There are hoses made for acetylene, and there are hoses made for
fuel gasses (T grade?). They are not under any circumstance
Hi Doug You are partially correct. Hoses made for acetylene are only
for acetylene. T grade hose however is okay for either. We phoned the
welders supply this morning to double check, although we actually
bought all our supplies from them in the first place.
Dan put a splitter on the gas line for the Little Torch so I can
switch between propane and acetylene. Oxygen is direct for either. My
Prestolite is only on acetylene with acetylene hose which we would
have to change if we put a splitter on it in order to use propane.
All the gases are outside and piped in through a small hole in the
wall. They then pipe down into the cupboard and up through a hole in
my bench. Using a piece of rubber tubing in the holes allows me to
have my torches standing ready to use. I just pull up enough hose
from the cupboard for maneuvering my handpiece and solder. When
finished is stuff the hose back down the hole and the handpieces
stands ready for use again.
Dan also put a fan right in the bench beside my soldering area that
vents directly outside, flush with the table top. This means when it
is -30C (22 below in the US) I don’t have to open a window to
ventilate. Also not to noisy. This means my whole shop fits into a
small what used to be a bar area approximately 8’x8’.
the ‘ROCKLADY’ @Rocklady
May your gems always “Sparkle”