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Is it possible to melt...
« on: March 07, 2019, 05:50:30 pm »
 999 with just a hand torch and mapp? I am trying to do only an ounce or so at a time and Iím getting maybe .25 oz molten in a significant amount of time. I have tried various distances and angles but not a lot of success. What the heck am i doing wrong.

Should I just go for a kiln? Any recommendations?

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Re: Is it possible to melt...
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 10:02:24 pm »
You just need the right tip for the torch. Also stacking some firebrick to make a little oven works great. I'll have one of the guys stop by this post to help ya out better than I can 👍

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Re: Is it possible to melt...
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 02:35:21 am »
Like pit said, you need to have a nice strong torch. T8000 works best. I use 2 torches, one in each hand, for the initial melt. Put one down from time to time to give the silver a swirling. Stirring it around helps spread the heat. Also, like pit said, get some fire bricks and build a cubby furnace with bricks on the sides, behind, and above your dish. Make sure to leave gaps in the back for proper ventilation. Also, use the smallest dish for the job. In other words, don't is a big 500 gram crucible for an ounce of silver. Patience is key, because sometimes it can seem like it takes a long time to melt, but will melt eventually. 2 torches helps greatly!!

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Re: Is it possible to melt...
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 09:56:06 am »
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomatic-TS8000KC-Premium-Torch-Kit-336638/205683985

Like this one at Home Depot????  Then you can buy the refill tanks for $11???   Just curious, I want to start pouring some small bars this year.  Thx, T