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    A more peaceful foundry

    Howdy!

    So I've previously built a propane foundry some years ago, and it has served me well over the years. The main issue with it is the dang thing sounds like a jet engine taking off. Ear protection sucks and my poor ears just can't take it anymore. I needed a solution.

    Thus, the electric foundry was born! Complete with PID controller and obligatory old school internet references, this thing is a beast!



    Thanks for checking it out!

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    What is your electricity cost? What is the electricity cost compared to propane?

    Nice project, Thanks!

    Ralph

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    I haven't noticed much of a change in the electricity bill, but to be fair, I generally run the bill pretty high with all the welding/machinery.

    It draws around 750 watts and can melt aluminum in 30 minutes or so, so it's really not too bad. (pretty sure I've had coffee makers that eat more power haha)

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    Thanks cranktown city! We've added your Electric Foundry to our Forging and Casting category,
    as well as to your builder page: cranktown city's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks so much!



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