Common questions

Can you solder with Bernzomatic?

Can you solder with Bernzomatic?

Making an electrical connection with solder is a simple project that most people can do themselves using a Bernzomatic Cordless Soldering Iron and just a few essential, inexpensive materials.

How hot does a Bernzomatic cordless soldering iron get?

It burns at 2300┬║ F, so getting a fire up and running is as easy as flipping a switch. Traditionally, people would use a hot blower tip on a torch to shrink casings and tubing while working on repair projects.

Can you put butane in a Bernzomatic?

BF55. The Bernzomatic® Butane Refill 5.6 oz cylinder is designed to quickly refuel your Bernzomatic micro torches, lighters, cordless soldering irons and other butane-powered devices. It features a universal fueling tip for easy refilling. Butane fuel has an in-air flame temperature of 3,150 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you braze copper with a Bernzomatic torch?

You’ll use a torch for brazing just as for soldering. Because brazing involves higher temperatures than soldering, using an oxygen-acetylene torch is your surest bet because this gets hotter than a MAPP gas or propane torch, although for most small-to-medium jobs (thinner copper piping) a turbo torch should also work.

How do you use a BernzOMatic?

Bernzomatic Micro Torch Instructions

  1. Turn your BernzOMatic MicroTorch upside down so the fill hole is on top.
  2. Press down on the canister to fill the torch until a small amount of liquid fuel splashes up from the fill hole.
  3. Screw the provided tip onto the threaded end of the torch if desired.

Can I refill a Bernzomatic torch?

Unfortunately, our 14.1oz cylinders are not designed to be refilled. They are completely disposable, so when empty they may be easily disposed of in your weekly trash or recycling program. If you have additional questions, please contact us at: [email protected] or at 1-614-438-7907.

How do you use a Bernzomatic?

What’s the difference between butane and propane?

The biggest difference between propane and butane is their boiling point, or the temperature at which each gas vaporizes. Propane’s boiling point is a low -43.6 F, which allows for vaporization as soon as propane is released from its pressurized containers. By comparison, butane boils at 30.2 F, or just below freezing.

Is propane hot enough to solder?

The torch needed for soldering copper can be propane or MAPP gas (methylacetylene-propadiene propane). MAPP gas comes in a yellow tank and propane comes in a blue tank. MAPP gas, usually a bit more expensive, gets much hotter than propane, so heats the pipe faster.

What are the disadvantages of soldering?

Disadvantages of soldering

  • Careful removal of the flux residuals is required in order to prevent corrosion;
  • Large sections cannot be joined;
  • Fluxes may contain toxic components;
  • Soldering joints can not be used in high temperature applications;
  • Low strength of joints.