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Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby Poleframer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:19 pm

One point in favor of propane, if you run out of propane for yer BBQ, you got gas! Or vice versa.
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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:27 pm

Poleframer wrote:One point in favor of propane, if you run out of propane for yer BBQ, you got gas! Or vice versa.


Ha! I've done both of those :D
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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby thatoneguy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:59 am

I replaced my old crazy kit with the Victor Medalist 350. I went with the heavy duty but I honestly would have been fine with the medium duty kit. I absolutely LOVE the handle design and the all around build of this kit. it is really comfortable and easy to work with. I've used to for everything but welding so far and it is a really great setup.. Especialy for the price! My .02...
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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby AndersK » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:35 pm

Except for the regulator, can a regular oxy-acetylene set be used with propane? No need for welding, just heat and bend use.
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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby Poland308 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:37 pm

Yes. Some of the tip sizes i.e. Oriface size, will over lap. But for most things that won't matter.
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Re: Oxy/Acetylene Rig for All-Around Shop Use?

Postby AndersK » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:01 am

Thx, I'll be looking for a propane reg then.
I'm out of acetylene now but I don't have a contract on the bottle so they will take it back if I try to change it.
Don't use it often enough to justify the cost so oxygen propane looks like a better option.
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