The Lost Art of Oxy Fuel Welding
I happen to love welding with the oxy fuel process. It is one of the first things I learned to do. I remember the anxious feelings I had when I first got the acetylene lit off and wondering if I would burn my face off. I learned to weld on sheet metal first and when I tried to weld on a thick piece of steel, I almost died when the flame backfired on me. Oh the joy of oxy fuel welding. Since then, I keep the tasks to sheet metal work and I have great results. Proper regulator setup is a must. With a #2 tip, both working pressures should be the same, like 3-3, instead of the typical cutting oxygen settings I see people set it to. This process does not lend itself to production type facilities, which the electric arc processes far surpass it, but for therapy it has almost no equal. Some schools no longer teach this process for the sake of time. I can only recommend it because I understand its place, like the advantages and disadvantages. You should try it for the sake of the experience.