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Offline 10KPete

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Disposible propane tank 9/16-18 male thd???
« on: December 03, 2018, 05:25:00 AM »
Some time ago I came to own a neat little torch. Only now am I checking it out....

It's like new and it's so cute I just need to use it.  Trouble is, cylinders with a male 9/16-18 RH thread are sorta hard to come by I'm finding out!

I pinched the pics from other public sites...

My torch is the one in the first pic, the second pic is of a newer version I think...

The torch is an Otto-Bernz, Roch. NY, Model TX

A look at the company history tells me the torch was made in the early '40s. That's when they moved to Rochester then shortly after changed the name from Otto-Bernz to Bernz-o-matic.

Has anyone seen or used one of these tanks? Could the torch fit some camping gear tank? The european EN417 connector is 7/16 I think...???

Any assistance, or general discussion or banter or anything would be appreciated!   :paranoia:

Thanks,
Pete
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 05:34:47 AM by 10KPete »
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Re: Disposible propane tank 9/16-18 male thd???
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 08:08:45 AM »
Hi Pete,

Over here you can get tanks with both metric and imperial threads (EN 15202). So I would start with finding yourself a propane tank supplier.

How are the seals on that torch?

Jo
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Offline crueby

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Re: Disposible propane tank 9/16-18 male thd???
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 12:51:22 PM »
Don't know about tanks, but thats my home town. Never knew Bernz was from here! Yet another company that left Rochester...

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Re: Disposible propane tank 9/16-18 male thd???
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 01:52:37 PM »
Pete, could you not make a brass adapter to fit todays common tanks on the lower end and then the 9/16-18 thread you need on the top end to fit your torch?

Bill

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Re: Disposible propane tank 9/16-18 male thd???
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 03:46:40 PM »
Hi Pete,
I'm sure you will find something suitable by searching the internet, see this Link https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bernzomatic-WH0159-Universal-Torch-Extension-Hose-361542/202539579


Mike.