LilGreyThing (hallucinas) wrote in metalsmiths,

ACETYLENE question

Hi there. I was lighting my acetylene torch a bit ago and I accidentally lit it when the valve wasn't letting enough gas through. it made a rapid succession of quiet popping noises and some smoke came from my torch tip. I closed the torch valve and the tank valve and went out of the room. A little while later I came back and turned on the torch valve. gas came out, so I turned it off, got my striker, turned it on again and emptied the hose. then i turned down the pressure gauge.

what should I do now? Was it a backfire? flashback? or am I crying wolf here? It seems okay now. should i get the hose and torch inspected?

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