YES I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE WORN SHOES. YOU CAN STOP TELLING ME NOW. THANK YOU.
In today’s video I’ll show you how I built a very crude aluminum-melting furnace. I generate a lot of aluminum soda can waste (as you may have seen in my video on making Alum), and I’ve always wanted to have the ability to melt them down into ingots. Why? No real reason, I just thought it would be cool!
I was actually making another video this weekend, but ran into some problems at the end. So instead I bring you the aluminum forge :) Once I figure out what’s going on with my other experiment, I’ll certainly be posting that as well.
Since I’ve gotten this question a lot, I’ll post this here: Soda cans are made from two different alloys of aluminum. I did some digging and found what these alloys actually are:
Aluminum alloys used for the walls of the can
Aluminum alloy used for the lid
(this is for H32 – all 5182′s appear to be same composition)