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Ribbon burner forge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:41 pm
by Brad Buxton
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I already have a venturi type forge that is portable so Instead of another of the same for the shop I built a ribbon burner / blower forge, not so portable. I had a Grainger blower already and built the forge around that. The burner is about 3" x 6" so it should heat the forge shell more uniformly. Making the burner was an interesting project combining a steel fabrication with cast refractory.

In my initial tests I've run the propane pressure around 5 psi and adjust the propane flow with a needle valve. The blower runs full ahead with the gate open since adjusting the air flow doesn't seem to make much difference. The interesting thing about these burners is the low fuel pressure required which I hope translates into lower fuel consumption. I can even connect to the home natural gas supply in the future, no more trips to the propane store.

Re: Ribbon burner forge

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:07 pm
by Darryl Ponder
That looks like a great forge Brad!

Do you have any photos of the burner that you could share?