I know this has been discussed at length in the archives, but we
need to remember that new folks are constantly joining the Orchid
That said, I’ll repeat myself. I very much like using natural gas
(NG) and compressed oxygen. Only one bottle (oxygen) and regulator
to buy and refill. There is the expense of having a plumber install
a valve and nipple for the torch’s hose, but the cost of NG is very
low. The flame burns cleanly and generates plenty of heat for
soldering. Best of all, the flame can be left burning between uses
- when the oxygen is added. That IS convenience!
Let us know what you decide upon, Marilyn, Judy in Kansas
Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
B.A.E. 237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhatttan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936 FAX (785) 532-6944