Things that can turn me into small pieces are things I avoid.Message 1 of 14 , Jun 23, 2012View SourceThings that can turn me into small pieces are things I avoid.
On 06/20/2012 07:02 AM, Steve Wan wrote:Hi all,With regards to any blow torch to make, bear in mind of flash back or back fire, I had been thru a year of welding classes always been told of safety.Back fire means tiny flame may travel into the supply line and cause a fatal explosion.Steve_Singapore
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:14 PM, dave_mucha <dave_mucha@...> wrote:
google browns gas.
you can make the hydrogen generator at home. this allows you to generate your own hydrogen by splitting di-hydrogen oxide. you should be able to get that very easily.
the benefit is that most browns gas generator produce small quantities. burning the stuff will result in flame that can burn through steel.
very interesting stuff.
go with those that do and not those that don't have a clue.
--- In email@example.com, "Michael Taglieri" <miket_nyc@...> wrote:
> This is an article from a 1947 Popular Mechanics that was reprinted in their
> [very useful] 1955 Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedia. It describes how to make a
> brazing torch powered by air from a vacuum cleaner and "any source of
> illuminating gas." I'm sending this to several of the tech-related groups I
> belong to. (I know it's not directly on-topic, but people in all these
> groups occasionally have a need for brazing, silver-soldering, tempering,
> Normally I do brazing, etc., with a Solidox kit, which uses oxygen sticks
> for oxy/propane brazing and welding. But these were discontinued many years
> ago, so I don't like to waste the oxygen sticks (and I'm always on the
> lookout for more, BTW). However, I have a second, complete Solidox torch
> that I never use, and it looks so similar to the "small" torch described
> here that I was thinking of adapting this system to it so I could braze and
> heat-treat at low cost. (I know compressed air won't work in a torch as
> well as pure oxygen, but air from a vacuum cleaner is free and oxygen
> isn't). If it works well, I might also make the "large torch."
> So I'm wondering if anyone has made these torches or knows someone who did,
> and what do you think of the idea? The reference to "illuminating gas"
> suggests the true age of this article -- people haven't used gas for light
> since the early 20th Century. Back then, their "illuminating gas" was
> probably coal gas and today it's natural gas (and from a stove instead of a
> lamp), but otherwise I think everything would be the same. Also, I'm
> wondering if the dimensions of the torch tip would be the same for either
> Everyone has his reasons.
> - Jean Renoir "The Rules of the Game"