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    Very cool I just made one a month ago only no bottom flame basket ,good job al

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    Quote Originally Posted by zetuskid View Post
    I got the forge idea but Iím lost on your Concept of melting on the turkey frier. First, how do you provide heat under the frier(gas?)
    Also looks like your drop down pipe from the forge is in the way of sitting anything on top of the frier plate. Does the picture not show what Iím missing or another explanation.
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    By the way it is an excellent build and easy enough for most people to build with a little luck dumpster diving.
    I just used the turkey fryer for the stand. It is a coal forge....you dump the coal in the brake drum and use a source of air on the intake side of the Tee and the bottom of the Tee is capped off. It is used for a ash dump after the forge cools down. I will post a video of it this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainMan View Post
    My original plan was to use a old hand crank forge blower but those things are no where to be found in my area (South east) so for now I have a hair dryer strapped to the intake line with a rubber boot. I believe the duty cycle on the hair dryer is about 2minutes. After the 2 minutes it turns off and wont turn back on for 5min. I either need a commercial hair dryer or to stumble across a forge blower at a fair price
    I have an old draft inducer off a furnace I am going to use to make a blower its 110v. So all you need is a switch to operate it but you can find them cheap on ebay like around 40$-80$

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    Quote Originally Posted by John2014 View Post
    I have an old draft inducer off a furnace I am going to use to make a blower its 110v. So all you need is a switch to operate it but you can find them cheap on ebay like around 40$-80$
    That's a awesome idea John. I wonder if a dimmer switch would work to control the speed of the fan. I think those blowers run at a really high rpm so if there was a way to control the speed it would be perfect. I'm going to look into it and ditch the hair dryer.


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