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Does anyone have a source for high temp. refractory, either pourable or rammable? I'm looking at building a new forge that can take a lickin'
Any info is much appreciated!!

September 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGraeme @ The Ironwood Anvil

I can be reached at
Much appreciated

September 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGraeme

I was looking for this last year and had a hard time finding some too... I ended up buying a bag from:
I got Kast-O-Lite 30 LI Insulating Castable Refractory - 55 pounds - 3000 temperature rating. It wasn't cheap (mostly because of shipping costs) but it's holding up well so far. I added some Inswool too, but I don't think it was necessary.

September 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAimie

Thanks for the info Aimie. What type/shape of forge do you have? Could you send pics?

September 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGraeme

I have a cast iron rectangular forge bed. Here are some pictures of the concreting and the insowool layers. I did insulation overkill because my firepot had big holes burnt out of it and the forge bed was fastened back together from 2 pieces. I wouldn't add the wool if I had a second chance. It makes it easy to puncture through the concrete layer (too soft in thin spots).

September 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAimie