Blow Lamp output?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by JohnyB, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. JohnyB

    JohnyB Member

    My propane blow torch run out of gas as I was soldering some 15mm pipe joints - so borrowed a neighbours. His Taymar BLO870 used butane/propane mix and seem to burn hotter. With mine sometimes when there is a little water in the pipe it just does not get hot enough to flow the solder around the joind... or takes ages..

    So I want to replace an old blow lamp with something that can cure this problem (maybe even add automatic ignition but no entirely necessary). Advice on output levels and make / models welcomed. It's only for DIY so not daily use.
  2. don reed

    don reed New Member

    Try MAPP gas
  3. midlands heating

    midlands heating New Member

    yea MAPP a lot hoter (butane/propane mix) might even melt your torch LOL.
    mine glows bright red on mapp
  4. Captain Leaky

    Captain Leaky New Member

    What you doing? Welding?

    A Rothenberger Super Fire will do most plumbing jobs.
  5. tomplum

    tomplum Active Member

    midlands, yea i've noticed that if you are using mapp and you turn the heat down on the flame adjuster, the end of the torch glows, but turn it up to full and it goes back to normal :)
  6. wetnec

    wetnec New Member

    Mine goes red at the end if you squeeze the middle really hard. :^O :^O
  7. jazz drummer

    jazz drummer New Member

  8. midlands heating

    midlands heating New Member

    yea mine to specially when I get everflux on it

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