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Old 2013-06-29, 8:35am
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Default HELP! Bulk Propane and Hot Head issue

My friend is havin an issue with bulk fuel on a Hot Head:
"I just got a hose to connect my big propane tank to my torch, but I am getting very little flow. I assumed the tank was almost empty and got a new one, but I am still getting almost nothing out of it. Any ideas?"
She tried raising the hose, checking the valves, blowing out the hose and switching the tank.
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Old 2013-06-29, 8:38am
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I have no experience with a HH but I am thinking the temp of the tank may be playing a role. The tank has to be warm enough to covert the liquid to gas quickly.
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Old 2013-06-29, 8:42am
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She said is about 97 F where she is and she is torching in her garage. I am assuming that is hot enough?
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Old 2013-06-29, 8:45am
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Yes that is warm enough...
Put the HH back on a small tank and see if it works that way.
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Old 2013-06-29, 8:46am
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good idea!
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Old 2013-06-29, 8:48am
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She says that the torch is working fine on a small tank
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Old 2013-06-29, 9:30am
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Hook the large tank to a BBQ and see if it is working.
I just remember a problem I had, getting older, I had a similar situation on my BBQ once. The center brass piece was not pushing the valve on the tank in far enough to let the propane flow...
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Old 2013-06-29, 6:44pm
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Yah, Raimond has a good point. Whenever I had this problem, the hose needed more tightening to the tank. Not even a quarter turn and it made all the difference!
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Old 2013-06-29, 6:50pm
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I was not as lucky, needed to replace the hose and regulator on my BBQ after spending 2 days working on it. The odd thing with mine is I had three tanks and one would work but not the other two. I guess the tolerances are pretty relaxed on the valves...


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Old 2013-06-29, 7:11pm
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The regulator would be high pressure?- Want to add for the OP that you don't need a regulator for the hh and bulk, but if you use one it should be high pressure.
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Good point KJohn, I added "BBQ" to my posting to not confuse the issue....


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Old 2013-06-29, 9:09pm
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yeah, she posted that there was no flow through the lines. ok,at this point she is going to exchange thehose. Thanks guys!!!! you rock!!
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