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My GasVap has arrived but in Northern Ireland butane gas cylinders are not available. However, butane/propane cylinders are available. Has anyone used b/p cylinders without problems?
 
My GasVap has arrived but in Northern Ireland butane gas cylinders are not available. However, butane/propane cylinders are available. Has anyone used b/p cylinders without problems?
What type of blowtorch are you using ? It's only really designed for the culinary type of torch - which are all butane fuelled . If you are using a bigger torch, such as plumbers use, you really do have to keep the heat down very low. Using the gasvap takes a bit of getting used to - adjusting the heat to the optimum levels on the torch you are using requires a bit of trial and error. Don't over do it ... it does not take a lot of heat to get the OA hot enough to sublimate.
 
Thanks. I have a Sistec blowtorch, so it should be OK. Now all I need to do (?..) is order a universal adapter that will connect a butane/propane fill cylinder to the torch.
Hopefully the slightly ill fitting, off centre GasVap copper extension nozzle for a poly hive will not be a problem.
 
If you get a cylinder like this it may fit straight on - this was from Gooutdoors
 

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Thanks. I have a Sistec blowtorch, so it should be OK. Now all I need to do (?..) is order a universal adapter that will connect a butane/propane fill cylinder to the torch.
Hopefully the slightly ill fitting, off centre GasVap copper extension nozzle for a poly hive will not be a problem.
The Sistotec micro torches take Butane lighter fuel ... available just about everywhere .. including Northern Ireland.

https://www.fanevalleystores.com/ca...ing/products/67457/Clipper-Butane-Lighter-Gas

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/274057323

https://www.tesco.com/store-locator/enniskillen/derrychara-link
 
Butane cylinders not available at Tesco in NI. But the Pargyle suggestion of Fame valley stores provide a cylinder by post. Thanks P. I would never have discovered this.
 
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