Thanking you in advance for any help you can give me.
My Smith Little Torch is acting funny. The flame is a bright orange
"oxidizing" hot flame, no matter how I adjust the oxygen for a more
"reducing" flame. It’s not a sharp, hissing flame like you get when
the torch is turned up high, it’s a soft flame that has the internal
blue cone but the rest is bright orange. Instead of my solder chips
melting promptly into a ball, they get reticulated-looking and
gradually draw up into a soft, flabby ball that doesn’t like to hold
together. This is hard to describe. Naturally this crops up the week
I have had a tiny gas leak for a while now; I can’t tell where it is
coming from but sometimes I get just the faintest whiff of gas. Could
a leak INSIDE the torch itself be causing something like this? I have
cleaned the tip, etc. I am just baffled.
I’m grateful to have you-all as a resource!
Finally back in the 60s after a week of the teens. I want my money
back-- I didn’t move to North Carolina for THAT!!