VEERRRY Interesting “said a la Laugh-In”.
I also use a Little Torch. Bought it configured for Oxy/Acet. I feel it’s
really too hot, and there’s the supposed soot issue. Nevertheless, I have
made several attempts to convert over to propane. I just can’t get a good
seal between my BBQ tank and the regulator.
Some people suggested Teflon tape to seal the threads, but others pointed out
that the threads aren’t supposed to seal, but provide mechanical force for the
seal at the male/female thingie.
Exchanged my adapter; exchanged propane tanks; no joy. Considered taking a
separating disk to the “male” part, and “circumcising” a groove for a rubber O
ring, but am coping with the acetylene for now.
Not willing to take any risks with my safety,
Charlotte, NCFrom: email@example.com on behalf of Joan963@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 1996 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: Torch Problems
In a message dated 96-11-09 02:27:17 EST, you write:
Get rid of the acetylene . . It's too hot for small jewelry
soldering… use propane and air… much cheaper… container for
propane cost.,… bout $10.00 on sale and $8.00 to fill… last for
Difference of opinion. I use only acetylene. For one: I work in my house
and have my studio is the 3rd car area. Propane never dissapates — it
flows to the lowest point and stays there - waiting to explode. If your
insurance company ever finds out that there is propane in your house your
homeowners policy will be invalid. And if there is ever an explosion, you
can bet they will find out.
I use the smaller tips for my smaller jewelry stuff and also have a set up
using oxygen and acetylene for casting and stuff. I used the propane and
oxy until I found out about the above and then got it out of my house PDQ>
So far the acetylene has done everything that I need it to do.
And never, never use the torches that are totally contained in a Hand held
fashion. You can lose your hand really quickly.
My two cents worth.