The NC Whisper Momma comes packed complete in a heavy card
The Forge is assembled, but none of the accessories are
attached. This makes for smaller packing and cheaper
shipping. The parts are easily identifiable, the
instructions are clear. Safety is emphasized in the
instructions as indeed it should be. This is Propane gas
folks! It not only burns, it also explodes if you don't
handle it correctly. The instructions, if followed, will
make sure that you handle it correctly. The entire assembly
could be done with two 8" adjustable wrenches. I used
The manufacturer sends EVERYTHING you need, (except tools)
including a full
roll of Teflon tape to seal the fittings.
Total assembly time? 30 minutes from open the box to light
Well OK, it goes together nicely. Could a total novice do it?
Yes, if the novice can read and follow instructions.
Does it work?
You'd better BELIEVE it works! First test (more testing
later) a piece of 7/16" HRS square stock. From ambient air
Temperature of 68° to white hot in 2 minutes!
It may not be traditional, but darn it's nice! All the
welds are neat, everything is painted, there are no drips or
runs in the paint job. The interior is well assembled and
tight. The burner fit snugly into the top and bolts down
securely. The Quick Light ignitor works smoothly.
A darn good buy for the money!
Stand and cylinder not included