How to live without torch
do you connect the concentrator's output directly to the hose of the torch? i.e., what about a regulator? does the concentrator have to be modified in any way to use with the torch? what about check valve and/or flashback arrestor? any other drawbacks or considerations that i would ask if i knew enough?
The thread on the concentrator’s output was the same as the thread
on the oxygen hose of the smith little torch, so I just put them
together to test it. Certainly flashback arrestors wouldn’t hurt, and
would be a safety factor. They would thread right on, as well, great
suggestion. I don’t know about prior modifications- I purchased them
from someone who was selling them as a favor for the previous owner.
The previous owner was attempting to use them for making glass beads,
perhaps there was not enough output for that use. I bought two of
them, one was just loaned out to a friend. The regulator idea is a
very good suggestion, or at least some little adjustable valve that
would make the output a bit more adjustable so the concentrator would
work with smaller tips- I use #4 and #5 little torch tips quite a
bit. I took me a year and half to get around to testing it, it does
have the potential to replace an oxygen bottle and regulator. I
don’t have a clue as to when, where and who reconditioned the unit.
It’s clock has about 21,000 hours on it. Sounds like a new one would
be a life time purchase. They don’t look modified, just have a
sticker “Not for Medical Use” stuck on the top.
Maybe someone on the forum has experience they can share?