In the True-Value hardware store, I've recently
seen an oxy-propane set-up for about $50. It uses the same size
disposable tanks as the usual propane ones which plumbers use.
Has anyone out there had any experience with these? TIA, Judy
Judy, yes I have used one, it was the first ‘real’ torch that I used
way back when I was just hobbyist. If you will use it only
ocasionaly then it will be a good buy. If its going to be burning a
lot then I suggest a presto-lite torch or the ‘little torch’ both of
which you can get from mo st suppliers. I found that the O2
cylinders ran out very fast and if I didn 't remove them when I was
done they would leak out all of the O2 in a matter of hours. I found
a hardware store in town were I could pick up the O2 fo r only $7.50 a
tank and sometimes there was only a 1/2 hours gas in them. I figured
that what I spent on O2 in 1 year I could have bought the ‘lit tle
torch’ that I have now.
I hope this helps, Jerry.
Honorably, Gerald A. Livings