View Full Version : Rosebud for torch
08-24-2011, 04:21 AM
I am going to start a different thread for Dave's question so that we don't get the cutting thread off topic.
I'd like to hear comments about rose tips, having never used one.
08-24-2011, 05:01 AM
Like you, I used a big welding tip or a cutting torch to heat with for years. Then I got a rosebud. WOW! Lots of heat and it's spread out a little more than the cutting tip or welding tip. The rosebud does use a lot of the gases though.
08-24-2011, 05:40 AM
an important thing about using a Rosebud is that they are equal pressure tips. so make sure you are using the correct pressures and that your Acetylene and your Oxygen are set at the same settings. Like 10psi on both. Also make sure all the connections and the tip is tight. No gas leaks. since they get so hot they tend to get loose if they are not pretty tight to begin with.
08-24-2011, 07:33 AM
Rose buds do indeed eat up gas, but if you need to heat an area, they are much better than cutting or welding tips.
My local gas supplier keeps Victor charts in stock, telling you what pressure to run with what size tip. Likely they are posted on the internet also. Frequently find that people don't follow the advice and then wonder why they aren't getting good results.
For heating large areas the thing to use is a 500K BTU weed burner on propane, available from HF. They are also used for torch down roofing materials. The cost of operating is much less than oxy acet. They are also great for organic weed removal (simply melt off the waxy covering on the weed leaf, but watch for starting fires) and for starting that brush pile on fire that got rained on.
08-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Make sure you use a large acetylene tank if you use a rosebud because you are going to be pulling a lot of gas out. If you pull acetylene out of the tank at too high a percentage of tank capacity we will be reading about you in the paper. It can become unstable.
08-25-2011, 05:37 AM
When I have to heat things up and dont want to fire up the forge, I made a Treddle torch for this.It really saves on gas from constantly starting and stopping and resetting your torch..DanI put this together for the metal meet this last weekend figuring that we would make some slappers. This would be easier than firing up the forge if there were only a few people that wanted to make them. Check out the
youtube and tell me what you think. Dan
08-25-2011, 06:35 AM
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