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Old 02-17-2015, 01:20 PM
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Bench Torch

Does anyone have experience running this type of torch on natural gas instead of propane?
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:59 PM
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I think that you need at least 5 PSI supply, which is available from your gas company but not normal in other than industrial settings. At you would probably need much larger lines and/or higher pressure than that because nat. gas has so much less BTU's per cu. ft. than propane.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:01 PM
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I think that you need at least 5 PSI supply, which is available from your gas company but not normal in other than industrial settings. And you would probably need much larger lines and/or higher pressure than that because natural gas has so much less BTU's per cu. ft. than propane.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:54 PM
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You will need a propane tank
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:45 PM
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They do sell natural gas boosters.

http://www.gas-tec.com
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:02 PM
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Exact torches are designed for propane. My guess is that you could get something like this to work with a lot of costly modifications, so I don't think it is even worth your time.

I've never heard of a torch that uses natural gas without air of some sort. The only natural gas torches I've ever used are ones that use compressed air for sweat soldering, and annealing metal.

But I've been called-out on my torch knowledge before, so this is just my opinion.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:14 PM
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I don't know if this would apply to Exact and similar gas/air torches but last year I checked with National, Nortel and GTT if their torches can run on natural gas and O2 and all three told me that their propane torches will all work with NG as long as the pressures are set to the same PSI.
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These are very affordable to run with a propane tank, and easy to move around.
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Did you mean to include a link?
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:16 PM
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These are very affordable to run with a propane tank, and easy to move around.
Like Dave asked, did you have a link?

The question was about running on natural gas as apposed to propane, so "?".
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