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Old 03-06-2008, 09:17 PM   #11
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Then walk over to the guy that said they don't have it and smash him over the head with your red tank.

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I feel like this happens quite a bit (the lack of knowledge employees -- not the smashing over the head ).

When these stores opened, they had guys who knew what they were talking about. Now it is just who will work for the cheapest pay.

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Old 03-07-2008, 02:37 AM   #13
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I am not sure where your located but I get my gas through Airgas, and they seem to have places all over the place check their website under store locator, there might be one nearby, http://www.airgas.com/

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Old 03-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #14
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I have the stone and everything, but dont want to pay the $50-60 for a oxiginator. All I need is the cap/valve for the tank. Is there anywhere I can get just that, or does HD have something that will work?

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I've seen just the valve for under $20 at williams (http://www.williamsbrewing.com Item Q11). I was communicating with bernzomatic yesterday and they refused to sell me one as a replacement part for one of the MAPP/OXY torch kits they sell, for liability reasons...go figure.

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I feel like this happens quite a bit (the lack of knowledge employees -- not the smashing over the head ).

When these stores opened, they had guys who knew what they were talking about. Now it is just who will work for the cheapest pay.

You're so right!! I also remember a time when you'd be wandering around at HD, and someone would come up to you and make sure you were finding what you were looking for. Now, I ask for help, and they tell me "oh, I don't work in that aisle, let me get someone to help you" which takes a five minute effort on the walkie-talkies and I'm left waiting for a guy for twenty minutes who ultimately doesn't know wtf he's taking about. Remind me why I go there!?
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I have the stone and everything, but dont want to pay the $50-60 for a oxiginator. All I need is the cap/valve for the tank. Is there anywhere I can get just that, or does HD have something that will work?
Is this what you mean?
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I have a regulator that was previously used on a propane tank but the tip to the torch went bad. So instead of throwing the whole thing away I was thinking about putting a barb fitting on it and adding a diffusion stone to it. I assume these regulators are the same, is there any reason I shouldn't be doing this? It would probably save me $20.

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Yeah, the best reason is that the O2 tank has left hand threads while propane has right.

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I'm not certain if a propane and oxygen regulator are the same. You could try but I don't think they are.

Edit: Looks like Bobby beat me to it and with a better answer

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