Help with forge sputtering
By - civilianbeef
My forge is just built with refractory cement and a propane wand so I may not give the best advice here but I had the same kind of problems and spent forever tinkering with air intake with only mildly positive results but when I opened the exhaust up a bit it seem to fix it
Hey I appreciate any and all advice, i've also played with the exhaust to no avail either. Its just strange nothing has changed the way that I've used it. But I was having to increase the PSI to keep up recently over time, normally it was like 10-15lb PSI now even if I crank it to 30 Im hitting the same issue. its definitely an older forge and ive reached out to the company as well. Ultimately I want something with a passthrough and multiple burners but would love to get this back in working order to pass it along at a good price for another smith.
Have you pulled and cleaned the propane jet to make sure it isn't slightly clogged?
yes I have, used an air compressor to remove any debris without any luck
What company did you buy it from?
Bought from forgemaster - http://www.forgemaster.com/shop.php?category=5 - this is the forge that I own currently and I bought this second hand from the smith I bought my anvil, oxy/acetylene torch from. Has worked great until just recently.
Interesting i had a similar problem with mine I accidentally put some cement in the propane burner but yours may be manufacturing problem wait on the mr volcano to be back in stock and drop the 75 bucks its sooooo worth it till you can figure out whats wrong with yours.
I have a ridiculous propane and fan combo forge that my neighbors friend built me. I've found that you have to adjust flow as you go because as the propane gets colder in the bottle it sits at a lower pressure. Hope that helps
Yea I think the next step is to build a forced air setup like you describe or just buy a chili but I do like the idea of super low psi for the propane and the adjustability of forced air. Appreciate it.
I just answered a question like this yesterday. Doesn't anybody LOOK for solutions anymore before posting?
Let me guess: Your burners go straight up. Maybe you have 2 Frosty T-burners side by side and ran the T's in-line just to look neat. Am I close?
Yep, contacted the manufacturer, talked with some other smiths, searched here and across google trying to figure it out so I thought I would post a question here since all of the suggestions haven't lead to solving the issue.
It is ironic that you talk about looking without seeing the link to my actual forge just above and make snarky assumptions but please, enlighten me.
My Kapersky software blocks that link, so I won't go there.
Took me about 15 seconds to find it.
take a peice of plywood and fan air into the forge lightly and evenly, if the sputtering stops you need forced air.