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Forum: Torch Questions 2019-08-06, 4:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Speedslug
Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the...

Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the type of fuel you are using.

Garage type acetylene regulators and hoses are made of material that will disintegrate and get gummy on the inside if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-02, 3:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Speedslug
The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will...

The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will speed up the 'rusting' which is oxidizing the copper.

There are copper colored water pipes that have alloys added to keep them from rusting like...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 4:01pm
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Speedslug
Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on...

Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on where i have got it wrong and someone sometime will be looking for this kind of information so it would be a help to post your knowledge here.

l am...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 7:23am
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Speedslug
I am not familiar with enough torches to comment...

I am not familiar with enough torches to comment on 'faulty valves' from the factory but I have learned from others that the mating parts in torches, regulators and tank valves (oxygen and fuel) are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-25, 8:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Speedslug
As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch...

As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch making 3 inch marbles or paperweights 36 inches from the back wall should do it.

Add in an up angle on the torch and you effectively have more than 48...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 5:49pm
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Speedslug
I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself...

I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself but I have two or three brands on the shelf that I got before I got FF S&T.

We all figure out what works for us as individuals according to time,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 10:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and make sure if you add water that your water...

Oh and make sure if you add water that your water is either distilled or reverse osmosis.

Well water is going to have minerals in it that can change the bead release properties and water softener...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-21, 3:13pm
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Speedslug
I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way...

I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way we lampworkers use them.

I think the things are built like a tank because when they are in use in a medical situation they need to be reliable...
Forum: Studio 2019-07-05, 6:25pm
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Speedslug
Often, answering the questions "What's the worst...

Often, answering the questions "What's the worst that can happen?" and "Do I know enough about what I'm planning to do to know 'what the worst that can happen' is?" will hold you in good stead.
...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 3:31pm
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for...

I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for your hands and face when working in a seriously cold garage.

You need to make sure your make up air inlet is at least 10 feet from the torch fume...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-27, 5:21pm
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Speedslug
Look in the yellow pages (or google) for...

Look in the yellow pages (or google) for 'aviation support services' near airports that handle small planes.

There is probably a shop there that has the bigger oxygen concentrators that refill...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-25, 4:34pm
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Speedslug
I am pretty certain that windshield glass is...

I am pretty certain that windshield glass is going to have a plastic layer with two sides covered in some majorly sticky glue.

That kind of safety glass is probably going to soot up a horrendous...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-21, 8:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By Speedslug
I think the big box stores are only doing tank...

I think the big box stores are only doing tank swaps these days and they are ok as long as you let them settle and don't slosh them around for an hour before use.

I know that you won't leave the...
Forum: Safety 2019-06-17, 8:20pm
Replies: 4
Views: 436
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: 6
Views: 453
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: 800
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: 365
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: 365
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: 421
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: 498
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: 582
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: 2,006
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: 2,006
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: 1,041
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: 1,041
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...
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