Larger tilting furnace

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Larger tilting furnace

Post by rickzeien » December 7th, 2018, 12:40 am

Started building a larger tilt and pour furnace.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/V9VYiFoW7zRVDdEb6

I got the exhaust hood and duct work from an auction several months ago.

We're having fun now!

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Post by rickzeien » December 7th, 2018, 12:44 am

I noticed the play button for the video is white on a white t shirt. Just tap the center of his shirt and the video will play.

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Post by rickzeien » December 7th, 2018, 6:51 pm

The exhaust hood is up! Now we layout and build a base plate for the furnace to set on.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/geVcT8bmVgcFHrHH9

Sent some steel plate off to be waterer cut for the reinforcement structure.

Also I got some used hydrolic cylinder for the tilt mechanism and to swing the roof off. I sent them in for a rebuild.

As soon as they come back I will post some updates.

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Post by rickzeien » December 7th, 2018, 6:52 pm

* Waterjet

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Post by Shark » December 7th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Keep posting updates, I find them very interesting.
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Re: Larger tilting furnace

Post by cosmetal » December 7th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Shark wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Keep posting updates, I find them very interesting.
Ditto . . .

I am really interested in what PM, noble or commodity metal you plan on doing your "tilt and pour" with? That is one heavy-duty "backyard" project if you're a hobbyist.

Please be setting up your operation in an NV local so I don't have to feel so lonely here in Northern CA :cry:

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Re: Larger tilting furnace

Post by rickzeien » December 8th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Cosmetal,

I plan to "employ" the furnace recovering silver from slag and processing silver from a smelting operation that uses it as a collector metal. On it's days off I want to process scrap copper from a variety of sources.

Shark,

Thanks. I will keep updating all the way through the first few heats.

My water jet pieces came in so I will have more video soon. In the meantime here is a short clip of the foundation platform installation.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/votyoH8C4bZtm3ea7

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Post by rickzeien » December 8th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Starting to take shape. It has a 1,000,000 BTU burner.

Plates came back from the water jet company. Everything fit!

I am burning the easy profiles with a track torch myself.

Everything but the 4 x 4 x 1/4 wall tube and the plate from the water jet company is scrap.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gA7Vmxesid5fPsPa9

Time for supper.



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Post by FrugalRefiner » December 8th, 2018, 6:25 pm

It's good to see you've got Palladium there as your foreman. :wink:

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Post by g_axelsson » December 8th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Planning to process any cats? :mrgreen:

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Post by rickzeien » December 8th, 2018, 6:53 pm

"Planning to process any cats?"

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Shhh... I will lose my foreman.

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Re: Larger tilting furnace

Post by rickzeien » December 10th, 2018, 5:44 pm

Weld, weld, weld and weld some more!

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Post by rickzeien » December 11th, 2018, 5:52 pm

Grind, grind, grind it's back to the grind.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VevriEujdmvBXTxa7

Grinding the welds doesn't just make it look good. It exposes any deficiency int the welds so they can be rewelded. (Not saying how many I had to rework : )

Should have set in the stands and on the stop post soon.

I found a good deal on ebay for the hydrolic pump, tanks and valves. I will post some pics when I get it in.

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Re: Larger tilting furnace

Post by rickzeien » December 13th, 2018, 12:31 pm

The furnace tilting structure is complete and ready for paint.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aKf1vaMDELx8ZiZt8

This afternoon working on completing the stations and the pillow blocks.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dEkEWXPUgAt2xJj8A

Hope to get it mounted late today or tomorrow morning early.

Then paint, burner mounting and hydraulics...

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Post by rickzeien » December 13th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Just a swinging... Well not quite but it is ready once the hydraulic cylinders, pump system and controls are on it!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qh7tFAE94Mozj4Ph6

Pump and other components are on the way.

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