|The following instructions apply only to
these torch models. Check instructions per your specific torch
body number as stamped on the black handle tube.
TO REMOVE OLD HOSE
1. Unscrew black handle from torch. Slide handle away from
2. Lock ferrule tool in
vise. Insert tool between torch head and ferrule. See
3. Grasp torch firmly and pull
forward. The ferrule will slide back on the hose. Repeat
operation on second hose. Slide ferrules and fabric covering
away from torch.
4. Immerse torch, hoses and
connections in hot water (nearly boiling) to soften old hose.
After a few minutes, hose will be sufficiently soft to be easily
pulled from fitting nipple on torch head. Care should be
exercised to prevent burns from heated parts.
CAUTION: DO NOT nick,
scratch or otherwise deform nipple with tools when removing hose.
A. TO ATTACH NEW HOSE
1. Check that regulator right hand thread nut is on green hose
and left hand thread (grooved) nut is on red hose. Place new
ferrule on each hose with chamfered end facing toward torch
body. Slide ferrules down each hose one to two inches.
2. Insert hoses through the black
handle tube of the torch body. Slide handle down hoses to allow
work space. NOTE: Knurled portion of torch handle must
face the torch head.
3. Slide the green hose over the barbed nipple nearest the green
torch valve until hose is against the torch head.
4. Push metal ferrule onto barbed
nipple. Slip hose into ferrule tool below ferrule and slide tool
against end of ferrule.
5. Hold torch so that ferrule
tool is resting on top of vise, jaws opened to approximate width of
hose. With a plastic hammer, wood block or equivalent, tap
lightly on end of tubing or socket until the metal ferrule just covers
the barbs of the nipples. See Figure 2 above. Remove
6. Repeat instructions for red
7. TEST FOR LEAKS.
Close torch valves and pressurize torch (both hoses) to 10 to 12 psi.
Immerse torch in water and check connections and torch for leaks
(bubbles). If a leak is not observed the torch is now ready to
use. If leak is observed, DO NOT USE EQUIPMENT, BUT TAKE IT TO A
QUALIFIED REPAIR CENTER.