Blow Torch Instructions

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Blow Torch Instructions
A modern blowtorch has many uses around the house. (gas burner image by Sonar from Fotolia.com)

A blowtorch has many uses, such as welding metal, soldering parts of a hobby project or even cooking food in a gourmet recipe. A blowtorch purchased from a hardware store or speciality shop is designed to be used by the general public and does not require ignition using an open flame. Properly using a blowtorch is important since the propane gas it uses produces an extremely hot flame. Children and young adults should be supervised when a blowtorch is in use,and they should not be allowed to use it themselves.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement blowtorch tank
  • Pliers

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Stand the blowtorch on a table or kitchen counter. Remove the screws from around the neck of the blowtorch tank with the Phillips screwdriver. Loosen the nut around the neck of the blowtorch tank with the pliers. Unscrew the nut with your fingers.

  2. 2

    Pull the end of the blowtorch tank out from the nipple of the blowtorch nozzle assembly. Refill or replace the blowtorch tank at a hardware store or hobby shop.

  3. 3

    Stand the refilled or replacement blowtorch tank on a table or kitchen counter. Place the nut over the blowtorch nozzle assembly.

  4. 4

    Place the nipple of the blowtorch nozzle assembly against the end of the blowtorch tank. Push the nipple of the blowtorch nozzle assembly into the end of the blowtorch tank

  5. 5

    Screw on the nut around the neck of the blowtorch tank. Tighten the nut using the pliers. Attach the screws.

  6. 6

    Place your index finger on the trigger of the blowtorch nozzle assembly.

  7. 7

    Loosen the knurled screw at the back side of the blowtorch nozzle assembly until you can hear the gas hissing. Press the trigger to ignite the gas.

  8. 8

    Release the trigger. Adjust the knurled screw on the back side of the blowtorch nozzle assembly to increase or decrease the intensity of the blowtorch's flame.

  9. 9

    Turn the knurled screw on the back side of the blowtorch nozzle assembly fully counterclockwise to turn off the gas. Wait 10 minutes for the blowtorch to cool before putting it away.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep young children and pets away from the area where you are using the blowtorch.
  • Do not use a blowtorch around anything that is highly flammable.

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