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Forum: Boro Room 2021-04-14, 9:39am
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Speedslug
All those parts are made from really soft brass...

All those parts are made from really soft brass and if you "gronk" too hard on them they will leak.

Yellow teflon tape might get you by once or twice but if the tape doesn't seal the joint past...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-13, 5:49pm
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By Speedslug
I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house...

I have been happy with my GTT Cricket on house hold natural gas and a 10lpm oxycon.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2021-04-09, 3:42am
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Views: 146
Posted By Speedslug
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Reported.
Forum: Safety 2021-04-09, 3:38am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,891
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome to the addiction.

Welcome to the addiction.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-04-03, 11:18am
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Speedslug
You should be able to but it's going to be a race...

You should be able to but it's going to be a race against the homefil putting it in and the torch taking it out if your tank is "Y" connected to the torch.

Plus, homefil oxy is only going to be as...
Forum: Torch Questions 2021-03-20, 5:25pm
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By Speedslug
Thanks for the update. Things like this...

Thanks for the update.

Things like this teach me a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-13, 4:56pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Two pair of really long forceps with a grove...

Two pair of really long forceps with a grove carved in the faces for just that reason.

I have gotten quite fond of the fur on my fingers. :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-12, 8:30pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Owie!!!! I have only managed to drop hot...

Owie!!!!

I have only managed to drop hot glass on the bench but I remember only too well the thumb in the flame thing.

I am still amazed that that burn didn't leave a scar.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-03-02, 9:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By Speedslug
I bought a bunch of it when I started so I would...

I bought a bunch of it when I started so I would have something to play with while answering the questions about whether my body would adjust to my sitting so very long and if I would tire of it...
Forum: Studio 2021-03-01, 7:43pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome to the addiction. You will want...

Welcome to the addiction.

You will want something on the floor under the bench all the way to wall.

Ask me how I know this, go ahead.

Cement backer board is cheap and effective.
Forum: Studio 2021-02-21, 8:12pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By Speedslug
Did you offer to pay for the work on updating the...

Did you offer to pay for the work on updating the electrical to do what you need?

Might swing any questions in your favor.
Forum: Safety 2021-02-20, 11:22pm
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, one of our safety gurus said you need at...

Aye, one of our safety gurus said you need at least ten feet separation of the exhaust outside from where your make up air is drawing from.

Oh, and make sure you are not pulling fumes from the...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-20, 12:29am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, you really would not want to surprise a...

Aye, you really would not want to surprise a landlord with a lampworking setup.

They may understand that it isn't any more dangerous than cooking a turkey but then again they may not and...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-15, 9:57pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By Speedslug
You might offer your land lord a deal and pay for...

You might offer your land lord a deal and pay for having the power panel replaced to something larger.

You wouldn't have to rewire the whole house, just replace the panel and add the one or two...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-11, 12:06am
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Speedslug
It shouldn't be all that much different. ...

It shouldn't be all that much different.

Humans have a pretty tight range of oxygen comfort zones and a hot head is going to tolerate a much greater range than us animals so anything you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-06, 11:44pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Those are glorious!

Those are glorious!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-05, 6:51pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, strokes can steal all kinds of unusual...

Aye, strokes can steal all kinds of unusual details out of our minds that we don't even notice are gone until we remember that we used to be able to do 'that'.

Could be math, the capital of France...
Forum: Studio 2021-02-04, 3:53pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,226
Posted By Speedslug
l will add that concentrators purity falls off at...

l will add that concentrators purity falls off at maximum output so you only want to push a 10 lpm machine to 9.5 lpm at most.

And even at their best, concentrators only have 95% purity and tanked...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-04, 3:23pm
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Speedslug
And DH seconds are every bit as good as some...

And DH seconds are every bit as good as some companies firsts and much less expensive than DH firsts.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-02-03, 10:00pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Aye. I suggest just playing with molten glass for...

Aye. I suggest just playing with molten glass for a few days.

It'll all come back but it sounds to me like you are pushing yourself.

Relax. Play. Rediscover.

Marvel at the way the glass...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-27, 7:47pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,880
Posted By Speedslug
Just remember to play between attempts to...

Just remember to play between attempts to 'accomplish' something.

For now just enjoy having fun playing with 'colored lava".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-21, 8:04pm
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Speedslug
Is that all Boro?

Is that all Boro?
Forum: Sale Rack 2021-01-21, 6:32pm
Replies: 491
Views: 136,292
Posted By Speedslug
Welcome Alise.

Welcome Alise.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-01-17, 9:07am
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Speedslug
I garage my 104 at 920f until I am done for the...

I garage my 104 at 920f until I am done for the day then let it sit there for an hour before ramping down to something like 820f for a soak for another hour.

I have forgotten the rest of my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-12-31, 2:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Speedslug
Have you looked in the Safety and Studio threads...

Have you looked in the Safety and Studio threads here?

There are tons of examples of how others set up their torch benches as well as long discussions on ventilation, flooring and temporary and...
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