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  • 14 OZ mapp and oxy question

    Anyone have experience running a Little Torch on 14 OZ Oxy and Mapp bottles? I'm wondering how long the bottles will last using them on a Little Torch outfit? I want a small portable repairs outfit I can Silver Solder with at the computer bench.

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    I have quite a bit of experience with a little torch. As for how long it lasts....well that depends on your usage of course. Plan to burn through at least three O2 bottles for every bottle of gas. I eventually traded my small cylinders out for real gas cylinders. I changed to propane and oxygen too, which I think is far safer if you're planning on storing it in your house. I keep those little regulators as backups, but haven't used them since I swapped. <br />
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    What type of work are you planning to do with it?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
      I have quite a bit of experience with a little torch. As for how long it lasts....well that depends on your usage of course. Plan to burn through at least three O2 bottles for every bottle of gas. I eventually traded my small cylinders out for real gas cylinders. I changed to propane and oxygen too, which I think is far safer if you're planning on storing it in your house. I keep those little regulators as backups, but haven't used them since I swapped. <br />
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      What type of work are you planning to do with it?
      Ryan I have the larger bottle set up but they're still to big for keeping under my desk, I do repair jobs from the grandkids toys to small projects I think up, like making the funnel pictured, most anything that needs to be soldered I use use silver on if it can take the heat. I was just given a two piece tower /torch lamp? whose post won't screw together tightly any longer do to the threaded insert no-longer being fixed solidly inside the one tube, I have it screwed together and straight but it still needs to be SS to stay together.

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      • #4
        One down side of those small regulators is no gauge, not the end of the world, you should be relaxing the spring inside there anyway when you're down using it. You also can't shut the gas off independently of the regulator, another bad side. I'm gonna give posting a picture from iPhone a try here, this is my setup. The little torch fittings screw right on to the regulators. I think it's called a type B fitting?
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        • #5
          One word of caution is those gas hoses are not very skookum at all. They are not rated for any sort of industrial or "shop" duty. Even sitting under that bench like mine is, I had some damage to the propane hose and had to make a repair. Glad I was using propane....I could smell it immediately.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the heads up Ryan, I'll make sure I turn the regulators off after I'm done.

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            • #7
              "skookum"

              AvE has introduced a whole new level of jargon for us tool guys
              Ryan
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              • #8
                Skookum is a north west thing. At least I think it is. There's even a skookum valley in Oregon. Lots of Native American influence up that way. But whatever it takes to get the shmoo out

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                  Skookum is a north west thing. At least I think it is. There's even a skookum valley in Oregon. Lots of Native American influence up that way. But whatever it takes to get the shmoo out
                  ...while you're choochin' along.....

                  I'd have never learned all these new words anywhere else!

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                  • #10
                    While you're fabbercobblin' some kind of collectamacater together....

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                    • #11
                      Love the Jargin also lol..,

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                        I'm gonna give posting a picture from iPhone a try here, this is my setup. The little torch fittings screw right on to the regulators. I think it's called a type B fitting?
                        ryan, can you post a larger pic of this? It's too small to really see your setup

                        Richard
                        West coast of Florida

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tackit View Post

                          Ryan I have the larger bottle set up but they're still to big for keeping under my desk, I do repair jobs from the grandkids toys to small projects I think up, like making the funnel pictured, most anything that needs to be soldered I use use silver on if it can take the heat. I was just given a two piece tower /torch lamp? whose post won't screw together tightly any longer do to the threaded insert no-longer being fixed solidly inside the one tube, I have it screwed together and straight but it still needs to be SS to stay together.
                          Tackit, what are you making with the tin can solder thing? And what is the purpose of the drill motor with something in the copper tube?

                          Just curious...
                          Richard
                          West coast of Florida

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                          • #14
                            That's problem with posting pictures from the phone app....too small....<br />
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                            I'll see if I can do better.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
                              That's problem with posting pictures from the phone app....too small....<br />
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                              I'll see if I can do better.
                              Try posting with [img] url link [/img]

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