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Title: White Gas Plumbers Blow Torch


tackit - April 2, 2009 02:26 PM (GMT)
Everything works on this torch,I'm just afraid to fire it up, it so old and I've head stories of them blowing up but I played with my oldmans all the time when I was a kid... he was plumber, he had the torch like this one, the stove with the cast iron pot , dipper and lead scooper, braided rope, and okum packing irons.

Those day are gone... but cast Iron is still best for drain pipes, you can't hear the water and shyt going down.

egon - April 2, 2009 02:55 PM (GMT)

Hey, I've got one of those with one of the iron things that fit on the top and get heated up. :D It's right handy too sitting in the kitchen atop the clothes cupboard. :rolleyes:

Now here is where your fancy terms for numbers is all mixed up. I can look at this and say 'It's de one on top"; real simple. Don't now how saying "Denumerator on top" would sound when I'm pointing it out to someone! :(

Franzę - April 2, 2009 05:31 PM (GMT)
Them torches be collectables now! They even have a web site for the collectors with some good information on the machines and how to restore them.

I've got a couple of the brass ones in the shop. I got lucky and scored the Quart and pint ones, and the decals are still in good shape. Fortunately they were both empty long enough they don't stink any more.

Someplace I have a couple gasoline lamps too missing the shades though.


tackit - April 2, 2009 09:49 PM (GMT)
egon here is they way they teach it on Sesame Street.... Just remember chilrens.... the numerator is the one on top that holds the whip and denominator is the one on the bottom that gets the whip. :lol:


Franz do they make white gas anymore? I heard Colemans is white gas.

I also have heard that unleaded is white gas but I never have checked any of them out.

I would like to fire mine up.It has no damage I don't see why it would explode.

Franzę - April 2, 2009 11:58 PM (GMT)
Actually the slop they sell at the pumps now is pretty close to what used to be "pure white unleaded American gas".

As I remember back in the days of octane and tetralead, the problem with using regular gas was lead effecting the wick and depositing in the gas generator.

Coleman is white gas at lower octane than pump gas. Some guys use it in their hit & miss engines.

If you decide to fire the thing up, disassemble the valves first and lubricate the packings. Don't forget to use wool oe cottin waste in the heating pan, synthetics really suck when they melt.


tackit - April 3, 2009 02:43 AM (GMT)
Thanks franz, I did a search and did find a website that tells how to repair and check them for problems, all information needed is there.

http://www.blotorches.com/torchfix/torchfix.html




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