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Old 10-17-2010, 09:17 PM
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A safty notice was issued for Mapp Gas users. Below is the link. Capt,n

http://www.bernzomaticinjuries.com/index.html
Old 10-17-2010, 09:57 PM
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Thank you for the heads up on this Capt,n

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Old 10-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Wow
I use one of these on a regular basic.

Thanks for the heads up also.

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Old 10-18-2010, 07:36 AM
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Really, thanks!! I've been using them for years and this is quite a shock.
Old 10-18-2010, 02:27 PM
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Appraently only the model with the auto ignitor is affected. I have been using the model with either a a tip or a hose attached... but I will investigate those also just to be safe.
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I was kinda shocked when I noticed the warning. I did want to buy a Mapp Gas torch. I think I will wait...got a bad burn this summer...6 weeks of pain ....be carefull. Capt,n
Old 10-19-2010, 04:00 AM
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One of the self-igniter types fell over in my shop and the neck of the cylinder started hissing. Too much mechanical advantage placing much force on the neck. It is somewhat top-heavy and unstable on the small foot print also. I still use mine, but I am very careful not to leave the set unsecured when on my bench. When done using it I always unscrew the handle from the cylinder.

People too easily forget that the more powerful a tool the more dangerous it becomes. Be careful out there!

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ORIGINAL: blikseme300

When done using it I always unscrew the handle from the cylinder.
Bliksem


I think that is a key piece of advice for all these small gas torches...

I used to... but have been lazy for guite a few years.... going downstairs now to unscrew all the tops - never know when a cat will knock them off the shelf!

Dan
Old 10-19-2010, 12:05 PM
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BOY oh BOY, I use these tanks with Oxygen for silver soldering. I litteraly drag the tanks around with the hoses LOL

Thanks for posting this!
Old 10-20-2010, 07:10 AM
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Good info my friend. Thanks. I use the large MAAP tanks from Home Depot, they don't look like they would have this problem. red
Old 10-20-2010, 07:27 AM
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What also amazes me is that I was doing a search for something not even related to Mapp Gas. A higher power must have guided my clumsy fingers to where I seen the warnings in a list of data, and seen the Warning. Best Regards, Capt,n

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