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Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

T hose is required, and it has been the standard hose for about 40 years now. I have run a 20# lp running thorough a OPD valve with no trouble at all. The only reason to mark a tank For Welding Only, is a tank less than 33# needs a OPD Valve unless it is a commercial use(cutting)
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I hope he is getting hoses made for LP gas because they are different from acetylene gas. Hopefully the guys who are selling what he needs will know what they are selling.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I already had the 30# tanks for my camper and I bought my tanks back in I think it was 79. I have been told to turn oxygen on a bit before turning on LP and other ways and just could not get things to work. In the bright sun I could see the acetlene flame to adjust after getting lit, the LP if I managed to get lit I could not see the flame to tell if I was getting it adjusted or not. Some years I might go thru 2 tanks and other years not even a full tank so I don't use enough that cost was enough to compensate for the problems I was having.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Leroy,

You are right, when lighting the flame is hard to see in sunlight. So I have a "box" about 5" square open on both ends (scrap steel) that I use to light the torch. The box is dark inside so I can see the flame easily and it shields the gas coming from the torch tip so the gas doesn't just blow away. I do most of my torch work outside so as to not create a fire risk in the barn/shop. One BBQ tank lasts me 2 to 3 years.

To each their own. I'm not trying to sell anyone on the use of LP, but I have found it to be a successful solution in my shop and shops of both of my sons. None of the 3 of us is into welding with Acetylene, just heating, cutting, and bending. I have been able to braze sheet metal items like oil pans with the LP/Oxy.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I only use the torch for cutting and heating. That box is something to remember if I try the LP again.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Propane Tank For A Propane Cutting Torch Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is when you are trying for 5 minuts to get torch lit and still not getting it done for that 30 second job and turn torch off you get disgusted and give up and go back to something you can get lit and get that 30 second job done.
 
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