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02-15-2004, 08:31 PM
QUESTION: Why do some Aceytlene bottles need a cylinder
wrench to open them, and others have their own valve handles ?
It must not have anything to do with size, because I've seen
"B" size cylinders (which are quite small) that need a wrench
to open them. Larger sizes, like 75cf. have their own
handle on the valve....and yet others, like a 136cf. "flat-top"
need a cylinder wrench to open ? Just wondering :confused:
02-15-2004, 09:55 PM
I have been wondering about that for years myself. :confused:
02-15-2004, 11:08 PM
It's just a matter of what valve the distributor chose to use.
In this town, you need regulator adaptors to switch from one distributor's cylinder to another distributor's.
Just think how many of those damn wrenches somebody got to sell, and how many torch repairs when people used those wrenches to torque torch heads to torch handles.
02-15-2004, 11:41 PM
You would think, in an industry as important as welding, that
everything would be standardized !
02-15-2004, 11:45 PM
P.S. . . . .Even I know that you put the nozzle, (or cutting head) on HAND TIGHT ONLY ! :angel:
02-15-2004, 11:49 PM
you'd think standardization would be..........well standard! maybe they're really making some $$ on all those wrenches and adaptors. what really shocked me was right hand threads on acet. bottles when i moved to the wash. dc area. all i had in tx. were all left hand threads. :cool:
02-16-2004, 03:53 PM
if you look up the word standard in the dictionary there are 11 different definitions and 6 uses of the adjective.
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