|THE HOT HEAD TORCHtm
Instructions for Bubble Testing the Hot Head 9-6-16
First - tighten the torch on the hose or bottle. Does the smell subside?
Second – tighten the valve knob. Does the smell of gas dissapate?
• Mix 1 part dish soap and 2 parts water in a cup. You won’t need much.
• With a paintbrush liberally paint the mixture onto the threads of the fuel bottle or the threads on the hose.
Avoid the center part, called the trap door, or soap will get into the torch when you attach it.
• Apply the mixture around the control knob of the torch, specifically at the stem of the valve.
• Apply soap at the base of the bent pipe where it enters the valve assembly of the torch.
• Apply soap at the top of the bent pipe where it enters the flame cup.
Don’t allow soap mixture to get into the flame cup through the air holes.
• No bubbles, but you smell gas. The leak is in the torch valve. The smell will be near the flame cup.
Stop using the torch.
• If bubbles develop around the Valve knob – turn off the torch immediately. Then turn off the fuel tank and
remove the torch. If you are using a bottle, remove the torch from the bottle.
from its fuel source. Stop using the torch.
• If bubbles form at the top of the bent pipe, turn off the torch, remove it from the fuel source, tighten the flame
cup using a bench vise and a mandrel through the air holes. Now Bubble test again.
A loose flame cup is the most common leak.
• If you have bubbles, you still have a leak, usually torn threads at the top of the bent pipe, which is not fixable.
• If your torch produces no bubbles, but you smell gas when you take it off its fuel source, you may be smelling
the tiny release of gas which is normally emitted when you take the torch of its fuel source. This should
If the leaking torch is fairly new and still under warranty, contact ED HOY's to discuss how to fix the torch. you may
qualify for a free replacement.
Ed Hoy’s International
27625 Diehl Road,
Warrenville, Il. 60555
|BUBBLE TESTING THE HOT HEAD FOR LEAKS