Cleaning turbo torch tips?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by TMB9862, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. TMB9862

    TMB9862 New Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    How do you guys clean these out? I've got a bunch of them that either have a horrible flame or spew black gunk all over. I finally ran out of extra tips and it's now either clean em up or buy new ones. I know you can remove part of the bottom with an allen key but where do you go from there? Soak it in diesel, tiny wire brush, etc?
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

    Feb 11, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    For my torch tips I usually replace the filter with a new one and the flame will be as good as gold
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  4. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
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    I usually soak them in gasoline

    How do you change a filter on one of those ????

    Usually when all else fails I heat up the tip with another
    torch and that will clean out all the debris and solder balls that get
    inside one of them....

    I never knew that their was even a filter that could be changed
  5. srdenny

    srdenny Plumbing Contractor

    Sep 11, 2004
    Plumbing Contractor
    SF Peninsula
    Filters are on the bottom tof the tips. They come out with an allen wrench.
    A tip that has hardened solder in it might require heating up to make it flow out.
  6. Herk

    Herk Plumber

    Oct 28, 2007
    S.E. Idaho
    Tip #57: don't lose the orifice when you take it out to clean it. :eek:
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