(3) Place the copper tubing piece in the flaring tool block with the tubing
extending out from the block at least equal to the outside diameter of the tubing plus 1/4
(4) Place the flaring tool with the right size adaptor into position over the
tubing and flaring tool block.
(5) Turn the flaring tool handle CW until the adaptor is into the tubing all the
way (equal to the diameter of the tubing).
Do not screw the flaring tool too far down or you will smash the tubing.
Remove the flaring tool from the copper tubing.
Remove the copper tubing from the tool block and check the for defects.
Check to see if the copper tubing will fit into the swage area.
(a) Open the valve on the tank 1/2 turn counter-clockwise (CCW)
(right-handed threads) using a refrigeration wrench. Leave the wrench on the tank.
You use a refrigeration wrench because it has the right size hole for the tank,
and it will not strip the valve on the tank.
(b) Turn the handle on the regulator 1 to 2 turns CW (left-handed
Use a soap solution to check for leaks around the regulator.
(d) Turn the on/off knob on the torch head CCW to allow gas flow.
(e) Light the torch by holding the torch igniter 1 to 2 inches away from
the tip and strike the igniter until the torch is lit. Keep the lighted torch tip pointing away
from gas tanks, personnel, and yourself.
(f) Adjust the torch flame by turning the regulator knob. The flame
should be about 1 inch in length at the tip of the blue flame.
Extinguish the torch.
(a) Turn the on/off knob on the torch head CW to stop gas flow.