Recommend me a new blowlamp...

15 Nov 2007
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I'm looking to buy a blowlamp for DIY plumbing use.

I'd like one with built-in ignition, and that uses gas cartridges that are easily available.

Ideally under £30 if poss.

Any recommendations, or useful features I should look out for ?
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You will have to decide if you want a good one, or a cheap one; there is not good cheap one
I see that B&Q do the GoSystems brand, and somewhere else yesterday I saw some CampingGaz ones, similar features for similar prices.

Are either of these brands OK ?
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Just after something for DIY use, doesn't need to be as top quality as it might if I relied upon it for my job.
As long as you can get the cartridges - it`s an exellent value one
says propane or mapp cartridges, so i guess they are standard fittings as available in any merchants.

it's likely a chinese rip off of a superfire 2, cheaper materials, but will do the job fine.
i wouldn't bother with mapp, it puts more heat in quicker than propane, but if you are not right on the ball then and end feed joint can dry out before you get the solder to draw.

if you are doing yorkshires then it's not such an issue, but i'd suggest sticking with propane anyway.

that bottle looks like a standard bottle - you can pick them up anywhere (within reason)
I bought me one of these or similar at a good price a couple of years back when I finally got fed up with Taymar etc acting up at angles. Always been more than happy with it.

I make a rule of buying the best I can afford if undertaking a big DIY (new bathroom and a new en suite in this instance) as it can be justified by the savings.

I assumed Mapp was more for brazing etc than soldering?

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