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Swiss torch gas pressure settings


#1

hey guys!

Does anyone know what the correct oxygen and gas psi setting
is/should be for the Swiss Torch Hoke Style Head?

Also too, what is the correct setting for the little torch with a
size 7 head? People in the shop say put gas and oxygen up to 9 psi,
other people say put it up to 7, no clue.

Thanks,
Giancarlo.


#2
Also too, what is the correct setting for the little torch with a
size 7 head? People in the shop say put gas and oxygen up to 9
psi, other people say put it up to 7, no clue. 

There is no “right” pressure. The more pressure means more oxygen is
in a mixture, and that means higher temperature - until you reach
maximum flow that particular tip handle. If you are looking for the
maximum, it can be determined experimentally. I opt for the minimum
configuration. I use #5 tip, which was enlarged, so I have no idea
how it compares to #7. My regulator is set just bellow 5 psi.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3

If you look at the Little Torch Web page.
http://www.littletorch.com/tips.html

Scroll to bottom of page for Pressure for Tips used etc. Read further
for more Tips.

Cliff


#4

I have just finished posting on Ganoksin blog about possible
modification to the torch tips.

If you are missing blowpipe
http://leonidsurpin.ganoksin.com/blogs/2010/02/14/ 

Two things I have to mention. If you are someone who uses casting
torch to replace prongs on 10-pointers, you probably would not be
interested.

Absolutely no testing of how safe the modification is, were
performed. The only reason that I am still around is due to my
enhanced ability to duck, when things start flying around. You may
want to keep it in mind.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com