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    Default servicing a victor j torch

    howdy,
    I'm in the process of cobbling together an oxy acetylene torch setup so I can continue my frame project. I just bought a victor J50 torch off of craigslist. Although there isn't much about it online, it looks like a J27 or 28, except the knobs come directly off the sides. I'm looking to do my due diligence and replace any o rings and whatnot before I send gas through it. The knobs assemblies, which are nutted, are a bit sticky, and obviously I can't just oil 'em. I'm wondering if anyone has had one apart, and would care to share their experience.

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    Nick
     

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    Default Re: servicing a victor j torch

    No oil !!!

    I have used Victors for years - take them apart, wipe them down with a clean rag and a little alcohol and inspect & re-assemble.

    Unless they won't hold a setting or something like that don't tear them down beyond what's required and don't over-tighten !!!

    You don't want to get set on fire.


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    Default Re: servicing a victor j torch

    If the knobs are loose you can just tighten the "gland nut" to take up any slack between the packing ring and the knob shaft. I've been using a Journeyman torch for 20-some years without ever having to disassemble anything.
     

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    Default Re: servicing a victor j torch

    If you are buying all used stuff, you can usually drop a pile of regs, torch bodies, etc in a box at your local weld supply and they can do a full service. I need to send in some regulators myself.

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