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Old 09-13-2019, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hello all:

I use Bernzomatic TS8000 torch for my work.

I always cleaned torch nuzzle from solder drips using coat hanger wire having fear of damaging swirling membranes inside.

How do you guys clean your torch nuzzle ?

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Not trying to bust her balls here, but in 15 years I have never had to clean a nozzle from solder drips. How close do you get with your torch? I've never had to get so close the solder drips in the nozzle. Also using the correct amount of solder so it sucks into the joint and doesn't drip should help the issue.
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Mine is full of solder drips.

Doing repair work - Often soldering/unsoldering inside the walls - have to keep torch close to joint so not to get house on fire.

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Do you not use a flameguard blanket when soldering in walls? I've used the Millrose ones for awhile and they do a great job, definitely recommended if you haven't used them before. I'm usually having to deal with not starting a fire inside expansion foamed walls.
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Mine is full of solder drips.

Doing repair work - Often soldering/unsoldering inside the walls - have to keep torch close to joint so not to get house on fire.

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gently heat the nozzle till the solder melts then whip it to fling the molten solder out...if the solder is lose and can pass out on its own then your method is good..
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gently heat the nozzle till the solder melts then whip it to fling the molten solder out...if the solder is lose and can pass out on its own then your method is good..
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gently heat the nozzle till the solder melts then whip it to fling the molten solder out...if the solder is lose and can pass out on its own then your method is good..
That's the way to do it BUT ............. you should also tell them to un-screw the nozzle from the torch first and hold with a pliers to gently heat it.
Without taking the nozzle off the head of the torch you run the risk of destroying the self light feature. Believe me there is not much difference from solder melting and burning off the spark wires. Been there done that!
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That's the way to do it BUT ............. you should also tell them to un-screw the nozzle from the torch first and hold with a pliers to gently heat it.
Without taking the nozzle off the head of the torch you run the risk of destroying the self light feature. Believe me there is not much difference from solder melting and burning off the spark wires. Been there done that!
true, as I did say heat gently..LOL...and you dont want the torch tip connected to a propane bottle as you do this either..BOOM could result..
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gently heat the nozzle till the solder melts then whip it to fling the molten solder out...if the solder is lose and can pass out on its own then your method is good..
Iíve had a ball of solder in mine for years, when I turn my torch upside down to solder a joint the flame gets funky. I shake it a little and the flame goes back to normal. One of these days Iíll try and get it out or buy a new one. Iíve had this torch for 25 years so itís my old faithful and I donít want to get rid of it.
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You can disassemble a good portion of it and you can get rig of solder. DO NOT try to disassemble the knob that shuts of the gas. I tried and I found out it's factory assembled. Once you take it apart you break it for good.

You can however dissemble the internal parts of the turbo tip where solder gets stuck.
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