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My friend Jim in Canada has a stock pile of scrap aluminum and for years he's wanted a way to melt it down and make parts, so when he saw mine he had only one thing to say.

"I WANT ONE!!!!"

My main furnace is what's called a "Reverberating" type furnace;
which simply means the crucible and the furnace are all in one.

One other thing; I'm often asked: "Just How much can
that little furnace pour?"

I love the look on their faces when I tell them:
"This furnace will pour over one GALLON, (4 Liters) per load!!!"

First thing we need is 2 freon tanks.

(Go to any heating/cooling contractor; they'll probably have dozens they'd like to get rid of.)

On the first tank you want to cut it a the top of the tank just at the bend line. On the
second tank you want to cut it about 4" to 5" up from the bottom. (This will be the top section.)

At about a 70° angle you weld in a 1-1/4" pipe about 2 to 2-1/2" inside and 4" to
6" outside the top section. (This will hold your burner.)

Next you lay out the pour spout a 180° from the burner tube. (This pic. was from
my first furnace and I cut the spout to far down. You only need an opening of
about 2-1/2" X 4" wide.)

The tank body needs reinforcements at every stress point and a band
around the top edge of the tank and the bottom edge of the top section.

I used 1/8" X 3/4" strip stock and also cut out sections from the second freon tank.


On to Part #2

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