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Old 2013-01-09, 1:37pm
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Hello everyone,

I am a newbie from the Little Apple. I am using a hothead torch with bulk fuel (propylene which I am told is the same as MAPP gas). I am thinking of converting to propane. But... 1) Can I use the same bulk tank hose adaptor for my propane tank that I used for my propylene and 2) is one gas better than the other when using a hothead torch?

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Old 2013-01-09, 1:56pm
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1. Yes, you can definitely use the same hose.

2. Propylene burns a little hotter and cleaner than propane, but not enough to justify the huge price difference. Propane is wayyyy cheaper.
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Old 2013-01-09, 2:27pm
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yep, same hoses is fine.

In terms of which, depends on what you're doing IMHO. I use a HH and find propane is filthy. I cannot get clean whites, pale blues, etc with propane. Obviously, using dark colors like black, doesn't present the same issues. I also find reduction glasses over reduce even if I am not reducing them when using propane. I don't have those issues with MapPro (Mapp is no longer in production; hasn't been since 200, which is mostly propylene and traces of propane. But, as Shawnette said, there is that price difference *sigh*

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Old 2013-01-09, 2:30pm
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I used to use MAPP on my hothead, but switched to propane for the price.
The biggest difference I've noticed is that clear and alabastros/opalinos smoke up a lot more often/easily. Superclear seems to resist the smoke, and I simply gave away the other problem glass.
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Old 2013-01-09, 3:18pm
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I use propane with my hothead and the only time i had an issue was when i changed tanks. now i have a tank i know is clean and refuse to change. I also get it form one source. The propane dealers will tell you it makes no difference, but i feel liek it does.
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Old 2013-01-09, 3:20pm
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If you find that your propane is dirty, try doing refills instead of tank swaps. If you're doing refills and it's dirty, get refilled somewhere else. That is, if you're in a location that allows you those options...
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Old 2013-01-09, 7:18pm
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