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Maggie Abdel Rahman
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The right torch for bullseye rods

Postby Maggie Abdel Rahman » Mon May 29, 2017 4:55 pm

I tried to make little leaves using bullseye rods. I used a dual-fuel torch (oxygen and propane), but the glass colors changed and the clear glass rod turned greyish. Is a single fuel torch better with soft glass ?

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Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Postby Tom Fuhrman » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:49 am

Dual is required, but it must be surface mix, not premix. I've been using a Nortel minor for many years and now have switched to a Bethlehem Alpha, You also have to have your flame adjusted correctly and work way out in the end of the flame.

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Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Postby Maggie Abdel Rahman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am

Many thanks Tom

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Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Postby jim simmons » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:44 pm

Main thing is to use the proper gas mix, and work way out in the flame.

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Re: The right torch for bullseye rods

Postby Maggie Abdel Rahman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:44 pm

Thank you for your tip Jim


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