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Old 08-01-2019, 11:18 PM
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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.
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Old 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.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:26 PM
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Here is National's web page.
https://nationaltorch.com/charleys-gas-saver/

Wales page will coming on line in Sept.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:17 PM
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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!
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:53 PM
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Is this self lighting when you close the handle?
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:58 PM
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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.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:29 PM
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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.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:01 AM
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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.
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:36 PM
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Pilot lights

try these.


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



https://jetsinc.com/tools-and-suppli...d-touch-spark/
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Old 08-31-2019, 02:42 PM
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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.

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Old 09-01-2019, 02:26 PM
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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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