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Old Presto Lite Torch


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Old 05-07-2010, 03:40:19 PM
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Hello John
Thanks so much for the Prest o Lite torch manual!Your the man! I will try and have your money in the mail on Monday of next week.The information got here real fast,the customs must not have been that busy, LOL!
I have a couple of questions but will ask them later today as I have a few things going on right now.One I will post up in the small engine forum or whereever you would post a problem for a lawnmower problem.Many Thanks
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:00:00 PM
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MC = motor cycle B = bus most cars used the B tanks however. Started in the HVAC trade in high school with an old man that used a B tank with no regulator and a torch handle like the one in the first post. He had used it for years, only bad thing was tricky to adjust with the tank valve. My first B tank setup had an aluminum regulator as pictured by KidDynamo in post 16 third picture except no needle valve. used it since 1967 and scrapped it about three weeks ago with a leaky diaphragm. The "Turbo" tips are worth the extra money, they save enough acetylene to pay for them selves if silver soldering, fittings come to silver solder temps in half the time. Lloyd H
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I know this is an old thread but I'm hoping to find a Prest-O-Lite expert here... I have just rebuilt a Prest-O-Lite 401 torch, replacing the leaking, dried out o-rings. Is anyone here familiar with setting the shutoff valve after changing the 0-rings? I screwed the valve body in until it seated and the pilot valve works but the main shutoff has no effect.
If anyone has a Prest-O-Lite 401 torch that they use, would you mind taking off the outer part of the shutoff valve and counting the turns from the off position to the valve seat, Please? I would be so greatfull!
BTW, I got the proper o-rings from weldingsupply.com, usual disclaimer...

Chuck
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