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Forum: Studio 2019-07-05, 6:25pm
Replies: 8
Views: 406
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.
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Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 3:31pm
Replies: 8
Views: 406
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: 247
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: 197
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: 350
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: 335
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: 350
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: 371
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: 302
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: 302
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: 357
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: 403
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: 521
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: 1,850
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: 1,850
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: 953
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: 953
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: 953
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: 525
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: 525
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: 520
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: 599
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: 599
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: 1,740
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: 581
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,"...
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