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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-17, 11:00pm
Replies: 5
Views: 117
Posted By Speedslug
You also might want to just kind of play with two...

You also might want to just kind of play with two glass rods in the flame to get used to how it melts and when it flows.

I began with a clear rod and one of the lighter colored rods and used the...
Forum: Studio 2019-09-13, 8:28am
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Speedslug
If the heat barrier has about a half inch air gap...

If the heat barrier has about a half inch air gap behind it you can often put the kiln much closer to the wall/ air gap / heat barrier.

Like 3 inches or something but you might want to search the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-11, 8:01pm
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Speedslug
When I was replacing some internal tubing in one...

When I was replacing some internal tubing in one of my 5 lpm oxycons I found out that there is a 3rd filter inside just before the oxygen goes out to the front panel and then to the patient.

It is...
Forum: Studio 2019-09-11, 7:46pm
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Speedslug
I think the "small room" they are talking about...

I think the "small room" they are talking about is more like a closet or pantry.

You did not mention what kind of air movement you have and if it closes off if the vent fan is turned off.

These...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-07, 9:22pm
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Speedslug
The only modifications I know of is for the...

The only modifications I know of is for the connection at the out put fitting to get the hose to connect.

I have heard of others going into the innards and "making adjustments" but to my way of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-05, 4:09am
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Speedslug
Oxycons typically put out about 94% at best. ...

Oxycons typically put out about 94% at best.

And if you turn them up to 5 out of 5 you can get as low 84% purity.

I suggest you turn you oxycon down to 4 and then ballence your propane against...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-26, 4:42pm
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that transparent glass is often...

I will add that transparent glass is often stiffer than opaque glass of the same class of coe.

With the exception of Double Helix brand clears like Zepher. It is very clear but it melts like...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-08-06, 4:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Speedslug
Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the...

Make sure your fuel regulator is designed for the type of fuel you are using.

Garage type acetylene regulators and hoses are made of material that will disintegrate and get gummy on the inside if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-02, 3:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Speedslug
The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will...

The blue is from copper "rusting" so acids will speed up the 'rusting' which is oxidizing the copper.

There are copper colored water pipes that have alloys added to keep them from rusting like...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 4:01pm
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Speedslug
Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on...

Larry, I am up for correction and instruction on where i have got it wrong and someone sometime will be looking for this kind of information so it would be a help to post your knowledge here.

l am...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-26, 7:23am
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Speedslug
I am not familiar with enough torches to comment...

I am not familiar with enough torches to comment on 'faulty valves' from the factory but I have learned from others that the mating parts in torches, regulators and tank valves (oxygen and fuel) are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-25, 8:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Speedslug
As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch...

As long as you are not "ragging" on the torch making 3 inch marbles or paperweights 36 inches from the back wall should do it.

Add in an up angle on the torch and you effectively have more than 48...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 5:49pm
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Speedslug
I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself...

I swear by Foster Fire Tough and Smooth myself but I have two or three brands on the shelf that I got before I got FF S&T.

We all figure out what works for us as individuals according to time,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 10:36am
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and make sure if you add water that your water...

Oh and make sure if you add water that your water is either distilled or reverse osmosis.

Well water is going to have minerals in it that can change the bead release properties and water softener...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-21, 3:13pm
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Speedslug
I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way...

I would guess 15 or 20 years or more with the way we lampworkers use them.

I think the things are built like a tank because when they are in use in a medical situation they need to be reliable...
Forum: Studio 2019-07-05, 6:25pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Speedslug
Often, answering the questions "What's the worst...

Often, answering the questions "What's the worst that can happen?" and "Do I know enough about what I'm planning to do to know 'what the worst that can happen' is?" will hold you in good stead.
...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 3:31pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for...

I will add that infrared lamps can do wonders for your hands and face when working in a seriously cold garage.

You need to make sure your make up air inlet is at least 10 feet from the torch fume...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-27, 5:21pm
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Speedslug
Look in the yellow pages (or google) for...

Look in the yellow pages (or google) for 'aviation support services' near airports that handle small planes.

There is probably a shop there that has the bigger oxygen concentrators that refill...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-25, 4:34pm
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Speedslug
I am pretty certain that windshield glass is...

I am pretty certain that windshield glass is going to have a plastic layer with two sides covered in some majorly sticky glue.

That kind of safety glass is probably going to soot up a horrendous...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-21, 8:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Speedslug
I think the big box stores are only doing tank...

I think the big box stores are only doing tank swaps these days and they are ok as long as you let them settle and don't slosh them around for an hour before use.

I know that you won't leave the...
Forum: Safety 2019-06-17, 8:20pm
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Speedslug
Most fan cfm numbers are totally bogus. ...

Most fan cfm numbers are totally bogus.

Until you get up into the 2000 cfm range (and the associated big $$$) most of the numbers listed for a ventilation fan are pretty much twice or three times...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-16, 3:47pm
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Speedslug
I think I remember reading that MAPP gas is...

I think I remember reading that MAPP gas is something like 10 or 15% hotter than Propane which is about 15 or 20% hotter than Propylene.

But my memory is not what it once was.
All of them should...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-06-16, 3:38pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By Speedslug
Add me to your list of supporters ! I sent...

Add me to your list of supporters !

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-06-05, 10:32pm
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, it's easy to forget that oxycons are really...

Aye, it's easy to forget that oxycons are really heavy duty air compressors with a system of oxygen recovery tanks.

They have to be heavy duty because of the life saving nature of the medical...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-06-05, 5:03am
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Speedslug
Other than popping it open yourself to see if...

Other than popping it open yourself to see if there is anything obvious ( I am a retired Navy electronics tech so I take every opportunity that comes up to get a look inside things) . have you called...
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