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Theres a Better Way

Make Your Blowtorch Safe

comments (0) October 13th, 2011 in Blogs
grateful.ed Chuck Miller, editor at large

For use with multi-clip THERE's A BETTER WAY BLOG posts only

Video Length: 1:14
Produced by: John Ross

If you're working with a propane torch, you can't keep your fire extinguisher on hand and hope you don't knock that torch over. But there's a better way.

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Propane torches are tippy. They are tall, narrow, have a small base, and thay have a FIRE coming out of them! So, if you have a propane torch you migh just have some plumbing materials laying around like a toilet flange, a piece of 3-inch pipe, and a chunk of three quarter inch plywood. Now, you can make a propane torch caddy.

Just screw the toilet flange (upside down) onto the plywood and drop a section of 3-inch pipe into the flange. Now place the torch into the pipe and you've got a propane torch caddy that's going to be really tough to knock over. 

And, it can sometimes be the third hand you need to hold the torch while your trying to solder two pieces together with your hands.

Great tip!


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