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Old 04-02-2019, 08:23 PM
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Larry, I would be interested in getting info on some of those suppliers you mention. I've been looking and haven't found any for under $1200USD (Salt City Glass).

Yes. For whatever reason their prices have gone up quite a bit since the last time I checked. Any thoughts on just how much you intend to work on this setup in a typical week and what you are going to make? As I have stated Im not a fan of relying on ANY type of system that runs on medical concentrators for a torch like your describing. Purity at the upper end of their spec is always a big question on these and duty cycle and lifetime on the pumps and concentrators is questionable as well. I think the decision is best made after understanding what your consumption will be. I pay $9 for delivery for any number of items and rental on the dewer is 50 a month. My total oxygen costs for a year are around 1800. Keep in mind though that I am pushing the limits of what most folks do in boro. My 3.5" spheres and large solid sculptures require more oxygen than most ever use.

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Old 04-03-2019, 01:00 PM
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Any thoughts on just how much you intend to work on this setup in a typical week and what you are going to make?
I really will not be pushing the limits
I posted a couple of photos:
http://talk.craftweb.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=21
in an earlier thread:
http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?t=12265
So, basically, small sculptural things to start. Maybe some 1.5" to 2" paperweights eventually if the fancy strikes (I really love making soft glass paperweights).

This is why I think that I am not going to need a huge oxy supply.
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:40 PM
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I really will not be pushing the limits
I posted a couple of photos:
http://talk.craftweb.com/showpost.ph...6&postcount=21
in an earlier thread:
http://talk.craftweb.com/showthread.php?t=12265
So, basically, small sculptural things to start. Maybe some 1.5" to 2" paperweights eventually if the fancy strikes (I really love making soft glass paperweights).

This is why I think that I am not going to need a huge oxy supply.
OK. Just keep in mind that most of the reactive striking boro colors require lots of heat and an oxidizing atmosphere to get the best results from. As you work more with Boro I think you will eventually come to the conclusion that more is just about always better. I won't beat a dead horse anymore.
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Old 04-03-2019, 03:59 PM
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I would suggest that you join The Glassifieds group on facebook. Someone just posted a complete Homefill with reg, whip, and 3 tanks for sale. I see them fairly regularly there.
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Just found this on ebay . Good deal considering the marver and flashbacks.
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Randy check your usage on the concentrator/generator. Itís expensive to change the catalyst cylinders. Mine beeps after using it a while. It used to bother me Because no one could tell me why. I refurbished the compressor but that did not help. So I use it with the beep and hope for the best. I did not change the catalyst cylinder. Zeolite.
You always need more oxygen than you think you need.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:55 PM
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Randy check your usage on the concentrator/generator. It’s expensive to change the catalyst cylinders. Mine beeps after using it a while. It used to bother me Because no one could tell me why. I refurbished the compressor but that did not help. So I use it with the beep and hope for the best. I did not change the catalyst cylinder. Zeolite.
You always need more oxygen than you think you need.
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I would have taken it apart and killed the little speaker. The beeping noise would drive me crazy. I have several homefill units I've dissembled and just have the motor on a switch. We aren't using this for breathing so purity is only an issue if you can't get the heat you need from it.

The concentrators have a intake filter. If they get clogged it will send off the alarm because it's not getting enough intake air. Check the filter.

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Old 04-10-2019, 08:13 AM
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Thanks sky. I did everything other than change the catalyst. Filter was clogged but I cleaned it, replaced sleeves , seals etc.
I will cut the alarm but was keeping it for a while longer . It comes on then I switch of for 2 mins then back on again and it takes a while to come on again.
I am so happy to not have to refil the expensive k tanks but not so happy when I get brown glass sometimes.
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