. Maybe I missed it but they did not show the hookup to the blower in the video although it was evident that they had one.
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Re: A DIY mini charcoal foundry.
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 08:53:34 PM »
 I was in the middle of converting a truck heater fan into my blower, over the holidays. Almost done LOL
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