So, I am not sure, but my torch seems....off. It seems to be shooting a lot of bright orange and not pinpointing like it was. I've messed around with turning it up and down, but it just isnt the same. Does it need a cleaning? And HOW do you do that.... .safely?
They do sell torch tip cleaners...it's like a bunch of different sized thin files that flip open to clean out carbon from torch tips....but I would do as Andrea has suggested...That torch model has been discontinued so I don't suppose you'd be able to get a new tip for it either.
Post by beadyeyes2 on Nov 17, 2011 18:45:30 GMT -6
Laurel...I asked my hubby and he says it's not at all unusual for torches to buildup carbon and that he uses those torch tip cleaner files to clear out carbon build up...He has been using torches for many years in his trade.
Post by josephinewadman on Nov 18, 2011 2:51:46 GMT -6
My Bethlehem torch came with a wire pokey thing to dislodge the carbon and a thick dowel to, gently, knock the torch with. You need to poke down the jets with the wire, then run the torch and gently knock the underside of it which helps dislodge the loose bits of carbon. At first there will be loads of little glowing orange pin pricks of carbon but as you carry on it should get less. If you don't have the wire bit, just try knocking it as it runs and see how much you can get rid of that way but I'm sure you will be able to buy the wire from someone who supplies torches.