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Rick Kellner 08-01-2019 11:18 PM

Charley's gas saver
 
Any update on the revised product, Charles? I'm not seeing anything in the National Torch website, or elsewhere on the web, so now I'm curious.

Charles Friedman 08-02-2019 11:54 AM

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Charley's Gas Saver was introduced at the GAS 2019 St. Pete Conference and then at the Scientific Glass Blowing Conference at Corning 2019. Web sites and ads are being updated now. Here was the Flyer handed out from both National and Wale. Need to call them. There is a new CGS "Bench Model" coming.

Charles Friedman 08-28-2019 12:26 PM

Here is National's web page.
https://nationaltorch.com/charleys-gas-saver/

Wales page will coming on line in Sept.

Rick Kellner 08-28-2019 02:17 PM

Thank you. I had been looking again on their site recently, but it must have been newly added. Was getting worried that I might have to invest in an old skool gas saver instead!

Art Freas 08-28-2019 02:53 PM

Is this self lighting when you close the handle?

Rick Kellner 08-28-2019 02:58 PM

Pretty sure it's like the first iteration, in that you need to furnish a separate pilot device, like an electronic sparker, bunsen burner, etc.

Charles Friedman 08-28-2019 05:29 PM

Here are some on-demand pilot lights. It will not let me post my info about "Fireboy" and 4 way electronic ignitors. I have CGS if you are in need.

Art Freas 08-29-2019 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Charles Friedman (Post 145120)
Here are some on-demand pilot lights. It will not let me post my info about "Fireboy" and 4 way electronic ignitors. I have CGS if you are in need.

Not seeing a link in this post.

Charles Friedman 08-29-2019 12:36 PM

Pilot lights
 
try these.


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...nsen+Burner%2C



https://jetsinc.com/tools-and-suppli...d-touch-spark/

Scott Dunahee 08-31-2019 02:42 PM

I had one of those touch igniters (Charles' last link) on my torch cart in my shop. I was pleasantly surprised at the durability of it and I never changed the batteries once, which shocked me. 3 years of service use?

Anyway, good stuff. Intuitive to use after trying it once.

BSD

Charles Friedman 09-01-2019 02:26 PM

The thing to remember about using a battery ignitor is: ACTIVATE THE SPARKER FIRST, before you squeeze the handle and call for gases. If you do the reverse, you will be sending a ball of gas toward the sparker and when activated it will make a ball of fire. Not good. Since it is a open system (not closed up) the unit will just blow out the battery cover first, it will not blow up like a hand grenade.


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