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02-19-2008, 10:21 AM
i built my own forge and i had a fan i ripped out of a dryer and i broke from all the heat of the forge. what should i use?:confused:
02-19-2008, 11:18 AM
I bought a cheap leaf blower for 12 dollars and put a rheostat on it.
works pretty good.
Squirrel cage blowers work great, I just made one as well and ordered a squirrel blower off line for about 20 bucks, went to home depot and got a dimmer switch for a light to control the air flow and it works like a champ.
You can haunt fleabay for a real one or you can just order a real on from centaur forge, or peih tool ect. Both of these option are kinda spendy. The best way I have found is to keep a lookout for one at flea markets, garage sales and estate sales. They are built pretty tough and even a locked up one can be pulled apart, cleaned and lubed so that they work again, err... most of the time.
Or do what Flop said.
02-19-2008, 10:23 PM
If you really want to go nuts....
02-20-2008, 05:11 AM
is it a propane forge? or coal?
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