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  1. #1
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    Uniweld Cap'n Hook and Tuning fork

    Was wondering if anyone has used these torch tips. how easy are they to use?

    I'm a pretty experienced guy at using a torch with a regular tip.

    For people that have used them. Would you use the cap n hook if your in a ceiling brazing a txv in a 10 ton york air handler? or would you use a regular tip ?

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  2. #2
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    I have the Smith Quickbraze set and have tried the C shaped multi flame tip a few times. I think with a lot of practice it could be useful for odd scenarios but over all the rosebud gives me more control. I found the C tip too easy to choke out, or bump on the work.

  3. #3
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    With a bit of practice, the Cap'n hook is a nice tip.

    You have to set your pressures correctly or it will flame out on you.

  4. #4
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    just use them to unsweat the item, never have tried to braze with them
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  5. #5
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    The tuning fork one makes taking out reversing valves easy.
    It does go through a lot of gas though.
    You gotta turn your pressures up for it.

  6. #6
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    The captain hook is great especially to prevent burning near-by objects. The flame actually comes out at an angle and you can maneuver the tip toward the joint away from areas you don't want heated. And as mentioned, you do use more gas.
    Doug

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