Search Northern Tool

Looking for Answers about Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC?

Air Tools + Compressors(Q:1392 A:1929)
Automotive(Q:2431 A:3247)
Clothing + Work Wear(Q:137 A:158)
Construction(Q:691 A:899)
Electrical(Q:255 A:326)
Engines(Q:373 A:460)
Fans(Q:691 A:834)
Farm + Acreage(Q:754 A:893)
Food Processing(Q:299 A:419)
Generators(Q:1638 A:2301)
Hand Tools(Q:362 A:437)
Hydraulics(Q:1021 A:1128)
Lawn + Garden(Q:2529 A:3452)
Lighting(Q:194 A:238)
Logging(Q:406 A:615)
Material Handling(Q:974 A:1174)
Metal Fabrication(Q:656 A:772)
Power Tools(Q:812 A:1305)
Pressure Washers(Q:1073 A:1449)
Safety(Q:144 A:203)
Seats(Q:341 A:472)
Security Equipment(Q:270 A:400)
Snow + Ice Removal(Q:278 A:349)
Sporting Goods + Toys(Q:536 A:715)
Storage + Organizers(Q:692 A:946)
Tires + Wheels(Q:634 A:816)
Trailers + Towing(Q:1649 A:2043)
Water Pumps(Q:1158 A:1410)
Welding(Q:695 A:1115)
Winches(Q:397 A:505)
Most Recent Questions
Questions with Most Recent Answers
See all Northern Tool Questions and Answers > Welding Q & A > Cutting, Heating + Welding Torches Q & A

Customer Questions & Answers for
Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC

Item# 164477
The Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit is an excellent outfit for auto repair, HVAC applications and general maintenance. Cuts Up To in. 1/2, Hose Length ft. 12 1/2, Product Type Torch kit, Regulator Included Yes, Single, Pair, or System System, Typical Application Welding/cutting, Welds Up To in. 3/16, Works With Oxy-acectylene, Tip Type Cutting attachment w/#0 tip, #2 welding nozzle. 10 cu. ft. MC acetylene cylinder measures 15 in. H x 5 in. W 20 cu. ft. R oxygen cylinder measures 18 1/2 in. H x 5 in. W Rear entry regulators Check valve Grade T twin hoses Polypropylene carrier Rosebud tip Acetylene key wrench Sparklighter Goggles UL listed
Customer Questions & Answers:
11 Questions
 | 
13 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.25 out of 5
4.3
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC

Question

What is the shipping dimensions

asked 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The size of the box that the Gentec Cutting/Welding Kit is shipped in is 12.75" L x 10" W x 26" H.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
by
ProductExpert12
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Are check valves as safe as flashback arrestors?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
JJC09
 - Stanley, ND
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
A check valve is a spring-loaded valve that allows flow in one direction but prevents flow in the reverse direction. It is used to reduce the possibility of forming an explosive mixture of oxygen and fuel gas in the hose in case one or the other gas backs up in the system. They are normally mounted at the torch inlet connections, but models exist for installation at regulator outlets as well. Check valves must be tested frequently to make sure they are not leaking in the reverse direction due to dirt accumulation on the valve seat. It must be understood, however, that a check valve will not stop a flashback in the system if a mixture of oxygen and fuel gas is somehow present and ignites. The flashback flame will pass right through a check valve.

A flashback arrestor is a safety device that incorporates a porous metal filter (or other means) to stop the flashback flame and prevent it from traveling farther upstream in the system. Most flashback arrestors also have a built-in reverse flow check valve to help prevent a gas mixture from forming in the first place. Various models of flashback arrestor are available that perform other functions as well. Some incorporate a pressure relief valve to protect equipment from the pressure wave from a flashback, and others include a thermal cut-off to stop the flow of gas if the flashback arrestor overheats due to a fire. Models are available for mounting at torch inlets or regulator outlets.

If the check valves are properly tested regularly they are probably about as safe as flashback arrestors.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
ProductExpert40
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Question

Does this kit include flashback arresters?

asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
by
JJC09
 - Stanley, ND
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The Gentec cutting/welding kit does not include flashback arresters, however it does include the check valves.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
by
ProductExpert7
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Are the tanks certified to be filled in Canada?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The item is UL listed for USA but not for Canada.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
ProductExpert40
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

cutting time with this product?

how many hours of cutting time can you you expect from this. with bottles full?
asked 2 years ago
by
Anonymous
 - 06254
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The cutting/welding kit will provide approximately 1 hour of cutting time with continuous use.
answered 2 years ago
by
ProductExpert12
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Are the tanks purchased or rented? I assume not filled.

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
by
thinker1
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The tanks are included in the purchase of the kit. 1 10 cu. ft. MC acetylene cylinder and 1 20 cu. ft. R oxygen cylinder. They are not filled.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
ProductExpert5
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

What size tanks are these?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
by
cessna152
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
The oxygen cylinder is 20 cu ft and measures 18 1/2" H x 5" W
The acetylene cylinder is 10 cu ft and measures 15" H x 5" W
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
ProductExpert31
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Can these tanks be replaced for larger ones later if needed?

If so, what type tank fittings will be required?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
Anonymous
 - Prescott AZ
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
No. The Gentec Light to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding kit cannot be replaced with larger tanks.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
ProductExpert26
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

Can these tanks be refilled

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
by
mugwa
 - ford city pa.
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
I spoke with the manufacturer and the cutting/welding kit you will receive is brand new and the cylinders can be filled.

Brand new cylinders do not come with stickers, once you have the cylinder filled for the first time the gas company will provide you with the appropriate HazMat sticker.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
productexpert99
 - NTExpert
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
answer 2
YES I LOOK MINE TO THE PLACE WERE THEY DO HANDLE ACETYLENE & OXYGEN AND THEY WILL SWAP YOUR TANKS FOR ONES THAT ARE ALL READY FILLED.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
PAPARON
 - michigan
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Question

are additional welding tips available?

If so, please state if they would be Harris style and what model they would be.

Or would they be Victor style, and what model?

Thanks
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
by
maximumken
 - Austin, Texas
on Gentec Light- to Medium-Duty Cutting/Welding Kit, Model# KA51-TC
-1point
0out of 1found this question helpful.
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
Staff Answer
For pricing and availability of parts for this item, please contact our parts department @ 1-800-222-5381 and select the parts option.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
by
ProductExpert13
-3points
0out of 3found this answer helpful.
1 2 next>>