brynnb Posted September 16, 2011 Share Posted September 16, 2011 I'm making a coffee can forge, and most every set of instructions has a soldering torch attached directly to one of those little 1 pound bottles. I figured it'd be a lot cheaper to simply hook it up to a 20lb bottle you usually buy for grills. The problem exists that these are two different types of connections. I have bought a hose that goes straight from the big bottle and attaches directly to the soldering torch. The problem here is that there's no regulator, and there's seemingly no way to add a regulator to the hookup since they're all designed to be attached directly to the bottle. So - can I run this soldering torch without a regulator? I was told the pressure in the 20lb bottle is the same as the 1lb bottles (which don't have or need a regulator) and that it should work. I didn't want to blow myself up, though. My backup is to just refill the 1lb bottle over and over but that's a pain. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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