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Hi there, despite brand new torch, brand new regulators and gas tanks, I cannot get a decent hot flame on my oxyacetylene torch, and what flame I can get, goes out within seconds of heating a crucible.....what can I do?

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If your flame goes out check the following:a) check your acetylene and oxygen pressure, for this kind of job acetylene should be at 4 psi and oxygen at 10.b) Check you're using the right type of nozzle for the job and this nozzle is clean.

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