I posted here a week or so ago on finding a basic OA setup for heating and cutting (I have a MIG welder). Since then I have been reading more here on the topic, and I also bought a new, basic Harris OA torch. I have decided what I want to do is to get started right off with oxy-propane, since there seem to be some decided advantages to this over using OA (cost of gas, safety, cleaner cutting, and cheaper fuel tank). Also I am aware that Harris has quite a nice selection of oxy-propane compatible attachments. I haven't got the torch yet, and don't know yet if it has the T or R type hose, but I am aware of the issue there also.
Yesterday I was by Home Depot and saw they had barbeque grill type propane tanks in the 20 pound size for $25 on sale, and I think this is a pretty good price since it was cheaper than their 10 pound tanks, so I went ahead and bought one.
I plan on using the stock acetylene regulator for the propane. This is a CGA-510 type regulator. I asked the local welding shop about what I would need to connect it up. He said if I had the older barbeque tank type, it would be a direct screw in. The tank I have, being new, has the new OPD valve setup. The welding shop said they thought I would need an adapter, but they did not have it. Can anyone here direct me to what I need and hopefully to an on-line supplier?
Also, the fitting for the propane appliance one is attaching to the OPD valve is referred to as a QCC-1 for "quick connect", I gather. Technically, what is the designation for what the QCC-1 connects to on the valve? Does it have a CGA number? I checked at the CGA website, but they wanted several hundred $ in membership dues before they would let me in.
Thanks for any help on this. Vic Remove "NS" (no spam) from my email address to reply to me personally..