When this came out, heavy discussion were brought about of the design of this product, concerns and what not.
Have you been using it for years without any problems? I thought it was a great idea.
I'm using MC tanks still with turbo torch setup.
About 2 years now no problems other than the hose split and had to be replaced. I replace hoses about once a year anyways when they start to fray
I started a thread on the Lenox system but ProPlumb talked me out of it with all the problems he had. Maybe I will give it a second look.
I have a Lenox LT92 kit and I love it.It comes in a case with MAPP gas ans i put my sand cloth, fitting brushes and my cutters in the case. Very handy
Acteylene-Turbo torch is very versatile you can use it almost anywhere.
The Bernzomatic will end up on a shelf somewhere when you find out how limited it is. If you really want the bernzomatic spend a little more and get the one with a 6' hose it's still not as good as a turbo acetylene torch but it costs less.
josh, just to clarify your question, i'm assuming that the torch wil be used for melting the snow at your home and the propress will be used for your copper work:scratchhead::slap:
don't let ridgid dave get wind of your torch, or he'll cut you off:trash-him:
i have both the turbo torch and lenox torch. along with the air acetylene set ups. of course they don't get used as much as they did.
propress has taken over my soldering task;)
Lenox pretty much=Bernzomatic.
Both will work fine. It's like anything, just depends on what you want to do.
Usually TurboTorch. Got a Bernzy somewhere too. And a jewelers torch.
Its for lighting fires in the back yard ;-) Actually there have been a few times I wished I had a torch. Plus I enjoy soldering. If I was doing it for a living there is no way I would sweat pipes. But just for screwing around I like seeing how good of a joint I can make. Pressing is just too easy. Ya pull the trigger and its done :p Plus I have used propress plenty on my projects.
I think I may just be turning into a tool collector. everyones gotta have at least one torch.
Minimum Bernzomatic will do fine for the minimalist.
Flame control and MAPP ability cost a little more but you'll probably be glad you sprung for it from the get go.
Using now and again, one should last you for many years.
Great for starting charcoal too. No lighter fluid or pre-soaked briquettes.
Remember, like shooting a gun, look at what's behind what you're heating. ;)
you just started this thread.how can you be fully informed.I haven't told you to buy a Turbo-Torch STK-9 yet.
Time proven dependable product.
No hose getting hooked.
Easily adjustable flame.
Excellent flame pattern(focused,easy to control,no burned wood or wires).
Swivel torch arm gets you into maneuverable positions for the tight spots.
Those rigid heads are a PITA.Make great cigarette lighters.
Lit a bunch of boxes of ABS fittings in the back of my truck in the 80's,Champeen flaming box toss.