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  1. #1
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    My oxy/accy torches suck.

    My torches are screwed...had a good set but the accy regulator went.

    Using Chink made junk right now.

    The press on both gases won't stay on the settings I set an the raise 10 psia when I am brazing..getting sputters, flame outs and soot build up in the tip.

    Flame goes cold on me....just all kinds of BS.


    I don't know what's good these days....any help PLEASE!

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    http://www.nrproducts.com/products/P...ols.pdf#page=3

    I like the " stubby handle " and the #15 heating tip.

    I also like the Smith stuff but it takes me awhile to get the hang of some of those.

    I use Victor regulators , man they are tough.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    My torches are screwed...had a good set but the accy regulator went.

    Using Chink made junk right now.

    The press on both gases won't stay on the settings I set an the raise 10 psia when I am brazing..getting sputters, flame outs and soot build up in the tip.

    Flame goes cold on me....just all kinds of BS.


    I don't know what's good these days....any help PLEASE!
    If you can find an old set of Linde regulators, buy them! Built like a brick outhouse and hold their settings.
    I use Turbo Torch not the Cut Skill crap. But have always had problems with their regulators. They do warranty them for 3 years,I think??? Uniweld regulators the old ones anyway, were good. Don't know about the new ones.

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  5. #5
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    I sure hope this isn't a rookie question: The ball valves on my torch handle are harder than hell to open after I close the. Sometime they leak by.

    Is this just a worn out handle or is soot bulit up around the shut offs?

    Can replacement valves be purchased or do I need a new handle too?

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvaclover View Post
    I sure hope this isn't a rookie question: The ball valves on my torch handle are harder than hell to open after I close the. Sometime they leak by.

    Is this just a worn out handle or is soot bulit up around the shut offs?

    Can replacement valves be purchased or do I need a new handle too?
    Considering they're Chinese junk, probably worn out. Usually they're too loose,and you have to tighten the packing nut.

    You might want to Craigslist that puppy and buy a new one.

  7. #7
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    well, looks like Clover is stuck with hos oxy/mapp torches for now.

    thanks for the help.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    I have that in a crappy plastic tote.

  9. #9
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    I got the Smith Quickbraze setup a few months ago. The torch handle is very small and light, and it comes with a few different tips. I brazed a 2-5/8" ball valve easily with the included tips, so it can get pretty hot. Im sure it can do larger pipe if needed as well.

    They sell a kit with or without regulators.

    http://www.smithequipment.com/produc...012/page11.pdf

  10. #10
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    i've the uniweld set up and really love it. best torch set i've ever had or used
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  11. #11
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    Uniweld set for me also... with the dark green tote.

    Had a regulator go out... just bought a replacement regulator at the supply house... they carry uniweld regulators singly.

    I actually have more issues with my N2 regulator than my torch.
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  12. #12
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    If your looking for a new set check out Smith Equipment, they have lifetime warranties and are well built. The Quickbraze looks like a nice set up as well.

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