how to build a coal forge chimney

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  • What size chimney do I need for a coal forge?

  • These people might actually have a very little use for coal forges and in fact, use gas forges in their own smithies. Again, my preference is for a 12-inch (inner dimensions) round or square chimney flue. 10-inch will work, but the larger size is much better. Keep the hood or chimney close to the fire.

  • Do people build smaller chimneys that draw less coal?

  • So beware of claims by others that they build smaller chimneys ‘all the time that draw well’. These people might actually have a very little use for coal forges and in fact, use gas forges in their own smithies.

  • How does a forge chimney work?

  • Forges do not force smoke out small chimney caps like wood burning stoves. If the smoke is not quickly drawn into the entrance of the chimney then it will flow out into the shop area. Blacksmith’s forge chimneys rise tall above the roofs of their smithies.

  • What do you need to build a chimney?

  • When building a masonry chimney you will need to buy the brick and masonry, mortar, support pieces (such as rebar), flashing, a cap, and specialty masonry tools. 2. Build the smoke chamber. You will need to start building your chimney from the ground up.

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