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Best cheap torch/burner?

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  1. Alejandro Rayas

    Alejandro Rayas Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    USA AZ
    I wanted to be able to dry burn my coils planing on doing protank rebuilds with organic cotton that's why and it would help to dry burn btw i live right next to homedepot basically any suggestions?
     
  2. OlDogNewTricks

    OlDogNewTricks Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Venice, FL
    Dry burning is running them (in your case) without the wick on the atomizer. The torch is handy for both preparing the wire for use and if you are doing microcoils, setting them in place before you dry burn them. RIP-trippers has a great video on Youtube showing this process. Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Generally, I just use my APV to dry burn if I'm cleaning. Otherwise, I don't bother and just rebuild. A plain ol' lighter works just fine for annealing the wire prior to coiling.
     
  4. Kirkwood

    Kirkwood Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2013
    Buffalo NY USA
    .....But, Home Depot does have little torches, not unlike what they would use in a kitchen.
     
  5. OlDogNewTricks

    OlDogNewTricks Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Venice, FL
    Very true Kirkwood, but I find that a dollar lighter does the job just fine. Just my two cents.
     
  6. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Sure, if you're going to get into RBAs and use things like mesh, a torch is handy. But for Protank heads, it's overkill and not really needed. All that's needed is a plain ol' lighter for annealing and you're golden. Save the bucks for more toys. :D
     
  7. Choc_Addic

    Choc_Addic Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Caldicote tunnel
  8. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Sure, if you have a gas stove. :lol:
     
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  9. that odd guy

    that odd guy Full Member

    Sep 15, 2013
    New Yorkistan
    A mini Bic works fine for me.
     
  10. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    I picked up a Hong Jing Torch lighter from Fasttech with my last order. Whopping $2.13 free shipping. Just thought it might be handy for small task until I get a decent Torch.
    I was amazed at the Flame that little thing throws out. Even has a Lock on switch.
    https://www.fasttech.com/p/1166700

    This little torch will definitely get a workout.
     
  11. Lomew Bartho

    Lomew Bartho New Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Australia
    Hey Guys well i think every one passes great comments about burner.Thanks!!
     
  12. HoracePinker

    HoracePinker Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2013
    Glendale, AZ
    please dont "dry burn" the coil when installed in a head with a torch.. This WILL burn the isolators and other random seals on the head. A dry burn should only be done using your pv..

    Now if you are annealing the wire, or cleaning the wick before assembly.. I would suggest a BernzOmatic from the ol HomeDepot. You could probably find something better/cheaper, but i already had one sitting around the house.. so that is what i use..
     
  13. tmccooljr

    tmccooljr Senior Member ECF Veteran

    go to home depot and pic up one of the large tourches they sell. I use one and they get the job done quick and fast. Plus they only cost $17
     
  14. tmccooljr

    tmccooljr Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I due only use this when building genesis attis though.
     
  15. Agastar

    Agastar Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Orlando, FL
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