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My new Bobcat torch!
This was supposed to be my Christmas present, but I've been having the devil of a time lately with my current lampwork torch. Or the propane. Or the oxygen concentrator. No one seems to know for sure.
I'll be going along fine for about an hour, making beads, humming along, when all of a sudden, pressure drops in everything and my flame dwindles. I've posted this dilemma on Lampwork Etc and had several people give suggestions, and then a local lampworking friend came over to test things out -- and we're all still stumped.
|photo by Cindy Wimmer|
Soooooo. The plan right now -- get my Christmas present early. Next -- replace the propane tank, even though it's not empty. My friend will come over then and run another test. Heaven forbid the problem is with the oxygen concentrator, because that's my most expensive piece of equipment, and it weighs a ton so who knows what shipping it off for repair would cost.
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Keep your fingers crossed for me. I was having so much fun melting glass before this flame poofing out on me thing started and it's now just frustrating me to no end. Of course, it's also been hot as Hades and probably not a good time to even THINK about using a flame, but still.
(And isn't it cool that my torch is purple????)