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Melting Aluminum Cans At Home – Easy DIY Recycling Process

Today I’ll be melting about 300 aluminum cans at home in my backyard foundry. I have been saving these beer and soda cans from some time and I’ll turn them into big pure aluminum ingots. This is a very simple DIY project that anyone can do with the proper tools. The whole melting process took about an hour and used a quarter tank of propane. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up and hit that Subscribe button for more.

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This video is for entertainment purposes only. Do not try and replicate this at home unless you know what you are doing. Molten metal is extremely hot and dangerous so always use precaution and protective gear when melting metal.

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  1. For all those wondering, I don’t do this for the value of ingots in money. I don’t sell them at all. It’s main purpose is the artwork that I make from them.

  2. Please correct me if I am wrong, but, the cost of propane versus what you actually get for the aluminum……..not worth it!
    Just turn in crushed cans for the money!

  3. How did he make the furnace?

  4. I should melt my soda cans so I can make cosplay masks

  5. Looks like this mans drinks bud light for a living 🤣🤣🤣

  6. That's good I was wondering I don't think the work would be worth the reward for aluminum cans

  7. now i want some of that equipment for myself :D. looks fun guy!!!

  8. Larger crucible and a longer slag spoon

  9. Is this a Bud Light commercial? Where’s all the Knights!?

  10. That was very peaceful and soothing to watch. Bravo.

  11. In Germany you get 25cents per can back if you bring them to a supermarket

  12. At a dollar a pound you've just made yourself $5.97 cents!! Hooooraaay!!♫♪♫♪

  13. That's smart you could also use them to trade for goods if money ever collapsed

  14. Hey I was wondering where u can get all this stuff because I want to do it to

  15. Easy? What about those of us who DON’T have the equipment to melt and mold aluminum?

  16. Easy? What about those of us who DON’T have the equipment to melt and mold aluminum?

  17. Glad to see at the 10:31 Mark you finally got some balls….

  18. I dare you to build a man cave out of aluminum ingots 😂😂

  19. Lots of labor crushing can's and preparation, the cost of propane at 15-20 per tank I thing I'll bring then to the junk yard like they are.

  20. And how long does it take to melt a 24 pack of 12oz cans

  21. What total weight did you get from those cans in Aluminium ? I think in the UK cans are like 15 grams , so to get 1000g you'd need about 66.6 cans or something
    1 kilo of aluminium is worth about £4.83 here in the UK. it's not worth much but id rather use the metal for art

    I wanted to try and make some custom miniatures

    What is the chemical composition of the slag , I wonder would it be worthwhile to remove the paint / ink from the surface of the can to reduce the overall amount of slag?
    Ahhh cool its a mix of various metals and compound chemicals , the Aluminium oxide and Aluminium can be separated mechanically and isnt toxic. The Aluminium Oxide can be used for Paint , Dye , Concrete , Explosives and Fertiliser ,, waste not want not

    The cans themselves appear to be 3004 alluminium alloy , there are some other metals in there apart from Aluminium , some magnesium and cooper , iron

  22. Does the salt work better than Borax for flux?

  23. what did you line that tank with to make your oven

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