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Old 09-03-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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hello i am currently thinking about perchasing a air compressor and a blow torch. any product advice?

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Old 09-03-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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hello i am currently thinking about perchasing a air compressor and a blow torch. any product advice?
These are both products you buy with a goal in mind. It would help if you stated what you wanted out of both these products?
Tools you expect to use with the compressor?
What you want to weld with the blow torch?
Or what's your definition of a blow torch?

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i need the torch to melt silver and gold down with
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i need the torch to melt silver and gold down with
So, are you a domestic terrorist or from another country?
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ha no, its just a fun hobby
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The fumes are dangerous, wear an appropriate mask with good ventilation.
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good idea
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ha no, its just a fun hobby
What kinda fun it is??
Can you tell us the way you used them for fun??
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Smelting precious metals from crap or even from tons of girlfriend, ex-wife, mother in law jewelry is really dangerous and not a DIY project to be honest. You will need not only a torch but a crucible in which to melt it all. That crucible will have metal content that gets into the silver or gold reducing the sale value of it all down to near nothing. And the impurities from your crucible well probably make the gold and silver pit badly if you try to cast your smelted metal into something else.

The people nearest you that know most about all this stuff in small quantities are probably going to be dental labs. They work with and recycle alloys all day long and will tell you what torch to buy. Befriend them nicely, and they will see to it the metals you have---gold, platinum, silver or whatever---are submitted, appraised and cashed out fairly.

I once worked for a very high end dental company division. Our training lab had carpeting. Every year our public owned company would audit and wonder how we all partied so well in great places around the globe at least once a year.

Simple. President of the division, my future partner, owned the building and felt the carpeting looked dingy or something. Probably so since it was never allowed to be vacuumed.

We recycled the gold, platinum and all that got ground into the carpet during lab practice and partied as a division with the money. We did not try to reclaim it with a blow torch though. Of course we were the happiest of divisions of a public company.

Unless you found a Spanish Pirate ship off the coast of Florida? Melting even precious metals down yourself is not going to deliver the profits you think.

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And what are the usage goals of the compressor? Can't help much with selection without more info. Thanks.
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i just need a really highflow aircompressor
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Mustafa,

Try this link, http://www.about-air-compressors.com...or-sizing.html. It'll give you an idea of what size you'll need based on the tools you'll be using.

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