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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-05, 12:57pm
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Olimpia
Youíre right, I should play it safe. I did have a...

Youíre right, I should play it safe. I did have a large bucket over all of it and the sun is so bad here, the bucket is brittle and the regular came out a hole on top. South Texas heat is no joking...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-05, 10:34am
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Olimpia
Propane tank hose. Safe?

Hi everyone!

My propane tank with regulator and hose have been out in the sun for a couple of years. Havenít been able to torch in a while and my hose turned white where the sun has been hitting...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-21, 4:45pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Olimpia
I just discovered a smoke detector that connects...

I just discovered a smoke detector that connects to your Wifi! It's from Nest. It will send you messages to your phone! That would help my DH sleep better....it's pricey though...$99 at HomeDepot....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-21, 4:38pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Olimpia
I'll give it a go! I'll test all your suggestions...

I'll give it a go! I'll test all your suggestions and see what happens!

Thank you Hayley! I'm very happy!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-21, 4:37pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you so much Karen! Stained glass had been...

Thank you so much Karen! Stained glass had been my bread winner for many years; also my first love with glass. My back can no longer do it as often but I still get to do a few commissions a year.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-21, 10:37am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you so very much! Lots to process and give...

Thank you so very much! Lots to process and give a go! Before anything I would like to say I am so thankful and impressed as to how generous you all are with your knowledge and how you share it with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-20, 4:36am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By Olimpia
I know...not ANOTHER annealing question! :-/

There's tons of annealing questions, I promise I searched. The problem is that there are so many conflicting answers that I am totally confused. So here's mine at the risk of being told...."go...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-20, 4:25am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Olimpia
I decided to revive my three half full 3+...

I decided to revive my three half full 3+ year-old Frantz, hard as rock, bead release. I poked it, pounded it, and shook it to death while still dry to break up the clumps and them added bottled...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-05, 5:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you all! Just ran into a problem with my...

Thank you all! Just ran into a problem with my original ventilation set up. Going to have to add an extra elbow....me no like! But I don't have a choice. I WANNA TORCH!!

No, I've been living in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-03, 4:15pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you for the tips and the warm welcome back!...

Thank you for the tips and the warm welcome back! I hope I get to play very soon and post my beadies soon :waving:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-03, 10:10am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you very much! I'll give my old bead...

Thank you very much! I'll give my old bead release a try. Also thanks for the brand suggestion.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-03, 9:04am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Olimpia
Question Best bead release for hot and steamy weather?

I am in the process of starting up my lampwork station again...3rd time! Last time I torched was 3 years ago, life just got in the way. Anywhoo, needless to say, my supply of bead release is all...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-23, 9:58pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,786
Posted By Olimpia
I usually pick the basic colors I want to work...

I usually pick the basic colors I want to work with. After that who knows what takes over! I keep my table full of tin lids filled with mixed murrinis, frits, twisties, silver mesh, leaf......
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-08, 10:17pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you Alaska, yes I took a quick course on...

Thank you Alaska, yes I took a quick course on how to read a meter this morning online lol I've been reading the stinking thing all day, I am truly obsessed by now!

Yes, the furnace is electric...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-08, 8:37pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you Alaska. The only other charge is a fuel...

Thank you Alaska. The only other charge is a fuel surcharge for electric this time of the year. But it's only .004.
But why if my bead setup really uses such little energy does it make the spinning...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-08, 5:33pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Well I have an update. It's not a good one...

Well I have an update. It's not a good one though. Turns out according to my meter I have consumed 1200 kwh this week! Normally I was consuming 2400 a month, and I thought that was ridiculous!
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-06, 8:16pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Nope not on a well either Squid. Thanks!

Nope not on a well either Squid. Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-06, 7:44pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Nope, not on a balanced billing. It's crazy!...

Nope, not on a balanced billing. It's crazy! That's what it is!

Emailed my landlord and he asked me to please call my electric company and also file a complaint with the state. There is an actual...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-06, 7:08pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Thank you all so much! Wow... ! Boy was my math...

Thank you all so much!
Wow... ! Boy was my math off!
This is what it reads, right off the bill.

Energy Charge 2,269 kWh x $0.0668 $151.57
Fuel Adjustment 2,269 kWh x $0.00962 $21.83

So I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-04, 5:01pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Jacy, thank you! All my beads are pretty much the...

Jacy, thank you! All my beads are pretty much the same size.
Alaska, thank you as well. I don't have that book but it sounds like something I should read!
Deb, thank you! I will search for that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-04, 3:09pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,292
Posted By Olimpia
Question The Cost of Annealing Beads - Times are hard! Help!

I have a feeling there is something wrong with my schedule, my kiln or my life... that one you guys can't help with though... :-|

Anyhoo.... I have calculated according to Paragon's formula the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-15, 9:55pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,144
Posted By Olimpia
Hi Deb I kinda have the same issue. What I did...

Hi Deb
I kinda have the same issue. What I did is got the thickest fiber blanket I found and lined the floor and the right and left sides. I also slightly bent the rack down a bit. This way they tip...
Forum: Torch Questions 2010-06-04, 2:04pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By Olimpia
Question Can anyone post a picture of a Scorpion's Neutral Flame?

Hi Everyone!
I just received my GTT Scorpion and I have no idea what the neutral flame should look like. Will it hiss all the time?
I've tried all sorts of combinations outer/inner flame, it seems...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-10-13, 8:41am
Replies: 39
Views: 5,540
Posted By Olimpia
I started off with these and they were very good...

I started off with these and they were very good and cheap!
http://www.widgetsupply.com/page/WS/CTGY/bead-reamer

Then I switched to Dave's and it was wonderful. Mostly because they last a lot...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-10-12, 1:55pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,182
Posted By Olimpia
From when I had a HH and propane, I would hang my...

From when I had a HH and propane, I would hang my hose actually with the end that connects to the torch down. I really don't know for a fact this is the right way, but some drops of dirty oil would...
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