to Answer one of your "Q's Shad88
When Cutting the sound should be just under a roar.
If you have too much Gas & or Oxy you will here the flame adjust it back until you can't hear it & it will not blow itself out when you hit the Oxy / Cutting lever.
Here is a previous thread on this subject.
Rule # 1 is safety!
that one is most important
Eyes hands feet clothing to start.
Prepare surrounding area making sure that you will not start a fire /explosion while you are burning / welding.
Anything that can burn should not be in the same area.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remove the Regulators when transporting. not only is it a major D.O.T. Violation its just plain stOOpid to do so., but ..Yet ...I see it almost everyday some Bubba Taking his torches for a ride in the back of a pick up & the regs on
Too much Oxy when cutting cools the metal too fast & does not let it flow out.
Good Luck & Be safe!