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A Sadly Glorious Day

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Today is a very happy but sad day for me.  Joyous because today is the day we true Southerners celebrate Robert E. Lee’s birthday.  Sad because this year this is the day my Father died in 2004.  Two great military men and two men of unquestioned integrity. Of course the history of Robert E. Lee […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 18th, 2016 under Cool Stuff, Current Events, Personal | 5 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Melting Part 2

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The Kitchen Foundry In part one I documented the construction of the Kentucky Fried Foundry, designed to melt small batches of aluminum using our Fluxeon® Roy induction heater.  In this instalment I document the furnace’s use. This shows the overall setup of the Kitchen Foundry.  From left to right Power meter to measure the energy […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 9th, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Electronics, Induction heating, Projects | 3 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Aluminum Casting

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Making an induction heated aluminum melter

Posted by neonjohn on November 1st, 2014 under Cool Stuff, Induction heating, Projects | 13 Comments »

Using the Induction Heater – Removing a stuck fan

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One of the banes in the lives of HVAC and maintenance mechanics is the removal of corroded, rusted in place fans, pulleys and other objects from the shafts they’re mounted on.  Gear pullers often do irreparable damage and acetylene torches can often overheat and warp.  Induction heat is perfect for this application. I’m scrapping an […]

Posted by neonjohn on October 1st, 2014 under Electronics, HVAC, Induction heating, Misc | Comment now »





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