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Old 11-25-2017, 04:56 PM
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Default 100 series Tip mixer mod to fit J-Series Victor handles.

I scored J-28 and J-100 handles for almost nothing and didn't want to spring for the expensive Victor heating nozzles. I have a factory LP tip but wanted acetylene.

Unscrew mixer from tip, turn the cylindrical areas to match a J-series mixer and enjoy. The tapered sealing area and O-ring positions are the same. I checked to verify without the tip nut. I didn't cut a groove for the circlip inside the tip nut as I have more tips than tip nuts. The J tip nuts have a smaller ID and don't interchange.

I turned down a Victor O-W-1 mixer because I had duplicates, but I use the inexpensive Welding City Ebay clones for my larger 100 (no "J") series torch. Now I'll buy more to convert.

Example Ebay tip. I have this one:
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Neat fix for your set.

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Old 11-27-2017, 01:57 PM
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I modded one of the cheap Weldingcity Ebay mixers this morning.

Their tips are attached with red threadlocker. So much for their faith in their own machining but the price was right.

I clamped the copper tip in my pair of plastic vise jaws such that the bend in the tip resisted rotation, then grabbed the barrel of the mixer on the area to be removed by machining so tooth marks don't matter.

Worked fine, tip reinstalled without threadlocker. If the fit were funky I'd threadlock it again but it screwed back in (be gentle until you snug it) with no problem.

You could also hit the thread area lightly with a torch to thaw the Loctite.
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