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ON/OFF valve for torch

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For some items, I use a rosebud repeatedly which means its a pain to either turn the torch or the tanks off every time. Curious, I priced one of the attachments where you lay the torch in a cradle and it turns the gas off. 200 bucks. So I bought a couple reverse thread fittings, two HF valves, fabricated a handle and a mounting base and got a friend to crimp some barb fittings into an old hose. Not spring loaded but works great for $20. Wish I'd done this years ago.



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Using a striker cause I haven't figured out how to make a pilot light. Personally, I only use teflon tape on water. I've found that if you tighten a fitting with teflon and then back it off a little, it can lossen. If you do that with tape dope, it still holds. I use pipe dope that is approved for gas application.

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