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Forum: Boro Room 2020-01-18, 7:21am
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Speedslug
When I googled the word Verrophone I found three...

When I googled the word Verrophone I found three videos, of which two were distinct enough for me to see and hear the instrument in action.

Of those 2, the first looks like you would not have to...
Forum: Boro Room 2020-01-18, 7:05am
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By Speedslug
The hardware stores do have two gas setups with...

The hardware stores do have two gas setups with one or two pound oxygen and fuel tanks as well as a pretty small hand torch that could work for what I think you are talking about but you would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-01-07, 9:09am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,641
Posted By Speedslug
Be careful about using machines that have oil/s...

Be careful about using machines that have oil/s in, on or have had oil as a lubricant.

Oxygen will cause oil/s to spontaneously combust starting a fire if you are lucky or an explosion if you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-30, 11:58pm
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, lighting is a lot more important than most...

Aye, lighting is a lot more important than most people realize.

I have a 6 foot by 3 foot fancy cooing hood (1960's fancy anyway ) that I picked up free on Craigs List and I mounted inside it 2...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-30, 1:06am
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Speedslug
It is going to be one of those things you will...

It is going to be one of those things you will have to experiment with until you find what works for you.

Let handed, right handed, room between the you and the torch base, how high is your torch...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-12-27, 11:35am
Replies: 391
Views: 151,749
Posted By Speedslug
So THAT's what I have been doing wrong. I...

So THAT's what I have been doing wrong.

I have been sticking the hot bead in my ear and of course the twirling around in a circle and hopping one leg 3 times just comes naturally but I think that...
Forum: Studio 2019-12-24, 9:40am
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Speedslug
Very Smart.

Very Smart.
Forum: Boro Room 2019-12-22, 5:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, I am a hot head and GTT Cricket kid running...

Aye, I am a hot head and GTT Cricket kid running on 10 LPM and house hold natural gas so I only get to "rage at the machine" (1980s reference) and rage a torch in my dreams.

Good luck.

Teach...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-12-21, 10:09pm
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Speedslug
But I could be seriously wrong on this. ( I...

But I could be seriously wrong on this.

( I just watch a video that showed boro laboratory glassware being made and it had lots of the yellow flare. )

The oxycon purity level stuff should still...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-12-21, 9:59pm
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Speedslug
First off boro is going to be much...

First off boro is going to be much brighter/whiter than soft soda lime glass in the flame.
The yellow flare in soft glass is from the soda burning but since boro replaces soda in the glass mix you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-20, 11:38pm
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Speedslug
I will add that if you want to cut down on the...

I will add that if you want to cut down on the number of results you can combine -kiln- with -program- into "kiln program".

It probably isn't much of an issue with those particular words but other...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-12-04, 10:09pm
Replies: 33
Poll: fire sign?
Views: 6,386
Posted By Speedslug
Ah !! You Sir, are a man after my own heart....

Ah !!

You Sir, are a man after my own heart.

" Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers. "


"You can sit here in the waiting room or wait here in the sitting room".
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-12-04, 6:34pm
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Speedslug
Yee Haww!!! But when I think back at the...

Yee Haww!!!

But when I think back at the work that I have seen it really doesn't surprise me.

Congratulations.
Forum: Safety 2019-12-04, 1:09am
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Speedslug
I don't think that is normal. I have been...

I don't think that is normal.

I have been told that oxygen tanks have seals on the valve stem that you open to get the oxygen to flow.

The seals are on the top and the bottom so you have to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-01, 11:53pm
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Speedslug
Well, an HVAC person might know about this...

Well, an HVAC person might know about this ventilation safety stuff, but I would be inclined to take some doughnuts down to the local Fire House and see if there was some one there that could give...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-30, 4:33pm
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Speedslug
Be sure not to use acetylene torch hoses with...

Be sure not to use acetylene torch hoses with propane fuel.
It will decompose the rubber liner and gunk up the tiny tubes in your torch.
You want to use black bar b que hose marked as "Rated T".
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-30, 4:28pm
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Speedslug
Well, Doctor, you already have an eye for the...

Well, Doctor, you already have an eye for the details so I don't need to get to far into the weeds with all the safety stuff.

Being THE safety guy my last 12 years before retiring from the US Navy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-30, 8:12am
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Speedslug
You should probably think about paying for a...

You should probably think about paying for a consultation with an HVAC contractor.

MOST of them are not familiar with what you need and will not build you anything or run any fuel lines for you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-23, 6:13pm
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Speedslug
Aye, LOX pressure releases waste oxygen in my...

Aye, LOX pressure releases waste oxygen in my opinion but I am not even a part time hobbyist at best and a 10 LPM oxycon covers all my needs.

I suggest K tanks unless you are raging ever day for...
Forum: Safety 2019-11-15, 10:04pm
Replies: 6
Views: 4,953
Posted By Speedslug
Ah, Dale. Even some 14 years later you are...

Ah, Dale.

Even some 14 years later you are still sharing your knowledge generously among us students studying at the feet of the master.

I have not seen an active post from you in a half dozen...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-14, 9:35am
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Speedslug
Go as hot as you can with the water minimize the...

Go as hot as you can with the water minimize the size of the setup if you can.

You can go to a smaller plastic bowl, a small sheet or two of aluminum foil and add the baking soda and the jewelry...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-12, 11:54pm
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Speedslug
Sorry Rudy but nothing jumps to mind. I did...

Sorry Rudy but nothing jumps to mind.

I did subscribe to this thread to my list so I will get an email if someone comes up with an answer.
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-11-06, 11:03pm
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Speedslug
Oh and Bar B Que tanks can tend to wind up with...

Oh and Bar B Que tanks can tend to wind up with gunk inside on the bottom especially the kind that get refilled at gas stations or that might get swapped out with tanks used on RVs that get refilled...
Forum: Torch Questions 2019-11-04, 5:53pm
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Speedslug
Lots of folks shift over to Bar B Que tanks...

Lots of folks shift over to Bar B Que tanks shortly after their third 1 pound canister.

That's about how long the addiction takes to take hold. ( Insert evil laugh here ) :badgrin: :lol:

It was...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-25, 11:48pm
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Speedslug
If you stuff the loop of thread (or what ever...

If you stuff the loop of thread (or what ever they call it ) through a bead hole and then stuff the miniature key ring end through the loop you can cinch it down and it will trap the bead ( or other...
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