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Iron Smelt - Wareham, ON - Jun 20, 2015

Date:Jun 20, 2015

Location:Wareham, ON

See also: Darrell Markewitz's ironsmelting site

Team: Darrell Markewitz, Neil Peterson, Gissings

Premise: Return to the Icelandic (Háls) series.

Furnace Design

TypeIcelandic Turf construction, tap arch
Extractionbottom
Diameter34 cm
Height82 cm
Volume74411.72 cm3
Tuyure Typeceramic tube
Tuyere height from base23 cm
Tuyere penetration into furnace5.6 cm
Tuyere angle22 deg
Base designnatural set base cm

Burn Details

Bellow Typeblower
Avg Air rateest. 900 litres per minute
Total Charcoal Mass76 Kg
Avg Burn rate10 min per 2 Kg
Ore TypeDD1
Total Mass of Ore31 Kg
Burn Duration7 Hours

Results

Mass of Bloom7.7 Kg
Bloom Type
Yield25%
Notes

Smelt_cd Reports of all of our iron smelting efforts along with more articles and information are available on the "Iron Smelting in the Viking Age" CD from the Wareham Forge.  Copies of the CD can be purchased here.

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