Whether you're a welder or a plumber, a blowtorch could be the very thing you need. Of course, you must comply with safety regulations and be familiar with the mechanics before you begin. But that said, you will find the blowtorch a wonder tool. Take this quiz to see what you know about the humble blowtorch.
Question 1 of 20
What are the sparks that you see coming out from a blowtorch?
Question 2 of 20
With mishandling of the blowtorch or improper pressure, what could happen?
Question 3 of 20
What revolution in the welding process did the 19th-century invention of the blowtorch cause?
Question 4 of 20
Why is welding a high-paying job these days?
Question 5 of 20
Which of these are essential components of a blowtorch?
Question 6 of 20
What is the function of the regulators?
Question 7 of 20
Why shouldn't you light the blowtorch with a match?
Question 8 of 20
In terms of gas pressure, what is the rule regarding the hose and the torch head?
Question 9 of 20
What gases are commonly used in home blowtorches?
Question 10 of 20
Which is the more volatile of the gases used in professional blowtorches: acetylene or MAPP?
Question 11 of 20
What is the flame temperature range of an oxyacetylene torch?
Question 12 of 20
How do you know when backfire has occurred?
Question 13 of 20
In the welding process, what is meant by the term "flashback"?
Question 14 of 20
Why do welders heat the entire piece of metal uniformly before they weld?
Question 15 of 20
When you begin to operate a blowtorch, you adjust the acetylene regulator to optimum working pressure, or:
Question 16 of 20
If the blowtorch doesn't have its own igniter, how should you light it?
Question 17 of 20
How do you drain away any remaining oxygen pressure from the hoses and torch?
Question 18 of 20
Why do plumbers use blowtorches?
Question 19 of 20
If you have a home blowtorch, what two safety essentials must you have on hand?
Question 20 of 20