Scrambler82
I built a Wheeled Cart for my Gas Forge, to make it mobile, and I wanted to mount the Propane Tank behind it, about a foot between them and a Heat Shield mounted between them approximately 3" away from the back of the Forge.

I was wondering just how close can I mount the Tank ?

I have read the further away the better, and I can use the Cart just to move it around and place back in the Stand for storage... just wondering what people think ?
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Mike Westbrook
I like my gas forges at eye level so you can easily see inside them this leaves plenty of room under them and since heat rises the tanks are fine and a forge on wheels is nice so you can roll it over by the shop door in the summer 
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Scrambler82
I like my gas forges at eye level so you can easily see inside them this leaves plenty of room under them and since heat rises the tanks are fine and a forge on wheels is nice so you can roll it over by the shop door in the summer 


My thoughts too !
The attached (BIG) photo (not sure how to resize it) is the Forge sitting on the new stand.
At the back of the Stand/Forge and underneath of the Forge, you can see the Heat Shields, I also bent the top edge of the rear shield to get the flow of heat toward the front of the stand away from the Tank area, the rear shield goes down to almost the top of the tank.
I tend to over build every thing ! (You don't even wan tot see the Plumbing) !
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Wayne Coe
I have seen smiths that had their forges over the tank.  I have mine about 6' to the side. I would not want it near the forge, to the side and especially not behind.  I don't think much of having the tank below the forge.

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Scrambler82
I did some reading, listened, and decided to use my long gas, inside of a Metal conduit pipe, when forging, and use the Stand Mounting Point as a storage point and moving the tank around.
Thanks to everyone that replied, I just needed a little push !
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GrevB
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confederatemule
I'd like to share my thoughts on this. The danger is not heat. Placing the tank under the forge is just fine. Even behind is ok, as long as it is below the forge. Heat on a flexible hose will deteriorate it and make it brittle, over time. The danger lies in a spark, even a small spark. If the tank is to be located on the cart with the forge, all of the time, try to use a hard fuel line, not flexible. Install a barrier between the forge and the tank to deflect any possible sparks from the forge and anvil. The hard fuel line can be attached solid to the barrier, with no openings to allow a spark to pass through. If a flex hose is needed for connection and disconnection of the tank, it will be safe behind and between the barrier and the tank. 
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Mike Westbrook
I agree mule the hose is the issue I work at an agricultural dealer and we make hydraulic hoses they are five ply with two braided wires inside scuff and flame retardant this is what I used will a yellow hot peice of metal burn through one probably but not instantly I use 1/4 turn valves after the regulator before the hose to easily shut off the fuel just in case and the tanks and hoses are secured up off the floor I would hope anything hot would pass them headed for the concrete 
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Scrambler82
I'd like to share my thoughts on this. The danger is not heat. Placing the tank under the forge is just fine. Even behind is ok, as long as it is below the forge. Heat on a flexible hose will deteriorate it and make it brittle, over time. The danger lies in a spark, even a small spark. If the tank is to be located on the cart with the forge, all of the time, try to use a hard fuel line, not flexible. Install a barrier between the forge and the tank to deflect any possible sparks from the forge and anvil. The hard fuel line can be attached solid to the barrier, with no openings to allow a spark to pass through. If a flex hose is needed for connection and disconnection of the tank, it will be safe behind and between the barrier and the tank. 
Mule 


I want to thank you for your post, I didn't think of Hard Line !  GREAT IDEA !

I will take a little time to look at the setup and determine the plumbing changes needed to add the hard line. (This is the best idea yet for the Line/Tank Setup), and see about adding a removable shield for the tank. (Good thing a saved a nice sized piece of 1/16 Aluminum.

Thanks

p.s.  added 2/10/19,
I finally think I am satisfied with what the Cart will look like, and the necessary safety feathers needed for safe use of this setup.
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GrevB
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