Foundry schematic view

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Foundry schematic view

Here is a top view schematic along with even some diameter sizes of the pipes I used. It was drawn up back about 1977 when I was laying out what I would be using to fit this burnout and pouring facility into the corner of the studio. The walls around it are poured concrete with earth bermed outside so no problem with fire dangers. In addition I found a dumpster load of metal perforated store shelves being thrown out so those also line the walls up higher. All the kilns and bars and pipes used are from scrap also. The kiln bodies are discarded 2000 gallon underground oil tanks (since they have become illegal in this area now) (fill with water before you flame cut them open or they could still explode) . The main kiln reaches 4 feet below the floor and is part of the sand pit and runs with a household oil burner set at .75 gallon / hr. tip into it's own ceramic fiber enclosure. Old steel road drain grates then make up the floor. The pipes are mostly from the dump and had been heavy duty swing sets and oddities. The retracting spring that pulls the two long arm dummy handle end is simply from a casement window and extends out about 3 feet when needed to pull the inner pipe back into the outer one. I needed this since the whole assembly is in the room corner and needed to collapse into itself. Maybe the rest of it will be self evident on the drawing. bpf