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#1

Forwarded Message FollowsFrom: steve wehling al78412@caller.infi.net
Organization: InfiNet
Cc: al78412@caller.infi.net
Subject: little torch

Your torch has a bad valve or valves, the cheap ones sometimes
have slow leaks internaly. Run Don`t walk to the nearest welding
shop and buy good valves. Also It sounds like You are running way
to much pressure I Never have my gauges set above 10 Pounds
unless I go to a large tip for casting. The best torch to use is
natural gas and Oxegen and is my first choice but after using the
mini for 8 years they do have their good points, Just remember
any torch setup is DANGEOUS GET SOME EXPERT HELP. Sincerley
Steven C Wehling Susanns Custom Jewelers Corpus Christi TX


#2

FWIW: Have a Smith (regular welding torch)…when it was brand new it had
one such slow leak, detectable only when held under water. Three times
tried to get it fixed. Never did totally get fixed. Since it was the
oxygen which was leaking I haven’t worried about it, though it always
always turn off my tanks when not in use.

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#3

Have 2 ‘Smith’ Little torches…

Yes, the can leak in several places… move the 'torch fire heads, around …
reduce gases… I have only had problems with the lines… which can be easly
replace at HD for peanuts … yes, they will be clear… big deal!!!

Jim
lll r t 01:44 PM 11/10/96 -0700, you wrote:

FWIW: Have a Smith (regular welding torch)…when it was brand new it had
one such slow leak, detectable only when held under water. Three times
tried to get it fixed. Never did totally get fixed. Since it was the
oxygen which was leaking I haven’t worried about it, though it always
always turn off my tanks when not in use.

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#4

Oh… another thought on the pressure. I rarely go above 5 lbs to the torch.
Someone once told me that a good rule of thumb is to match the tip size with
the pressure. Therefore, if you’re using a size 3 tip, use 3 lbs. of
pressure.

Food for thought,

Dave SebasteFrom: owner-orchid@proteus.imagiware.com on behalf of Dr. E. Aspler
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 1996 11:08 AM
To: orchid@ganoksin.com
Subject: (Fwd) little torch

Forwarded Message Follows
From: steve wehling al78412@caller.infi.net
Organization: InfiNet
Cc: al78412@caller.infi.net
Subject: little torch

Your torch has a bad valve or valves, the cheap ones sometimes
have slow leaks internaly. Run Don`t walk to the nearest welding
shop and buy good valves. Also It sounds like You are running way
to much pressure I Never have my gauges set above 10 Pounds
unless I go to a large tip for casting. The best torch to use is
natural gas and Oxegen and is my first choice but after using the
mini for 8 years they do have their good points, Just remember
any torch setup is DANGEOUS GET SOME EXPERT HELP. Sincerley
Steven C Wehling Susanns Custom Jewelers Corpus Christi TX

procedures


#5

Dave Sebaste wrote:

Oh… another thought on the pressure. I rarely go above 5 lbs to the torch.
Someone once told me that a good rule of thumb is to match the tip size with
the pressure. Therefore, if you’re using a size 3 tip, use 3 lbs. of
pressure.

Food for thought,

Dave Sebaste

An open fire or a charcoal fire is dangerous and heck even a home
fireplace can be the source of many types of danger.Just be careful and
use good hose the green and red rubber ones made for welding torches is
proper and don’t use the clear plastic since it melts and burns very
easily.Always shut the torch and tanks off when not in use.Extreme care
should be exercised with oxygen since in the presence of oil it is a
very powerful explosive so DO NOT OIL REGULATORS, TORCHES, FITTINGS,
ETC…I have seen an oxygen regulator that killed the operator when it
exploded from oil being in it and it blew the adjusting screw through
his heart.The oxygen is probably the more dangerous of the two tanks you
may need and the fuel is usually under much less pressure than the
oxygen.Put your tanks/cylinders at least twenty five feet from your main
work area.DON’T PLACE THE CYLINDERS UNDER YOUR BENCH. Fifty feet away
from your bench is not too far…hose or pipe or tubing is not that
expensive when you consider the cost of a wooden leg or worse yet the
cost of a funeral.I have seen it time and again, the shop with the tanks
stationed five feet from the torch and there is no excuse except
stupidity for having tanks in such close proximity to the open flame of
a torch.It makes me wonder if any of these guys have ever heard of or
read about the thing called a flash in the cylinder(flashback).You
probably have had a torch do it POP very loudly??? Well such an
explosion can happen inside of a fuel or oxygen cylinder quite
easily.The less distance from the torch to the tank the greater the
danger due to the fact that gas and oxygen only have to travel a short
distance obviously…Check valves according to my supplier actually
increase the danger