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Want to start using MAPP but...

mcneguymcneguy Posts: 28
edited 11:07AM in EggHead Forum
All I can seem to find around here is Map-Pro which is listed as a suitable alternative to MAPP. It also looks like MAPP was stopped from being produced in 2008.

Bernzomatic has what they call Max Power Propylene which sort of sounds like Map-Pro but doesn't really say it.

I'm confused...

Comments

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,901
    It will all work.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,993
    ive gone thru a couple mapp torches, went to a cheap weedburner from harbor frieght and havent looked back. if you have an old propane tank thats still servicable it is a good alternative, cheaper to run, throws more heat, lights faster, and lasts for many years
  • I would add that with a little diposable camping propane tank the weed burner is portable and light.

    Doug
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    I'm sitting here looking at my mapp tourch with a fat boy bottle. It says "max power propylene". I never noticed this before, I just picked up the yellow bottle. Works fine for me. I like using the mapp tourch over the weed burner because I also use it to light my wood stove.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    I use a Max Power Propylene [MAPP?, sounds like it to me!] that I purchased at a Lowes store earlier this summer, so it is not something that was discontinued two yrs ago. I found a unit that has a 5ft hose between torch and tank. I love it! Lights fast and I am ready to cook in much less than time using the starter cubes. It does cause new lump to spark, so I make sure I am wearing my heavy glove and I always have some used lump on top, which seems to spark much less. I think sparking comes from the dust in new lump, but I don't know for sure.
    Anyway, genuine MAPP or not, it is my preferred method for lighting.
    just my .02ct :)
  • I agree with Fishlessman, I bought a weed burner from Harbor Freight and I don't regret it a bit. Doesn't use much propane, lights the charcoal fast, inexpensive and easy. Mapp torch and gas is expensive.
  • In two years im still on my first tank of mapp gas. I'm not sure how many times I have started my egg but it is well over 100 and probably over 200. I keep expecting it to run out so I bought a spare bottle about a year ago and have not used it yet.
  • FatMikeFatMike Posts: 464
    I too used the Mapp but switched to the weed burner. Quick easy and can get the coals ready in a minute. It's also fun to fire up after a few beers and blow fire with the burst mode...LOL
  • I have a weedburner and a MAPP torch. I like the MAPP torch a lot better.
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    ... MAPP is no longer available. Petromont stopped producing it a couple of years ago. When the news came out, many plumbers hoarded it, as did folks that do glass blowing. I bought a dozen cylinders because I use it in my metalworking. I just finished my last one.

    For us barbecuists, MapPro gas works just fine. I can't tell the difference with the new gas for my metal forming and hot bending.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37
    DO you guys have hoses attached to the lighter? I only seem to find the handheld kind, used by plumbers and stuff for 'welding' copper pipes with that solder and stuff..

    Here's a link. Do you guys use these as well?

    http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?D=913335&Ntt=913335&catalogId=10051&langId=-15&storeId=10051&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+matchall&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber

    Or should I be using this kind with a hose and 2 tanks?
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg1/R-202185043/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    Thanks!!
  • I know MAPP gas makes everyone feel all studly but trust me, a handheld propane torch works just fine. Starts my fire in less than two minutes; fire's steak-ready in 15 tops.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,048
    no need to buy the expensive 2 tank brazing set up! Personally I have this 30" hose model attached to a MAPP tank purchased several years ago when this method was the hot topic on this board.
    IMG_1181.jpg
    After using it about 3 or 4 times I never used it again. I think the joy in cooking with a BGE is the ability to slow your life down and relax for a while while the lump comes up to temp.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Here's a toy I use for a lighter.

    bernzomatic-quickfire.jpg

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    nm
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    DSC02373.jpg

    Actually one these makes you feel studly. Heheheee. No regulator, just a neelde valve... and 100,000 BTU's is what this baby kicks out. On a still night, it sounds like a small jet is landing in your backyard.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    WEEDBURNERS ROCK!!! ;)
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