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Category: Gas Equipment

Can I weld with a Propane Torch

Wednesday, 12th August 2020

I get asked “Can I weld with a Propane Torch”, a lot. Sadly, the simple answer is NO, you need Oxygen and Acetylene to Fusion Weld. Its not about heat because you can melt steel with Oxy/Propane A lot of companies are now offering Propylene as an alternative to Acetylene. Oxy/Propylene is a lot hotter […]

Swapping from Oxy Acetylene to Oxy Propane or Propylene

Wednesday, 10th June 2020

I’ve already written an article Titled Can I use Propane or Propylene Instead of Acetylene so I won’t go over that ground again here. Instead I want to concentrate on the equipment differences and what you need to change when swapping from Oxy Acetylene to Oxy Propane or Propylene. Gas Welding Equipment OK, so you […]

Whats the difference between Single Stage and Multi Stage Regulators

Friday, 20th March 2020

Single Stage Regulators A Single Stage Regulator takes Cylinder Pressure and reduces it down to an adjustable pressure output. For example, in the case of an Oxygen Cylinder, the cylinder pressure of up to 300 bar (4410 psi) is reduced in a single step to the output of 0-4 bar (for example). The main advantage […]

Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit is not rocket science, but it is important to do it correctly. Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit – the basics Oxy Acetylene fittings consist of a concave Female sealing face on one component and a Male ball shaped sealing face on the other.  A Nut clamps these faces together to […]

No Rent Gas Cylinders

Thursday, 19th March 2020

No Rent Gas Cylinders have become very popular in recent Years. For those who cannot justify the cost of Renting a cylinder, but find disposable cylinders expensive, no rent gas cylinders are perfect. Rented Gas Cylinders Renting the Gas Cylinder has always been the traditional way of accessing Industrial type Refillable cylinders. Gas fills are […]

Can I use Propane or Propylene instead of Acetylene

Thursday, 19th March 2020

I take a lot of calls regarding using Oxygen + Propane or Oxygen + Propylene instead of Acetylene + Oxygen. Well the short answer to the Title question is, “Yes” and “No”. Sorry its ambiguous, but it all depends what you want to do!  Let me explain! Fuel Gas Options Oxygen + Fuel Gas kits used […]

Propane

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Is Propane any good? YES! It’s a great gas! It’s versatile Can be used with or without Oxygen (with correct Torch) It’s cheap, compared to Acetylene It’s readily available It’s available without Cylinder Rental The only real downside to Propane is that you can’t weld with it. Pretty much everything else can be done. With […]

Setting up a Gas Regulator

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

How you use your Gas Regulator will have a direct impact on long term life and accuracy. Incorrect use of a Gas Regulator and incorrect storage are the two most common reasons for Gas Regulator failure, or the delivery gauge becoming inaccurate. Putting Gas Equipment together When putting Gas Equipment together, including fitting the Gas […]

Oxy Acetylene Kits

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Oxy Acetylene Kits are one of the oldest types of equipment for welding, but they can do so much more! But before we talk about that! What’s important Safety – Oxygen and Acetylene Kits can be dangerous as both gases dangerous.  So it’s critically important that good quality equipment is used, kept in good condition, […]

Choosing Welding Gas Regulators

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

All compressed gases are dangerous, some more than others, so the correctly choosing Welding Gas Regulators is essential. Gas Regulator Construction Gas Regulators vary in construction, depending on the gas they’re intended for.  Probably the most obvious difference is the screw threads.   Regulators for combustible gases (Acetylene, Propane, Propylene etc), usually have Left Hand Threads. […]