- turn off the flame
- turn off the tank
- bleed the line (unlit, using ventilation) until both dials read"0"
- screw out the T-stem
- make sure the knob is closed on the torch, before hanging it up.
I believe that any recommendations, no matter who makes them, must
be examined, so let’s take a look at the above.
1. turn off the flame.
I guess it is not a good idea to have flame going all night, so it
makes sense to me.
2. turn off the tank.
Another sensible advice.
3. bleed the line (unit, using ventilation) until both dials read
That one does not make sense. The gas is staying in your lines all
day long. Why could it not stay all night ? Lines are designed to
contain the gas.
From purely theoretical viewpoint, it is more dangerous to bleed the
lines, than leave it alone. However, if you are the one who sells
gases, then the recommendation makes sense, because your tanks are
going to be refilled more frequently.
4. screw out the T-stem.
Again, I have to ask why ? By constantly screwing the T-stem in and
out, you are screwing yourself. All you do is wearing out the
diaphragm seat, which would lead to leaks in a short order. The less
you manipulate the T-stem, the better for the T-stem it is. However,
if we use principle of “following the money” it is not hard to guess
where recommendation is came from.
5. make sure the knob is closed on the torch, before hanging it
I can add to this by saying that before hanging it up, make sure that
the hook is there, and before verifying presence of the hook, make
sure that the light is on, so you can see the hook, and etc…
We know that knob is closed, because we turned the flame off in