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    Cap'n hook

    Last spring i purchased a new Uni-Weld brazing outfit with cap'n hook tip.
    Never could get that tip burning right,the flames would go out or not all would light.Any advice from users,otherwise i like the smaller handle and tips better than my last set .

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    I turn the acetylene on until the black smoke goes away and then adjust the O2.

    It works for me.
    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    Thanks - will try again,hopefully only when it warms up 15* now.

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    Pressure too high.

    These tips require very little delivery pressure. Uniweld website has recommendations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwireeferman View Post
    These tips require very little delivery pressure. Uniweld website has recommendations.


    http://www.uniweld.com/catalog/tips/...phook_tips.htm

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    Thanks for the tips and link ,i was using very little pressure but will try again-
    not this week i hope 8" of snow wed. then 8*temp -turn on emergency heat

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    Smile torch head0000

    I bought one of these cap-n-hook heads when they first came out and have used it mainly to take things apart. Its so important to apply even heat or youll tear the pipe. All in all i think its a good tool even at the $30.00 price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karsthuntr View Post
    I turn the acetylene on until the black smoke goes away and then adjust the O2.

    It works for me.
    On a regular tip If you let it rip when lighting there is hardly and smoke then hit the O2
    hellifino about the hook though
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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