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    DIY Senior Member molo's Avatar
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    Default MAPP Torch? Please Help

    I used acetylene when I was doing a lot of soldering for a company. Then I went to propane when working on my own projects and nearly fall asleep when heating the joint.

    I want to take a step up from propane. Is MAPP the way to go? I would like your opinions on this kit:

    http://www.contractorstoolsupply.com...kb-p-3507.html


    Thanks for any replies!
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    I use an air/acetylene torch myself. I can never go back to Mapp, let alone propane.

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    that rig will probably be fine for you.
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    That is the type of rig I use most of the time.
    Doing repair plumbing I might be sweating 8-10 joints max on a job and that rig moved my acentylene rig to the way back of the truck then into the garage...
    I haven't used it in years...

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    Buddy of mine has this kit and it is damn cool. People think he can wear it like a jetpack and take off or something!



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    Well, there is no more "MAPP" gas, but the MAPP+ is close to it. I have not used my acetylene torch in so many years that the hose is probably rotten. I use my hand held swirl tip Turbotorch with MAPP for EVERYTHING, and all sizes up to 1 1/2".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    Buddy of mine has this kit and it is damn cool. People think he can wear it like a jetpack and take off or something!



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    I have thought about getting one of these but the tips are killers if you damage one...and I don't think the igniter is replaceable
    Last edited by Cass; 05-02-2009 at 11:44 AM.

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    I like that kit in the link or the Bernzomatic as well,

    The portable mapp is just the way to go.

    Easy to carry around and fast to work with,

    I think you can't go wrong with that kit!

    Hope that helps!
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