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hey everyone! I currently use a regular propane torch can with a regular torch head by benzomatic I think... but I have been looking at the air acetylene torches? the ones that use the b tank,, but they are expensive... are they worth the money and if so what brand and what kind of tips to I need. I will just be using these to sweat copper pipe and once in a while brazing. thank you so much for you time
 

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I bought an acetylene turbo torch and I don't think I will ever use anything else.

It's a different kind of heat, more precise.
The bernzomatic mapp torches are great if you're doing something quick, don't get me wrong.
My favorite part about the turbo torch is putting the little tip on for replacing shower valves.
I don't burn wood or drywall at all anymore.
 

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that torch in the link has an adjustable flame, not too bad, I always have a squirt bottle of water..just in case..for over 20 years I humped around a btank and turbo torch, you are right about the small tips and once in a blue moon now I could use one, but the water does the trick..
 

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mapp and propane work on the same torch, propane alot cheaper, If I have any lines with water the mapp comes out, otherwise, the propane is good with a turbo tip...
 

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Very true! Brazes 3/4 5/8 no problem and solders easy up to 2" tho

Brazing is really a b tank operation and I would say even 2" and up should be with a b tank
 

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you just have to be careful with acetylene, if you draw it out of the tank too fast you pull the acetone also and bad things happen then, and in the real cold you get the yellow powder coming out...but always a good back up for the big fittings...
 
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