Dear Ms. Mann:
I am contemplating buying a water torch but would like to hear
from someone using one: in particular, can it be used to melt metal
for casting and ingots, or just for soldering?
Thank you for your question. We make the Spirflame[tm], a patented
multicell gas generator (water torch). Being “multicell” in design we
can easily generate multiple volumes dry clean hydrogen/oxygen gas
compared to all other systems. We have a good number of
Spirflames[tm] operating for many years within the jewelry industry.
Although the Spirflame[tm] Karat 250 is a perfect bench torch, it is
not suitable for melting more than one-half ounce in practice. We do
have larger units, which will melt larger volumes, but I would
recommend a simple electric melting furnace, or induction heater for
most shops. If you would like additional please send me
your address at serve4gwm at aol dot com and I will send you our
complete with a DVD. There is also a page of customer
referrals who you can contact directly.
Gary W. Miller
Sr. Technical Advisor
Web site: www.spirig.org