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  • Can I use a Gas Saver valve with a rosebud tip?

    I got a Gas Saver valve, which shuts off the acetylene and oxygen when the torch is hung on a hook. It has a handy pilot light to relight the torch.

    Well, I set the thing up last night with a Victor #6 rosebud -- I was especially eager to use the valve with high consumption setups like this. Well, when I hung the torch on the hook it went out with a BANG. And then when I went to ignite it off the pilot light it again went BANG and did not light -- but it did blow out the pilot light. And scared the crap out of me!

    The manual that comes with the valve suggests that adjusting the valve to cut off the acetylene a little later than the oxygen (I think) can resolve this. But frankly I am a little gunshy now.

    Do these Gas Savers only work for relatively low flow rates? Anyone use one with a rosebud?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by McCharley View Post
    ...adjusting the valve to cut off the acetylene a little later than the oxygen (I think) can resolve this. But frankly I am a little gunshy now...
    I've no experience with these, but this part does make sense, so is worth trying.

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    • #3
      I doubt it, wayyy too much flow. They are really for welding tips in production to speak. For assembly work where there is a lot of idle time.
      Sberry
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      Last edited by Sberry; 01-04-2022, 08:39 AM.
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      • #4
        Sberry, I think you're right on. I've only seen them used with much lower flow rates. I actually think it's a little dangerous with high flow rates because you can get gas buildup so fast.

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