Butane torches are generally considered to be safer for use with quartz than propane torches for a few reasons:
- Butane torches typically have a lower flame temperature than propane torches, which reduces the risk of cracking or shattering the quartz.
- Butane torches are also less likely to produce soot or carbon residue, which can build up on the quartz and affect the taste of the vapor.
- Butane torches are usually more precise, which allows you to heat the quartz to the desired temperature without overheating it.
- Propane is heavier than air and can create an explosive mixture if there is a gas leak, where as butane is lighter than air and will rise and dissipate quickly.
It’s important to note that the proper use of the torch and the quality of the quartz banger are also important factors in ensuring safety when using a torch to heat a quartz banger.