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Old 2016-03-04, 3:12pm
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Hi. I have a nortel minor on a 5lpm concentrator. I would like to be able to make things slightly larger than I am now.

Do I need another concentrator?

The biggest reason I'm considering a larger torch is I get bored waiting for the glass to melt or round up. Would a larger torch and me hurrying just burn everything instead of melting it?
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Old 2016-03-04, 4:24pm
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First, get another oxycon. That will give you a hotter flame. A larger torch won't run on a single 5.
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Old 2016-03-04, 7:25pm
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I agree. You're not running your current torch at max capacity if you're on a single 5.
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Old 2016-03-04, 9:19pm
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Well. That's an easy answer. Thanks
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Old 2016-03-04, 10:25pm
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You could possibly use one of those rented short 40cf oxygen tanks just to see what your torch is capable of.

You would most likely burn through it in a half hour or less but seeing the torch run at capacity will give you a good idea of the value of upgrading or doubling up your oxycon.
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Old 2016-03-05, 10:39am
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I was happy with a minor and one 5 litre concentrator, but then I got a second concentrator and I was even happier, just sayin.

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Old 2016-03-06, 8:33am
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I'm now hunting for my 2nd concentrator. Thanks to all.
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