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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-21, 12:43pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By aidenblack
how is it temperature wise? slow heat up? quick...

how is it temperature wise? slow heat up? quick heat up? and does it scorch/turn black often?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-21, 11:29am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By aidenblack
Marver and glass brand recommendation?

Does anyone use marvers? I have this one and I am struggling a lot to even get enough glass on the mandrel without burning it...i know you're supposed to heat up the glass real slow so it does not...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-05, 10:34am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
so...after reading all of this i moved my little...

so...after reading all of this i moved my little studio from the spare room into the living room that has two very large windows, added a window fan and i am still getting a blue cone with an dark...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-04, 5:22pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
unfortunately i live out in the hood...if i go...

unfortunately i live out in the hood...if i go outside with a torch the cops will be showing up...and even if it is not illegal, trust me, they will make it illegal to be outside with a torch...
...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-04, 1:57pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
i am not worried about me lol..im worried about...

i am not worried about me lol..im worried about my pretty beads...i may have to move my stuff to the living room or add the fan to the window...i will try today. the problem is my sister has...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-04, 11:51am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By aidenblack
i am restricted to mapp or propane torch only...

i am restricted to mapp or propane torch only with a hothead
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-04, 11:50am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
i live in south florida...i can not avoid the...

i live in south florida...i can not avoid the humidity...and i am restricted to working in a one window room...should i add a fan to the window?
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-03, 6:44pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
HOPEFULLY i won't need to go out of my way to get...

HOPEFULLY i won't need to go out of my way to get a hothead. i'm super bummed right now because i can't do anything with my glass cuz i am waiting for the replacement from Devardi....it just sits...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-03, 8:08am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
I think you are absolutely right sir...i will...

I think you are absolutely right sir...i will wait for the new torch and practice my bead forming in the mean time with the colors that i do not like.

but no stores in my area sell the hot head...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-02, 7:59pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
im real gentle and do not move around the tanks...

im real gentle and do not move around the tanks to much. i even built a sturdy stand to hold it to the table. i tried mapp and propane. but produce a dirty flame after 5 minutes of use. i am assuming...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-02, 7:55pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
i put aside the coleman propane today and...

i put aside the coleman propane today and purchased a bernzomatic mapp tank. it burned clean for about 5 minutes and turned orange just like the propane. i am assuming it is the torch at this point....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-02, 7:50pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,749
Posted By aidenblack
Colors and heat up times? dirty flame?

Do different color glass rods require a different heat up time? i notice clear glass heats up slower and burns when it is glowing red. red rods turn dark almost the instant they hit the flame, and...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-02, 7:42pm
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
so everyone thank you all for your input. i have...

so everyone thank you all for your input. i have determined it is the torch...the mapp acts the same as the propane, it is a pretty blue flame for about 5 minutes then turns into an orange flame...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-02, 9:52am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
thank you for the information. i am still picking...

thank you for the information. i am still picking up some mapp gas today so i can atleast see if it is the torch or the propane. if i still get bad flames today, ill be waiting for the replacement...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 5:57pm
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
I am using exactly what he is except for propane...

I am using exactly what he is except for propane on a devardi hothead style torch(mine is anchored down i built my own shelf)

that is where i put the glass, in the upper flame above the cone, but...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 1:10pm
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
i am noticing i can not get a clean flame for the...

i am noticing i can not get a clean flame for the life of me...it's always half orange and as soon as the glass touches it, it gets dirty...I am having a lot of trouble not feeling discouraged by...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 10:51am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,148
Posted By aidenblack
flame changed color?

the flame from my hothead torch changes color after being on for about 15 minutes. when i first spark it, it is a nice blue flame surround by purple. after a little use it becomes a blue cone...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 10:23am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
thank you everyone for your input. i think i will...

thank you everyone for your input. i think i will finish these two small propane canisters and move on to mapp gas from them. i got my first correct color today :-) also...i have trouble getting the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 8:02am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
Devardi mentioned many people use just propane...

Devardi mentioned many people use just propane and their hothead torch successfully, they think the torch might be misfiring and are being very kind sending me a replacement.

If the beads still...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-10-01, 7:58am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
It's the hothead torch that Devardi sends out...

It's the hothead torch that Devardi sends out with the starter kit. I have it attached directly to the small propane tank. I get a large orange and blue flame when it is on for a few minutes. They...
Forum: Torch Questions 2015-09-30, 10:37pm
Replies: 17
Views: 7,878
Posted By aidenblack
Burnt beads day one

So it's my first day making beads...i have devardi glass. A hothead torch and a small $3 canister of propane. My beads are burning and the flame from the torch has a lot of orange. Shouldn't it be...
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