Turbo Torch

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Jeff lange, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. Jeff lange

    Jeff lange New Member

    Feb 25, 2007
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  2. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

    Apr 18, 2005
    Service Plumber, Outdoor Temperature Relief Owner
    Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area
    That's almost a $280 set up there so don't expect that reserve price to be hanging low.

    It's all I've used over the years. I love the push-button ignitor attachment and the large tip is great for heating up poured lead joints.

    I run with MC tanks with the adaptor for the item you are looking at.
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  4. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

    Sep 24, 2004
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Unless you're in the business of using a torch quite a bit, I dont see the need for a B tank, but hey...that is one man's opinion. Like Rugged, it is what I use, but only for commercial plumbing (my "regular" job)....which is 95% of the time. For working on my own on residential projects, I just use a small MAPP gas setup. Works great and I'm not lugging that big tank around the customer's house. If you're dead set on a Turbo Torch, but you wont be using it frequently, check into the same setup, but with the small tank and regulator (MC). Its alot less cumbersome.

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  5. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

    Sep 25, 2006
    Commercial Plumber
    Phoenix, AZ
    It's all I use - B tank and Turbo Torch - good for soldering all sizes of pipe up to 5" copper and brazing up to 2.5"...
  6. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer...to be caring and loving to a
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    turbo torches

    that top set up is all you really need.....

    the LARGE B tanks are a pain in the butt and weigh too much
    for average service work.....they are best for heavy
    construction jobs only..... my opinion only

    dragging a B tank across a tight crawl space
    getting it covered in mud, then going to the next call and

    laying it down on a ladies kitchen floor with gravel
    still stuck to the bottom of it does not go over too good.....

    or hauling one down a flight of stairs gets very old
    after a while....

    they get very, very heavy by the end of the day

    I have that top set up with the larger torch tips...
    and its been adapted down to the smaller " mc tanks." ...

    it has less volume, but its a fourth the weight and
    worth the trade off

    I carry 2 extra mc tanks with me for a back up.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  7. coz

    coz New Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I use a small map torch too ..all i need.. unless you work on 4 inch mains all the time. its overkill. my setup fits in my toolbox
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