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Old 10-27-2006, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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*WARNING* All quickfire bernzomatic users *WARNING*

This is for those using this quick fire attachment. The screw in the head becomes loose and doesnt turn off the valve all the way allowing gas to seep out all the time. This can cause a fire...
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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We had an attic fire when I was a kid because of a small propane torch.
Dad shut it off and put it on the shelf up by the ceiling. Must have been a tiny flame cause it took 2 days to set the house on fire.
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I had one that the valve on the propane bottle did not reclose when the torch was removed.

But good to know, is there a recall or notice on these, or is this from personal/friend experience.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Experience here! I called their tech line and informed them in detail...hopefully they do something about it. The tech is sending me a new head....LOL
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This is for those using this quick fire attachment. The screw in the head becomes loose and doesnt turn off the valve all the way allowing gas to seep out all the time. This can cause a fire...
I was taught to remove the tank when you are done, so the propane/butane/ whatever doesn't leak out of the cylinder.

If there is a problem with that particular torch, that's good to know,though. you may be that start of a recall.
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I didn't realize that anyone actually left their cylinders connected to the torch when not in use.

Good to know about that particular torch though...
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good advise about the leak. On a side note I was in HD a few weeks ago and saw the mapp gas Benzomatic and it came with two cylinders one was a bonus. So if anyone is in the market for a torch it's a good deal and it can be used with propane too. It's a little bit better than the quickfire.
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I didn't realize that anyone actually left their cylinders connected to the torch when not in use.
Same here, when I'm done I ALWAYS disconnect that sucker.
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