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Old 2012-05-06, 9:08am
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I was wondering if anyone could answer a question for me. Sorry, I don't have the time to thouroughly search, but I have not found anything yet.
Is it a possiblility to use two torches together to make one larger, hotter flame? It's just a thought, but I NEED more heat to work as big as I need. I have a Phirana and a Minor. Would two intersecting flames be a bad thing, or would it be a viable option until I can get a bigger torch?
Thanks SO much for any information
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Old 2012-05-06, 9:47am
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I was wondering if anyone could answer a question for me. Sorry, I don't have the time to thouroughly search, but I have not found anything yet.
Is it a possiblility to use two torches together to make one larger, hotter flame? It's just a thought, but I NEED more heat to work as big as I need. I have a Phirana and a Minor. Would two intersecting flames be a bad thing, or would it be a viable option until I can get a bigger torch?
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Here is a pic of a multi flame torch for lathe work.

As long as neither flame is directly heating the other torch it is fine.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:09am
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I don't have a link but there are several people who have posted YouTube vids where they use two torches directed together for one larger flame. Usually mounting a small torch above the larger torch. There are several commercial torches sold that way.
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Old 2012-05-06, 11:54am
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I have seen 2 minor burners used together. It has some advantages. Let us know if you try it!
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Old 2012-05-07, 7:57am
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Scott Bouwens from www.Barefootart.com shows in a lot of his videos using two torches sometimes even three.
You could talk to him, he's a really nice guy and always willing to help.......Val
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Old 2012-05-07, 8:28am
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Something like this?

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Old 2012-05-07, 4:44pm
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Scott Bouwens from www.Barefootart.com shows in a lot of his videos using two torches sometimes even three.
You could talk to him, he's a really nice guy and always willing to help.......Val
That URL is dead.

Might want to try this one:

www.bearfootart.com

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Old 2012-05-08, 4:30am
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I have worked in a cross fire situation a LOT, folks have been doing it for ages. I do it mostly for large blown work, but would work for big sculpture too when you need to heat a big mass, might be harder for detail.
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Old 2012-05-11, 11:23am
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Haaahahaha.... you guys crack me up with your GIANT flame pictures I'm a busy mom and can't take too much time to search, so I thank you so much for these answers.
I am going to have fun with this! I am going to try this weekend and see if I can get it to work hot enough with my 2 wussy torches and make them into something that has a chance of melting a lot of boro at once

Thanks so much!!!

Yeah, I'm thinking detail in the flame would be a bit difficult, but I'll figure something out
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I stacked my Cheetah on a nortel major and as you can see in the pic the flames cross so I can work with the heat from both torches I also built a foot pedal for the major so I can fire it off hands free when needed
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Old 2012-05-11, 1:12pm
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A Piranha and a Minor will make plenty of heat used together.
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Old 2012-05-12, 5:20am
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when doing blown work I actually face the torches toward each other rather than stacked or side by side. slightly angle the flame up so you are not scorching the opposite torch and work where the two flames meet. is you need a bit less heat work slightly under the apex of the flame etc etc
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