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Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Smelting or Melting Kit

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Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Smelting or Melting Kit - FREE SHIPPING!

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Smelting your own gold just got easier! If the Kwik Kiln is too small for your needs and the KK-8 is too large or expensive, well, the Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit with FREE SHIPPING might be just right!  With this furnace, all the science is done for you, so it's not complicated if you use common sense safety measures. It's easy to use for both pros and first-timers, extremely low cost to operate, and fast and efficient at smelting all metals rated to 2200 degrees F.  To protect your work surface, the manufacturer suggests setting up a 2 x 3 foot table and line the top with inexpensive fire brick from Lowes or Home Depot or similar store. Then, the kiln and molds and all tools can be set on top without worrying about the heat; this furnace gets pretty hot. The manufacturer also suggests you use BERNZOMATIC TS4000 torches with this furnace (NOT included).

When it comes time to sell your precious metal, of course you want to get the highest value possible. Instead of taking your raw gold to a local prospecting shop or "We Buy Gold" place that might not give you the best price, smelt it yourself, test the purity so you know its true value, and have fun doing it! There is something very gratifying in taking your own fine gold and changing it into another form— a button, coin, or other shape.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to find the Field Test Report that appears in the May/June 2016 issue of Gold Prospector Magazine.

Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit includes:

  • 6" round by 7" tall refractory kiln with 3" diameter x 4" tall chamber - hand built out of Alumina Silicate Refractory sheet material wrapped in stainless steel

  • 2" diameter crucible pedestal

  • 1 Salamander A0.5 clay graphite crucible 3 7/32" tall x 2 11/16" TOD

  • 2 NAC-500 graphite mini crucibles

  • 8" Crucible tongs

  • Liner maintenance kit

  • Bone ash

  • 1 lb white melting flux = Anhydrous Borax, Soda Ash, and Silica Sand best for melting silver, copper, brass.

  • 1 lb premium black flux for gold = Anhydrous Borax, Soda Ash, Manganese Dioxide and Silica Sand for smelting ores and precious metals. Especially good for melting pure gold inside the Kwik Kiln.

  • Graphite 2 oz. gold loaf mold

  • Graphite single conical mold

  • Instructions

  • Requires 2 Bernzomatic TS4000 torches - not included but you can buy from Amazon

  • FREE SHIPPING!  Shipping weight for this furnace kit is about 10 lbs. 14x10x8 inch box. Kiln itself is about 4 pounds.

We think the Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit is ideal, but don't just take our word for it— this new product was field tested by GPAA's Kevin Hoagland; his findings appear in the May/June 2016 issue of Gold Prospector Magazine. Here is an excerpt, or you can download the full Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit Field Test Report here (5 page .pdf).

"... The KK6 is hand built out of the same Alumina Silicate Refractory sheet material used in all the GPK brand kilns and is neatly wrapped in stainless steel. As a Kit, the KK-6 comes to you almost complete. You'll need to purchase a couple of small propane bottles that are readily available in any sporting goods, camping, or plumbing supply store, and two torches rated at 6,000 BTU each. Before you begin, move to an outdoor space such as a garage. If you are new to smelting, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS A FEW TIMES BEFORE LIGHTING THE FIRE. The instructions list all the steps in creating excellent pours every time. Treat everything like it is very, very hot, because it is!

The manufacturer has removed all of the science in smelting. The fluxes in the Kit are designed for optimal performace. There is nothing complicated about smelting metal with the KK6, but you need to have unwavering presence of mind when it comes to safety. Complacency is dangerous. Wear thick leather welder's gloves and safety glasses with a flip-down face shield. No loose clothing and always smelt in a ventilated space. Do not place the furnace directly on metal, wood, or a plastic surface. Fire bricks or pavers are the top choice for covering a wooden workbench.

I did a cold run before lighting the torches to make sure that every movement was tied in with the final outcome— a good safe pour. With the Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit, this is simple. A place to set the chamber, a place to pour into the mold, and a place to set the crucible are all that's needed. I fired up the torches and placed them into the orifices on either side of the KK6. You cannot stick torches into the unit and let the fire go. By design, this kiln has a slight angle to the entry port for the torch head. This allows the flame to create a cyclone in the bottom of the kiln that looks like the center of a tornado. The cyclone (or vortex) is an important step to achieve because it evenly distributes heat up the entire column of the kiln which perfectly smelts the metals in the kiln, leaving no hot or cold spots in the crucible.

The next step is to stack the unit onto the base. Gloves on, I placed the center section and the lid on the base and let the unit start coming up to temp. Placing 31 grams of gold (that included black sand and some ground quartz) into the mini crucible and using a half teaspoon of the Premium Gold Flux (included in the Kit), I set the crucible on the edge of the KK6 lid to warm up. My expectation was that given the size of the KK6 it would take 10 minutes, but it was ready in less than five. With gloves on, I separated the unit and placed the crucible into the furnace and restacked the chamber section. When stacking the furnace, ensure there is equal space around the crucible to proper heat distribution. Because the chamber is wider than the crucible, this is easy and safer than any other gas furnace I have ever used. There is never a need to move the crucible after it is in the flame. I simply adjusted the center section of the chamber to ensure proper space, and set the lid.

Next, I placed the pour mold onto the lid of the KK-6 to heat up and waited for the smelting. In less than 8 minutes, I looked into the chamber through the vent hole to see everything in a clear molten state. I separated and lifted the chamber straight up and over, and sat it on the predetermined spot. Then I firmly grasped the crucible with the tongs (also included in the Kit), lifted and moved it to the mold, poured purposely and sat the crucible down in another predetermined spot. Then I restacked the KK6, turned off the torches and waited for the pour to cool.

What dropped out of the mold was a perfect six-sided coin weighing in just a few grains less than what I started with. A later electronic gold test of the coin showed it to be 99.99 find gold! The impurities, as expected, were trapped in the flux or destroyed in the smelting process...."

Download the full Deluxe Kwik Kiln 6 Furnace Kit Field Test Report here (5 page .pdf).

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