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What kind of life could I expect to get out of a 20 cubic ft. oxygen tank and a 10 cubic ft. acetylene tank between fills under normal brass brazing use with a #0 tip? I'm just looking for a ballpark here. 1 hour, 50 hours, 3,000,000 hours?
 

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Clockwork Bikes said:
Check you flow meters and you should be able to calculate it.

-Joel
I don't own these tanks yet. I'm trying to figure out of this size will be large enough or if I will have to get them filled too often, before I buy them.
 

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Do the work!

All of the information needed to answer this question for yourself is easily available online, even if you've never brazed and have to look up what your flow rates will be. Time to dust off those math skills!

-Walt

A-Town212 said:
I don't own these tanks yet. I'm trying to figure out of this size will be large enough or if I will have to get them filled too often, before I buy them.
 

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I've too always wondered about what size tanks to purchase. Its one thing to use a flow meter with the protective gas supporting your TIG torch, but a bit different with simple pressure gauges common to most Oxygen/Acetylene setups.

In my search of stuff "easily available online" I did find this extraordinary reference, thought it too good to pass up not sharing with others...

The Victor "Welding, Cutting and Heating Guide" is now available online as a download. 8 Meg, 244 pages (English / French / Spanish)... Great reference and its free! Many thanks to our friends at Victor torch...

http://www.thermadyne.com/IM_Uploads/DocLib_2879_56-0114%20guide_lo.pdf

Oh.. and yeah, I won't give away the answer to the puzzle of this thread, but what you need is in there.

--zip.
 
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