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The Lost Art of Oxy Fuel Welding

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.

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jermaine

i love Oxy-Fuel welding don’t eva change

Holydiver22
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Holydiver22

It is my opinion that one should become profienceient with oxyfuel welding proceess first so that they fully understand what is occuring in the weld for instance proper munipulation of the heat zone/transformation of the moleculure structure of the steel just prior to i melting point also learning about the varyimg behavioral charateristics of different types of metal at diffrent tempatures it is one thing to read about it and look at photos in a book but its is something entirely different to see it for real and i beleive oxyfuel allows a begginner welder to better understand and observe/learn… Read more »

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fransami

I just started welding and oxy welding has so far peek my interest to learn more about. Can anyone tell me how to manipulate the temperature of the torch? I am learning to make beads but it seems I am melting the metal since I am holding the tip to close to the piece. Also ,does the bead needs to be a certain diameter?

James
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James

Manipulation of the torch temperature is achieved by : 1. Proper neutral flame 2. Angle of the torch 3. The ability to see when and if the puddle is too hot or too cold If one of your problems is having the puddle too hot and burning a hole in the metal, the simplest thing to do is…pull the flame completely away until the metal cools down. Another thing to look at is, the angle of the torch while welding. If it is more perpendicular to the plate, then more heat will be applied. If your puddle seems to be… Read more »

milton
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milton

how often do we have to clean the tips?

alexander lucea
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alexander lucea

Is it possible to get smaller or larger neutral flames out of one torch tip by varying the working pressures?

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