Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Not exactly back to working on A-Furnace but I will be real soon.  One of the things that have been bothering me with this structure was the foundation of the cast house.  I have never been thrilled with its appearance or construction, and I was having problems with warpage that was causing the structural columns to lean out of plumb.   The styrene over a styrofoam core was just not a good idea.   The more work I did on the blast furnace proper the more this would probably bother me, so I figured I better solve this problem now.  I intend to build a new base using MDF and scrap the old one.  I was able to remove intact the wall framing, so I should be able to just reattach this to the new base.    Photo is the old foundation RIP

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