I have been trying to use my Bernzomatic type propane torch for some soldering, and it has been so frustrating that I have been grabbing my Oxy-acetylene torch instead. The propane torch keeps going out, especially when I invert the torch to solder something below the torch.
Is it typical to have problems if the bottle is above the torch?
Do I need a better torch? I am not sure about the brand of what I am using, can't find a name, maybe a bad sign.
Would I be happier with a torch with a long hose connected to a large bottle of propane? I have such a bottle in my shop, I have seen this type of torch used by plumbers and others.
I am soldering sheet copper, around 0.020 inch to 0.040 (0.5mm to 1 mm) thick, if that makes any difference. I do occasionally solder copper pipes as well.
Thanks in advance, Richard