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Old 01-22-2011, 11:19 PM
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Question Torch Back cap ??

Today I accidentally knocked my torch off on to the floor and the long back cap broke in two
Being I can not pick one up till Tuesday when my LWS will be open is it a bad idea to plug up the hole in it with something like JB Weld so I can still finish up the welding I need done before Monday, Or should I just wait till I can pick up a new one? I was thinking it wont hurt being im just plugging up the hole where the gas can not escape.
But thought I would ask if this is a bad idea or will it get me by till then.

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:32 PM
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I have plugged them up and used them before. Worked ok for me.

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:45 PM
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Thanks' Scotts

Just wanted to be sure, I'm going to buy three or four just to have on hand this time.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:46 AM
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You may want to check into the shorty caps. I run one on my 250 and being the clumsy person I am, I tent to knock my torch off. I have found, that these are less likely to brake, at least for me.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:29 AM
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Super glue has got me by in the past.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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Masking tape works well on backcaps.

We use it for sealing in purge argon at work so it's always handy.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, i used some epoxy and pluged it up so far it is working good.

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I have several button caps that I use for getting into tight places...these won't break when you drop them either...however you have to cut your tungstun shorter while using them. Glad your epoxy worked!!!
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I have even gone so far as to use a gob of Bazooka Joe bubble gum. I do prefer the short cap if and when I do any tig work anymore.
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