Excellent point ... I'll see what I can do with what I have.... Just from looking at the example pictures, part of the problem may be that the metal to metal contact from the vice face is acting as a heat sink, preventing the solder assembly from reaching and maintaining the minimum soldering temperature. If the assembly could be gripped at a further distance from the parts to be soldered, and with less surface in contact, a larger torch may be unnecessary. ...
yeah, so I'm finding out already...The tanks not so easy for the home DIY guy.
I'm aware of that. In fact, I already have a trusty supplier that can easily handle this sort of job. But this is going to be a recurring job, hopefully, so the investment in both time an money is well worth the while.Probably cheaper in the long run to job it out to a welding/machine shop.
Same thing down here, more or less. I'm looking now for disposable mini-tanks.Good Ole Wally World https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gas-Welding-ft-Radnor-Acetylene-With-Victor-CGA-200-Cutting-Outfit-MC-Style-Carrier-Cylinders-Light-Duty-Oxygen-Tote-Brazing-Cylinder-cu-Not-Included/23480239
Full kit without gas. Must be filled at welding supply shop or rather exchanged for full tanks or sent out for filling.
But you need to visit your welding supply shop first. Here in the states, the tanks are inspection date stamped and gas suppliers are finicky about taking "Odd" tanks in trade for full cylinders.
That varies based on location in the US. In one town, I had the choice of demurrage (basically a daily rental) or buying the tank. Buying was much cheaper for me. I now "own" my tanks, which doesn't mean I always get the same tank back. In my current town, you can also just leave a deposit that doesn't increase with time. Cost of refills may vary with whether the tank is rented or owned. Also, all tanks need to be pressure tested at some interval. Since I don't usually get the same tank back, I have never had to pay for that pressure testing. When I exchanged my MC tank for a larger acetylene tank needed for heating and cutting, I got the current full cost credited to the new tank.You will need to find a welding supply shop. The torch and gauges are the easy part. The tanks not so easy for the home DIY guy. Probably cheaper in the long run to job it out to a welding/machine shop.
I think you will regret that. Once you get into it, you will find other uses.Same thing down here, more or less. I'm looking now for disposable mini-tanks.
No, he means that once you start gas welding or brazing or soldering, you will find other things that you can weld, braze or solder. The recurring cost of disposable tanks will start to add up quickly.How do you mean? That I'll somehow use the tanks separately for a different purpose?
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