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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-17, 4:58pm
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Speedslug
About the Natural Gas versus Propane thing; I...

About the Natural Gas versus Propane thing; I read it in a post or a link to a chemical study.

It said that the btu content of propane (this was some 10 years ago I think, they have changed some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-16, 7:11pm
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and also that 4% to 7% drop in purity from...

Oh and also that 4% to 7% drop in purity from tanked to oxygen concentrator will be noticeable on a bigger flame so hunt for a 10L unit if you can find one or a couple of 5L together {which equals...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-15, 8:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Speedslug
I can not help you on a choice of oxycons but I...

I can not help you on a choice of oxycons but I do know that oxygen tanks have a problem with the valve stems leaking if the tank is only part way open.

They are designed to be either all the way...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-14, 2:27pm
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Speedslug
You mentioned that you "dug the kiln out", did...

You mentioned that you "dug the kiln out", did you make sure that nothing made a home inside the controler?

Small critters are really fond of finding small spots to live in and if they managed to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-09, 1:33pm
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Speedslug
I picked up a couple of 10 foot by 3 foot sheets...

I picked up a couple of 10 foot by 3 foot sheets of galvanized metal used in duct work from a local heating and a/c company.

It wasn't that expensive and you can ask them to cut it to size or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-05, 3:56pm
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Speedslug
I believe "oilers" was supposed to be 'oil-less'....

I believe "oilers" was supposed to be 'oil-less'.

Oil and compressed oxygen tends to go "BOOM".
Really makes the insurance companies smile because they won't have to pay for the damages and they...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-04, 11:32am
Replies: 46
Views: 7,654
Posted By Speedslug
I Kristin, the prices are better when they are...

I Kristin, the prices are better when they are not the only game in town.

Sometimes you can find one that will download over a satellite but upload over a phone line.

Oh and the prices will...
Forum: Studio 2020-06-03, 5:39pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,654
Posted By Speedslug
A bathroom and a convection microwave are all I...

A bathroom and a convection microwave are all I need these days.

Oh, and high speed internet but I think the satellite folks are finally making that a non issue any more.
Forum: Studio 2020-06-02, 9:43pm
Replies: 46
Views: 7,654
Posted By Speedslug
If it has a bathroom I would move in tomorrow.

If it has a bathroom I would move in tomorrow.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-30, 5:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Speedslug
I have heard that Paragon were really good at...

I have heard that Paragon were really good at walking kiln owners through troubleshoot problems while on the phone and sending out replacement parts quickly when needed and following up with walking...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-05-28, 11:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By Speedslug
^^^ This ^^^

^^^ This ^^^
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-25, 4:52pm
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By Speedslug
I'm fond of my GTT Cricket but I purposely chose...

I'm fond of my GTT Cricket but I purposely chose that to keep me from "Raging" through tons of fuel and oxygen.

I started out with C clamps and an inexpensive welders rig after my hot head...
Forum: Boro Room 2020-05-20, 7:50pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Speedslug
Nice work.

Nice work.
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-05-20, 7:45pm
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Speedslug
In my opinion the sieve beds shouldn't have any...

In my opinion the sieve beds shouldn't have any problem being 'stored' in humid area, it's being 'used' in high humidity that could cause problems.

As for storage, I understand that there are tiny...
Forum: Safety 2020-05-18, 6:06am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Speedslug
Well happy Birthday To You then! Sounds like...

Well happy Birthday To You then!

Sounds like you scored.


Being from the Detroit area myself I have always been leary of anything that has had the serial number removed.
That has always been...
Forum: Safety 2020-05-15, 7:47pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Speedslug
Sounds like you are thinking everything and I...

Sounds like you are thinking everything and I applaud you for that.

A lot of folks just starting out throw together whatever they have at hand and only find out that it isn't cutting it when they...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-15, 4:51pm
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Speedslug
I have a brother living in Livonia and I grew up...

I have a brother living in Livonia and I grew up in the Wayne / Westland area.

Shipping charges would exclude most not living in the tri-county area from contacting them anyway.

Thanks again...
Forum: Safety 2020-05-14, 11:05am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Speedslug
You can also increase the efficiency by putting 3...

You can also increase the efficiency by putting 3 walls around it or even partial walls.

It will help with directing the flow more smoothly.


It does suck that there really isn't a "one size...
Forum: Safety 2020-05-14, 10:58am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By Speedslug
Looks like you have a pretty good handle on the...

Looks like you have a pretty good handle on the ventilation.

I would suggest replacing the corrugated sections with as much smooth wall ducting as you can.

The ribbing causes all kinds of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-12, 1:45pm
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By Speedslug
That is great news! I wonder if that company...

That is great news!

I wonder if that company wants its name circulated in the glass melting community.
You might ask them because I'm sure there are lots of folks that would be inclined to send...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-10, 1:56pm
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Speedslug
Here is a You Tube video about the torch ; ...

Here is a You Tube video about the torch ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azg4geKIs4o&t=206s
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-10, 1:54pm
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and something you may not have heard about...

Oh and something you may not have heard about oxygen tanks;
the valve stem on the tank itself needs to be fully closed or fully open, letting the second stage of the two stage regulator control the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-10, 11:20am
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Speedslug
I have no experience with the Devardi torch but...

I have no experience with the Devardi torch but you could try hunting up the you tube videos they used to have.
They might have a few on that torch.

They are on the lower end of quality on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-08, 9:22am
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and Welcome to the Addiction :lol:

Oh and Welcome to the Addiction :lol:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-08, 9:22am
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, sounds like you are pushing fuel and oxygen...

Aye, sounds like you are pushing fuel and oxygen out of your torch so fast it doesn't have time to mix.

Start with fuel only and get a small 5 inch long yellow flame.

Then add oxygen until the...
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