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Old 05-03-2015, 09:05 AM
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This reminds me of the safety instructions should you break a compact florescent bulb. They are toxic enough that you must call EPA and have a hazardous waste cleanup and evacuate and ventilate the shack for a week.

The cylinder may leak after a torch or other device is disconnected from the cylinder. If the leak is large enough or if the gas is permitted to accumulate in an enclosed area and there is a source of ignition, a fire could occur. There are no known incidents of fire or injury associated with this issue. Worthington is undertaking this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution.
Yes, I have found that every single propane Bernzomatic or whatever cylinder will leak down after you remove the torch, and by putting my ear to the spud I can hear it hissing. That has been going on for 20 years. I expect it has caused a fire or two.

So I never take the torch off a bottle once it is installed til the thing is dry.
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