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Old 05-19-2013, 06:49 PM
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Torches for thermalling?

We are in need of owning our own set of torches for flaming/thermalling stone

I am curious to know what kind of oxy acet or oxy propane set up any one out there might be using. i.e. size of tanks, tip, and psi

Ideally I want the smallest possible, we typically only need to do a few pieces at a time.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:00 PM
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I had the guys at the stone yard teach me. I use it on bluestone but I'll try and grab a pic this week. The welding supply place set me up for around 100 plus the tanks. It comes in handy for metal fab too.
I use oxy acetylene
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:59 PM
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I've always used oxy/acetylene as well. I would think any set of cutting torch would work, if it's hot enough for cutting steel, it will certainly thermal bluestone. That said, if you have 20'+ to do at a time, you are going to use some fuel doing it........
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:20 PM
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oxy acetyl with rose bud tip is what I have heard. never done it though. I like to chisel rock face if I can but it would be useful occasionally.
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