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    Default Newbie with a Torch!

    Hi All,

    I have just bought the Sievert Torch, it arrived today. I have connected it to a small Propane bottle, followed all the instructions and all worked well. However, it appears that no matter which way I turn the Regulator knob, up or down, it doesn't appear to have any effect on the flame. I am using the smallest flame attachment. Can anyone who uses the Sievert please advise me on where I should ideally set the regulator?

    Many thanks in advance

    Mark

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    You may have an extra low pressure regulator on the cylinder(37mb if I remember
    May not be enough oomph

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    Default Sievert Torch Regulator

    Quote Originally Posted by trialuser View Post
    You may have an extra low pressure regulator on the cylinder(37mb if I remember
    May not be enough oomph
    Thanks for the response it is most appreciated.

    As far as power coming out of the bottle is concerned, it is fine. There is a nice hot blue flame however, I need to know where the regulator should be set for safety sake. On the top of the regulator is the following info:

    Po: 0-4 bar
    Pi max : 16 bar
    Q : 8 kg/hr
    Model : 460

    But at the moment with this tip on, turning the knob either way has no effect. Maybe it is for when I am using a much larger tip, say for melting?

    Thanks
    Mark

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    I've had my sievert for nearly 40 years and have never used the small burner for anything it's still in the box. I use a medium burner for all jobs. It probably doesn't answer the question about the regulator though!

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    If it helps, for a single torch, I usually set my regulator at around 1 bar.

    I'm sure it's teaching granny, but there will always be someone out there that might read this and learn - always remember to turn the gas on fully at the bottom, so that if you need to turn it off in a hurry, there can be no doubt about which way you're turning the knob.

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    Remembering which way the gas knob turns off is easy if you think of it as a tap. Few of us would try turning the bath tap anticlockwise to turn it off.

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    Just had a quick look at your Facebook page Caroline…. Stunning! Some wonderful pieces of work.
    Does your Sievert Torch have a regulator where it connects to the gas bottle? And if so any suggestions as to how it is set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Goodwin View Post
    Just had a quick look at your Facebook page Caroline…. Stunning! Some wonderful pieces of work.
    Does your Sievert Torch have a regulator where it connects to the gas bottle? And if so any suggestions as to how it is set.
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    Thank you Mark nice of you to say I thought I should look after saying that and I'm afraid all I do is turn the gas on, there is a regulator which is also quite old but not as old as the torch. I will have a closer inspection tomorrow! It doesn't look like yours and mine is still a blue bottle which does me fine as you can see
    In my defence I believe that because my torch is ancient like moi that the handle isn't as heavy as those available now and why change something that works for you.
    I'll get back to Dennis re pendants and micro motors as I'm still undecided about whether I need one but very tempted. I would like to get better at setting stones so that would be my main reason so maybe a waste of money?

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    Hi Mark I have had my Sievert torch for around 10 years , I recently noticed it was not working as well as it should , I spoke to Hamiltons who told me the regulator may have gone as a part inside can perish. I never really turned the flame up and down just off and on . I got a new regulator and the torch is back to its usual self . On seeing your post I turned the regulator up and down ( I normally have mine on 4) there's not much of a difference in the flame until it's nearly off and then the flame obviously reduces. I'm no expert but if it does the job and everything turns off ok when you finish it should be ok. I use a small hand torch when I don't need as much heat.

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    I've recently bought a Sievert torch and it's nothing but trouble. I've been on the phone to the supplier, calor and Sievert and they all say it's not their problem! I learned the basics on a Sievert so thought it best to stick with what I know for the time being but I won't be doing that again as it is likely that my recent purchase will be growing wings to fly to the bottom of the garden before long!

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