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anyone ever heard of one of these? I was digging around the sorage room in the shop today, and found a card board box marked "welder" inside I found a sears SOLIDox solid oxygen portable welding torch. I had never heard of anything like this, the date on the owner's manual is Sept. 1975.
it will probably get thrown out, but I was just wandering if anyone had ever heard of it.
 

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On 2005-04-01 08:23, muddy wrote:
anyone ever heard of one of these? I was digging around the sorage room in the shop today, and found a card board box marked "welder" inside I found a sears SOLIDox solid oxygen portable welding torch. I had never heard of anything like this, the date on the owner's manual is Sept. 1975.
it will probably get thrown out, but I was just wandering if anyone had ever heard of it.

never heard of it myself, but post some pics.
 

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well, I searched the web to try to find some info on these things, and all I could find was info on how to make bombs out of the solid oxygen fuel pellets :shock: !!!
I don't have my camera with me right now, but I'll try to remember to get some pics of this thing over the weekend. basically, it's a small torch head with two tubes coming out of the handle. one goes to a propane tank, and the other goes to a little crome cylinder. according to the owner's manual, you light one of the solidox pellets, and place it in the cylinder, and as it burns it gives off oxygen, which is added to the propane(mixing chamber is in the handle of the torch), to make the flame hot enough to weld with.
it's kind of a neat little set up, but from the lack of information about it on the web, I don't think they are made any more.
 

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sounds like an interesting setup. i dont know if you could find any solid oxygen anymore though. although you could probably use that torch setup and just find a gas cylinder for oxygen and have a perfectly good propane/oxy setup.
 

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My dad used to have one of those. You put a solid oxygen pellet in one tube, and then have a small propane cylider as the other gas. I never figured out what to do with the O2 pellet to make it produce O2.
 

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anyone ever heard of one of these? I was digging around the sorage room in the shop today, and found a card board box marked "welder" inside I found a sears SOLIDox solid oxygen portable welding torch. I had never heard of anything like this, the date on the owner's manual is Sept. 1975.

it will probably get thrown out, but I was just wandering if anyone had ever heard of it.
I have an old one without the manuel. I was told that the darker red produces a hotter flame. Can anyone copy a manuel for me?
 
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