Install a reagulator to set gas pressure from 1 to 25 psi

You can connect a regulator and flashback arrestor to the gas outlet fitting


When connecting the regulator to the Torch Booster use sealant tape on the high-pressure outlet fitting on the Torch Booster. Be sure to hold a wrench on the high pressure outlet fitting when screwing on the regulator to relieve pressure on the fitting. Failure to do so may result in twisting the internal piping and voiding the warranty.



Connect a “Regulator Mount” flashback arrestor check valve to the regulator.


If you are connecting the Torch Booster to a pipe manifold put a B to NPT adapter on the end of the flashback arrestor check valve for connection to the pipe going to the jewelers’ torches. This adapter is not part of the Torch Booster system but can be ordered from G-TEC, or purchased locally.

Flexible hose screws onto the Torch Booster for low pressure gas supply Shutoff valve, adapter and flexible supply hose G-TEC provides a shutoff valve with the Torch Booster Torch Boosters can be installed right next to the jewelers' benches

Connect the flexible supply hose to the shutoff valve


After the shutoff valve is connected to the supply pipe screw the adapter fitting into the ball valve. Be sure to use sealant tape for this fitting and tighten the adapter with a 7/8” open ended wrench. Next, screw the flexible hose onto the adapter with a 3/4” wrench.

Start the Torch Booster!


How To Start Your TB-15/30 Torch Booster

- Before starting the Torch Booster be sure a torch is attached and the valves are closed. The Torch Booster will not start if there is an open gas outlet.


- On the left side of the Torch Booster flip the ON switch up - the green ON and amber RESET lights will turn on and the fans will start.


- Press the START button on the right side and hold it down until the amber RESET light goes out - the red COMPRESSOR light in the middle stays on. The Torch Booster will now continue to run by itself. If the START button is released before the amber RESET light turns off, the Torch Booster is designed to shut itself off.


- To turn the Torch Booster off press the switch on the left side down.


How To Start Your TB-60/125 Torch Booster

- Before starting the Torch Booster be sure a torch is attached and the valves are closed. The Torch Booster will not start if there is an open gas outlet.


- On the left side of the Torch Booster press the green button - the light above it and the RESET light on the right side of the cabinet will turn on.


- On the right side press and hold the black START button until the RESET light above it goes out and the COMPRESSOR light in the center turns on. The Torch Booster will now continue to run by itself. If the START button is released before the COMPRESSOR light turns on the Torch Booster is designed to shut itself off.

Low pressure natural gas pipe tee

Connect the ball valve to the gas line


G-TEC includes a shutoff valve with each system, 1/2” for the TB-15/30 and 3/4” for the TB-60/125. Apply Teflon sealant tape to the thread on the male pipe end then tightly screw the shutoff valve onto the pipe.

This is a general description of how to install G-TEC Torch Boosters -

Please read the Installation and Information Manual that is included with with your Torch Booster for complete installation details.


If you are installing your Torch Booster in New York City there are special requirements.


Note: Torch Boosters must be installed by a person qualified to work on natural gas pipes.

Do not install your Torch Booster yourself unless you are qualified.

Start with the right tools! - You will need a roll of Teflon sealant tape, 4 sizes of open end wrenches ( 9/16”, 5/8”,3/4” and                                                     7/8”) and an adjustable wrench that opens at to least 1 1/4”.


Install a tee fitting in the building gas line


The building gas supply pipe should be at least 1/2” diameter for TB-15/30, 3/4” diameter for TB-60 and 1” diameter for TB-125. Gas pressure should be between

¼ psi to 1 psi; in some circumstances TB-60/125 can accept supply pressure

as high as 5 psi - Call G-TEC before installing a unit on a building gas pipe

with greater than 1 psi.


A qualified technician should install a tee in the existing gas line with a 1/2” male fitting for the TB-15/30 or 3/4” for the TB-60/125 Torch Booster. Do not attempt this installation yourself unless you are qualified to work on natural gas pipes.












Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

Wrap the end of the gas pipe

with Teflon tape

Screw the shutoff valve onto

the pipe and tighten with

the crescent wrench.

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

B fitting adapter is included with the Torch Booster

Test all hose and fitting connections with soapy water to be sure there are no gas leaks.

If there are gas leaks re-tighten the connection until the leak stops.



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Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

Or, connect a torch directly to the Torch Booster


You may connect a torch directly to the Torch Booster and G-TEC provides an adapter that presents a “B” fitting to your torch hose. If you attach a torch directly to the Torch Booster be sure to install “Torch Mount” flashback arrestor check valves on the torch for safety.

B fitting adapter with torch hose

Or, connect your own regulator to the Torch Booster


If you already own a regulator with a CGA 510 fitting (this is the same fitting that screws onto a propane BBQ tank) then you can use it with your Torch Booster. Your system includes a female CGA 510 fitting and adapter for connection to the Torch Booster. If you use a heavy regulator put something under it to take the weight off the fitting on the Booster. Be sure to install a “Regulator Mount” flashback arrestor on the regulator, or a “Torch Mount” flashback arrestor on your torch.

CGA 510 adapter is included with the Torch Booster You can use your own regulator if it has a CGA 510 stem

Information about how to

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Information about how to

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Installation instructions for TB-15/30/60/125 Torch Boosters.

Installation instructions for TB-250 and TB-500 Torch Boosters.


If there is not a lock washer then use a second wrench to brace this fitting when tightening the hose

Connect the supply hose to the shutoff valve and the gas inlet fitting on the back of the Torch Booster


You must use the hose supplied by G-TEC. Do not substitute any other hose, hard pipe or yellow flex hose. Safety equipment inside the Torch Booster is calibrated to the hose provided and anything else will cause the system to shut down without warning.


Use a 3/4” wrench to connect the hose to the shutoff valve for all Boosters. For TB-15/30 use a 9/16” wrench to connect the hose to the Booster. For TB-60/125 use a 3/4” wrench to connect the hose the the Booster.


If there is a lock washer on the Booster you can do this step with one wrench. If there is not a lock washer on the Booster use a second wrench to brace the nut on the fitting on the Booster while tightening the hose. Failure to do this may twist the copper tubing inside the Booster and VOID THE WARRANTY.

The gas supply pipe is connected to the low pressure inlet  (¼ to 1 psi) in this photo.

TB-250 and TB-500 Torch Boosters are hard piped to the low-pressure natural gas pipeline. There are two gas inlet fittings on the rear panel of the unit: the fitting on the left side is for gas supply pressure between 1 to 5 psi and the inlet fitting closer to the red/yellow cutoff switch is for gas pressure between ¼ to 1 psi. Whichever inlet fitting you connect to, cap the other fitting.

These Torch Boosters require a minimum 1 1/2” diameter supply pipe to come as close as possible to the point of connection before breaking down to a 3/4” pipe to connect to the Torch Booster. The 3/4” pipe should be as short and with as few bends as possible.

Electrical requirement is 208 - 220V single phase 30 amp and it is essential that power supply meet this parameter - measure your power supply to be sure. The best power supply is 208V but voltage up to 220V is acceptable. Voltage in excess of 220V will cause the Torch Booster to overheat and spontaneously shut down. Some customers assume their power supply is 208V and don’t actually measure it until they start to experience shutdown problems.

TB-250/500 Torch Boosters are also manufactured in 230V 50 Hz models.


Test all connections with soapy water to be sure there are no gas leaks.

If there are gas leaks re-tighten the connection until the leak stops.



Start the Torch Booster!


How To Start Your TB-250/500 Torch Booster

- Before starting the Torch Booster be sure a torch is attached and the valves are closed or the Booster is connected to a shop manifold. The Torch Booster will not continue to run if there is an open gas outlet.


- On the left side of the Torch Booster press the green button - the light above it and the RESET light on the right side of the cabinet will turn on and the fans will start.


- On the right side press and hold the black START button - the red COMPRESSOR light at the top center of the cabinet will turn on and the compressor(s) will start to run. Continue to press the black button until the RESET light above it goes out. The Torch Booster will now continue to run by itself. If the START button is released before the RESET light goes out the Torch Booster will shut itself off.

How To Install TB-15/30/60/125 Torch Boosters

How To Install TB-250/500 Torch Boosters

How To Install G-TEC Torch Boosters