How long do the little kevlar hoses last when using gasfluxer?
My little smith a1a, or whatever isn't producing the flame it should. It's been going for a while, it seems, but this weekend decided enough was enough. I took the setup apart and put the kevlar hoses right on the regulators, and no change...making me think that the hoses close in after a while?
True? They're four years old.
Would the torch get "clogged" as well? I didn't have a way of testing just the torch, as it uses the small fittings. If so, any recommendations on how to clean?
I did order some new hoses and a couple of new tips. My favorite 203 has been sloppy for a while now.
I did have a spare torch I picked up when we were closing one of our plants...no idea how old. Perhaps 50 years. It's a nice piece and the smallest torch I found, but still about twice the size of the smith. The big torch (and bigger than I'm used to flame) and the stiff hoses made this weekend's work funky...brass going where I didn't want, etc. Luckily I was building my 4 y/o mountain bike, so no big deal. But it made me realize how nice that little torch and light flexible cables are...B