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Butane torch near oxy/acetylene tanks


#1

This may be a really naive question, but since I don’t want to worry
about it, here it is:

I use Oxygen and Acetylene and have the tanks in a small workroom on
the main floor of my house. Since I may need to move them out of the
house in the near future, this would mean the end of soldering as I
know it. I am thinking of trying to use a beehive kiln to heat the
metal, and then using a small hand held butane torch for small
soldering jobs like attaching findings etc. I am eager to try this
out to see if it will work. Is there any danger in using the butane
torch while the Oxy- Acetylene tanks are still in the room? There is
no evidence that they are leaking that I can detect, but I haven’t
used them in about 2 months.

While I am on this topic, I am wondering which small torch is the
best–which has the highest heat output, flame adjustment (if any)
and is comfortable to hold.

Thanks so much!
Sandra
Elegantinsects Jewelry


#2

Is there any danger in using the butane torch while the Oxy-
Acetylene tanks are still in the room NO best butane torch
bernzomatic with adjustment and ceramic head and removable base.i
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#3

It would be no more dangerous to use a small butane or propane torch
in the room with the welding gas tanks than it would be to use the
welding torch itself. If the welding tanks are chained or otherwise
securely fixed up right in position, the tanks shut off and the
regulators/hoses properly purged, the setup should be quite safe.