A: I have been using this torch for the past two days to melt Crack-Stix. Because I am using it during the day time hours, I can't see any visible flame, but I have a sense that the hottest portion of the flame is about 3 to 4 inches wide when the tip is held about 4 inches from the work surface. It definitely isn't a pin point flame, like a hand held propane torch.
A: Approximately 3/4" wide and 2" long
A: I performed a few tests in the garage. Included in the tests were a green camping propane tank, a Bernzomatic JT850 cane torch and a CSX900 cane torch. I took a few photos of the flames. The gold tip is the Bernzomatic JT850 and the grey oval tip is the CSX900. I have tried to use the Bernzomatic JT850 to melt CrackStix. The flame is small due to the flow valve restriction limit and the flame being focused straight out. I couldn't get it to slowly melt the CrackStix. It kept burning slightly and bubbling. The CSX900 looks like it will work better. The valve on it opens up something proper and drafts a lot more air through. Along with the oval tip and more flow the flame is wider and extends a bit further. I haven't got around to trying the CSX900 on the CrackStix yet but it is the one they specifically recommend for the CrackStix.
A: Small tip strong flame
A: The torch has a 3-4”flame depending on the valve adjustment.
A: Use the correct tank. Normally they are blue
A: Sorry I can not help you. There is only one size that I am aware of for small propane bottles.
A: I believe the threads on all the disposable propane tanks are the same size (1” x 20) regardless if they are the skinny tall ones or the short fat ones. I have used both on my torch without any issues. All I can offer is to offer caution when you thread the cylinders on so as to not buger the threads on the tank or the cane. Not sure my response will be of any help, but I hope so.
A: Well, the tube of mine didn't melt.
A: The difference I have been able to find is the end is shaped like an oval to make the flame profile more narrow and keep most of the heat in line with the Crack Stix in the crack. I going to order one of these because the ST850 I'm trying to use to melt the 1/4" Crack Stix doesn't seem to be working for me. I'm getting slight yellowish brownish discoloration and it's bubbling all over and not drying smooth. I can't find a datasheet for either of them. Probably have to call the manufacturer to get a datasheet with flame profile, temp, flow and all that.
A: I don’t know what a bernzomatic it 850 is. This cane torch did well. UPS delivered damaged. The tip was oval and not round. Still did well. No problems.
A: My husband used his for over an hour and it’s still good as new. We plugged all the openings in the driveway then the sidewalk and and used it again and it still works
A: I have used mine for at least 40 hours and never had that problem. I really like mine and use it for melting that driveway crack filler that HD sells. One tip is to watch that foam rubber on the hook of the handle. Some times it moves down over the vent holes and the flame will go out. So, if that happens, just move the foam rubber thing up.
A: I bought the CSX 900 Cane Torch last year and have used it for at least 50 hours of use last year as well as this summer. No problems with it whatsoever. The nozzle end is apparently made of some kind of heat resistant steel and does NOT melt like your Bernzomatic JT 850 did. I highly recommend this cane torch. It works great for patching cracks in asphalt and saves your back. I rate it 5 stars and it's still going strong!
A: While I can't answer this directly, I can tell you I have had this for about a year and have used it a handful of times and for long periods at each use (1-2 hours with intermittent use). Only issue I've had is the igniter never has worked so I just light it with a lighter.
A: No, the cane torch has a tip shaped like an oval that just fits the width of most driveway cracks. The wide opening of the brush torch will heat too much of the concrete and cause it to spall or explode. Be sure to fill deep cracks with sand to about 1/4-1/2 inch depth. Don’t heat the Stix too much as the torch will melt through the Stix and actually melt the sand and the Stix will sink into the crack. Besides, having the cane torch tip allows you to stand and saves your back and gives you more distance from the heated concrete in case it does spall. Using the right tool makes the job easier. It’s well worth the cost and the Stix really work well.
A: don't know what a brush torch is but sounds like a rosebud tip..more spread out than concentrated...this cane torch gets quite hot..very concentrated flame...if your tip get quite hot you should try it...will scorch and soften PVC downspouts...careful...
A: You can get different levels of heat depending on what kind of fuel. LP is the coolest, which is what you will probably want for concrete. MAPP is really hot and might discolor the concrete, but would melt the filler a lot faster.
A: Yes, it will work just fine for you. Best if used on a calm, less windy day.
A: Maybe, but I suspect that the coating on the stix would defeat the brush torch at least to some degree. The force of the flame on the cane torch does a pretty good job of spreading the material.
A: No, it cannot be used in that manner.
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