Re: [pop-pop-steamboats] Tony - meths lamps, wick tubes, Parasene torches
From: "mike.recycle" <mike.recycle@...>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 10:43 PM
> Can I use the same torch head with a tube and tank, or is the connectionYes you can, within limits.
Seivert make a range of burner heads that can be fitted either directly to
a Parasene type disposable butane / butane mix canister, or via a rubber
hose and handle.
The same heads can be used directly on the heavier portable propane tanks
using a separate neck with a suitable fitting. And they can be used with
large propane tanks via a regulator, hose and handle.
Although this kind of outfit is very versatile indeed, I don't use it very
often. For most jobs it's much easier to use a hobby blowlamp that fits
directly onto a disposable canister, and has the conveniences of both piezo
ignition and flare prevention built in.
All these options are excellent for soldering and silver-brazing, and the
differences between them are purely matters of convenience.
To power a pop-pop using disposable blowlamp canisters, I'd go for a
horizontal-burner blowtorch and use short stubby cans upright. The benefits
of using a hose would be outweighed by the awkwardness of the bulky handle.
The boat would need to be about a yard long and maybe 6" deep. I'd advise
against piezo because if gas does leak from the can it will fill the boat
and go pop around your hand when you light up. Or make it a habit always to
turn the boat upside down immediately before lighting - probably a good
- --- In email@example.com, "David Halfpenny \(y\)" <david.halfpenny@...> wrote:
>Thanks, for a tiny leak that's a good idea, if I cannot fix the leak completely.
> . . . . Just fit the torch to the can, get the job done and then store your torch
> OFF the can and you'll be OK.
> If a can bubbles under water on its own, then I'm less sure about that.I suspected the can itself too but it passed the underwater test.