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    Default Low cost manifolds

    Hi folks.

    If any of you need manifolds to run multiple torches off of one regulator, go to eBay and search, "1/4" manifold" to find something like this.

    With some extra fittings (ball valves / barbs / nipples / 1/4" NPT to "B" fitting, etc) you will have an affordable way to expand the number of torches per regulator.

    I hope this helps some of you : )

    Tom

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    that's what I use for my lathe... well, an aluminum version of the same.

    I would suggest you get some 1/4" NPT to 1/4" barb fittings, some 1/4" NPT to B fittings, and some 1/4" plugs. You'll also need 2 3/8" plugs and some 3/8" hardware for end inlets...

    Total cost per manifold was under $30 when I did it, and I can hook up 6 torches
    Doug Harroun
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    Just to confirm so I don't do something stupid. Aluminum is ok material to use for a manifold block for oxygen or propane? Also, it sounds like your plugging 3/8 inlets and using one of the 1/4 outlets as the inlet, is that correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Glass Works View Post
    Just to confirm so I don't do something stupid. Aluminum is ok material to use for a manifold block for oxygen or propane? Also, it sounds like your plugging 3/8 inlets and using one of the 1/4 outlets as the inlet, is that correct?
    Yes as long as its regulated pressure not tank pressure

    I think ideally you would supply your manifold with a 3/8" hose then branch out with 1/4". If you don't have 3/8" then buy a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter or like you said plug the 3/8" and use one of the 1/4" for your inlet.

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