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November 15, 2018, 04:08:44 am
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« on: October 15, 2018, 03:40:24 am »

I am looking for a torch set up similar to the one I had years ago.

I am considering this particular one because it is the same set up as the one I had.  Can use with propane, and sucks the oxygen from the atmosphere..

The regulator is set up for a B type tank which I have no experience with.. Would like to know if and what I can do so it will fit a regular propane tank.  Also if the hose is correct for propane use.









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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 11:10:21 am »

I believe you need a different regulator and hose for propane.  I use this same setup with acetylene.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 11:38:14 pm »

Be careful with propane. Most jurisdictions prohibit having 5-gallon tanks in an occupied space. The hazard is that propane is heavier than air so a very small leak pools on the floor and very little is all that is needed to reach an explosive mixture.
If you have propane service for heating your house the pressure that it is delivered at is too low for any torches.
An air/acetylene torch is much safer and it burns with a much hotter flame. I used one of these for many years to make jewelry as well as casting. I still use the old Prestolite torch for casting.
I went to the Little Torch with oxy/acetylene so I could do very small piece jewelry work.
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