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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Mattwho777 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm

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Mattwho777 wrote:I was thinking about ordering a set off Amazon so I could get multiple different cup sizes but now I think I'm just going to go to the LWS and buy just one and see if it works or not. The large gas lens is the one I want to use but like I said they gave me the wrong insulator and It was not sealing right. :roll:

Even good gas lenses are cheap and Like Olivero said, you can take it back and bitch at 'em if it doesn't work. Are you talking about the teflon insulator for the gas lens? I use one only because I bought a few by mistake but (arguably) they aren't necessary but that's another argument for another day 8-)


No I wasn't mad a the LWS. I just have another Large Dia. gas lens that I haven't been able to use because they gave me the wrong Teflon insulator. Hopefully that one does better than the one I was using before.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 5:39 pm

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Mattwho777 wrote:I was thinking about ordering a set off Amazon so I could get multiple different cup sizes but now I think I'm just going to go to the LWS and buy just one and see if it works or not. The large gas lens is the one I want to use but like I said they gave me the wrong insulator and It was not sealing right. :roll:

Even good gas lenses are cheap and Like Olivero said, you can take it back and bitch at 'em if it doesn't work. Are you talking about the teflon insulator for the gas lens? I use one only because I bought a few by mistake but (arguably) they aren't necessary but that's another argument for another day 8-)


No I wasn't mad a the LWS. I just have another Large Dia. gas lens that I haven't been able to use because they gave me the wrong Teflon insulator. Hopefully that one does better than the one I was using before.

You can use that lens without the insulator. Your lens threads into the torch body right? The insulator does nothing to seal the torch from air inclusion. If you look at it, it will make sense. Can't even say how many times I have had "that" argument. :lol:
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Poland308 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:40 pm

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I got lucky. I was at the LWS and asked about Pyrex gas lenses. They dug one out of a box and gave it to me to try. Liked it so much now I'm going to have to buy more sizes.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Mattwho777 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:43 pm

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I got lucky. I was at the LWS and asked about Pyrex gas lenses. They dug one out of a box and gave it to me to try. Liked it so much now I'm going to have to buy more sizes.


That's the one I would really like to have. Let us know what you think.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 5:46 pm

If they gave it to you then the price was right but after all I have read, I wouldn't pay the "left nut" asking price for one.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Poland308 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:07 pm

I love it. I was able to get down in a deep recess on that aluminum casting but still see. And it was a noticeable difference in gas coverage over the standard gas lenses I have with alumina cups.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Olivero » Tue May 09, 2017 6:40 pm

Weeeeeell. I never tried a gas lens, I told Nail I would... but I never did.

I like the alumina cups.
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:43 pm

Olivero wrote:Weeeeeell. I never tried a gas lens, I told Nail I would... but I never did.

I like the alumina cups.

You never tried a gas lens???? :cry:
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Re: BAD GAS/WRONG GAS

Postby Poland308 » Tue May 09, 2017 6:47 pm

I've got standard ones with alumina cups but I don't use them much. But this one from CK is a whole step up in how the welds turn out.
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