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  1. Everyone out there @ IFI, I'm new to the forum. I really could use some technical advice regarding the Victor 315 FC torch handle, 6-MFA tip I'm using with it, and the Smith gasaver (WDW 101) the torch is connected to. The longest I've been able to keep it running with out a flashback is about 3 1/2 months. I've had to send the torch in for service 3 times in 12 mo (clogged flashback arrestors). It's getting expensive and frustrating. The gasaver is compatible with acetylene. A blacksmith I know, who uses an 8 MFA tip with his gasaver, recommended setting the oxygen at 40psi. This worked for awhile until another flashback occurred. I've included a link to a video of the torch stand. Students use this piece of equipment so it is spring loaded- it cant be left running unattended. Is using a gasaver in conjunction with a heating torch tempermental? Should I not let students set up and shut down the station? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions, recommendations, and shared experiences any of you may have. Sincerely, Evertt Here is the link to the 1 minute video: