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Forum: Safety 2020-10-14, 4:30pm
Replies: 25
Views: 12,355
Posted By Speedslug
This is a copy of what I replied to your other...

This is a copy of what I replied to your other post of the same question;

I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and green hose these last 12 years or more.

Propane and natural gas are...
Forum: Safety 2020-10-14, 4:27pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By Speedslug
I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and...

I have had no trouble at all using my yellow and green hose these last 12 years or more.

Propane and natural gas are distilled from the same oil well gases so hoses made for one are OK for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-13, 10:15pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,525
Posted By Speedslug
I have found no trouble doing that my self. My...

I have found no trouble doing that my self. My hose is yellow / green though so you should check with a welding supply store or the manufacturer just to be on the safe side.

I plumbed natural gas...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-10-12, 11:14am
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Speedslug
I guess you are going to have to throw the dice...

I guess you are going to have to throw the dice and give them a thorough going over looking for anything that gives you concern.

Since I use only house hold natural gas which runs at a pressure of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-02, 6:44am
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that Double Helix 'seconds' are...

I will add that Double Helix 'seconds' are impossible for me to distinguish from the best they have to offer and even if you could see a flaw in them they are so much less expensive that getting a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-02, 3:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Speedslug
I want to add that the only things I really took...

I want to add that the only things I really took away from my first and only in person class was:
1) You need to fight the urge to bring the bead up close to the hot head torch or else you get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-01, 4:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Speedslug
:lol: " Call It George " !!!! :lol: I fell...

:lol: " Call It George " !!!! :lol:

I fell in love with that cartoon at a very early age and hearing some one repeat that line just makes me smile in my very heart. :koolaid:

ETA: I am thinking...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 2:06pm
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Speedslug
My only class was my first introduction...

My only class was my first introduction consisting of a hot head torch with a half dozen others and may be two dozen glass rods to chose from and five predipped mandrels and plumbers wool for cooling...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-09-23, 3:44pm
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Speedslug
I assume you have wetted the brass with tiniest...

I assume you have wetted the brass with tiniest amount of a soap solution.
The stuff used for looking for leaks is perfect.
It's like 3 drops of dish soap to a cup or two of water.

Failing that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-18, 5:22am
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By Speedslug
That's really quite stunning. Nice work.

That's really quite stunning.

Nice work.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-16, 3:17am
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Speedslug
Sounds to me like it is either the element or the...

Sounds to me like it is either the element or the power source for it, which I think is going to be a Silicone Controlled Rectifier (SCR).

If you have done continuity testing of the element and it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-10, 4:26pm
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Speedslug
I figured something like that was the case. ...

I figured something like that was the case.

If you were experienced enough to have a plasma cutter then the question didn't make sense to me (of very little experience with cutting anything other...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-10, 4:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By Speedslug
It's a curious mix to my limited experience. ...

It's a curious mix to my limited experience.

But Argon is inert if I remember rightly so I guess it would be okay to use up the contents of that tank that way.

Seems kind of a waste of it to me...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-05, 6:37pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,731
Posted By Speedslug
If I remember correctly Talk Glass sometimes...

If I remember correctly Talk Glass sometimes takes a few weeks to get a request to join responded to.

Because the moderators also have lives and work and what not it can even be longer.
And this...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-04, 10:26am
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Speedslug
You might check to ensure your mandrel is...

You might check to ensure your mandrel is stainless steel.

Heat doesn't travel well in stainless if I remember rightly and other metals can burn through sometimes before the glass even starts...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-02, 1:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Speedslug
My thought is to dimple the bead where the...

My thought is to dimple the bead where the murrini is going to go so that sits in the dimple.

Then melt a soft clear around it to support it, like the Double Helix ?Zepher? (I think its called).
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-31, 10:49pm
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Speedslug
Remember that although you CAN get glass to melt...

Remember that although you CAN get glass to melt and remelt a few times, that glow that it makes in the flame is sodium burning off as a gas.

And there will be other gases burning off as well....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-30, 6:08pm
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Speedslug
I have drawn off glass from fugly beads in the...

I have drawn off glass from fugly beads in the past and managed to get about half the glass back to use again.

I have also melted a good deal of glass off a bead and let it puddle on my tiled work...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-28, 2:52am
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I have a number of beads from my beginning...

Aye, I have a number of beads from my beginning days that had the same thing.

It is actually from working the bead too close to the torch face.

You have to remember that that torch draws in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-22, 9:33am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By Speedslug
Uncoated silver is going to tarnish in the open...

Uncoated silver is going to tarnish in the open air eventually.

Maybe you could spot cover the silver dots you want to keep with a thin stringer of clear and then etch or tumble after it comes out...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-19, 3:48pm
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By Speedslug
I haven't read all 9 posts above so I am probably...

I haven't read all 9 posts above so I am probably repeating someone but if I remember correctly you want let the core of the bead cool a little more than normal because once you add the intense black...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-18, 2:44pm
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Speedslug
I remember a welder telling me that oxygen tank...

I remember a welder telling me that oxygen tank valves leak at the valve stem and that they are designed to seat properly only when either fully open or fully closed.

Try some soapy water on every...
Forum: Safety 2020-08-14, 3:07am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Speedslug
Very curious. I can't think of anything that...

Very curious.

I can't think of anything that would cause that.
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-07-31, 12:01pm
Replies: 14
Views: 813
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: 14
Views: 813
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...
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