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Category: Gas Equipment

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 View our range of Oxy Acetylene Kits Uses for Oxy Acetylene Kits As I indicated at the top, Oxy Acetylene Kits are extremely versatile and have many […]

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. All the following also applies to Oxy Propane and Oxy Propylene Kits Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit – the basics Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit Setting Gas Pressures Lighting Oxy Acetylene (or Propane/Polypropylene) Torch You’re now ready to […]

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. […]

Whats the difference between Single Stage and Multi Stage Regulators

Friday, 20th March 2020

As some of you may prefer to watch rather than read, I’ve also produced a video on this subject. 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 […]

Lightweight vs Heavy Duty Torches

Tuesday, 25th May 2021

I’ve also produced a video on this subject I regularly get asked “Lightweight vs Heavy Duty Torches, what’s the difference?” There is a common perception the Heavy Duty Torches are better quality in some way, this is not the case! In fact with our Torches, both types are constructed in exactly the same way, the […]

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 […]

Gas Nozzle Pressures

Friday, 11th December 2020

The correct Gas Pressures are important. Incorrect pressure can increase the risk of Flashback and make Flame Adjustment difficult. The following Guides should help you Lightweight & Heavy Duty Swagged Oxy/Acet Gas Welding Nozzles Lightweight include DH type Oxy Acetylene Nozzles (not pictured) Heavy Duty includes type 3, 4 & 5 Torches Nozzle Size – […]

Model O Torch

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Model O – a little bit of History We’ve been selling the original Model O Torch for some Years now.  It’s always been a popular torch, especially among Roofers, who use it for Lead Welding and LOVE the feel of the torch and the precise flame adjustment that can be achieved. Now, after over 30 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swapping from Acetylene to 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 […]


Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Is Propane any good? YES! It’s a great gas! The only real downside to Propane is that you can’t weld with it. Pretty much everything else can be done. With the right Torch, Oxy/Propane is great for Heating, Brazing, Silver Soldering etc. How Propane Works in practice Propane is a liquified gas and is stored […]

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 […]

BSP Threads

Tuesday, 11th May 2021

BSP Threads are used for most Oxygen, Acetylene and Propane equipment. Fuel Gases, Acetylene, Propane, Polypropylene etc will have Left Hand Threads because this stops Fuel Gas and Non Fuel Gas equipment from being mixed up, which is potentially VERY dangerous. Left Hand Threads will have small cuts machined into the Nut to indicate they […]

Gas Regulator Safety

Tuesday, 12th April 2022

It’s never a good idea to cut corners with Gas Equipment, it’s simply not worth the risk! Gas Regulator Safety should very much be at the top of anyone’s agenda when buying Gas Equipment. European Standard EN ISO 2503 First and foremost is checking that an Industrial Gas Regulator is conforms to EN ISO 2503. […]

Gas Leaks

Thursday, 23rd March 2023

Testing for Gas Leaks is important both for obvious safety reasons, but also because, who wants to waste expensive gas? Testing for Gas Leaks is, however, not as simple as it might seem! Where Fuel Gases are concerned, these have a distinctive odour, so you can normally smell a leak. Oxygen, Argon and Co2 however, […]