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Old 02-22-2018, 10:49 AM
Ralph Laborde Ralph Laborde is offline
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G-Tec Gas Booster 30 for bench torch

Does anyone use a natural gas pressure intensifier for a bench fluffy torch? We're thinking of getting one, setting up multiple bench torches and doing away with the hand MAPP bottle torches and propane tanks.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:07 PM
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It should be fine. just mind your PSI requirements for the said torch.


Get yours self a Oxygen Generator while you are at it. Charles
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Old 02-24-2018, 04:53 PM
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I saw that very model posted on a Boro group on Facebook!

I couldn't believe it! I've been trying to find something like this for years to no avail. Is this the solution to the mobile glass rig?

http://www.gas-tec.com/cylinders.html
*130 cubic feet cylinder, 25-500psi, up to 500schf (1schf = 1020BTUs, so 500schf= 510,000 BTU?)
*will not freeze like propane
*can be transported laying down, and has "been shot with a bullet near an open flame" and not exploded.

The Giberson 255 burner is 150k BTU. I am having trouble finding the psi requirements, but I know it is low pressure.

Soooo.... is there anything preventing me from running "Gloria" on this for mobile gigs? Is this a dream come true...? How long would 130 cubic feet last? Not long, right? I suck with propane/gas conversions. Maybe the dream ain't quite the reality here.
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Old 02-24-2018, 05:13 PM
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So, if I'm reading this right, 100 ccf of natural gas = 100,000btu = 1 therm.

So that means this 130 ccf cylinder is about equal to 1 gallon propane = 1 therm.

Or, 1 hour of operation. thought I was onto something here for a second. All the other solutions are giant mostly carbon fibre DOT tanks for big trucks which is easily $5,000-20,000.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:20 PM
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You're doing kind of an apples to oranges comparison. The natural gas is a gas and the propane is in liquid form. A 20lb BBQ propane tank gets you about 138 cuft of propane gas. You would have to liquefy your natural gas to get the same performance as propane.
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