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Old 2015-12-17, 1:41am
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Hi all. Brand new to lampworking, just got my first torch set up. I connected everything, pressurized the lines, tested for leaks, and after confirming everything was good, sat down to start breaking some glass. I have a nortel mega minor, so I turned on the propane first to light it, but it wouldn't light with the striker, so I tried a lighter, still no luck. I shut off the fuel and started to turn the oxygen when I heard it hiss, so that's working. The line is showing 3.5 psi on fuel but I can't hear or feel anything coming out. I read that sometimes it takes a bit to bleed out the air but I opened the fuel all the way for a good minute or two. Plus, I would think even if there was air in the line it would still be pressurized too so I'd be able to detect something coming out. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 2015-12-17, 6:14am
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Got it. Pressure was too low for the flashback arrestor. Had to push it to nearly the nozzles max.
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Old 2015-12-17, 6:16am
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Your regulator is set on 3.5? I would turn it up a bit. I keep mine at 5-6, and adjust at the torch.
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Old 2015-12-17, 4:33pm
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The max on the torch is 5, but I guess I was babying it a little too much. Like I said though, I'm brand new to this so it's all learning as I go. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 2015-12-17, 5:37pm
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