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#16 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted November 07, 2011 - 08:51 PM

Pop-Back is caused by either the O-rings being bad or cut. Or the tip not seating properly in the torch head. Both are easily fixed by you or your local Welding shop.

Skyrydr2, I agree with you, Smith is one of the very best torch's on the market, I can't afford them to be used the way they are by my workers.

Always make sure your regulators have steel backed Diaphragms in them, they will last for ever if you take care of them. I never store them with tension on the springs.
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Posted November 19, 2011 - 07:34 AM

Thanks for the great info here guys. Relieving regulator spring tension is a great idea. I have a small Uniweld "soft torch" and B tank for small jobs that I really like but the regulator went bad and it looks like $80 + to replace. Looks like no cheap choices....LeeB




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