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Martin Pansch
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Forge Abuse

Unread post by Martin Pansch » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:24 pm

Just a photo as a graphic reminder of one of the reasons you don't want to get a Mount Vesuvius sized fire going and then dump water on it. At least not if you like that fire pot.
Cracked firepot side small.jpg
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Cracked firepot small.jpg
Cracked firepot small.jpg (88.54 KiB) Viewed 2790 times
Edit: Darryl, I am sorry I used such large versions of the photo the first go around. I resized them. Hope it speeds it up for people opening the thread.
Last edited by Martin Pansch on Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Dusty
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Re: Forge Abuse

Unread post by Dusty » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:09 am

To avoid this problem, at any time you are trying to control your fire size with water, make sure that the blower is blowiing full force and just pour water around the edge of the fire. Also, keep water quantity low, only what you need to control the fire. This works fine for me and I haven't cracked a pot yet.

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