One Brick Forge

Discussion in 'Blades' started by Bear, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Good stuff Bear.
    Yeah, this new forum software has a way of dredging up old stuff, like you :p
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Looking forward to seeing the Spec's... 15Kw is an easy do, for my 20 Kw, 240Vac, Diesel Gensets, once the Invert Batteries come back up to Float. Usually in about 3 hours. I can treat that load the same as the Clothes Dryer, and only run it when the Genset runs. Propane is something that is a bit hard to come by around here in the winters, but I have LOTS of Diesel for the Gensets. Momma will like this idea, a lot. I suspect that it is low voltage, (Like 50V) and HIgh Amps, (300 amps) on the coils.
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    The machine is called a High Frequency Induction Heating Machine - Model number SP-15A
    Input Power is 220 VAC
    Max input power - 15 KVA
    Max input current - 30 A
    Input voltage - Single phases 220v 50-60 Hz
    Voltage range - 180 - 245 v
    Output frequency - 30 - 100 KHZ
    Output Heat Current - 200A - 600A
    Duty Cycle - 80%
    Cooling Water - Water pressure > 0.2 Mpa Water flux > 2L/Min

    I use a Dynaflux R1100 for the coolant...

    There are youtube videos of induction heaters that do it yourself types have built.... I personally wouldn't try it but I'm not a rocket scientist and electrical current scares the crap out of me since elementary when I got a good jolt while soldering a hot circuit....

    Hope that helps... let me know if you'd like more info or photos.... Glad to help...
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Thanks Bear, Those are exactly the specs one will need to build such a device....
  5. Shotgunpapa

    Shotgunpapa Monkey

    that is nice were can I get some fire brick from I been wanting to try some blade smiting.
  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I live in firewood living areas & all our local Hardware places have them in 1/2 bricks for the Airtight stoves .
    If yur im my neck of the woods I know a guy who has a few pallets of them & 10 cents each , take home , dry & reheat ontop before major heat.

  7. Shotgunpapa

    Shotgunpapa Monkey

    I live in Georgia
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Large FlatRate USPS Box can hold a few... less that $20US to ship from Blaine, WA....
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Great thread... Something I've always wanted to do but never got around to...

    Reviving this Zombie just because of it's Awesomeness!!

    I know there are some Forge Monkeys who can add to this....
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2017
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