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Qusphand



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:18 am    Post subject: Propane Burner Reply with quote

I've been toying with the idea of casting metal for many years... things are falling into place to allow me to do this. I figure I need to build the burner first (for some unknown reason). I see many designs on the net and I'm having a difficult time choosing what to attempt first. I have a pretty full CNC machine shop and all the fabrication tools to go along with the machine shop equipment so making things is not a problem. I want to start with aluminum and brass. From what I gather I need to get the crucible to 1200F for aluminum and 1700F for yellow brass. Can someone point me to a proper burner design to melt aluminum and brass?

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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

natural gas / propane burns at just under 2000'F - the problem is not so much the burner as building a furnace to contain the heat well enough to reach the melt temps.

setting a crucible on an open burner grate will not suffice....

the burners proper are typically a gas jet bleeding fuel into a stream of forced air.
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