I am setting up my first torch in my garage. I purchased a smith
acetylene air torch. The design has been changed in the past
year–there are two gauges on the regulator–the instructions that
come with the torch do not explain them- or give a specific working
pressure. When I attempted to pressurize the torch and check for
leaks—the gauge which shows working pressure (on the left) does not
move from 0. The one on the right does move. The directions say to
turn regulator adjusting knob to the right about 2 turns past initial
spring contact to obtain working pressure. It is not clear to me,
when I’m contacting a spring. Anyway, however it is adjusted, we
don’t get a read.
Also despite tightening the connection from regulator to acetylene
tank, we still get a leak. My husband thinks teflon tape is
frequently used for this. Do you deal with leaks in that way? Any
ideas on why the pressure doesn’t show a reading.
Anybody have some advice. I am planning on returning the torch at
this point and my acetylene tank is off.