Schedule 40 gas pipe

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



TB-15 and TB-30 Torch Boosters require a minimum 1/2” diameter low pressure natural gas supply pipe. TB-60 requires a minimum 3/4” diameter supply pipe and TB-125 requires a minimum 1” diameter supply pipe. A qualified technician should install a tee in the existing gas line with a 1/2” male fitting for the TB-15 and TB-30, 3/4” for the TB-60 and TB-125 Torch Boosters. Do not attempt this installation yourself unless you are a Licensed Master Plumber.












Brace gas booster fitting when installing 15 psi regulator

Connect the regulator, flashback arrestor and  B to 1/4” NPT fitting to the gas outlet fitting



When connecting the regulator and gauge 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 will void the warranty.


Connect a regulator-mount flashback

arrestor check valve to the regulator.


If you purchased one, connect the B to NPT

Adapter to the end of the flashback arrestor

check valve for connection to the pipe going
to the jewelers’ torches.

Full Floor Plan Model For Website.pdf Model TB-125 COA All Pages.pdf Shutoff valve and male  pipe tee G-TEC provides a shutoff valve with each gas booster

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.

G-TEC gas boosters for NYC diamond district jewelry manufacturers

Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Learn about how the new

NYC Fire Code

affects your shop


Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

In New York City the Department of Buildings and Fire Dept. have specific requirements for installing G-TEC Torch Boosters


Click here for a general overview of how TB-15/30/60 and 125 Torch Boosters connect to the utility gas pipe and jewelers’ benches.


Click here for a description of the Permit And Inspection Process for TB-15 and TB-30 Torch Boosters.


Click here for a general overview of how TB-250 and TB-500 Torch Boosters connect to the utility gas pipe and

jewelers’ benches.


Click here for a description of the Permit And Inspection Process for TB-60/125/250 and 500 Torch Boosters.



This is a general description of how to install TB-15 through TB-125 Torch Boosters - please read the User’s Information and Installation Manual that is included with with your Torch Booster for complete installation details.


New York City has specific installation, permit and operational requirements which must be met - please refer to the User’s Information and Installation Manual which comes with the Torch Booster for details. It is your responsibility to comply with all New York City Codes, Rules and Regulations. Torch Boosters must be installed by a Licensed Master Plumber; do not install a Torch Booster in New York City unless you are a Licensed Master Plumber.

Wrap the end of the gas pipe

with Teflon tape

Screw the shutoff valve onto

the pipe and tighten with

the crescent wrench.

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.

Flexible Supply Hose

Adapter Fitting

Connect the other end of the stainless steel supply hose to the gas inlet fitting on the back of the Torch Booster


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

You will need two wrenches for this step. Use a 9/16” wrench on the nut at the end of the hose for the TB-15/30/60 or ¾” wrench for the TB-125, and a 5/8” (TB-15/30/60) or 3/4” (TB-125) wrench on the nut attached to the cabinet. When tightening the fitting hold pressure on the cabinet nut so that it does not turn.


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.


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.


- If the Torch Booster shakes at startup, quickly turning on and off, it means there is not enough gas flow to the unit. Continued attempts to start the Torch Booster in these conditions can damage the unit - call G-TEC at 1-800-451-8294.


- To turn the Torch Booster off press the ON 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 - the COMPRESSOR light in the center stays on. The Torch Booster will now continue to run by itself. If the START button is released before the amber light turns off the Torch Booster is designed to shut itself off.


- If the Torch Booster shakes at startup, quickly turning on and off, it means there is not enough gas flow to the unit. Continued attempts to start the Torch Booster in these conditions can damage the unit - call G-TEC at 1-800-451-8294.


- To turn off the Torch Booster press the red button below the COMPRESSOR light.

Now 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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G-TEC TB-15 and TB-30 Torch Boosters have city-wide Approval by the NYC Fire Dept.,

Certificate # 5120. Click here to read the Certificate of Approval - you must comply with all of the Conditions stated on the Certificate of Approval


Per the NYC Department of Buildings G-TEC Torch Boosters do not require an MEA number


The following is the general process for purchasing and installing a G-TEC Torch Booster

Call G-TEC at 1-800-451-8294 with any questions

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Per the NYC Department of Buildings G-TEC Torch Boosters do not require an MEA number


The NYC Fire Dept. requires a site-specific Certificate of Approval for these Torch Boosters -

Click here to read a sample Site Specific Certificate of Approval


This is the process to obtain this Certificate and install your Torch Booster

Please call G-TEC at 1-800-451-8294 with any questions

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You can

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Teflon tape to seal pipe fitting Stainless steel supply hose screws onto fitting at the rear of the gas booster

Brace this fitting

when tightening

hose nut

Shutoff Valve

Gas Technology Energy Concepts, LLC

Attn: Ed Howard

201 Dutton Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14211


Click here to see a model drawing that meets

Fire Dept. requirements for the Certificate of Approval.


Call G-TEC at 1-800-8294 if you have questions about what the Fire Dept. requires for this drawing.

Use the right fittings and connectors on your hoses and torches
Screw-on clamps are no longer
permitted on torch hoses

Torch  hoses must be clamped in the torch and the gas/

oxygen pipe with permanent, non-adjustable clamps

G-TEC has the parts you need to complete your Torch Booster installation and comply with the Certificate of Approval

Click on the brochure

for more information about

G-TEC bench fittings

Simple check valve

Shut-off valve

The Fire Department Certificate of Approval calls for shutoffs, check valves and fittings at each torch which conform to National Fire Protection Association Standard 51 and Compressed Gas Association Standard E-1.


At each bench on the natural gas and oxygen pipes there must be a UL Approved shutoff valve

as well as a simple check valve.


At the hose connections screw-type clamps are no longer

allowed; clamps which are permanently attached and cannot

be adjusted are required.


Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Learn about how the new

NYC Fire Code

affects your shop


Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

You can

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Learn about how the new

NYC Fire Code

affects your shop


Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

You can

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Learn about how the new

NYC Fire Code

affects your shop


Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

You can

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing

Bench Fittings For Torch Booster.pdf COA 5120 Exp 10-18-2016.pdf

Connect the Torch Booster to building gas piping

TB-250 and TB-500 Torch Boosters are hard piped to the utility gas supply and require a minimum 1 1/2” diameter supply pipe. Narrower pipe will reduce gas flow volume through the Torch Booster.

G-TEC Torch Boosters are manufactured with two gas inlets for gas supply pressure of less than 1 psi or 1-5 psi. In New York City all utility gas pressure is less than 1 psi so connect the supply pipe to the inlet closest to the red/yellow power shutoff.

The 1-5 psi inlet should be capped with a metal cap and sealed with Teflon sealant.

Power supply to the Torch Booster should be 208V, single phase 30 amp service. Uses a Buck & Boost transformer to provide proper power supply if it is not readily available. Higher or lower voltage will cause burning and melting in the electrical cabinet and void the warranty.

Torch Boosters should be installed with 12” space on all sides for cooling air flow and to allow access for annual scheduled maintenance.

We strongly discourage installing the Torch Booster under a cabinet or where a ladder is needed to reach it.

Connect the Booster to shop bench piping


When connecting the regulator and gauge 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 will void the warranty.


Connect a regulator-mount flashback  arrestor check valve to the regulator. Do not use sealant for this connection.


If you purchased one, connect the B to NPT Adapter to the end of the flashback arrestor check valve for connection to the pipe going to the jewelers’ torches.


Use the right fittings and connectors on your hoses and torches
Screw-on clamps are no longer
permitted on torch hoses

Torch  hoses must be clamped in the torch and the gas/

oxygen pipe with permanent, non-adjustable clamps

G-TEC has the parts you need to complete your Torch Booster installation and comply with the Certificate of Approval

Click on the brochure

for more information about

G-TEC bench fittings

The Fire Department Certificate of Approval calls for shutoffs, check valves and fittings at each torch which conform to National Fire Protection Association Standard 51 and Compressed Gas Association Standard E-1.


At each bench on the natural gas and oxygen pipes there must be a UL Approved shutoff valve as well as a simple check valve.


At the hose connections screw-type clamps are no longer allowed; clamps which are permanently attached and cannot

be adjusted are required.


Bench Fittings For Torch Booster.pdf

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. 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 - the COMPRESSOR light in the center stays on. The Torch Booster will now continue to run by itself. If the START button is released before the amber light turns off the Torch Booster is designed to shut itself off.


- If the Torch Booster shakes at startup, quickly turning on and off, it means there is not enough gas flow to the unit. Continued attempts to start the Torch Booster in these conditions can damage the unit - call G-TEC at 1-800-451-8294.


- To turn off the Torch Booster press the red button below the COMPRESSOR light.

Now 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.



Return to Top of This Page / Return to Home Page

Learn about

G-TEC Torch Boosters

for every jewelry shop

Learn about how the new

NYC Fire Code

affects your shop


Torch Boosters are

Approved

across the US and Canada

You can

Order A Torch Booster

from a Distributor or G-TEC

Please

Contact G-TEC

with questions

Learn about the

Advantages of Hi Pressure

natural gas for jewelry manufacturing