Oxy/Propane set up
Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:56 AM
These markings are in the components:
Gauge: Fuel – Acetylene
Hose: Acetylene Only – Grade RM
For the time being, I want to use Oxy/Propane for light cutting, but particularly for localized heating in my forged work.
I figure the hose is a no-brainer, but what about the gauge? Will it work with propane?
A salesman at the local AirGas implied that everything just swapped over, but I’ve read enough cautions to doubt that.
I’m trying to decide if I should just try to sell this rig to an acetylene user (it’s still unused and like new at this point) or if I can just buy new hoses and make it work.
Any other advice on the Oxy/Propane rigs would be appreciated.
By the way, I have qualified instruction lined up when I get everything in order. I just wanted to get all of the preliminaries take care of.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:19 AM
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:43 AM
You arn't supposed to use an Acetylene gauge with propane, The propane will eat the seals.
How long does this take?.....I've been doing just that for decades.. ..If it were my rig I'd use the hose as well if it were in good shape........I believe what the warning implies on the hose is that red hose is to be used for fuel only.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:47 AM
The torch head and handle should be compatible, but you will need different tips.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:52 AM
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:08 PM
Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:44 AM
I'll let you know what I come up with.
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