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No, but you don’t start dismantling stuff like regulators etc to replace seals and stuff
Beginners should still follow the guidelines, you don’t jump in a car and drive it without learning what you should be doing first
Sorry pal but you are quoting stuff that is incorrect, I’ve only been in the welding industry for over 45 years, 25 of those working for one of the biggest industrial gas companies in the world so I bow to your greater experience
And I merely commented that other gases were just as dangerous as oxy/acetylene which is my last reply to your mails as it’s not helping the op in the slightestWhich why i said my first post its dangerous why buy old kit to repair when you rely on it to function.
Which is an agreement with your post.
You advised he should replace seals, I replied he shouldn’t start to dismantle any of the kit and used regulators as an example (anyone can get hold of this info from the BCGA website)yes and they should become familiar with all of the safety information first, which is why I said that first.
this is “argument from authority”. There is no information other than that “I know what I am talking about and you are wrong”. Ideally you would expand your reply to include useful information based on your experience, that is how people learn.
You advised he should replace seals, I replied he shouldn’t start to dismantle any of the kit and used regulators as an example (anyone can get hold of this info from the BCGA website)
I was on the fence with old vs new until I looked at the price of new, I have always used Safire 3 but when you look at the price of second hand and then dial in some new hoses the new in the box kits like @Turbo linked to seem a no brainier. Hose quality has gone down hill in recent years, mine live out and cheap hoses exposed to the elements don’t last a year.
That set above is a bargain, i agree with hoses ours are years old and still in really good condition have an old propane plumbing torch hose must be 30 years old still in perfect condition and airlines.
I looked at a rent free set deposit on o/a was £450
I have gone rent free on co2 mix, argon and oxy, dont seem able to find Acetylene so stuck with BOC on that. The propylene on offer wont weld so I think in this area we are stuck with Air Products or BOC for the moment.