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Discussion in 'Forges, Ovens, Kilns, & Salt Pots' started by oiler20, Jan 18, 2017.

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    that is the shopping cart link and comes up empty
     
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    depending on what its for but a convection oven or oven microwave combo have small squirrel cage fans
     
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    So something a little nicer than a hair dryer. LOL
     
  9. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    i was just going to say, according to like a 1000 internet videos, you just duct tape a hair dryer to some dryer vent or a pipe : )
    I've never used a forced air burner. Does it need as much volume as that leaf blower will put out? Seems like it would be a huge amount, no?
     
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    The blower in the link is like a miniature leaf blower and is around 75cfm. what I have read 60-90 cfm is about right for a blower.
     
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm going through the same thing right now.

    I've used one of these on my existing forge. Actually mine was from Amazon, but very similar. Had more than enough air for my 2 converted sidearm burners. Actually mine was a six speed and I only used it on low speed. Still had to throttle the air back using a valve. The downside is they are extremely noisy! Mine only lasted a few months before it smoked the motor.

    I would like to build a ribbon burner for my forge, but from what I read, they need air pressure not cfm. https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/products/forge-fan-fuel/blowers/gas-forge-blower-112cfm.html This is what I'm looking for, but with shipping its going to be expensive.

    Anybody know of a CDN source for a similar style?
     
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    I would search grainger or fastenall as I bet these are commercially available
     
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    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Have you considered using compressed air (assuming you have an air compressor)?

    Dan
     
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    I'm not sure where you could buy a new one. I ended up using a blower off of a wood stove, it works great and is still going strong after a year
     
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    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I have used the exhaust blower from the new high efficiency water heaters on a couple of forges. You have to find a scrapped water heater otherwise they are a fortune to buy as a new part.
    I don't know what the CFM of them is, just that they work with air to spare.
     
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    I do have an air compressor. It just an oil-less 25gal Craftsman. Not sure it could keep up.
     

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