View Full Version : Turbo torch clog?
09-16-2011, 08:25 PM
I have a turbo torch kit for acetylene. I went to do a comp change out today and it had very little flow. Thought it was an empty tank so I grabbed my spare and same thing. I took the whole thing apart and found my issue is the fillting before the regulator. I cant see light through it.....is that normal. If one of you guys know or mind checking your own I would be greatfull. Don't really want to spend 85 on a new regulator if its cleanable. I tried sanding, blowing it out, wire brush, nothing. No info online either.
09-17-2011, 12:22 AM
If I remember correctly the incoming filter is almost like a dissacant material and you will not see through it.Sounds more like a regulator diaphram problem.Hope this helps.
09-17-2011, 12:25 AM
Forgot to add it is held in place with a small allen head fitting which you can unscrew to access it.
09-17-2011, 01:06 AM
may need cleaning drop the filter in to a strong degreaser for an hour or so , remove and leave till dry. the cleaner will vaporise off , this has worked for me .
09-17-2011, 07:39 AM
The clogs that I get are in the orifice in the torch head itself. You can take that apart and clean it. This happens when you get soot in there trying to regulate the flame, and the flame goes out.
09-17-2011, 09:43 AM
I have the fitting that screws to the tank apart from the regulator. So from the tank to the regulator is the issue. I can try soaking that but it really doesnt look like there is a path there. I'll take a picture.
i just bought a set turbotorch TDLX2003 extrem air,armc,use TTmc tank with a-5 tip,i got iot wide open to solder it take a longtime to melt 3/4 line ,about 5 time more then my old acytylen and oxygen tank,i dont like it,or i just dont know how to use it?lol,any tips?
05-04-2012, 08:22 AM
use a larger tip.
can u suggest what size?big tip is A-5 i believe,and u think maybe A6 or A7?another thing i dont like is the flame is cover large area,so it have more chance burn something up when solder tight spot,thanks
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