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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cravings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2014 at 12:32am
it should fill just fine. my dodgy one was a cheapo, and it was on the out that it was blocked... it wouldn't stay lit and could be heard spluttering. as kevin said try to fill it with the bare nozzle...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote discosucks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2014 at 12:43am
Hmmm , I bet mine is filled then , and is blocked . did you un block it? 
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no i gave up on it, it was crap.

you don't seem to think that gas has gone into yours. i would discourage taking them apart! little springs and all sorts of stuff in there.
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Originally posted by cravings cravings wrote:

no i gave up on it, it was crap.

you don't seem to think that gas has gone into yours. i would discourage taking them apart! little springs and all sorts of stuff in there.

And not whilst smoking, that could be bad!
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Does it slosh? If it's been successfully filled there will be liquid butane in it. If there's no liquid then it didn't fill. You won't get gas spraying everywhere if you use the bare nozzle to fill it; even if the valve on the iron is blocked there shouldn't be more than a small pffft of leakage, if you're applying enough down-force to open the valve on the can.
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Maybe the OP needs a bigger hammer?

If that doesn't fix it, it's probably an electrical fault......
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Im pretty sure its broken , it was getting gas in , put wasnt coming out right so I put a needle into the valve were it comes out and now to much is coming out haha . 

Its been along day .....
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Oh dear, sounds like it's time to buy another one. Can't you tell them it stopped working and you want it exchanged?

Obviously don't mention the diy rebore attempt, but hopefully they'll exchange it without fuss the way Argos do when you decide you want to exchange something or get a refund after you broke it. I mean when it doesn't work straight out of the box
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anyone recommend a good portable gas iron that will work without issues?
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Cant recomend one really but my mate give me one an Antex one working great since had it using it with Ronson refill can,

quite surprised with these gas solder iron never had one or give one a thought really...

quite like them now...
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