Hello! My ‘little torch’ (oxy/acet) needs its hoses replaced, and I
was lucky enough to get an unwanted set from a local welding shop
for $20…unfortunately, they came without the ‘ferrules’ & ‘ferrule
tool’…the small collar that cinches the hoses to the torch. I can
buy complete hoses (w/ferrule & tool) @ Rio Grande for $20 each,
meaning I spend $40 total…but before I go that route I’d love to
know if anyone has a)had any luck using something else to cinch the
hoses (I tried a truck parts store, but theirs are bigger and go
outside the hoses) -OR- b)modified their ‘little torch’ to use more
readily available (and cheaper), more standardized hoses.
(I am trying to get just the ferrules & tool, but Smith won’t sell
direct and I haven’t yet heard back from the tech at Rio Grande on
how long it would take for them to get me some…they estimated a
couple weeks, which is a real drag.)
Jessica in San Francisco, where we’re supposed to get a heat wave
but all I see is fog.