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MangoBeads
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2015, 08:52:54 AM »

My two pence worth .....

Always leave Oxygen valve open.

If you only have a 5 litre oxycon you need to get the best output from it that you can to get the best flame for the Alpha - IMO they run better on bigger oxycons although they will run on 5 litres.

SO if that is what you have heres a little tip from David.....

 ... cut the nozzle on your Christmas tree attachment back so that you have a bigger outlet hole therefore more oxygen can leave the concentrator and fuel your flame.... makes a huge difference everyone that we suggest it to at the workshop has done it and been amazed at the results.

PS The Alpha is the best torch in the world !
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2015, 02:03:43 PM »

Quote from: MangoBeads link=topic=46061.msg693975#msg693975

PS The Alpha is the best torch in the world !

Except for the Bravo 😉
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 02:43:25 PM »

Yay and success. Flame now a happy flame and me a happy me...now can no longer blame the tools for the dodgy beads that happen.

Thank you all for your advice and guidance.

And here is my Alpha in all its glory including arm rest

DSC_0085 by Richard Nash, on Flickr

DSC_0084 by Richard Nash, on Flickr

And also should mention I removed the Fireblanket and metal try I have under the flame for the photo.

I am now a very happy person Grin
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2015, 02:45:36 PM »

So you should be, with a torch like that!  There'll be no holding you now. Cheesy  Looking forward to seeing some of your beads.

Nick
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2015, 03:03:33 PM »

Now it is working as it should with a few minor tweaks as suggested. Have already made some pleasing beads using techniques learnt on Saturday (Gravity Waves mostly) but am now enjoying lampwork even more. Couldnt wait to get home from work today and play.
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2015, 04:20:38 PM »


SO if that is what you have heres a little tip from David.....

 ... cut the nozzle on your Christmas tree attachment back so that you have a bigger outlet hole therefore more oxygen can leave the concentrator and fuel your flame.... makes a huge difference everyone that we suggest it to at the workshop has done it and been amazed at the results.


Hi-jacking this thread for a moment, sorry...just wanted to ask if people do this for working with the Minor torch too or just for the more powerful ones? Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2015, 05:18:01 PM »

We do it with all our torches in the workshop and have done for years Wink minors, crickets , alphas ......
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2015, 05:37:33 PM »

Can I do this with a new 10 litre from Martin?
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2015, 05:49:55 PM »

The 10'litre from Martin doesn't have a Christmas Tree on it the pipe fits straight onto a metal fitting so the maximum flow is coming out of the machine anyway Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2015, 07:35:19 PM »

well thats good to know manda.. so I wont be taking my hacksaw to it then  Grin Grin
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