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That will work. The tanks are relatively small, so you may have to fill them more frequently, so try to find a local place that can do it. You'll likely have them filled a couple times while you're practicing your joints. And then after that, you may complete a frame with one filling.

Smokebikes, I'm guessing by the link that he's in the UK.
 

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It says it includes 10 and 20 cubic foot tanks. I've been told that most of the shops in my area will not fill these small tanks. I haven't pursued it yet to verify this but something to keep in mind.
 

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moto367 said:
It says it includes 10 and 20 cubic foot tanks. I've been told that most of the shops in my area will not fill these small tanks. I haven't pursued it yet to verify this but something to keep in mind.
Places in my area exchange those.

I just built up a fillet brazed frame and used exactly all the acetylene. I would opt for something a little larger so you have some margin to screw around.
 

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I was thinking of this kit because, it doesnt have the tanks so i can always rent the larger ones. Does anyone have problems with the tanks leaking over time. My mig tank used to discharge slowly over time
 

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Yes, you will get the odd bottle here and there. I've only had one acetylene tank leak but have had several small propane bottles leak.

Amazingly there was a guy here a few months back who was keeping his bottles and stuff in his apartment.

I gave him @$#%$, not that it seemed he was listening.

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I gave him @$#%$, not that it seemed he was listening.
I don't know if that guy ever moved his tanks, but I moved mine out into the shed after reading that thread -- so all your effort wasn't lost.
 

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i have had a leaky acetylene B tank, i knew as soon as i got it home. i could smell the acetylene it so i squirted the valve with soapy water, saw that the valve body, not the valve screw, had a leak!!!! it was a very very unusual leak, it seemed to be coming out of the weld that held the 2 halves of the valve body together.
 

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I'm really glad we are talking about this. Dying in a fire or explosion would not be a pleasant way to go.

Being I've been seen recently brazing in flip flops and only a pair of shorts, it is only too easy to become complacent as one's confidence and familiarity grows.

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I'm really glad we are talking about this. Dying in a fire or explosion would not be a pleasant way to go.

Being I've been seen recently brazing in flip flops and only a pair of shorts, it is only too easy to become complacent as one's confidence and familiarity grows.

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same. I have little patches of missing body hair thanks to that familiarity.
 

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This brings up an important topic. For those hobby builders working out of your garages...where are you storing your tanks?
 

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Nobody fills tanks, they exchange them. You don't own your tanks, you own A tank.
So yeah, having a size tank that is easily exchanged is important. You can switch sizes, but may need a couple $$$ worth of fittings.
Look at torch and reg brand and quality. You don't want a shitty off brand that will fail. My reg broke and a new nice one cost as much as the kit. Shame on me.
 
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