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Old 2007-02-16, 10:15pm
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How often do you drain your propane hoses?
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Old 2007-02-17, 4:46pm
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I've only done it once in the past 6 years. I was just thinking about it the other day and figuring it was probably going to be time again this spring (when I can go outside to do it - blick stinky yuck).
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Hmmm....didn't know you were supposed to do that. Why and how?? Thanks! Renee
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Old 2007-02-17, 6:29pm
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The oil that gives propane that wonderful smell eventually builds up in the your hoses and can work its way into your torch causing a nasty flame, and carbon specks in your glass. Plus, it isn't good for your torch.
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The oil that gives propane that wonderful smell eventually builds up in the your hoses and can work its way into your torch causing a nasty flame, and carbon specks in your glass. Plus, it isn't good for your torch.
Actually it's not the odorant (Ethyl Mercaptan) in the propane....

A very informative white paper on what oils that are found in propane hose may be found here. And why you may or may not need to drain hose.

http://www.artglassanswers.com/forum...opic.php?t=219

Thank Bill Harrison ( of Creation Station) for this enlightening article.

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Old 2007-02-18, 11:08am
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Actually it's not the odorant (Ethyl Mercaptan) in the propane....

A very informative white paper on what oils that are found in propane hose may be found here. And why you may or may not need to drain hose.

http://www.artglassanswers.com/forum...opic.php?t=219

Thank Bill Harrison ( of Creation Station) for this enlightening article.

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Good Article! Bill is a sharp guy. I have noticed the problem more since I started using the outer ring of my Delta, and my hoses are 25 feet long, so I think I will try and drain them just to see if it makes a difference.
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Eric my hoses are the same length and have a bit of a drop from where they intake so I think of that as a sort of junk collection area.

To speed up the process I hooked one end up to one of my smaller compressors. Pretty foul smelling stuff.
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I will have to find someone who has a compressor around here. Of course, they may not appreciate me squirting that goo out over at there place, so maybe I should rent one from Home Depot instead.
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Old 2007-02-18, 12:59pm
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That's a good idea. I would do it now, but I only have about 9 months of use on them. Looks like another item to put on my list of things to save for. Now, if that darn cat hadn't needed the $1200 dollars worth of surgery......
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