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I recently upgraded my foundry to a propane jet burner and had a small accident during its second use...

Step 1: Turn on Burner and Place the Crucible in Immediately

Step 2: Wait Until the Crucible Explodes.

Step 3: How Not to Screw Up Like This.

If you use a graphite or ceramic crucible, make sure to heat it up gradually and slowly. Or just use a metal crucible like I do now. Please vote for me in the epic fails contest! Thank you!
<p>Forgot crucible outside for a while and moisture got into the graphite. When firing it up a month later looking dry, a terrifying bang. Part of the wall was split in half and shot away.</p>
<p>Evidently aluminium dissolves Iron - making a &quot;solder&quot; </p>
I haven't had that problem
<p>Yep, you have to be careful with metalworking. Good luck in the contest!</p>
Thanks!

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