View Full Version : My smelter.

04-29-2006, 01:43 PM
It's a few years since I made this, and about two and a half since I used it. Its just a large piece of pipe, the bottom is a piece of stainless, bottom pour. But since I joined the forum I got fired up from see the other smeltes post here so I went out and fired up mine and melted down about 150 lbs of w/weights into ingots over two days.

Here you can see the gas flame.
Use propane and 2 to 3 lbs of compressed air makes a very hot flame.

From seeing the others , I will be making a few changes to this one in the near future.

04-29-2006, 03:19 PM
Fine looking smelter Dragonrider.

I've been making due for 19-20 with an old fish cooker and a large cast iron pot. I do wish I had the tools handy to make one much along the lines of yours or some of the others I've seen here.


04-29-2006, 04:48 PM

Looks good to me. I like the way you have it sheltered from the wind. Is that in the basement or a shed? Is the gas piping come up through the ground from air and fuel sources in another room? It looks like it works great as a smelting pot and I like you've designed it as a bottom pour, to keep your ingot material as clean as possible.

What do you use for an ingot mold?

Looks great,


04-30-2006, 05:22 PM
It is in one of the double car tents. the fuel source is about ten feet away, and I use Lee ingot molds, have two of them, while one cools I fill the other.