There is enough heat to melt aluminum, which is produced by a conventional gas stove. This requires only a crucible and a screen. All this is done elementarily from pipe scraps.
- pipe 160-200 mm;
- profile pipe 100×100 mm;
- Sheet steel;
- strip 20 mm.
The process of making a fixture for melting aluminum on a gas stove at home
A workpiece with a length of 250-300 mm is cut from a pipe with a diameter of 160-200 mm. Its ends are aligned.
Around the circumference of the workpiece, 30 mm from the edge, holes are drilled with a 7 mm drill with a step of 30-40 mm.
2 holes are drilled from the second end of the workpiece with the same drill. They should be located opposite each other 30-50 mm from the edge. Cutouts are made on them with a grinder.
Next, a crucible is made. The bottom of the sheet steel is welded to the section of the profile pipe.
The length of the crucible is selected so that when it is placed in the drilled pipe, there is a gap at the bottom for the gas burner. 2 pieces of strip are welded to the crucible. One long one will serve as a handle, and a short one will provide an emphasis on the casing cutout.
You also need to make a lid for the crucible with a wooden handle.
Next, the perforated pipe is installed on the fired up gas stove.
If necessary, the burner can be lifted by placing the sleeve. Next, the crucible itself is installed and covered with a lid.
To speed up melting, a thin steel tube with a connected compressor can be inserted into one of the lower holes in the casing.
With blowing, the metal will melt a couple of times faster.
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