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Confused about torch tips and regulators


#1

Hello all,

I am just getting started making jewelry and I am about to make the
torch plunge. I am a bit confused when it comes to torch tips and
regulators and I was wondering if all you out there could help clear
up some of the issues i have been having.

First, I would like to use a prest-o-lite torch that originally was
intended for acetylene with either propane or MAPP, can I do this?

Second, can I use one of those pre-set regulators for disposable
canisters with a prest-o-lite torch? I will have to replace the hose
that comes with the acetylene torch with LP hose.

Third, will I be able to cast small pieces (one off sand casting)
using propane?

I live in rental property and my shop is a small shared space. If I
had a bigger shop I would go with oxy/acetylene.

Thank you for your help
Kenneth


#2
First, I would like to use a prest-o-lite torch that originally
was intended for acetylene with either propane or MAPP, can I do
this? 

No you can not. The Prestolite is designed for acetylene any other
fuel gas will not burn correctly with the torch design.

Second, can I use one of those pre-set regulators for disposable
canisters with a prest-o-lite torch? I will have to replace the
hose that comes with the acetylene torch with LP hose. 

No see above

Third, will I be able to cast small pieces (one off sand casting)
using propane? 

With the right torch sure.

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts