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Old 01-09-2019, 10:49 AM
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I was cutting around 3/4 inch thick metal. it's a #1 tip. yes, it was cutting through. I think the fault was that I didn't have the nut tightened enough. it must have loosen up, then the nut got damaged. I definitely won't be making that mistake again!
Post pix of said tip please, take the tip off, and post some pic
up in the torch where the tip goes as well.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:55 PM
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We Live an learn my friend we live an learn, But please use a bit more caution and attention to the equipment. It is important to stop look and inspect lots of shop equipment when something you know just doesn't seem rite, As it can cost you life or limb....
Thanks for your concern, as I mention previously I'm a newbie at this cutting torch business. luckily for me this turned out to be a learning experience instead of a ambulance ride. I have read all the posts and have already learned stuff.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:03 PM
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Post pix of said tip please, take the tip off, and post some pic
up in the torch where the tip goes as well.
Sorry about not answering your prior questions completely. it's a two piece propane tip. it's an Apollo cutting torch which I purchased from a company called Mundaka technology which is located in Florida. I contacted them a couple of days ago about an issue with the torch and they FedEx'd a replacement which I just received today. dropped the defective one off at the post office already. the new one is working ok, just have to stop at a junk yard or metal place to buy stuff to practice on.
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Replacement is good, as the tip seat in the torch head could be damaged.

I had a leaker (would just have a small flame at the tip nut) finally got it
up to Buffalo one day, there is a shop that still works on torches & regulators.

I think it was $10 and I came back in an hour, and it was repaired & tested.

Mine are all "Airco/concoa" and the tapered seat needs a $180 reamer
to clean it up, something I'm not buying.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:52 PM
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Replacement is good, as the tip seat in the torch head could be damaged.

I had a leaker (would just have a small flame at the tip nut) finally got it
up to Buffalo one day, there is a shop that still works on torches & regulators.

I think it was $10 and I came back in an hour, and it was repaired & tested.

Mine are all "Airco/concoa" and the tapered seat needs a $180 reamer
to clean it up, something I'm not buying.
I picked up a torch a few days ago I sent off for repair apparently they did not test it go it back and every time you try to ad the Oxy it hisses and blows back and sound like an internal leak they charged me 45 to ( fix) it but fudged it up worse as it was working better than that when I took it in just the valves were a bit loose on act side and really tight on the oxy side

so now I'm looking for different outfit to take it too has always been prior to this a good torch...
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:03 PM
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I picked up a torch a few days ago I sent off for repair apparently they did not test it go it back and every time you try to ad the Oxy it hisses and blows back and sound like an internal leak they charged me 45 to ( fix) it but fudged it up worse as it was working better than that when I took it in just the valves were a bit loose on act side and really tight on the oxy side

so now I'm looking for different outfit to take it too has always been prior to this a good torch...
https://m.facebook.com/EmpireTorchandRegulatorRepair/

They said they get allot of their work by UPS these days, as there
are very few places left that do this kind of work.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:29 PM
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since you guys are a plethora of info, what are the settings when using a heating attachment? Thanks
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since you guys are a plethora of info, what are the settings when using a heating attachment? Thanks
Some say 5 on acet and 15 on oxy but
I set mine at 10 and 20
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:36 PM
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Different tips have different gas requirements. Your best bet is to read the manual/literature that came with your torch.

Here is a video they made us watch in the welding lab when I was in college. It gives a lot of good info on how to adjust your cutting torch. You don't have to be quite that scientific about it, but it is a much better starting place than just winging it
https://youtu.be/f2amO0T3vkQ
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
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Not sure if the OEM is Koike but they list Apollo flashback arrestors under that name.

https://www.koike-asia.com/Home/Acce...y_fuel_torches

They bought some Airco IP long ago and the ones I worked with used Airco style tips.

Airco tip chart w. pressure recommendations: http://www.concoa.com/docs/ADIS/ADI3870A.pdf

BTW I have great results buying (many, I collect as well as use) used older US-made torches and parts via Ebay. Even if they fix yours it's wise to have a spare. Airco/Concoa can be had with steel heads if you want to use that style tip but Victor parts and tips are most commonly available. Victor parts are by far the most available.
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