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 Post subject: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:20 pm 
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Got out the LP torch this weekend. Used my homemade track to cut a 1" plate in half and free hand cut a 2" forklift. The plate had 2 holes so I had to stop and restart. Not bad cuts for me.

Hot metal, sparks, and cutting a 2" thick piece of steel like butter :good:

I'm making a striking anvil next is welding 1/4, 1" and 2" together.


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 Post subject: Re: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:08 am 
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Jacob Nothstine wrote:
cut a 1" plate in half and free hand cut a 2" forklift.
Looks like someone has been by Haggerty Metals. :s_cool
I wish they were a little closer to me, But then that may be a good thing. :s_biggrin

Jacob Nothstine wrote:
cutting a 2" thick piece of steel like butter
Sounds like that switch to a propane & oxygen set-up is working out good for you.

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Been to Haggerty metal a little to much. Running out of places to put large chunks of metal.

Really like the LP, was amazed on how fast the 2" heated up and was ready to cut.


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 Post subject: Re: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:42 pm 
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i'm curious. Does the propane replace the acetylene?


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 Post subject: Re: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:37 am 
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Yes
The only disadvantage of Propane is you can't weld with it. Heating and cutting same as acetylene. I like Propane because It's cheap and available, I use a standard grill LP tank.

To switch to propane you need
Multi gas hose
A torch that will support propane
propane tips for the torch.
propane regulator I had a different spring put in my acetylene regulator

you set the neutral frame different on propane then acetylene.
Here is a good video on how to set up propane torch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2amO0T3vkQ


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 Post subject: Re: torch tip #4
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:14 am 
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That's cool. thanks


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