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#1 (permalink)      11/13/2013 6:16:55 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Ok for 10mins
Ok for 10 mins then it craps out...
anyone else having the same problem or maybe ideas to fix it?
#2 (permalink)      11/13/2013 10:35:43 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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What happens exactly? What settings are you using?

I have run mine for approximately ten minutes on jet flame without it failing. It seems to run out of gas sooner than I'd like.
#3 (permalink)      11/14/2013 1:36:18 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hey Chloe

Just ran it again from cold.. about 3mins max then flame out.
Set to max on the + and a tight flame... (heating stainless to get some color).

It works for a minute then flickers for a bit.. then splutters to a stop..
flame goes out but the gas is still open.. and flowing..
Can re-ignite but only a lower setting.. then it will go out again.

Its almost as if something is expanding as the temp of the parts heats up.

I might pull it to bits and have a look... or buy a better one.
Unless someone has another idea

Teach me to buy cheap..
:)
#4 (permalink)      11/14/2013 9:22:42 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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If it's spluttering it could be too much gas/too high a setting. I don't tend to use mine turned up full on the silver control, normally around 3/4, and with the red slider set to narrowest flame.

Sometimes I do have to adjust the silver control mid-use depending on how much gas is left.

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#5 (permalink)      11/15/2013 10:23:18 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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wiredkiwis, it seems some units are set differently. I tested another and had to set the silver control at 50% to stop the spluttering.
#6 (permalink)      11/15/2013 5:15:52 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hi Chloe

Thanks for testing another one....

I've tried it again and your right.. full gas and half flame and it runs longer.
Its only a soft blue flame though.. only just jetting.

Its about the same as a jet lighter I was using beforehand.

Kind of defeats the purpose of getting a torch when it will only do the same job as a lighter.

Thanks for your input though :)
#7 (permalink)      11/16/2013 5:45:56 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Update... nope its crap.. about as useful as a lighter to a non smoker.
#8 (permalink)      1/9/2014 2:42:18 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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It may be the quality of the butane. I've run into this with some of my pipe lighters.

Try depressing the fill nozzle with a small screwdriver, to let out all the old gas. Then try refilling with a quality butane.

Some of the butane brands aren't particularly clean or pure. Stop by an smoke/pipe shop that has some quality lighters, and ask what they recommend that is reasonably priced.
#9 (permalink)      1/11/2014 1:33:54 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Don't buy it !!
It's a simple gadget and doesn't work (as said here above)
Just a little, ridiculous flame during one minute and nothing after. I can heard the gas, the swithw seems to work But nothing appears !!!

Pff..
#10 (permalink)      1/12/2014 2:51:10 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Mine doesnt work at all any help?
#11 (permalink)      1/15/2014 10:49:04 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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10 minutes is actually great result. If you check the instructions you will notice continuous burning time is no more than 8 minutes and recommended time is 5 minutes. What did you expect? It's a pencil torch after all.

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