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Can I use propane in my cutting torch?

Can I use propane in my cutting torch?Yes - but here are some facts you might want to consider:While some have chosen to use propane for cutting metals, most professionals find that the cutting tip temperature is considerably lower than commercial cutting gases and therefore undesirable for use, unless for light weight steel. Some have found [...]

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Where does Propane come from?

Where does Propane come from? The fuel delivered to your propane tank can be found in a mixture of gases that naturally collect above pockets of crude oil underground. However, most propane sold today is a product of the refining process of crude oil. Become a member of our newsletter and learn more.  We provide brief but informatiive information.

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What is the chemical composition of Propane?

What is the composition of Propane? The fuel delivered in your propane tank is C3H8 which means that there are three parts carbon and 8 parts hydrogen.When propane combines with oxygen (O2) during the burning process, it creates water (H2O) as a by-product.Propane is clean burning, but the residual water must be properly discarded. For most appliances [...]

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What in the world is a BTU?

What in the world is a BTU?A BTU or British Thermal Unit, is the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. A gallon of liquid propane contains 91,502 btu's. A pound of liquid propane contains 21,591 btu's.    How is this information helpful?If you know how many gallons of propane are in [...]

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Safety Tips to use if you smell propane gas!

Safety Tips to use if you smell propane gas!1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS!Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames. Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones. Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire. Never store propane with other hazardous products! 2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY!Get everyone out of the building or [...]

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Why is my BBQ grill flame smaller than normal?

Why is my BBQ grill flame smaller than normal?There are three possible reasons.  First, many of the preset low pressure regulators available in the marketplace use 1/4"ID hose and some are attached to a propane regulator with a 1/4" NPT (normal pipe thread) outlet on the propane regulator. There is a limit to the volume of gas that can [...]

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