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Category: Oxy Acetylene

No Rent Gas Cylinders

Wednesday, 27th February 2019

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 […]

Model O Torch

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

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 […]

Oxy Acetylene Flame

Tuesday, 24th April 2018

An Oxy Acetylene Flame will fall loosely into one of three types: Neutral, Oxidising and Carburising Neutral Oxy Acetylene Flame A Neutral flame is achieved when there are equal amounts of Oxygen and Acetylene. A Neutral Flame is so named because it has no chemical effect on the molten metal. Key characteristics of a Neutral […]

Silver Solder & Braze

Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Silver Solder & Braze are both products used with either an Oxy Acetylene Torch or Oxy Propane Torch. Silver Solder & Braze, what’s the difference? For me, the key difference is how they work on the joint. Silver Solder Silver Solder is more fluid than Braze and works by being drawn into the joint by […]

Setting up Oxy Acetylene Kit

Friday, 2nd March 2018

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 […]

Setting up a Gas Regulator

Saturday, 28th October 2017

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 […]

Can I use Propane or Propylene instead of Acetylene

Thursday, 12th January 2017

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 […]