I've been using a SureFire oxyacetylene torch set for some time (I'm a
newbie, BTW). Lately the acetylene regulator developed a worsening creep.
Took it to the shop, supposedly they dissasembled and cleaned it. Worked
for 2 days, and then back to creep (almost reached 15 psi in a few
Now I want to take it apart myself and do the cleaning to be sure.
However the regulator is somewhat different form the schematics I've seen.
Screwing out the housing cap and removing the diaphragm and the stirrup
(?) does not leave the internals exposed as I expected, but instead I see
a pin for the valve insert in a kind of slotted cylinder (valve stem?)
encased in more brass. The cylinder wont turn right or left and could not
pull it out.
Besides wanting it to work, also I want to learn how the
thing is built and assembled. The local shop guys dont have time for
I put online some pics of the regulator at
(Layout is horrible, it's my very first webpage solely for this purpose)
The regulator says Model No. TX99034. Comes with the torch kit OA3000
(see at . I cant
find any schematics or info regarding these regulators.
I am really stumped by this one. I cant practice my welds and that is
Any help is thanked in advance.
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- posted 18 years ago