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Rudy 2020-03-01 5:44am

Oxygen by tank
I know the oxycons are more convenient, but I have a ranked oxygen question...

Of those of you using oxygen tanks, how often do you work, what size is your tank, and how long does it last?

Thank you!!!

Speedslug 2020-03-01 6:39am

How long a tank lasts is going to depend on lots of things.

How big your torch is and how hot you run it are just two factors.

Soft glass is going to less heat to work with than boro.

Are you making beads as big as your finger or objects the size of golf balls or tennis balls?

Do you have the experience and the stamina to work with a monster torch 8 or 12 hours a day and does your lifestyle allow you that much time.

There are some that talk about getting the 5 foot tanks ( I think they are called "K" tanks) swapped out every two weeks and often they complain that they have to go spend the whole day torching because the tank supplier is coming the next day and they need to use up what they have they because they already paid for the gas in it and if it goes back with a quarter tank of oxygen still in it then they will have wasted that money.

Speedslug 2020-03-01 7:04am

Here is one of threads of conversation about tanked oxygen.

And here is the result of my putting "tank oxygen" ( with the quotes ) in the search function up at the very top of the page.

Rudy 2020-03-02 4:45pm

Thanks for the info...kind of explains why oxycons are so popular!

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