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Forum: Safety 2019-06-17, 8:20pm
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Speedslug
Most fan cfm numbers are totally bogus. ...

Most fan cfm numbers are totally bogus.

Until you get up into the 2000 cfm range (and the associated big $$$) most of the numbers listed for a ventilation fan are pretty much twice or three times...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-16, 3:47pm
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Speedslug
I think I remember reading that MAPP gas is...

I think I remember reading that MAPP gas is something like 10 or 15% hotter than Propane which is about 15 or 20% hotter than Propylene.

But my memory is not what it once was.
All of them should...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-06-16, 3:38pm
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Speedslug
Add me to your list of supporters ! I sent...

Add me to your list of supporters !

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-06-05, 10:32pm
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, it's easy to forget that oxycons are really...

Aye, it's easy to forget that oxycons are really heavy duty air compressors with a system of oxygen recovery tanks.

They have to be heavy duty because of the life saving nature of the medical...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-06-05, 5:03am
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Speedslug
Other than popping it open yourself to see if...

Other than popping it open yourself to see if there is anything obvious ( I am a retired Navy electronics tech so I take every opportunity that comes up to get a look inside things) . have you called...
Forum: Safety 2019-06-03, 2:45pm
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Speedslug
As for contaminants it's a question of quantity...

As for contaminants it's a question of quantity versus area of dilution and flushing by vast quantities of air and water over an extended period of time.

"If" you could do something about the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-22, 1:56pm
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that respirators should be the "second...

I will add that respirators should be the "second line of defense" after the action of a high volume ventilation system.

If you don't have really good ventilation then the particles that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-22, 1:49pm
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Speedslug
I wonder if they aren't 'garage sale' glass from...

I wonder if they aren't 'garage sale' glass from Double Helix back in the day.

Their test batches used to have some pretty hefty sized stubs from the first pull out of the crucible.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-05-14, 2:36pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and don't use a flashback arrester on your...

Oh and don't use a flashback arrester on your oxycon lines. They require more umph to make them work properly than most oxycons provide.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-05-14, 2:30pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Speedslug
There is a reason that your machines are crapping...

There is a reason that your machines are crapping out on you and since these things are designed as medical equipment trying to work around the pressure sensor systems on both machines will likely...
Forum: Safety 2019-05-10, 4:07pm
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Speedslug
Propane tanks over one pound should not be inside...

Propane tanks over one pound should not be inside houses.

It was only some twenty years ago that they figured out that brass valves on propane tanks bigger than 1lb were leaking out of the safety...
Forum: Safety 2019-05-07, 6:59pm
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Speedslug
My first thought is to buy welders red and green...

My first thought is to buy welders red and green hose and just split it down the middle.
Just make sure it is labeled "Type T".
Propane gas will corrode the inside of regular welders hose and...
Forum: Safety 2019-05-05, 4:31am
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Speedslug
You should put a paver brick or something similar...

You should put a paver brick or something similar under the tank to prevent moisture from the ground causing the tank to rust.

Actually, even concrete pavers will allow some moisture through so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-03, 12:58am
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
I built a mailbox kiln from instructions I found...

I built a mailbox kiln from instructions I found here on LE.

I did make the mistake of buying an inexpensive controller though and although I am sure it functions perfectly the instructions that I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-29, 4:27am
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Speedslug
My first thought runs to ceramics and the...

My first thought runs to ceramics and the temperature 'cones' used in kilns for clay work.

My second thought is that perhaps industrial catalogs like Grainger or McMaster-Carr may have either what...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-17, 1:00pm
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By Speedslug
I spent about two years chasing parts to try to...

I spent about two years chasing parts to try to make my own.

I gave up and purchased one at a wholesale price shortly after he transfer it to a place called Diamond Tech I think.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-08, 9:28pm
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Speedslug
Please come back and teach us what you learn...

Please come back and teach us what you learn about sources and how well they turn out.


Oh you do know we will 'require' pictures too. :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-04-05, 11:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Speedslug
I think the same people that make the threaded...

I think the same people that make the threaded ring "toppers" hardware also make longer threaded inserts for knobs and pulls, but of course I don't remember their name either at the moment.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-23, 12:50am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By Speedslug
I just wonder what I am supposed to do with the...

I just wonder what I am supposed to do with the filters once they are finished collecting hazardous metals out of the fumes from working colored glass.

Am I supposed to turn it over to a hazardous...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-23, 12:36am
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Speedslug
These medical machines were designed to be...

These medical machines were designed to be overhauled about every three years and most of the ones we lampworkers get our hands on are multiples of that.

The hoses and the foam can get "stale,"...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-16, 7:44pm
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Speedslug
Did you check all the filters? There is a...

Did you check all the filters?

There is a foam sponge like thing typically on the out side, then a fine filter on the inside and often as well a bio filter just before the it goes out of the...
Forum: Studio 2019-02-22, 9:07pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By Speedslug
Yonil I really appreciate the level of detail in...

Yonil I really appreciate the level of detail in your post.


It will help a lot of people figure out how they can do what you did without pulling out their hair while trying to get a handle on it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-18, 6:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Speedslug
She sells a sample size too.

She sells a sample size too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-17, 4:13pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Speedslug
I am fond of Foster Fire Smooth and Tough.

I am fond of Foster Fire Smooth and Tough.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-11, 7:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Speedslug
Perhaps they are too small to hold the heat they...

Perhaps they are too small to hold the heat they need between the torch and the kiln.

I tended to forget that the mandrel will suck the heat out of the center of the bead and unless I was...
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