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By Chad Koens

Did you know that gas flames produce infrared radiation?

Gas flames produce infrared radiation, which may have a harmful effect on the skin and especially on the eyes. Proper eye protection is vital to prevent permanent retinal damage.

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By Paul Greenwell

Did you know that a protocol station can extend the life of a regulator?

Sometimes referred to as single station manifolds or regulator mounting stations, a properly installed protocol station can extend the life of a regulator.

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By Harris Products Group

How to properly light, adjust and shut down an oxy–acetylene torch

Lighting, adjusting and shutting down an oxygen-acetylene torch is easy – especially when following the proper procedures. In addition to these easy to follow instructions, you must always be sure to follow the torch manufacturer's operating procedures.

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By Mike Baglier

Did you know that you can cut titanium with an oxy-fuel torch?

Did you know that you can cut titanium with an oxy-fuel torch? It's possible, with the right equipment and know-how.

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By Christen Foltz

Did you know that you can solder an HVAC connection?

Did you know low-temperature tin/silver solders have higher strength and ductility than typical plumbing solders? This makes them suitable for most residential HVAC connections.

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By David Gailey

Proper use of purge devices can extend the life of specialty gas equipment in corrosive gas systems

With the high cost of specialty gas equipment for corrosive and reactive gases, you need to protect your investment as much as possible. In this blog entry we discuss what steps you should take to extend the life of your equipment.

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By Doug Perry

What is the difference between A, B and C welding hoses?

This blog looks at the difference between welding hose - hose size, connection size, and gas usage.

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By Harris Products Group

What is the difference between Harris silver brazing fluxes and where is each one used?

We get a lot of questions about the differences between the silver brazing fluxes we make and where each one should be used, so we've prepared a short guide that provides the answers.

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By Harris Products Group

Why is flux required when brazing brass and not required with copper to copper?

A fluxing agent (or a controlled atmosphere as found in furnace brazing) is required for all brazing and soldering applications. The purpose of the flux is to remove oxides from the base material and to prevent oxidation during the heating process, thus promoting the free flow of the brazing filler metal.

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By Doug Perry

What is the difference between gas welding and braze welding?

Gas welding and braze welding both require skill, patience and an oxy-fuel torch. There are several differences, however, between the two applications that require different techniques and materials.

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