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How to Properly Light, Adjust and Shut Down an Oxy–Acetylene Torch

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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.



Achieving the Correct Electrical Conductivity When Welding Copper

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When welding copper in a high electrical conductivity situation, it’s best to know the physical and chemical properties so you know what’s needed in a welding alloy.



Nitrogen Purge and Brazing

Harris nitrogen regulator (part no. 3002572)

Most HVAC installation instructions require flowing nitrogen through the copper tube during brazing. This is an important step in producing a quality HVAC system.



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Articles

Oxyfuel Brazing Primer

Oxyfuel brazing is a simple yet effective method for joining metal that produces sound, leakproof connections. Harris technical director Robert Henson and manager of special products David Gailey discuss the common brazing alloys, base metal and fitting preparation requirements, and potential pitfalls you could encounter in this popular process to ensure optimal results.



Silver's Role in Phos-Copper Brazing Filler Metals

Probably the most widely used brazing filler metal is an alloy of copper and phosphorus, often with silver added as a third element. The role of silver in these alloys is often misunderstood.



Harris sets itself apart

During an Electra Mining visit to South Africa, David Nangle, the president and CEO of The Harris Products Group, presented the success of the company's new multiple channel distribution strategy, African Fusion reports.



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Videos

TRAKMAX Portable Cutting and Welding Tractor

TRAKMAX Portable Cutting and Welding Tractor

The Model 622 tractor is the first ever precision belt driven tractor. The precision belt on the tractor eliminates gear lash resulting in a significantly smoother operation without any lost motion. The precision belt is an innovative, new generation drive system that replaces and outperforms the friction or gear drive.



Steel Cutting with Alternate Fuel

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Alternate fuels are a great alternative for cutting applications - they save you money, they cut faster, and they're safer. This video shows cutting a 2 inch steel plate using natural gas.



eco SMART Boric Acid Free Brazing Flux

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Introducing the world's first boric acid-free smart flux. eco SMART® is a unique, patent-pending flux that is designed with color change technology that lets you know when it is time to braze. Its boric acid free environmentally friendly formula starts out as a green color that changes to clear when the flux becomes active.



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