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Water torch to melt metal


#1

Hi, I am contemplating buying a water torch but would like to hear
from someone using one: in particular, can it be used to melt metal
for casting and ingots, or just for soldering? Thanks!

Lucie


#2

I have an AquaFlame 800 unit that can handle a maximum tip size of
16G. I’ve successfully used it for small castings using the Delft
method. It doesn’t take long to melt the metal in an open flat
crucible.

IHTH
Regards, Gary Wooding


#3

Dear Ms. Mann:

I am contemplating buying a water torch but would like to hear
from someone using one: in particular, can it be used to melt metal
for casting and ingots, or just for soldering? 

Thank you for your question. We make the Spirflame[tm], a patented
multicell gas generator (water torch). Being “multicell” in design we
can easily generate multiple volumes dry clean hydrogen/oxygen gas
compared to all other systems. We have a good number of
Spirflames[tm] operating for many years within the jewelry industry.
Although the Spirflame[tm] Karat 250 is a perfect bench torch, it is
not suitable for melting more than one-half ounce in practice. We do
have larger units, which will melt larger volumes, but I would
recommend a simple electric melting furnace, or induction heater for
most shops. If you would like additional please send me
your address at serve4gwm at aol dot com and I will send you our
complete with a DVD. There is also a page of customer
referrals who you can contact directly.

Best Regards,
Gary

Gary W. Miller
Sr. Technical Advisor
Web site: www.spirig.org