Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:28 pm

And it looks like they don't sell hoses.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Ay, Chihuahua. I found the hoses.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:35 pm

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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:39 pm

3/16", 1/4", 3/8"...
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:47 pm

All mine are 1/4", except a short one on my Victor pantograph, which is 3/16". Don't know where I got it....so when I got the pantograph, I used it.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm

It never ends. Rosebud sizes: 8 and 10.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:00 pm

I use my 8 more than any, and I have a 6 and a 10 also. I haven't used the 10 in years, but I only have a 140 cu/ft acetylene bottle. Will work when full with a 10, not so well empty. 10 is big for a home shop.

They do make different rosebuds for propane, although, I have used my acet. tips with it.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:18 pm

Are you getting a cart??
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 pm

I might actually make a cart. I have an acreage rake no one wants to buy, and it has two nice wheels and a lot of steel tubing.

Thanks for the tips. I think I'm going for the Journeyman Edge 2.0. Somewhat less money, and people seem to like the regulators.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Those regulators will last longer than you. They are about identical to my Victors....and they are old. Same with the mixing chamber & cutting head. Absolutely good tools.

OK....I was going to mention, that if you go gallivanting around outside with your torch, big tires, and pneumatic tires, are the way to go. It's what I always bought for the mines I was at.

I have smaller bottles. 140 acetylene, and an 80 cu/ft oxygen. Yes....280's would be better, and cheaper in the long run, but....I don't use that much anymore, and I got to haul 'em back & forth to the purveyors of gasses when they go empty. OK when I was 21....not so OK at 21 and a few months.

My cart is a slightly modified Horror Freight 'Big Foot' hand-truck. 13" pneumatic tires. Fits thru doorways, and travels well to the back fence where I have a stash of various pieces of steel, much to big for me to pack back in to the shop.
Making a torch cart out of it was quick & easy, and it handles well in the sand & rocks, but if you have leftovers & stuff to build your own, better.
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 pm

I'm tempted to cut this up, just to horrify John Deere cultists.

John Deere Cart.jpg
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Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:05 pm

I have one of those, but a cheapie thing I picked up at a Home De Pot like store. I use mine.....beats a wheelbarrow sometimes.... :)

But, if you don't use it....why not? Not sure what the diameter is on the tires. I think mine is 10".....which would do OK.

And....you could probably sell the leftover Yawn Deere painted box to a John Deere cultist on fleaBay.
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