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Old 02-12-2004, 11:01 AM
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I bought a new OxyAceteleen torch kit yesterday and it seems to work great. I'm really happy that it only cost 89 dollars. It's made buy GE. Can some one tell me what pressures I need to set the O2 and Aceteleen regulators? My old one had broken needles and since it worked fine I never messed with it.

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Old 02-12-2004, 01:38 PM
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i run my acetelin at 5 psi and the oxygen at 20 but its also a different setup
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In welding shop at school, instructor, 5-7acetelyne and 20-22 oxygen, Realistically once you press the oxygen lever when its on 7 it will go down to 5 1/2 -6. So if you want 6 set it on 7 1/2-8 etc..

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Old 02-13-2004, 10:14 AM
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Great Thank's

I'll try that. My intial settings were to high and it was hard to get a good flame.
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:52 PM
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I think it depends on what you are doing. For cutting the oxygen needs to be set up to around 20. For welding you need to back it off a little to around 10+. Then it depends on what size tip you are using.

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Wink cutting torch size pressure.....

If you are looking for correct pressures first of all you must take into account the mat'l you are cutting (THK and type). 2nd of all the money spent on gasses. I use a torch all the time at work (boilermaker) but the thing is I dont pay for the gas. I have found if you need a real nice cut a lower pressure range and stable hands work best( before you drink that pot of coffee). And your tip size is important due to the fact that a tip size will reflect your quality of cut depending how thick your mat'l is.......
If you are solely cutting car iron, I would suggest a number 0 tip, at 5 pounds acetylene and 25 pounds oxygen. And if you are trying to achieve a smooth cut meaning little grinding, I would suggest a little pre-heat to the parent metal, but be forewarned, you should never preheat a metal past its stability point without proper knowledge of heat treatment ( meaning red hot) as it will change the chemistry and alignment of your metal. That being said, I hope I have helped and if you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

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Old 02-16-2004, 07:19 AM
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Although I've never taken a class on torch welding and all it's uses I am quite familiar with the concept. Most of the metals we deal with are moly and sheet steel. Neither are much of a concern with a clean appearance.

thanks for all and Happy burnin' stuff!!!
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