Two torch questions for anyone who doesn’t mind answering yet
another torch question…
- I’m confused about what influences the amount of heat produced by
a given torch. I thought it was a function of the particular gas or
combination of gasses used… but when I look at different
propane-only torches, I see a wide max heat range. Of the two links
below, one indicates 3500 F and the other 2400 F. Since they’re both
using propane only, what accounts for the difference in heat?
- I’m looking at propane because I’ve heard from my insurance
broker that my home insurance rate will go through the roof if I have
oxygen and / or acetylene in the basement, and I can’t currently
justify that extra cost. I do small work and have been using a 2000 F
butane micro torch, which I’m now growing out of. Is it a waste of
time/effort to buy the propane-only torch? Should I just stay with a
butane micro until I’m ready to go to a ‘real’ torch?
Thanks for any help,