Thread: Vertical Forge
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:44 PM
Ed Caffrey
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I have a forge that is vertical in design, and it works very well. I set this one up in a vertical manner specifically for welding. The design allows the billet to stay off the floor of the forge, and also gives the flux a place to go instead of the billet laying in a puddle of it.
I have noticed that is does take a bit longer for this design to reach welding temp, but once there it holds the temp very well, and very evenly. I have had no hot or cold spots in this forge.
The best part about it, is that the inside diameter of mine is 10", therefore I can weld up to 10" at a time under the press. Fuel consumption is about the same as my horizontal forge.
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