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Forum: Safety 2016-07-28, 9:32pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,552
Posted By firefreak
Most propane will put off some smoke before you...

Most propane will put off some smoke before you add the oxygen. this is normal due to incomplete combustion. That is why we use the oxygen!
Also if the tank sets in the heat for a while the...
Forum: Torch Questions 2016-02-20, 9:52am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,086
Posted By firefreak
I run mine at 10 propane and 40 oxy. I work boro...

I run mine at 10 propane and 40 oxy. I work boro tube up to 50mm and solids up 32mm.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-06-04, 9:08am
Replies: 19
Poll: Loops/ Bails
Views: 9,230
Posted By firefreak
It depends on the piece. If the loop is...

It depends on the piece. If the loop is functional, or the piece is complex hollow that will crack fast, I go with a hot bit and Peters type tool. It gets a loop fast so I can get the piece into the...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-07-18, 9:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,029
Posted By firefreak
Yep, looks like silver creek to me. I bought 5...

Yep, looks like silver creek to me. I bought 5 lbs of it about 5-6 years ago. Still have a little of that batch on hand. the newer batch is almost a urine color, but strikes the same.
Forum: Boro Room 2014-03-09, 8:46am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By firefreak
I use a red max. i ran it on oxygen concentrators...

I use a red max. i ran it on oxygen concentrators for 5 years. You will need at least 20 liters per minute to run this torch. Nortel site states 45 LPM at max flame. I started using a home-fill...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-01, 10:03pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,011
Posted By firefreak
I have played with brass and boro. (mostly rod)...

I have played with brass and boro. (mostly rod) Would not be my choice, but here is what I learned:
Casings are thin wall brass. Melting point is 1650F. Need really good ventilation. Brass fume is...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2013-05-16, 10:16pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,106
Posted By firefreak
I demo at every outdoor show we go to. Draws them...

I demo at every outdoor show we go to. Draws them like moths. i have seen people walk from 100 ft away just to see what is going on. Choose fast to make pieces. No more than 15 min start to finish....
Forum: Studio 2013-05-09, 9:56pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,814
Posted By firefreak
PVC glue. Small can with the brush built in....

PVC glue. Small can with the brush built in. Makes a permanent bond. Simple and quick.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-07, 6:52am
Replies: 48
Views: 7,719
Posted By firefreak
I heated the snot out of my quartz rod till I...

I heated the snot out of my quartz rod till I could put a little divot close to the end. took about 15 min right at the end of the cones. You won't see it begin to move, but after a few min it will...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-12-05, 10:48pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,163
Posted By firefreak
We use a 6000 psi system at my Firehouse. C class...

We use a 6000 psi system at my Firehouse. C class SCBA and SCUBA breathing air, certified every 6 months. Built and installed 3 years ago by Eagle Air. 7-300 cf tank cascade system.
Guess what kind...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-17, 11:15am
Replies: 27
Views: 9,548
Posted By firefreak
20# propane tank lasts me about 30 hrs. I use...

20# propane tank lasts me about 30 hrs.
I use the large flame for everything but detail work. (small area of work=small flame)
I run the flame as hot as I can and not hurt the color. If the glass...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-17, 10:57am
Replies: 27
Views: 9,548
Posted By firefreak
My settings Propane at 8, oxygen at 35. 220 cf...

My settings
Propane at 8, oxygen at 35. 220 cf tank last me about 6 to 7 hours. Pre mix top torch has HTC0 tip. I run the bottom torch 90% of the time.
Candle size is 1/4 of an inch to 1 inch long...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-11-02, 12:02am
Replies: 162
Views: 28,975
Posted By firefreak
Heidi, you might get some hints from this thread....

Heidi, you might get some hints from this thread. Posted about boro, but techs are the same. Soft glass just melts faster, and stays soft a little longer. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-15, 9:17am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By firefreak
I use .999 gold and silver. Some peeps say that...

I use .999 gold and silver. Some peeps say that 22 karat gold works for them, but I prefer the pure gold.
You can buy pure metals in wire form from many places. ABR, Mountain Art, Glasscraft, etc....
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-09, 10:09pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,694
Posted By firefreak
If you got one to look better, your already on...

If you got one to look better, your already on the way to mastering this part of blowing tubing!
Try giving the point a very small puff every so often as you see it condense. You don't want it it to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-08, 10:10pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By firefreak
I run a Red Max, it eats a K tank in 6 hrs or...

I run a Red Max, it eats a K tank in 6 hrs or less.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-09-08, 9:57pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,694
Posted By firefreak
Try gathering the glass to half the length you...

Try gathering the glass to half the length you started with. Use heat and gravity. Turn the point to a 45 degree angle to the flame instead of straight across.
example: condense a 2inch section down...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-08-30, 1:40pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,005
Posted By firefreak
Sound like the fuel pressure regulator. The...

Sound like the fuel pressure regulator.
The regulator can be rebuilt by your local welding Co. If it's a name brand. Do you back the control knob all the way off after each use? If not, the...
Forum: Safety 2012-07-04, 2:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,553
Posted By firefreak
If you build a protective cover for the tank,...

If you build a protective cover for the tank, please, please label the outside.
As a Fire Dept Captain the first thing I do at a working fire is walk around the structure to identify hazards and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-13, 12:10am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,985
Posted By firefreak
Liquid has some problems. Has to be used every...

Liquid has some problems. Has to be used every day or it vents off. You cant use it fast enough if your using a small torch. Some places won't deliver liquid to residence. But, it's a lot cheaper...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-11, 11:27pm
Replies: 54
Views: 11,157
Posted By firefreak
I have one program that is 26 hrs long. So, yes I...

I have one program that is 26 hrs long. So, yes I leave it and get busy with living! My big kiln sets on a concrete floor with no flammables within 7-8 ft. Fire brick kiln with dedicated ground fault...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2011-01-19, 9:35pm
Replies: 41
Views: 8,231
Posted By firefreak
Room paid, Oxygen thief's called to reserve...

Room paid, Oxygen thief's called to reserve tanks, time off approved! We will stay an extra day again this year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone, old and new!!!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2010-12-22, 11:09pm
Replies: 25
Views: 48,239
Posted By firefreak
I don't think you would be able to get the quartz...

I don't think you would be able to get the quartz hot enough with a hot head. It took about 5 min if my pre-mix flame to get a 7mm quartz rod hot enough to put a small dent on the end. No one sells a...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2010-12-21, 10:47pm
Replies: 25
Views: 48,239
Posted By firefreak
You should be able to fume silver with a hot...

You should be able to fume silver with a hot head. I doubt if you could get the necessary heat or flame environment for gold. Silver likes a reducing flame.
Quartz rod:...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2009-03-25, 8:46pm
Replies: 48
Views: 7,453
Posted By firefreak
I ship my witchballs all over. They are wrapped...

I ship my witchballs all over. They are wrapped in bubble wrap (2 layers) put in a box a little bigger than they are. Then placed in a heavyweight box surrounded by at least 3 inches of packing...
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