Monday, September 15, 2008

The fondry set up

A lot of people have been asking me about the set up that I am using to produce the aluminum pieces for the hotel. So, to end all questions this is what I have been using.

It’s a pretty simple set up. I am using the typical “back yard” hobbyist furnace. I have two furnaces running each hold a steel crucible (pot) that hold around 30 lbs. of molten aluminum.

For the burners I am using a hand made Ron Reil propane burner. I have found these to be the simplest to fabricate on your own. Not to mention you can put one together for under $40.00.
As for my propane tanks I rent 2 100lbs. Propane tanks from Bentley Welding Supplies. The have been great to work with. They deliver and at a moments notice and keep a competitive rate.

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