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Pencil torch #1 tip-settings


#1

How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small torches
but give up in disgust as I can’t keep them lit… Afraid I must
have the wrong settings for the ox and the aceytlene???Help on
settings would be appreciated… thanks calgang


#2
How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small torches
but give up in disgust as I can't keep them lit.. Afraid I must
have the wrong settings for the ox and the aceytlene???Help on
settings would be appreciated... thanks calgang

If your Question refers to the Smith torches, your problem is
obvious. the 1 &2 tips are for use with hydrogen/oxygen.
Oxy/propane or oxy/acety will not work- at least, I’ve never seen
them work and have had this type of setup for more years than I
can remember. Ricky Low


#3
  How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small
torches but give up in disgust as I can't keep them lit..
Afraid I must have the wrong settings for the ox and the
aceytlene???Help on settings would be appreciated... thanks
calgang

for oxy acet set ups the fuel and oxy should be at the same hose
pressure. try 5 lbs, if that doesn’t work, lessen the pressure
on both sides by 1 lb increments until you get the results you
want. oh yes, don’t breath on the torch. that can blow it out.
so can moving it too quickly.

best regrds,

geo fox


#4

I have the same dilema with No. 1 and 2 tip. I use a small torch
and oxy/actyl.What to do?


#5

Hi All,

I’ve been using nothing but the Little Torch for years, but I’m
working with a refillable oxy tank with gauges and pressure
adjustment set permanently to 30lbs and a throw-away Mapp Gas
cylinder that I buy from Lowe’s for around $6. The Mapp lasts me
for about 4 months with constant use (including fusing clean
scrap for nuggets). I have almost no trouble keeping it lit
using any tip - just have to keep the fan pointed behind my chair
and sweat it out.

Incidentally, I also quench in water and then pickle and haven’t
had a lot of trouble with firescale or fumes. I never quench
when I’m soldering with a stone in - diamond or corundum.

Nina


#6
 How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small
torches but give up in disgust as I can't keep them lit..
Afraid I must have the wrong settings for the ox and the
aceytlene???Help on settings would be appreciated

I only use a #3 tip, so I don’t have any suggestions ; )


#7
     How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small
torches but give up in disgust as I can't keep them lit..
Afraid I must have the wrong settings for the ox and the
aceytlene???Help on settings would be appreciated

I have a suggestion. I use propane and can still use the #2 tip
on my “Little Torch”. The #2 has an oriface of about .002" in a
ruby tip. The #1 and #2 tips require an extremely small amount of
gas. I just now lit it with the #2 tip, got the largest flame
propane could sustain, extinguished the flame leaving the gas and
oxy on, and I could not hear the gas blowing out of the tip with
the tip in my ear. The visable flame was 2.5 mm long in the
shade. Acetylene will burn better, allowing a larger flame, but
this should give you an idea of how much gas we’re talking about.
Try lighting the acetylene with a match, turning the valve up or
down until it’ll remain lit.

Now that I’ve suggested lighting the torch with a flame I’ll say
that I’ve always heard that’s a no-no. I never could see the
difference. Can someone enlighten me?

Dick Caverly


#8

DID I SAY 2.5MM?! Yea, I know, that doesn’t sound right. It
should be 12.5mm.

Dick Caverly


#9

Now that I’ve suggested lighting the torch with a flame I’ll say
that I’ve always heard that’s a no-no. I never could see the
difference. Can someone enlighten me?

I usually have an alchohol lamp sitting to my left, which I use
to light my torch. Saves time when doing a lot of soldering,
etc. Of course I am careful not to play the flame of my torch
over it. When I was playing at welding I was cautioned not to
use/have a plastic butane lighter around, as there was the
possibility of explosion, should hot metal penetrate the plastic
case. Maybe one of the cautions with an open flame would be the
constant source of ignition, though this is not so much of a
problem with a match. In any case it is much easier to light the
smaller tip sizes with an open flame; a spark lighter dosen’t
work.

Cheers
Douglas


#10
     How do you keep the #1 and #2 Tip lit?. I have the small
torches but give up in disgust as I can't keep them lit..
Afraid I must have the wrong settings for the ox and the
aceytlene???Help on settings would be appreciated

Try reducing your pressure settings at the regulators. I had
the same problem, and it seemed to me that the oxygen would blow
out the flame. I reduced the regulator pressure to less than
five psi and it worked much better. I also light it with a
flame, which my teacher told me is bad. Can anyone tell me why?

Larry Hammons


#11

Gesswein sells the Torchmate, a $25 elecric spark lighter that
probably pays for itself in a few weeks. It is one of those
devices that is on my must have list of tools.

Rick
Richard D. Hamilton

Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography

http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton


#12
 When I was playing at welding I was cautioned not to use/have
a plastic butane lighter around, as there was the possibility
of explosion, should hot metal penetrate the plastic case.  >>
(snip)

Years ago, when I worked for a large retailer, we were warned
not to have butane lighters on our benches to use for lighting
our torches with. We were told if anyone in the company was
caught with one, they would be immediately
terminated…Evidently, a jeweler in the company had one explode
on him, and was sueing the employer…So, the solution was an
electronic torch lighter…They work great! Now, I couldn’t work
without one.They will spoil you. Ken