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?