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Iron Smelting Experiment - 2004

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Because the orginal pipe tuyere with its view port was locked in place by solidified slag, the new air tube lacked a port to make direct readings of the smelter interior. This was one method attempted to gather some idea what the interior temperature was. A piece of heavy mild steel wire (about 1/8 dia) was probed down to the level of the air blast. After about 10 seconds it was removed the the end observed.

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Text © Darrell Markewitz, 2017
Photographs © Neil Peterson, 2017

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