- Victor #0 cutting tip on a medium duty (250) torch
- 206cf Acetylene 280cf Oxygen, both mostly full
- 3-5psi Acetylene
- 15psi Oxygen
I tune the acetylene to a non-smoking flame that hasn't jumped off the tip but when I start to turn up the oxygen before I get a neutral flame the torch starts popping. This tip is pretty new and I cleaned it again after this started.
The last time using it I had a loud squeal for a bit before I realized what was happening - did I damage the tip somehow? Since that happened I have not been able to get a neutral flame.
I have tried turning up the Acet. high enough to get the flame to jump off the tip but that doesn't seem to help.
What am I missing, do I just need to toss this tip?