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How to make a fixture for melting aluminum on a gas stove

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.

How to make a fixture for melting aluminum on a gas stove

Materials:

  • pipe 160-200 mm;

    Steel 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.

A workpiece is cut from the pipe

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.

Holes are drilled around the circumference of the workpiece 30 mm from the edge

Drilled workpiece

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.

Cutouts are made around the edges

Next, a crucible is made. The bottom of the sheet steel is welded to the section of the profile pipe.

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.

2 pieces of strip are welded to the crucible

You also need to make a lid for the crucible with a wooden handle.

You also need to make a lid on the crucible with a wooden handle.

Fixture for melting aluminum on a gas stove

Next, the perforated pipe is installed on the fired up gas stove.

We light the burner on the stove

the pipe is installed on a 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.

insert a thin steel tube with a connected compressor

With blowing, the metal will melt a couple of times faster.

Pour aluminum into a mold

Remelted Aluminum Ingot

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