Hello, I have been thinking about making my own foundry melting copper. What I want to know is the cost of fuel used to melt the copper vs just scrapping it, worth it? I have at least 80 pounds of copper that is silver or nickle plated. The scrap yard pays less for it. IF I can melt it at a reasonable cost then maybe I will make the foundry. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, William
Tomoco how high is the Psi ur using? I've made a foundry recently but it wouldn't get hot enough to melt copper. I had the psi up to 35. Also from my bell shaped reducer I went from 2 inch down to 1 n 1/2 . Yours looks like 1 n 1/4.
thanks for the vid,try adding boric acid powder to your metal when molton to clean it, it will pull slag and will make a glass type resin over the metal it will quinch off mostlly tap off the rest.if you can get a carbon rod to skim the slag.
Pls I took copper ore and grinded into grit powder just like table salt mesh then fired it with charcoal and lime stone in my kiln and got blister copper but pls I want to know how to convert this blister copper into metallic copper by firing and not by electrolysis. Pls also email me at: [email protected]otmail. com
Totally brilliant. But why bother? Do you get more for the copper? I you put in tinned wire will it remove the tin? (I have loads of borax) and about 300kg of stripped tinned and bright cable from rewires.
Hello Sir I melted some copper in a waste oil furnace then i made some ingots for future casting but when i tried to melt the same ingots i made before i couldn't melt them in the same furnace and same temperature i don't why i failed can you give me some advices please thank you
Hi. Bloody great video. Just a question if I may ask, Could you do a step by step video on how you made you gas torch or could you make one and ship it to Australia for me please. My furnace doesn't get anywhere as hot as yours and the best I can do is Ally and even then its not staying hot enough to work with. Many Thanks
Thanks for the comment Patrick sadly ive not got time to do that at the moment but if you look at this link you can buy the same burner off ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/261409518679 Hope this helps you regards Tom.
That is a nice burner. would like to see a video of that burner. And at what level you keep the propane cylinder? coz whenever I try to fix the burner so low like that, i have this issue of propane back flowing and catching fire.
This is genius! Here i've spent hours looking for the right sized containers to build a blast furnace, I just need the damn refractory cement! what do you use? does it last? i dont want to be casting and recasting the thing after every 4 runs….
Enjoyed your video. What's the weight on those copper bars 3lb? How much propane do you go through to do how many bars? What's the cost on propane vs quantity of bars? Example: You can do 100 bars with how much propane size and expense? What is your furnace made out of and what material is your crucible ( steel ?? ) ( concrete walls?? ) What i loved the most is you bang them out one after the next while that sucker is HOT and ready that's they way to do it brother nice…
This is awesome. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind? 1. Are you using forced air, or is your burner naturally aspirated? 2. What would you say the capacity is? Looks like the crucible is a decent size, but I know copper takes a lot of heat. How many lbs of copper do you think you could melt in one go?
Hi,need your guidance plz,I am recycling copper wires so when we r recycling some of the copper goes to plastic side some copper and plastic goes to dust collectors,copper size is too small and also plastic can you tell me how to separate them?