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Old 03-04-2014, 11:45 PM
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Blowhose and swivel

Ok I have been using this swivel for the last year and I don't think you will ever find a better quality swivel then these. Both legs swivel so no more unwinding your blowhose. He also sells neon electrode boots. The 15-16 mm boot will fit nicely over the standard blowpipe. Snug fit easy on,off and super light weight. I noticed he is selling direct thru etsy so I thought I would post it here for easy shopping. I have nothing to gain if you buy one just feel it is a superior product that is worth owning. If you use a blowhose you will thank me. I use the 1/4" swivel.

If there is an option to say you will be using these for off hand work or where you heard about them please do. I would like to encourage him to explore our market. I'm going to guess there are as many off hand glass workers as scientific workers these days.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:22 AM
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Thanks Sky. I made that thread sticky.
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:58 AM
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With both ends swiveling it makes a huge difference.
A little graphite on the swivel helps to keep it moving well too.
Everyone I have seen wears their blow hose differently.
I have a name badge holder with the pull out string. I clip it on the right side of my shirt with the blow end about six inches out. I run the hose behind my neck and use a black binder clip on my left shoulder to hold the hose in place. The left side is free and pretty easy to control. I keep it in my back pocket when it is not plugged into the pipe.
What do you do?
Keep It Centered
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:06 PM
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I have been using this rig which I ordered after your post the other day. It is really very nice and way less leakage from the get-go than the brass fittings that I have ordered in the past. The brass single swivel fittings have typically leaked a bit even when new. This stainless one has almost no leakage, ie. you get what you blow.

Thanks for the tip and I gave Seth a heads up on your referral to furnace workers on Craftweb.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:07 PM
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And the neoprene fitting over the Delrin mouthpiece is snug and very efficient.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:07 AM
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Same here Sky…Thanks.

he gave me an extra boot free for Mentioning your name
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