I am considering ordering an EZ propane torch which can be used with
the small disposable propane tanks as well as the refillable propane
tanks such as can be used with barbecues. It comes with three torch
tips, and I have been told the large tip could be used for melting
silver for casting.
It has an adapter so that one could use it with the refillable
barbecue type tanks, or with the small disposable ones.
My question is whether or not I can get enough heat with the small
disposable tanks for melting small quantities of silver when doing
casting—usually well under 1/4 troy ounce, or would I have to use
the larger refillable tanks.
I don’t want to have to get the refillable tank unless I have to,
and would prefer using the small disposable tanks. Before I make any
purchases I figured I would ask you Orchidians for advice on this
I already have 3 torches—each of which uses the B size tanks of
acetylene–too big and dangerous to lug around… My main purpose in
getting the EZ torch is that I can tote it around for demos. Hence my
interest in using the small disposable propane tanks.
Thanks for your help. Alma Rands