JHCC Posted May 10, 2021 Share Posted May 10, 2021 As documented elsewhere, I recently made the decision to add an oxy-propane torch to my little shop. This naturally creates a need for some way to store the rig and move it around the shop. I had the idea to combine a cart for the tanks with a torch stand such as the ones described HERE and HERE, and this is how far I've gotten. The base is a dolly I picked up at the industrial surplus place. There's a large ring upon which I can put a 20 lb or 30 lb propane tank. The central post is attached to two rings that can hold one or two tanks up to 125 lbs each, although I am planning to start with a single 80 lb. The tall post has a gas saver on top, screwed down to a plate on top. I haven't yet decided what to do with for the treadle, but I've got some ideas floating around my head waiting to coalesce. Two things that I am going to do are to shorten the tall post and add some kind of locking foot mechanism to keep it from rolling around while in use. Regarding the former, I overestimated the proper length needed to put the torch at a good working height. As for the latter, I'm thinking that something outside the lines of the base will give me greater stability than a single point in the middle. The tall post will also have a hook in the front for hanging the coiled hose and probably a short strut to connect it to the top pair of rings for additional strength. More to come.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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