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Old 2015-05-21, 1:33pm
LarryC LarryC is offline
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Originally Posted by awatkins View Post
I will be making marbles, beads and boro water pipes, I'm avoiding the larger GTT torches because i need to conserve oxy. The Phantom is as big as i will go for that reason.
Well. Again based on what you want to make, I would start with a Lynx and I am fairly certain eventually you will want something that has the heat capacity of the mirage. I used to make 2" Boro marbles on my Lynx using compressed Ts for oxygen. You can work a very long time on the Lynx with one T sized tank. I then switched to a Mirage and a liquid dewer and my gas costs per marble are now way down. The triple mixes from GTT are quite a bit more oxygen efficient then most and where cost is concerned efficiency is more important than volume. In my opinion the Phantom is kinda middle of the road and not optimum in any way. The Mirage is the workhorse of their line. Sounds like you know where you want to go.

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