My home studio is becoming reality

I talked about it for awhile, but it’s finally coming alive. I settled on a Meco Midget torch for propane, lightweight hoses, and some Paige tips, along with a 10 lpm oxygen concentrator. The hoses fit the torch and the OC, but not the propane canister. I gather that I need a regulator on the propane side, but when I called Kent at TM Technologies, where I got the torch, he said I need a $250 regulator. I hope that is overkill, so I am turning to you all for your thoughts.

Michael

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If you are using a 1 lb. propane campstove cylinder, you can use a nonadjustable propane regulator. As an example only, many other places sell them, following is a link to one at Rio. Ken probably thinks that you are using a 20 lb. grill type cylinder. Even then, there are less expensive regulators…Rob

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I use the Smith regulator for disposable 1lb propane that Ron mentioned above, and an oxygen concentrator with a Smith Little setup that works great.

Do you have an extraction system?

Hi Pam:

I don’t have an extraction system. I am building my studio in our apartment and both space and possible exhaust outlets are exceedingly limited. I’m not discounting the need, but so far the only solution that presents itself is fans.

Michael

Hi,

if you are near a window, domething along this nature might work…

https://www.amazon.com/LBG-Products-Conditioner-Adjustable-Universal/dp/B08VRGF7P7/ref=asc_df_B08VRGF7P7/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=632045899408&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11968810215299612380&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031201&hvtargid=pla-1897003081363&psc=1&mcid=982f76cfd6763e518cc666edcc40631b

julie

Hi,

i believe there are regulations against using 20lb propane tanks indoors…check for your location…

julie

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I’m a big fan of the Quatro Gold Vault, which is a ductless ventilation system that captures dust and fumes. Its multi-level filtration system will capture solder fumes and also dust from your flex shaft or whatever you’re using. It’s fairly compact and very powerful.

Something to consider.

Congrats on moving forward with this project! You’ve been working on it for a while. Have fun!!

Jeff

Hi Julie:

I have no doubt that there are regulations against using the 20 lb. propane tanks indoors, particularly since I live in an apartment. Accordingly, I’m limiting myself to the one lb. canisters; if there were studio space available for rent where I live, I would happily do so, but there is none.

Michael

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Hi Jeff:

Thank you. It has taken me quite some time as life kept happening. I’ll attach some pictures as soon as it’s a little more together.

Michael

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I wish you good luck, Michael. I’ve lived in apartments or shared houses for too long, and setting up my “stuff” was always a headache. Keep going …! I’m hoping to move into a van, myself, so I can hammer and fire up a torch when I want.

Thanks gerrysotherkid. Getting it all together was one thing, relearning how to solder seems to be another, particularly with an oxy/propane torch in place of my old Prestolite air/acetylene. It makes me feel like a beginner.

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