On 19-Nov-96, Eva, Mr. K. ORTRS/2 wrote aboutRe: Acetylene and copper:
I read somewhere that you should never use acetylene with
copper. Why is that?
Marshall T. Jones
I don't know about Codes around the world, certainly the
combination is not allowed here. Fittings bought from a reputable
manufacturer intended for acetylene are all OK in this respect. Normal
tubing for fixed acetylene installations here is stainless.
EMKO> Kevin Eva, Northern England, UK
G'day; If copper/acetylene combination is so dangerous, how is it that I've
never heard of *stainless* welding torches, acetylene gauges, etc? Brass
torches and gauges have been used for yonks and brass has a high copper
content, but one never hears of a torch/gauge exploding *other than due to