Talk:Blast Furnace

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No objections? "Ramming speed!"[edit source]

Been a few days since my initial foray into massaging the intro, so with no noted objections, I've continued with the "properfying" of the article. Not actually been there, yet; So there may be factual errors which will need corrected. --Dionisio 22:14, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks for your work ! My English is really poor Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 11:48, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Coal Maximum?[edit source]

I'm pretty sure that the max amount of coal you can put in the furnace is only 221--Alex 18:53, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

No, this is Java, the limit is 2^8-1, or 255.
Spiked boots detail.pngDoomedrusher|Talk||Contributions||Edit Count| 00:35, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

i tested it. 255 cant fit, only 254 is the max--Alex 13:39, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
In Fact you can put a maximum of 254 ore in the furnace and you are limited to 28 bars, which means 28 mithril and 226 coal. You can also mix other ore, but you are still limited to 28 bars (like 26 mith, 2 gold ...) Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 08:42, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Time limit for smithing lower 60[edit source]

How would the 10-min time be counted for >60 smithers? Would players need to repay if they leave and enter within the 10 minute? XDRAGONAITE +Saradomin's Book of Wisdom.png 09:09, 2 April 2008 (UTC) It Lasts for 10 min, if you leave it does not matter! (Yes i have tested this so i can comfirm it)


(tested) 10 minutes enough time to smelt and smith 100 mith ores, doing bolts.

Broken Conveyor Belt[edit source]

I am changing the wording of the "Broken parts" section to remove the statement that the conveyor belt doesn't need to be repaired once the ore has made it into the smelter. On the contrary, when the conveyor belt breaks it must also be repaired in order to get the furnace out of an "error state" that keeps the ore from smelting.

I know, it is counter intuitive and doesn't seem like it should impact the issue, but you will see the same "warning" that the furnace is broken if the conveyor belt is broken. If there is evidence to the contrary, I'm willing to eat my words, but this is something I have encountered while doing the blast furnace myself. --Robert Horning 14:36, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

tables?[edit source]

shouldnt the bar cost include addy and rune bars? Even though you cant un-note the ores you can still make the bars for cheaper.--Saradomin sword.png Mr.twee 17:08, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

HD images[edit source]

I updated all the images here to HD. I've also changed them to still images since we have a new per page animation limit (1 or 2). I'm not thrilled with the broken pipe and the broken belt images, so if you've got better ones, replace away. Also, I'm in including my capture for the solo view, so if someone wants to highlight the parts better, feel free. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 01:52, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

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"Coke"? Shouldn't it be "Coal"?[edit source]

There are lots of mentions about "Burning Coke" on the article... Not sure whether I should edit tough

Play the game, and/or watch Discovery channel show on making steel. Coke is the correct term.--Degenret01 22:18, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Coke is a different form of coal that burns hotter and longer. So they're not ENTIRELY the same.Defence-icon.png99 i fail Attack-icon.png 20:15, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

Un-noting[edit source]

What are the benefits in noting your ores as you have to run back to the bank anyway? Jamesrules90 16:15, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

People smith stackable items, such as mith bolts, so that they don't need to. --Yuenho 09:57, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Runite in the Blast Furnace[edit source]

A well intentioned but inexperienced user tried to modify this page in terms of noting that Runite ore requires only 4 coals per ore in the blast furnace. This seems consistent with the rest of the ores in the blast furnace, so I do think it was a good-faith edit, just that it broke the tables when it happened. I'm going to try and go though the logic of what this contributor tried to do and to make it work correctly so the GE price information doesn't get so messed up. The edits for the quantity of coal was correct, but the GE price templates were incorrectly placed for the calculators. --Robert Horning 04:52, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Personalised shop changes[edit source]

The article is out of date because of the personalised shop update:

  • The ore shop is personalised now, too
  • Dwarven miners do not stock up the resources anymore, they restock slowly now
  • You can buy the ores and coal for the old prices
  • If you switch to another world, the stocks will be the same

Slyfox1972 08:42, September 8, 2009 (UTC)Slyfox1972

Ore limit[edit source]

OK, now I'm confused. I've made many trips to the blast furnace in which I first make 24 runite bars, and then, while the bars are still on the dispenser, I put in 25 mithril ore and 50 coal, and make those bars. It lets me make as many loads of mithril bars as I want, without taking the runite bars (but only once the runite is smelted). From this, my working hypothesis was that: (1) you can't put in ore if you have bars of that kind on the dispenser, and (2) you can only have 28 ore in the furnace (yet to be smelted). However, I just had 26 mithril bars on the dispenser, and tried to put in 26 runite ore. It let me put in the ore and 26 coal, but no more. I was trying essentially the same thing as before, but with the runite and mithril reversed. Why wouldn't it let me? Can someone tell me what the "rule" is? Stewbasic 02:11, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

I've gotten 33 bars in the dispenser (2 types) without a problem. 28 is not the limit. Empty box.pngrriceCrabclaw and hook.png 05:03, July 14, 2010 (UTC)


why there only rs classic screenshots?

"Lower Level Ore" Section[edit source]

I created a section for lower level ores to bars (steel and mithril), but it would help if someone could fill in formulas using the GEMW stuff... Sorry, but im not very good with that atm, havent really done enough contributing yet (;

Is coke related to pipe breakage?[edit source]

There are players who believe that overfilling the stove increases the chances of pipes breaking. I know for a fact that there is a maximum number of coke that the stove can take at a time (About 28 to 30 spadefuls) at which the player receives the message: The furnace is full of coke already. From what I've seen the chance of any pipe breaking is random and independent of the amount of coke. Can someone else confirm this?--Guthix's Book of Balance.pngLunt0er 02:06, February 15, 2011 (UTC)

Anvils under 60[edit source]

I could need someone to double check this, but while under 60 smithing it is possible to use the anvils.

Just click on them without bars selected and the menu will pop up. I got from 55 to 60 this way.

+ Ring of Charos did not work for the discount of 1,250 gp.

~To the above person, you need the Ring of Charos (a) to recieve the discount.

This article is outdated for 2 years[edit source]

In 2012 summer, after revamp of Artisan workshop they changed how bar dispenser work, to drive away swarm of freeloaders.and gather people in the workshop. After that change almost each player should prepare a bucket of water to open the dispenser even though the bucket only respawn one in a minute! Sometimes one can open the dispenser after someone cooled the dispenser without using his own bucket of water on it. I don't know how does actually it work.

This change is foolish and irresponsible. If there are only two player and one take the bucket, another one mostly have to wait one minute till it respawn. This is a death blow to the minigame. If there are many people playing it, opening of two normal doors and a auto-shutting door is not much annoying. Now they are annoyance.  -- Ypacaraí (talk) 01:43, September 7, 2014 (UTC)