Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

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Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby tenorbrew » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:27 pm

Hey Folks,

I finally got around to getting an LPG torch to use with my 9kg Bottle.

I bought the Tradeflame Full Flame torch and the handle that goes with it, but when I connected them up to my hose and gas bottle, nothing came out.
Thinking I had a faulty one, I took it back to Bunnings for a replacement, got home and snuck out to the shed and....nothing.
I checked the hose and bottle, no leaks and gas comes out the hose if I take the torch off the handle.

I noticed there is a little brass valve inside the torch base which looks like it fits one of their disposable bottles, and it screws out.
My suspicion is that your supposed to remove this little valve to use it with a handle and hose, but it doesn't mention it on the packaging or the manufacturer's website.

Anyone have any experience using these torches with a hose and 9kg bottle??

Thanks,

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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby bluc » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:01 pm

Should be able just turn that knob to get gas, should not need to modify it..
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby clintonb » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:24 pm

I have the exact same fitting from bunnings hooked up to my 9kg gas bottle and it works really well, I don't remember having to remove anything. I think it should work as is straight out of the box.
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby db1979 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:33 pm

Looks like it's supposed to cut off gas flow when the pressure is too high. Have you tried reducing the flow from your bottle?
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby bluc » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:35 pm

I use mine without a reg on 9kg bottle..
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby coffe addict » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:30 am

:text-+1: with bluc
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 am

I definitely would not run the torch with out that, it could be a sort of flashback arrester
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby scythe » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:37 pm

Silly question but did you try turning the chrome knob?
That is you on / off / flame control.
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby clintonb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 pm

:text-+1: with bluc and coffee
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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby tenorbrew » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:15 pm

clintonb wrote::text-+1: with bluc and coffee
db1979 wrote:Looks like it's supposed to cut off gas flow when the pressure is too high. Have you tried reducing the flow from your bottle?


Now that you mention it, I'm using the hose from my big gas burner and I think it's high pressure regulator. I'll get a normal hose without a reg and see how I go.

Thanks for the other suggestions, guys. And, yes, Scythe, I did open and close the tap :teasing-neener:

Cheers,

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Re: Trouble with Tradeflame Propane Torch

Postby tenorbrew » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:01 pm

So, yeah...
Right hose, no reg, no mods, no worries.
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