Neophyte/longtime lurker here. Slowly getting my equipment assembled.
Acetylene is tempo. unobtanium here in W. Mich. May become available this week, will see
I ended up with a Smith AW1A 'aircraft' handle to match a boxful of ancient acetylene tips I have. Reconditioned by the AO Doctor in Georgia. Thanks, Jim.
Looks as though there is a special LP pipe with interchangeable tips in the catalog at my LWS for this application.
Does anyone gave any experience with this?
Should I just wait for Acetylene to become available?
I took Doug Fattic's course earlier this year. He has mentioned that Oxy-Propane is used by his Ukrainian group and that it takes a little while to become comfortable with it. I will probably only build a few frames and am not quitting my day job just now.
Any advice will be appreciated. George
according to info on the framebuilder's email list, the regulators may be the same for propane/acetylene depending on the brand. People report that acetylene tips work fine for oxy/propane. I think the oxy/propane tips from Smith are not well regarded.