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Turning on hot head torch on cylinder

Postby Michele-MD » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:05 pm

Hi, everyone

Is there a gizmo that can be attached to a hot head torch on a gas cylinder that will let you turn it on with just one hand, bypassing the turn knob - and also get it lit? I need to be able to do this quickly while the other hand is manipulating some glass! It would be nice if I could do this and not have to have a second person to light the torch and hand it to me. Thanks for any advice you can offer. Michele

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Re: Turning on hot head torch on cylinder

Postby Buttercup » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:52 pm

Have you asked the manufacturer of the torch ? Jen

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Re: Turning on hot head torch on cylinder

Postby Cate G » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:21 pm

Michele, does it have to be a Hothead? My husband has a torch he used for plumbing. It's a BernzOmatic Surefire #TS8000. He uses mapp with it. You open the knob to let the gas flow, then turn a yellow button on to 'on'. Then when he needs to use it he picks it up and squeezes the yellow knob like a trigger and it lights the propane while you are holding it. Hopes this helps.
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Re: Turning on hot head torch on cylinder

Postby Michele-MD » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:07 pm

I bet that would work. Sounds like it could be an easy solution for what I want to do. Thanks! Michele


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