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    Sticky: Taking the next step with torches. A custom 15'...

    Taking the next step with torches. A custom 15' torch is being built to access the inside of the boilers. We have 10 stories of exposure and 16 ft. reach. The choices were spider baskets, bosom...
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    Sticky: Thanks Sawmilling. Very informational and as...

    Thanks Sawmilling. Very informational and as usual my learning curve just sky rocketed. Once again your insights are valuable and will make a huge difference in this challenge. Thank you.
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    Sticky: Thank you HMburner and PistoneScrapProcessing for...

    Thank you HMburner and PistoneScrapProcessing for your insights, ideas, and information. HM, could you post a picture of your homemade evaporator. I think I understand, but want to make sure. It...
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    Sticky: This is interesting and something I will try...

    This is interesting and something I will try tomorrow. No matter how high I have turned the oxygen, I could not prevent the slag from pooling at the bottom of the pipe. The pipe we are cutting...
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    Sticky: Fun Tip: I have a hard time keeping cold...

    Fun Tip:

    I have a hard time keeping cold drinks ready throughout the day. Two solutions that have proved valuable as the weather warms. First when arriving on site in the morning, Mt. Dew and...
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    Sticky: Just posted some pictures on the main thread and...

    Just posted some pictures on the main thread and thought it was a good time to share our basic cutting strategies. These do not work in all situations, but when followed save on equipment, increase...
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    Sticky: Just an update on our progress with the torches. ...

    Just an update on our progress with the torches. We have 15 Smith torches and 5 Petrogen torches. Both companies gave our crew clinics on their equipment and we are burning better than ever. Each...
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    Sticky: An apology is needed. A previous post about...

    An apology is needed. A previous post about experimenting with natural gas was placed somewhere on the forum, but I cannot find it. The owner offered to plumb the building with natural gas, if we...
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    Sticky: This may explain why we are looking at natural...

    This may explain why we are looking at natural gas as a fuel for cutting.

    Residential Energy Cost Comparison
    The costs of various forms of energy are calculated in several different ways. This...
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    Sticky: http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y500/mikekader...

    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y500/mikekadera/20140310_094002_1_zpsc83a8a84.jpg

    Miller/Smith Torches have been picked up directly from the factory. This is a display case when you enter the...
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    Sticky: Not if you are shy. o:)

    Not if you are shy. o:)
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    Sticky: The cutting will take place inside the building...

    The cutting will take place inside the building as well as outside. The Teflon hoses have a metal casing around them to limit damage. Repair and maintenance instruction is covered by our purchase...
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    Sticky: A decision has been made. We will be purchasing...

    A decision has been made. We will be purchasing Petrogen Torches, tips, Teflon hose, and tanks from Petrogen Inc. in Colorado Springs. TIP: Regular torch cutting hose will not work with gasoline or...
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    Sticky: Pistone was sent a PM with my guess about his...

    Pistone was sent a PM with my guess about his torch with the promise that if it was, I would not reveal it on the forum. Since it is not his torch, the information will be shared. Flameteck...
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    Sticky: Once again you have provided some great...

    Once again you have provided some great information. We actually have access to a rail scale and truck scale a half mile from the facility. This will allow us to ship by barge, rail, or truck. The...
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    Sticky: Saw - DJJ stands for David J. Joseph Co. is an...

    Saw - DJJ stands for David J. Joseph Co. is an international scrap metal dealer in the area the plant is located. DJJ is a large company, but not as large as Sims. They flew under my radar on this...
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    Sticky: A member of the forum pointed me in the right...

    A member of the forum pointed me in the right direction to find DJJ. I will be contacting them tomorrow.
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    Sticky: We will not have the tanks inside the building. ...

    We will not have the tanks inside the building. Propane will be on one side and liquid oxygen on the other side. Hoses will be mounted on the structural supports through out the building. That way...
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    Sticky: Pipestone - You have provided a great deal of...

    Pipestone - You have provided a great deal of information. Thank you.

    Turning up the pressure is a technique used by burners, not learners. The intent of the thread was to provide information to...
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    Sticky: The response to Bear's question about cutting in...

    The response to Bear's question about cutting in corners was seen as the same as painting one's self into a corner. After reviewing the thread, his question became clear. Attached is a video shot...
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    Sticky: It is funny you would ask that. Underwater...

    It is funny you would ask that. Underwater cutting was discussed as far as what fuels are used and why. There are two floors in the plant that we have to pump out to start the project. I am a...
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    Sticky: A formula was presented that may help in the...

    A formula was presented that may help in the decision of what type of torch set up you need. Every ones needs are different, types of metal to be cut, thickness of metal, available fuel, personal...
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    Sticky: Cutting school has been completed, certificates...

    Cutting school has been completed, certificates of completion provided and now it is time to organize the information received. This post will highlight Petrogen torches. This is not an endorsement...
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    Sticky: To eliminate possible confusion in the future,...

    To eliminate possible confusion in the future, this information is being provided. Smith Torches has been part of the Miller Welding company for quite a few years. They recently change the name to...
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    Sticky: You are absolutely right, experience is the key. ...

    You are absolutely right, experience is the key. Information and knowledge before you start does have it's benefits as well. The intent of the thread is not for one person to tell you what's going...
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