Post by brianculler on Jan 9, 2015 11:44:47 GMT -5
Got a Searzall for christmas, and have used it 3 times now. On this last time it burned through both the screens pretty spectacularly. It has had maybe 10 minutes of use total.
I followed the setup instructions as well as I think I could:
- Using a Bernzomatic TS-8000 - I used the spacing stick to make sure there was only a 1/8" spacing between the tip of the torch and the searzall - I seasoned it according to the instructions for 2 minutes upside down
Even after only the first use, there was a small quarter-sized spot right in the middle of the screens that had started to bow out. Pictures are attached.
The only area I deviated from the instructions was with the tank. As part of the christmas gift, my wife included the TS-8000 that was packaged with a yellow MAPP tank. The instructions said not to use that tank but only because of tipping over issues... which... I ignored And just decided to be very careful.
Anyway, I still have the 1 set of replacement screens, but before I put them on -- can anyone either provide other ideas for what went wrong, or definitely confirm that the yellow tanks will burn through the screens, and that was the reason?
My wife spent a lot of money already on this whole setup, so I don't want to go buy another different tank of gas (the green one) just to have it burn through my last screen again, all for no reason.