Basics of our job.
Ted and I repaired the furnaces for the next days melt.
If Ted was on the morning shift he would climb up into the hot dead furnace from the day before. He would clean it out and make any repairs needed.
His shift was 5am to 2pm and I would take over at 2pm.
I would reline the furnace from the bottom to the top of the
melting area with a clay gun . I would then pull up the bottom doors
and seal a bed in. Coke it up and light it and seal it all up ready for
the next day. My day ended at 8pm