Re: Acetylene Tank Valve Leak [photo]--burnt hand
Yeah. I learned the same at both an industrial cutting/welding course and a government gasfitter certification course when working as a tradesman in heavy industry.
In the TV shows, are they using bottles or a manifold system? That will make a difference. The gas supply valve for a manifold system is a 1/4 turn open or close valve, the same as for a residence using natural gas. The user ports on the manifold are opened all the way to ensure sufficient gas flow for the appliance.
Keep in mind that while the supply valve for a manifold system may be wide open at 1/4 turn, it is supporting several appliances, each with their own demands for gas flow. The objective of using a 1/4 turn valve is still speed in shutting off the gas flow in an emergency when time may be critical.
Yep--I agree 100%-- I took that tank back today and talked with guy in charge he started giving me some say static about situation so I caught on and told him my hand will heal up all I want is credit for the gas in that tank and a new one so I can get on with what I,m doing. He change his whole tone after that--Think he thought I was going to sue him or something??
62, Diesel Mechanic, John deere rebuild,Welder, Wood worker, All in All HAndy