View Full Version : Turbo Torch
02-25-2007, 05:03 PM
Where to buy (http://www.thermadyne.com/distributor.asp?div=tt)
I am looking to get a torch like the pros and came across this one and wanted to know if itwas any good? How much do they go for?
02-25-2007, 06:17 PM
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.
02-26-2007, 01:16 AM
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.
02-26-2007, 04:29 AM
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"...
master plumber mark
02-26-2007, 05:12 AM
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.
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