How to Use a BernzOmatic

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BernzOmatic is a well-known name when it comes to propane torches, especially the hand held style which has been in use for decades. Propane torches are handy tools to have in your garage or workshop. They have many uses including soldering, brazing, heating metals to bend and thawing water pipes. Using a propane torch is easy, but you must follow several precautions to keep the experience safe. Read on to find out how to use a BernzOmatic.

Things You'll Need

  • BernzOmatic torch
  • Owner's manual
  • ABC fire extinguisher
  • Flint striker
  • Read the owner's manual and familiarize yourself with the propane torch before you attempt to use it. Choose a well-ventilated area to use the BernzOmatic torch in. Your work area needs to be away from combustibles like gasoline. Have an ABC fire extinguisher and a bucket of water nearby your work area.

  • Check to make sure the burner nozzle is screwed onto the cylinder so that it's tight. Hold the BernzOmatic propane torch firmly in one hand. With the other hand, slowly turn the adjustment knob on the nozzle to open the valve a little- just until you hear a hissing sound.

  • Hold the flint striker a few inches away from the end of the burner nozzle on the BernzOmatic propane torch. Squeeze the striker to create sparks and light the torch. Turn the knob to adjust the flame to the desired height.

  • Hold the hot burner nozzle away from you while you use the BernzOmatic propane torch. Never tip the nozzle so the cylinder is tipped more than 60 degrees from an upright position. The torch could flare-up.

  • Turn the adjustment knob on the nozzle to shut the BernzOmatic propane torch off. Handle it by holding the cylinder- never grab it by the burner nozzle which can break off. Set the torch in a safe area and allow the nozzle to cool down before you put it away. Store the BernzOmatic torch in a cool, dry place where children can't reach it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always use a flint striker to light a propane torch with. Be careful when using the BernzOmatic torch outside on a sunny day as the flame will be harder to see. Be especially careful on windy days too. The flame could blow back at you. Don't drop the BernzOmatic torch. You could break off the burner nozzle, dent, or even puncture the cylinder which can cause it to explode.

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