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tempest - Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:31am
hello im new on here is this the right way to start a new post?? i have used my oxy/ace on and off for years, with no real problems, welding steel and heating work with the torch sometimes to bend sections. some of my stuff got stolen a while ago and now i have a new set, the same, but now i have problems... whenever it gets to welding heat the handset pops, spraying me with molten metal.
i have tried tightening it all, cleaning it all, having handset checked at supplier, altering pressures, distance from work, everything i can think of and im getting so frustrated. the problem is that i was never taught correct pressures to use, i must have been spot on by chance for years, and now i dont know what to set the guages at. i have looked online, and i cant find any numbers that correspond to the numbers on my guages, OR any settings chart that are the same as the next one..... : ( its all psi numbers and i cant find any conversions that make sense. i am wondering why it seems so difficult to get right, when it went without hitch before. the guy at the welding supplies just told me its the pressure, to keep fiddling with that, and that ox/ace is difficult to get right, but even he did not have correct pressures to tell me, its mad!! i will probably have to take a short course to get it straight in my head. but i need to use it this week again and it makes me very tense waiting to be splattered with hot blobs... :) !