GRUNBLAU FIRE~KEG PLANS

DOCUMENTATION AND PATTERNS

Even though I feel like I did a pretty good job documenting the build in the video series, a lot of people have been asking for the patterns and parts list to build their own FIRE~KEG foundry. I put this document together for those who would like to have all of the information in one place!

This is a document set for building the Grünblau FIRE~KEG. The digital PDF plans contain the bill of materials, drawings, renderings, and patterns necessary to reproduce my foundry torch and foundry furnace.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

C 001 COMPONENTS
T 002 TORCH, VIEWS
T 003 TORCH, EXTERIOR PIPES
T 004 TORCH, INTERIOR FITTINGS
T 005 TURBULATOR PATTERNS
K 006 TUYERE PATTERN, KEG
K 007 TUYERE PATTERN, BUCKET
K 008 KEG TOP AND BOTTOM
K 009 KEG SECTION
B 010 BINDER INSTRUCTIONS
N 011 NOTES

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Grünblau FIRE~KEG Document Set
$10.00


F.A.Q.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the FIRE~KEG!

I found my keg on Craigslist. This is a pretty good source for kegs and I see them from time to time. You can also contact a distributor and see if they have any damaged kegs they would sell to you. Do not rent a keg with the intentions to keep it. Kegs are usually considered property of the distributor and it is considered theft even if you have made a deposit. For this reason, at least in Michigan, you will not find kegs at your local scrap yard. BE ABSOLUTELY SURE TO RELEASE ALL PRESSURE FROM THE KEG!
I drilled a small hole in the keg to make sure there would be no surprises when I went to take out the valve. THe keg must be stainless steel as aluminum would melt.
So far the hottest I have had it was when I held it at temp during the curing procedure. The furnace easily reached 1800F or about 1000C and held for 2 hours! The refractory is rated for 3000 degrees.
Personally, I prefer propane. There are less things to worry about as far as the air/fuel mix goes and is generally more easy going since it isn't as hot as burning oil. That said, it is extremely nice to be able to have some kerosene as a backup for when you run out of propane or you are scrapping out a bunch of aluminum and don't want it to cost you an arm and a leg in fuel especially if you have a source for waste oil!

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Please check out the FAQs to the left! If you still have questions, feel free to send me a note. I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: brian.oltrogge@gmail.com
Address:
White Lake, Michigan 48386
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