I guess here is OK to place this water / hexane soldering system that might help others to create their choice of natural / cultural arts. Below is some info on my system as requested =)
It runs on the electrical splitting of water and uses hexane to control how reducing or oxidizing the flame is.
In no order..
smith little torch 2 to 7 tips.JPG 64.31KB 0 downloads My Smith torch. Tips 2-7.
torch unit bottle bubbler.JPG 79.74KB 0 downloads Inside of the bubbler bottles showing the gas output port and the bubbler hose input.
torch unit bottles 2.JPG 93.34KB 0 downloads This is just shot of the bubbler's.
torch unit bottles.JPG 103.38KB 0 downloads Another shot of the bubblers.
torch unit bubbler gas dispersion head.JPG 58.64KB 0 downloads This you may have trouble finding (like all parts) It's called a "sintered pnuematic muffler". I could only find this searching from ebay in america (like all the parts) as they didnt come up in worldwide search from ebay australia.
torch unit check valve.JPG 70.87KB 0 downloads These are just the normal type of check-valve, the type that looks like a long threaded nut. It's sealing ring, like all in this unit was treated by soaking it in "scotchguard". is that what you call it?
This part is important. it prevents pressure issues between the two bottles and their respective lines. Also, this prevents gas vapor pressue (from your fuel) from pushing back fuel into the lines, and the dangers that come with such issues.
torch unit current temp setup.JPG 157.79KB 0 downloads This is how it looks at current.
torch unit fron.JPG 171.24KB 0 downloads
This is the torch unit from the front. Has to have "funky"plastic cut-out installed yet (if i bother).
torch unit gas line splitter.JPG 161.75KB 0 downloads Here you can see the HHO (hoe gas;) line splitting into two as they feed the gas pressure regulators leading further to the check-valves and bottles.
torch unit gas out flashback.JPG 89.21KB 0 downloads In this pic, we see the sintered type flashback units on the gas output lines. these are my pre-output protectors.
torch unit gas out mounts.JPG 74.55KB 0 downloads This picture shows the mounts for the torch end. They are stainless threaded weldable inserts.
torch unit gas output.JPG 101.65KB 0 downloads These are the output protections. 3-part protection with built in gas cut-off valves. The smith torch ends connect here.
torch unit gas production output and release gear.JPG 81.61KB 0 downloads This is the stuff used from the gas generator (water splitter) to the torch unit. pressure regulator (must be updated to dual stage). Has gas release and flashback (sintered) also.
torch unit gas regulators.JPG 98.51KB 0 downloads Just a shot of the gas regulator mounted.
torch unit high grade solvent seal.JPG 84.11KB 0 downloads High grade seal replaces the shite one. it too has undergone the treatment with scotchguard.
torch unit inside view bottle off.JPG 106.05KB 0 downloads This is inside unit. To show how the system is put together.
torch unit mud map.JPG 98.86KB 0 downloads This is a mud-map of the system.
torch unit open.JPG 113.36KB 0 downloads Inside the torch unit.
torch unit shit gas production unit.JPG 77.65KB 0 downloads Perhaps best to avoid this rubbish. water splitter (china flame polisher) on at 14 psi, off at 24 psi.
torch unit.JPG 90.75KB 0 downloads Torch unit.
Was going to house the thing in real metal, but used what i had lying about. made all frame from heavy guage steel, it weighs a ton.. then decided it was so safe, so very safe it didnt need all that heavy body too.
Edit - gas water splitter is 150 liter / hour at this time.
Edited by ghosty, 18 April 2015 - 04:06 PM.