forge problem

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  1. mcblade

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    I have a propane two burner forge that I cannot get to light. When I turn the tank on then the valve on it should light right up. It will fire off for a second or two then sputter out. I turn the valve off then the tank and then flush the forge. I have taken my air compressor and blown all the fittings out but no joy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    If you are using a small "grill" tank, check the valve port where the hose/regulator connect, a lot of times they will get junk in there and when you first turn it on a little gas makes it into the line than the debris blocks the regulator port, if you haven't already checked this area, that might be a place to start.
     
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    Did you blow the burner tubes out? Spiders love to get in hidey holes and built a nest.
     
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    How did this end up in a vendor forum?
     
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    This the Edged Tools forum. I don’t think that is a vendor forum.
     
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    It sounds to me like the high flow safety shutoff may be tripping. It’s there to prevent the tank from “blowing down” in the event of a severed line. Crack the tank valve. Open any other valves and try to light the forge as you slowly open the tank valve. Once it lights off continue to open the tank valve until you get the flame you want.
     
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    It was the vendor forum. I reported it.
     
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    I found the root of my problem. It was the valve on the tank, I was just cranking it open as fast as possible. The gasman said to open it slowly, and it worked. He said about one in 75 tanks have that problem.
     
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