I had an unfortunate situation the other day. I went to my garage to
set up my oxy/propane tanks for the day, only to find that since I
last used my Little Torch (a couple of months ago), the hoses have
perished all the way along their length. Big gas leak happened, which
was pretty scary!!! My hubby had to disconnect the Little Torch and
connect my big welding torch, as the job I have at the moment
(fabricating sterling tiara from 2 mm wire) required far more heat
than my handheld butane torch (which I’d been making do with during
the freezing weather) could handle.
So now, I’m having to make do with either the butane handheld or a
big bruiser of an oxy/propane welding torch - one extreme to the
other - until I can find some replacement Little Torch hoses. The
problem is, that a) they’re so darned expensive, and b) I’m really
not happy with how short a time they’ve lasted (less than a year!!!)
so I’m thinking of finding an alternative.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m struggling to find anything in
the UK. There’s only one company that sells the torch itself in the
UK, and they don’t sell replacement hoses for it. Thanks in advance.
Incidentally, I managed to solder the tiara with the huge torch
without melting anything, so I’m pleased as punch, although still
missing my Little Torch.