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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

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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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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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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.

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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

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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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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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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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Post by rickzeien » December 15th, 2018, 3:07 pm

Here is a cad file of a mixer dumper to charge the furnace. I found a new old stock Parker hydraulic actuator on ebay that will run off the same hydraulic pump and tank the tilt the furnace and swing the lid.

[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201812 ... c59cb2.jpg[/IMG]

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Post by g_axelsson » December 16th, 2018, 4:01 pm

This is like watching a reality show... can't wait for the first melt. :D

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Post by rickzeien » December 16th, 2018, 5:46 pm

It will be awhile yet. But I will keep updating as I go. Including the first pour.

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Post by rickzeien » December 20th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Just a quick update before I head up north to spend Christmas with my kids in MI.

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Post by rickzeien » December 21st, 2018, 9:03 am

Stair stringer fabricated from short pieces of tubing left over from other projects. (Always keep your left over metals. Then check the scrap bins before you lay it out : )

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Post by rickzeien » January 1st, 2019, 2:39 am

Started the drawings for the lid and the lift mechanism.

Also a quick scratch of the cone mold I have yet to build. [IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201901 ... 4eeef5.jpg[/IMG]

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Post by kurtak » January 1st, 2019, 9:54 am

8) 8) 8)

So is this going to go to the library :G :mrgreen:

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Post by rickzeien » January 8th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Furnace is progressing nicely.

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Post by anachronism » January 9th, 2019, 6:31 am

That is looking even more amazing. I wish I had the space to allocate to something like that. Over here in the UK that would cost a small fortune!

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Post by rickzeien » January 9th, 2019, 7:45 am

Thanks Jon.

I am fortunate to have enough land to set up a shop. If I had to rent or buy commercial space it would not very affordable.

One of the many benefits of country living.

By the way I have read many of your post and have learned a lot.

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Post by anachronism » January 9th, 2019, 8:42 am

Yeah I would love to buy a farm plot over here.
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Post by rickzeien » January 11th, 2019, 5:59 pm

The specs for my crucible finally came. Now I can finish up the roof and the lid.
Large Tilt Funace Crucable.pdf
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Post by pinman » January 11th, 2019, 11:05 pm

I am really enjoying this thread. Thank you for sharing.

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Post by rickzeien » January 11th, 2019, 11:06 pm

pinman wrote:I am really enjoying this thread. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Larger tilting furnace

Post by rickzeien » February 2nd, 2019, 9:55 pm

It's been awhile. So here's a small update.

This is the mechanism to rotate the charging bucket. I got all of the pulleys and belts from my local tractor supply.

The motor I am using is a 2 HP damaged (had to straighten the mounting plate) that I got for a 100.00 from Harbor Freight. They threw in a 2 year warranty.

More soon...[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201902 ... a045a9.jpg[/IMG][IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201902 ... 679961.jpg[/IMG]

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