Oxy-Propane Cutting

mcidge

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What kind of pressures do you use at the regulators for Oxy-Propane cutting. Is there any different tip requirement?
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mikeyfrombc

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we did it at my old shop they used a tip that was chrome plated that,s all i know LOL , big 100lb bottle as well actually 2 of them lots of volume
 

tmathews

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Use a two piece tip.. For Victor torches it would be a GPN series tip. For Smith it would be a SC50 series tip...

How thick of material are you trying to cut?
 

atomicjoe23

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If no one else answers you with pressure setting in the next couple of hours I'll be at the shop and can check the chart for the recommended settings.
 

tmathews

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per the Victor tip chart... here is what you should be using / psig settings..

for 1/4" plate you will need a 00 size cutting tip.

Set your Oxy PSIG at 20/25 and your propane at 3/5 psig. Your speed should be 21/25 IPM with Kerf of .05
 

atomicjoe23

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IIRC Propane has a higher BTU content than acetylene so it's good for cutting and heating. . .not so good for welding though.
 

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You can definately save money using propane.

If you're doing a lot of cutting, liquid oxygen is the only way to go. The flame is the same, it's just way more storage/production capacity.

Don't try this at home... but oxy/gasoline also works for cutting. :eek:
 

mikeyfrombc

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You can definately save money using propane.

If you're doing a lot of cutting, liquid oxygen is the only way to go. The flame is the same, it's just way more storage/production capacity.

Don't try this at home... but oxy/gasoline also works for cutting. :eek:

we ran liquid oxy with propane at my old shop we cut up to 4" on a regular basis took my boss along time to switch over but once he did he was happy that he did .
 
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