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Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-31, 12:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, MSY439 has the way of it. We use the...

Aye, MSY439 has the way of it.

We use the term 'plumbed lines' but it's HVAC folks that work with gas lines.
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-30, 2:53am
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Speedslug
OH Yeah, BEFORE I forget .... You really...

OH Yeah, BEFORE I forget ....

You really don't want to work with Propane in a basement anyway.
It is heavier than air and even a tiny leak can pool in a basement until you flip a light switch or...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-30, 2:39am
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Speedslug
Hi Lloyd. House hold NG will be at something...

Hi Lloyd.

House hold NG will be at something like 1/4 psi pressures so any kind of regulator is probably not going to able to work with it that low.

I don't use one.

I fitted "black pipe"...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-25, 1:25am
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Speedslug
You're welcome Lloyd. I had lots of folks...

You're welcome Lloyd.

I had lots of folks teach me stuff over the years so this is just a classic case of what goes around comes around.

We're all in this together one way or another.
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-24, 10:07am
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Speedslug
There are places that fix them but they only do...

There are places that fix them but they only do insurance work from what I understand.

And those wind up with medical grade (read $$$$) work.
Us hobbyists are pretty much left to our won devices....
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-23, 8:20pm
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up a 10 lpm in 2008 for $200 and I run...

I picked up a 10 lpm in 2008 for $200 and I run my GTT Cricket on that and house hold natural gas.

I later got a 5 lpm along with a homefil and 5 knee high med tanks for $600 sometime around 2014...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-23, 6:56pm
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By Speedslug
My thought is to hunt up your oxycon(s) first and...

My thought is to hunt up your oxycon(s) first and see what you can get.

If you get a torch and don't have the oxycons to feed it well you will feel frustrated at being -this close- to getting what...
Forum: Safety 2020-07-21, 10:41am
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Speedslug
You might have to actually do the work yourself. ...

You might have to actually do the work yourself.

Start with getting a "consult" from a professional. That way they are have no liability, they are just offering you an opinion on what you plan to...
Forum: Boro Room 2020-07-16, 9:46pm
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Speedslug
NOW I remember those. Don't get old. My...

NOW I remember those.


Don't get old.
My memory sucks swamp water.
Forum: Safety 2020-07-16, 9:15pm
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Speedslug
No worries on the delay thing. I'm 5 time...

No worries on the delay thing.


I'm 5 time zones away but we have others that are in Australia so "timely replies" have more to do with what month than what day.

And I often don't check most...
Forum: Safety 2020-07-16, 5:44am
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I have a GTT Cricket and I put in an...

Aye, I have a GTT Cricket and I put in an extension from the back of my natural gas stove to my torch bench.

It is extremely low volume flow but I have no trouble working sizable soft glass pieces...
Forum: Boro Room 2020-07-16, 5:31am
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By Speedslug
Florists use them to hold stems in flower...

Florists use them to hold stems in flower arrangements.

I have seen them at Michaels stores in various sizes.

Remember that the base of them is typically lead and the pins themselves are going...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-17, 4:58pm
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Speedslug
About the Natural Gas versus Propane thing; I...

About the Natural Gas versus Propane thing; I read it in a post or a link to a chemical study.

It said that the btu content of propane (this was some 10 years ago I think, they have changed some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-16, 7:11pm
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and also that 4% to 7% drop in purity from...

Oh and also that 4% to 7% drop in purity from tanked to oxygen concentrator will be noticeable on a bigger flame so hunt for a 10L unit if you can find one or a couple of 5L together {which equals...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-15, 8:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Speedslug
I can not help you on a choice of oxycons but I...

I can not help you on a choice of oxycons but I do know that oxygen tanks have a problem with the valve stems leaking if the tank is only part way open.

They are designed to be either all the way...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-14, 2:27pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Speedslug
You mentioned that you "dug the kiln out", did...

You mentioned that you "dug the kiln out", did you make sure that nothing made a home inside the controler?

Small critters are really fond of finding small spots to live in and if they managed to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-09, 1:33pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up a couple of 10 foot by 3 foot sheets...

I picked up a couple of 10 foot by 3 foot sheets of galvanized metal used in duct work from a local heating and a/c company.

It wasn't that expensive and you can ask them to cut it to size or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-05, 3:56pm
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Speedslug
I believe "oilers" was supposed to be 'oil-less'....

I believe "oilers" was supposed to be 'oil-less'.

Oil and compressed oxygen tends to go "BOOM".
Really makes the insurance companies smile because they won't have to pay for the damages and they...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-04, 11:32am
Replies: 46
Views: 8,017
Posted By Speedslug
I Kristin, the prices are better when they are...

I Kristin, the prices are better when they are not the only game in town.

Sometimes you can find one that will download over a satellite but upload over a phone line.

Oh and the prices will...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-03, 5:39pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,017
Posted By Speedslug
A bathroom and a convection microwave are all I...

A bathroom and a convection microwave are all I need these days.

Oh, and high speed internet but I think the satellite folks are finally making that a non issue any more.
Forum: Studio 2020-06-02, 9:43pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,017
Posted By Speedslug
If it has a bathroom I would move in tomorrow.

If it has a bathroom I would move in tomorrow.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-30, 5:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Speedslug
I have heard that Paragon were really good at...

I have heard that Paragon were really good at walking kiln owners through troubleshoot problems while on the phone and sending out replacement parts quickly when needed and following up with walking...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-05-28, 11:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By Speedslug
^^^ This ^^^

^^^ This ^^^
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-25, 4:52pm
Replies: 16
Views: 753
Posted By Speedslug
I'm fond of my GTT Cricket but I purposely chose...

I'm fond of my GTT Cricket but I purposely chose that to keep me from "Raging" through tons of fuel and oxygen.

I started out with C clamps and an inexpensive welders rig after my hot head...
Forum: Boro Room 2020-05-20, 7:50pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By Speedslug
Nice work.

Nice work.
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