(Closing) Little Torch Regulator Propane | 014495264106
Model or style no.: Single-stage
Shipping weight: 3.47 lbs (1.57kg)
Original SKU: 830-1023
For single torch use. Compact regulators provide accurate control of propane for welding, soldering, brazing and heating operations.
- UL listed, 100% tested and made in USA
- Safety reverse flow check valves included as standard equipment
- Color coded for safe and easy identification
- Heavy duty industrial construction for extended service
- Available with 1 PSI increment gauges for maximum outlet control, designed for small torches
- Easy to ready 2" brass gauges
- Easy-turning T-bars
How To Understand the A's and B's of Torch Fittings
So simple, there isn't even a "C" to this one. Understand how to tell the difference between "A" and "B" torch fittings as well as the difference between fuel and oxygen connections.
• "A"-style fittings have 3/8" threading.
• "B"-style fittings have 9/16" threading.
• Fuel fittings are left-threaded and tighten to the left. They are standard-marked with a groove (notch) on the screw nut.
• Oxygen fittings are right-threaded and tighten to the right. They are standard-marked with a smooth screw nut (no notch).
How To Store and Use Fuel Gas and Oxygen Safely
Fuel gas and oxygen are essential to soldering operations and, though they can be extremely dangerous, when you know how to store and use them with unwavering attention to safety steps, they can be very safe. Follow all precautions to ensure your operation is as safe and dependable as it can be.
IMPORTANT notes about converting from compressed air to oxygen
• If you use your torch with compressed air, dedicate that torch for ONLY compressed air and fuel, and NEVER switch it back to oxygen and fuel operation.
• NEVER use an oxygen regulator for compressed air. Oxygen must never be allowed to contact grease, oil or other petroleum-based substances.
In the presence of oxygen, these substances become highly explosive and can ignite and burn violently. Once your designated torch has been used with compressed air, it should not be used again with oxygen unless the oxygen hose is replaced with a new one and the correct oxygen regulator is installed.
1 Store all fuel and oxygen tanks safely in an appropriate carrier or securely chain them to a wall to reduce the risk of valve damage that could potentially cause a dangerous release of compressed gas.
2 Always engage the main tank shut-off after every use.
3 Purge all fuel and oxygen lines before each use to ensure no mixed gases remain in the torch system.
4 Always check all connections for any possible leaks whenever you're setting up tank and torch systems and whenever you're changing tanks.
5 Always wear safety equipment when soldering, brazing or welding.
6 Always use flashback arrestors and check-valves in lines to prevent a hose fire from reaching the tank.
The Basics On How To Solder Effectively
Here's how to solder effectively using the basic skills for soldering. Follow these steps to ensure strong, long-lasting joint.
Solder won’t flow on a dirty or greasy surface. Use a de-greasing detergent cleaner and an abrasive pad, or an abrasive such as pumice powder to remove dirt or grease from the metal being soldered. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning. You can also steam-clean the workpieces.
Components, findings and joints must fit tightly together. Gaps in joints and poorly matched junctures between parts create a poor solder joint, which could result in pitting of the solder or in a weak joint that could break. Occasionally, solder simply will not fill a poor-fitting area.
Flux prepares the metal surface to receive the fluid solder. When applying flux, make sure it is in contact with the solder at all times and that it touches both metal parts being joined. Some self-pickling fluxes also help dissolve oxides. Keeping the joint oxide-free is important for creating the ideal soldering surface.
Use either a neutral flame (equal parts oxygen and gas) or a reducing flame (more gas than oxygen). The metal adjacent to the joint must reach the necessary temperature before solder will flow. First concentrate the heat on the surrounding surface, then on the joint to be soldered. Remember, solder flows to the hottest part of the surface and toward the flame.
After soldering, use a mild acid pickle to clean nonferrous metals. This removes oxides and other soldering residues prior to finishing. When storing solders, keep them free from dirt and grease. Sheet solders may be cleaned to remove dirt or residue.