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Plasma torch splash guard

Postby Simko » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:27 pm

I don't remember who originally posted this to give credit to, but it works great. Just enough to help with some splashing especially straight up onto the z-axis, but isn't so big to worry much about catching on tip ups. Cut it open and pull out the silicone check valve. $4.75 on Amazon 8-)

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby beefy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:29 am

Cheers Simko,

love collecting gadget ideas.

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby motoguy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:15 am

I like that idea. I dig the smaller diameter. I may have to pick one of these up and try it tomorrow!
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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby Ironken » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Just put one on my machine. Great idea!

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby DMoneyAllstar » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:42 am

That would me me.

I actually work at FRAM (going on 20yr), so these check valves are always around in our test lab. One day it just clicked in my brain. Not sure any other brand's check valve will work, since this component is 100% made to fit FRAM product and FRAM automation.

I was amazed at how perfectly they fit the Duramax torch. Been using one for 6mo+ on my home table without any issues. When i need to use the laser cross-hairs, I simply pop it off and then back on when setup & ready. You can even see the shield flow holes' reflection on the valve when the torch is lit.

100% will not and cannot sell to anyone, so please don't ask. Just go get yourself a FRAM oil filter. =)

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby Ironken » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:47 pm

Genius Dmoney! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby DMoneyAllstar » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:23 am

I actually looked into getting a few hand-fulls of these check valve "splash guards" from the source. No chance. I don't own the tools, so that's that. Period. Only way to get these is to [1] buy a FRAM filter and gut it, or [2] procure the tooling & have the parts molded. Hey...I tried.

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby acourtjester » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Thanks for trying, I have watched a video about filters where the guy cut them open for comparison and here is a screen shot of the start of the video showing the internal parts. It seems like only Fram has that style of check valve, Mobil one comes close, so its off to buy a Fram if you want one :) .
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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby cutting$burning » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:56 pm

I started using one of these a couple of months ago after reading this post by Simko. All I can say is WOW what a difference it makes. Thanks to DMoneyAllstar for the original post and idea and thanks to Simko for his post as I missed the first one. Also thanks to acoutjester for the pics and info that Fram is the only one shaped like this.

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby TrinityFabworks » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:56 pm

I just started using this the other night, and it works GREAT! Thanks again

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby metalsmith326 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:59 am

I’m a newb to tables what is the metal band and connector on the end of the torch?

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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby acourtjester » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:58 am

That is for using an ohmic sensor, when the torch touches the metal surface it completes a circuit and tells the software where Z zero is.
It is not available on all Plasma manufactures
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Re: Plasma torch splash guard

Postby WyoGreen » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 pm

I cut open a used Fram the other day, and it's valve did not look like Simkos. It did work, but was not quite as wide. So different size Fram filters may have a little bit different valve size.

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