Q-200: My regulator (ITEM# 75581) seems to be leaking through a tiny hole below the upper push/pull cap and there is no way to tell how much pressure there is. Do you have any suggestions?
Forney ITEM# 75581 which is the full size regulator with 3/8" NPT threads does not come with a gauge or mounting bracket. We recommend that you turn down the pressure until the leak stops and then slowly turn it back up.
If the unit has been in service for an extended time then further repair or replacement may be in order.
Q-201: Is ITEM# 75570 okay to use on a Sanborn air compressor 3- 1/2 H.P.?
We would not recommend this unit be used on a 3 1/2 H.P. compressor as it is only rated at 2 H.P.
Q-202: Does ITEM# 87801 match the threads on a Victor Firepower RF250 Series Acetylene Regulator?
Looking at the Victor website, it shows that if your tank has male threads you should use a CGA 300 regulator. In this case Forney ITEM# 87801 won't work, but Forney ITEM# 87802 will.
Q-203: I have a Harris 72-2 Cutting attachment, can I replace it with your ITEM# 87082 or 87086 head?
After looking at a picture of the Harris 72-2 attachment, we would not recommend Forney ITEM# 87082 or 87086 attachments for your handle. The 72-2 appears to be a heavy duty attachment where ours are only rated for medium duty.
Q-205: What is the melting point of your silver solder ITEM# 38116?
The technical 'liquidus solidus' temperature for this solder is 430 degrees Fahrenheit with an application range of 400 to 700 and a working temperature up to 1100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q-207: I have a Harris cutting torch and was wondering if I would be able to put a Victor head on the Harris barrel?
We would strongly advise you not to mix different manufacturers' gas welding equipment. The parts may have the same thread but probably will not seal inside, creating a very dangerous situation. Even similar looking equipment from the same company may not be compatible.
Q-208: I need a gas valve, swan neck and swan neck liner for a 130FI. There is no supplier in my area. How do I order the parts?
The parts you're looking for are:
- Gas valve - ITEM# 85190
- Swan neck - ITEM# 85191
- Swan neck liner - ITEM# 85377
Q-209: I need to gas weld or braze a 1/4" thick crack in a cast iron low pressure water heater - what is the best filler for brazing or gas welding?
The best filler material we have is our Bare Brass Brazing Rod. It's great for water tanks and many cast iron applications. It does require the use of flux in the process.
Q-210: Which rosebud tip should I use for my Forney torch?
Q-211: Do you have or know where I can get adapters for UK oxygen acetylene tanks to a United States Victor cutting torch?
Unfortunately we don't carry the adapter you require for your conversion. Check with your local gas supplier.
Q-212: Do you have spark starters?
We currently carry three spark starters:
Q-215: I have a Forney cutting torch SA5870 and I'm looking for the fine tune screw.
Unfortunately, we don't stock this part. You may with to check with your local gas supplier.
Q-218: Would the Forney ITEM# 86152 make my Italian Walkover torch kit work with American gas tanks? The nipple on my hose is currently too big to connect to disposable propone/O2 tanks.
Forney ITEM# 86152 is not recommended for this purpose. We recommend that you purchase a 1/4" or 3/8" hose as a possible alternative.
Q-219: Why your cylinders are stamped with UN/ISO instead of DOT standards?
It's essentially the same standard, except the UN/ISO standard is globally recognized (including by the USDOT) instead of just being recognized in the US/Canada. The bottom row of the stamping on our cylinders contains the UN/ISO standard stamp. There should be no issue on the fill station filling our cylinders based off the UN/ISO stamp.
Q-220: Can you tell me the composition by percentages of Forney ITEM# 38106?
Lead is shown on the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as 80 - 100%, Tin is between 1 and 5%, and Metal between 1 and 5%.
You can also see the SDS on the product page here: https://www.forneyind.com/products/solder--general-purpose-repair--solid-core--1-8--16-oz
Q-222: I have the Forney ITEM# 1680 light duty oxy fuel torch set - can I use it with propane? I realize I would need to change to a propane cutting tip.
You may use propane with the other components in the set. The only difference is that propane will dry out the O-rings on the torch and handle, the diaphragm on the regulator, as well as the hose quicker than acetylene will.