BELCHFIRE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
It is imperative that personnel responsible for the operation, and all operators of the Belchfire equipment, read and understand these instructions prior to lighting and use of Belchfire torches.
1. Retain all safety and operational instructions for future reference.
2. Do not leave the torch unattended while in operation.
3. Do not stand or prop the torch on the burner end while in operation.
4. Do not use indoors unless adequate air for combustion and ventilation is
5. Do not use liquid-feed fuel with any Belchfire torch.
6. Do not use acetylene or oxygen with any Belchfire torch.
7. Inspect Belchfire torch before each use. If it is evident there is excessive
damage, it must be replaced prior to the torch being put into operation. The
replacement torch shall be that specified by Belchfire Corporation.
8. Inspect all hoses before each use of the torch. If it is evident there is excessive
abrasion or wear, or the hose is cut, it must be replaced prior to the torch being
put into operation. The replacement hose assembly shall be that specified by
9. Do not exceed withdrawal rates of the fuel being used.
10. If the LP-gas cylinders are used, these cylinders must provide adequate
capacity to insure vapor withdrawal.
11. When torch is not in use, gas must be turned off at LP-gas supply.
12. When stored indoors, the connection between the LP-gas supply and the torch
must be disconnected. If cylinder(s) is used, it must be removed from the torch and stored outdoors in accordance with Chapter 5 of the standard for the
Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases, ANSI/NFPA 58.
All replacement parts should be obtained from BELCHFIRE CORPORATION,
th 4916 North 125 Street, Butler, WI 53007 U.S.A.
Critical Safety Information
FOR YOUR SAFETY: If you smell gas:
1. Shut off gas to the device.
2. Extinguish any open flame.
3. Check the device for leaks using soapy water.
4. Do not attempt to relight the device until all leaks are repaired and there
is no gas smell.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: Do not use this device in areas where gasoline or other
liquids having flammable vapors are stored or used.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: NEVER attempt to light torch that is pointed into a
vessel where gas can accumulate. Point torch outside the vessel and
re-position only when flame is established.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: Only use striker to light the torch that is capable of
producing a spark similar to the SHOOT-A-LITE striker. Always light from
rear of combustion chamber. SEE FIGURE A
It is imperative that personnel responsible for the operation, and all operators of the Belchfire® equipment, read and understand these instructions prior to lighting and use of Belchfire® torches and equipment.
All installation and operating shop procedures involving this equipment must comply with OSHA standards for Metal Fabricators, Section 1910 and American National Standards Institute ANSI Z229.1.
The Belchfire® Gas-Air series torches are designed to operate with natural gas or propane, plus air supplied by shop air compressor systems.
WARNING: DO NOT USE ACETYLENE OR OXYGEN WITH THESE OR ANY OTHER BELCHFIRE® TORCHES.
Maximum efficiency will be obtained if air and gas lines are at least 5/8” I.D. for the Model E torch and 1/2” I.D. for the Model C and D torches. Minimum line I.D.’s would be 3/8” for the E and 1/4” for the C and D torches.
Air and fuel gas lines should be connected to torch fitting as shown on mounting bracket (Figure 1). Gas fittings are 3/8” NPT for Models C and D and 1/2” NPT for Model E.
Gas line pressure can be 1-25 PSI, as long as the withdrawal rates of the fuel used are not exceeded. Gas connections should be made only to a regulator designed to operate with the fuel gas to be used. Air pressure should be 80-120 PSI.
As with all fuel-burning torches, there is a certain amount of hazard involved with the operator and his use of the torch. All normal safety precautions associated with this type of equipment should be observed. In addition, the following starting procedures should be followed:
1. Use supplied striker and position at rear opening of combustion chamber (see figure 1, point A)
2. With striker positioned at point A, open gas valve slowly until gas flows. Pull trigger on striker. Keep pulling trigger until gas ignites. If no gas ignites immediately, shut off gas by turning clockwise. Check for proper hook-up. If everything checks out, repeat starting procedure steps 1 and 2.
3. Once fuel is ignited, slowly open air valve 1/3 turn counter-clockwise. This will give you a starting flame.
The long, bright flame that appears when the torch is lit is fuel gas only, and to be useful, air must be added. This addition of air will cause the flame to start to turn blue and to shorten. As more air is added, the flame will become completely blue. This is a neutral flame and is the indication that the torch is burning all available fuel and operating at maximum efficiency. The addition of more air will cause orange feathers to appear, indicating excess air.
® Belchfire torches have a completely flexible flame which can be adjusted to suit any purpose. The size and type (lazy, long, neutral, oxidizing, etc.) of the flame is controlled by adjusting the valves (air and fuel) clockwise to decrease flame size and shut off, and counter-clockwise to increase flame size.
When operating properly, the combustion chamber will be cherry red forward of the ignition point.
SHUT DOWN PROCEDURE
To insure long, trouble-free service from the torch, the following shut down procedure should be followed to allow the combustion chamber to cool down and prevent heat transfer to other portions of the torch.
1. Turn gas valve clockwise to stop.
2. Turn air valve clockwise until valve is 1/3 open. Allow air to flow for 15-20
seconds. Turn valve clockwise to stop.
3. Shut off fuel gas and air supply at the source and disconnect the torch.
SERVICE AND REPAIRS
® Belchfire torches will eventually require servicing or replacement of parts due to wear from normal use. All maintenance should be performed by authorized Belchfire service personnel. All repairs made by this personnel are fully guaranteed against defective material and workmanship. Repairs made or attempted by anyone other than this personnel cannot be guaranteed.
Should any questions arise about the Belchfire torch, feel free to write or call us at any time. In any communications, please give model number of the torch.
STARTING PROCEDURE WITH AUTOMATIC SHUTOFF VALVE INSTALLED
Once torch installation and system checkout is completed, make sure torch
valves are in OFF position (handles turned all the way clockwise to valve stop).
1. Turn on main air and fuel supply
2. Open torch gas valve approximately 1/8 turn (counter-clockwise). No gas
will flow until automatic button is pushed.
3. With striker in position, either position A or B, depress button on automatic
shutoff valve. Gas will flow. Pull trigger on striker and keep repeating until
4. Continue to hold in button and open air supply valve (on air & fuel models)
until a blue flame appears.
5. Within 20-30 seconds the thermocouple will heat up and will signal the
valve to remain open. Release button and adjust flame to meet your flame
6. If after releasing the automatic shutoff valve button the flame
does not remain ignited, turn gas valve clockwise to stop.
Repeat steps 1-5 and hold automatic shutoff valve in for 40-60
seconds. If flame still does not remain ignited, turn gas valve
clockwise to stop. Contact factory for further instructions.
NOTE: When in operation, if flame is extinguished momentarily and does not
reignite, the thermocouple will cool down and signal fuel shut-off valve to close
(approximately30 seconds). Air supply will have to shut off manually. If the
above happens, a restarting procedure must be started to reignite torch.
1. Turn gas valve handle clockwise to valve stop-off.
2. On air & fuel models turn air valve handle clockwise until valve is
approximately 1/3 or less open. Allow air to flow for 15-20 seconds. Turn
valve handle clockwise to valve stop-off.
3. Shut off gas and air main supply and disconnect the torch.
SERVICE AND REPAIRS
Belchfire torches will eventually require servicing or replacement of part due to
wear from normal use. All maintenance should be performed by authorized
Belchfire service personnel. All repairs made by these personnel are fully
guaranteed against defective material and workmanship. Repairs made or
attempted by anyone other than these personnel cannot be guaranteed.
Should any questions arise about the Belchfire torch, feel free to write or call us
at any time. In any communications, please give model number of the torch.
STAINLESS STEEL COMBUSTION CHAMBER REPLACEMENT
1. Replacement of the stainless steel combustion chamber is accomplished by
loosening and removing the outside 1/4-20 holding nut (one each per
mounting screw). After removing, pull chamber off torch and replace with
new stainless steel combustion chamber.
2. The new stainless steel combustion chamber will have two new 1/4-20 nuts
per mounting screw. Remove outside 1/4-20 nut. Adjust inside locating nuts
to the same distance from the end of the chamber. Insert chamber screws
into locating holes in triangle. Replace outside nuts and tighten.
1. Valve stem can be tightened or loosened by adjusting the stem nut under
the handle. Clockwise tightens; counter-clockwise loosens.
NOTE: Any other repair requirements should be sent back to the factory for
Belchfire is proud of the quality of the torches that it sells. Because of our confidence in our quality, Belchfire agrees to repair or replace any part or parts which examination proves to be defective in workmanship or material. In order to take advantage of this guarantee, the complete torch must be returned, prepaid, to the factory for examination.
This guarantee does not include repair or replacement required because of misuse, abuse, or normal wear and tear. Repairs made by other than authorized factory personnel relieve Belchfire Corporation of further liability under this guarantee.
THIS GUARANTEE IS MADE EXPRESSLY IN PLACE OF ALL OTHER GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESSS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.