I just hooked up a two stage regulator to my acetylene tank. I have
been using my air acetylene torch for a while and am now needing to
set up my Little Torch again. So I just attached the regulator for
the Little torch, opened the tank and set the pressure, keeping it
low because I wanted to use one of the smaller torch tips. As the
pressure crept up on the gauge, the gauge hand popped up the numbers
in a choppy way, not smooth. Then when I opened the valve on the
torch, the gauge hand was again popping (audibly and physically)
like the gas was just coming through in bursts rather than smoothly.
So I bled the line and shut it down till I could identify the
problem. Don’t know if that regulator may have had a fall that I
wasn’t aware of while it was not being used. I try to open the tank
valve slowly but don’t know if too quick of tank pressure hurt the
regulator. I have used that regulator for years without any problem.
I will remove it and check for any tiny obstruction. Any thoughts? I
may just need to replace it directly so I can get on with my
Thanks for any info anyone can share!
Carrie Nunes G.G., A.J.P.