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Old 06-24-2020, 02:56 PM
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Its a great time to upgrade to a better used torch. Im seeing great deals on the facebook groups daily Franklin.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:21 PM
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I could window shop. What sites you look at?
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:25 PM
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Shaun my gauge is for flow rate not pressure. I will drop the flow and see if the pressure drops. But then I loose my flow. You canít win.
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In the case of an oxycon it's kind of one and the same. If it is giving out too much pressure to cause problems I'd be surprised, it's usually the opposite. I can honestly say I've never seen someone using just a standard medical oxycon use a regulator.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:34 PM
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I could window shop. What sites you look at?
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On facebook search for the torch working groups as well as for "GTT Torches for sale". I see a lot posted through friends as well. The GTTs still hold their resale value very well but Ive seen quite a few CCs and HAs for sale for cheap during this lockdown. The situation in the art community mimics what happened in 2008 during the .com crash. There are a lot of artists who weren't ready for the downturn or who couldn't change their business models to online sales that are now doing other things and their equipment is going cheap. Its very sad but its also an opportunity.
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Old 06-24-2020, 06:38 PM
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In the case of an oxycon it's kind of one and the same. If it is giving out too much pressure to cause problems I'd be surprised, it's usually the opposite. I can honestly say I've never seen someone using just a standard medical oxycon use a regulator.
My educated guess is that there is an internal seal issue causing back burn in the torch body. Those temps are out of the ordinary. I would be shocked if he had too much pressure from an oxycon.
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:59 PM
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Franklin, I owned this exact torch. I bought it at a yard sale from an old scientific glassblower.

I could never get it to burn right and it would always Blackburn inside the torch.

I ended up throwing it in the trash.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:44 PM
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Thanks Eben. Now I know why I got it for next to nothing. I still have my small NorteL
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