Panama Flame Gun
The Flame Gun is completely assembled except for connecting the hose between the cut-off valve on the tank and the safety loop on the hand piece and hooking the carrying straps to the clips on the tank. The hose nuts can be tightened by using the wrenches built into the pump handle and hand piece.
Fill tank about 2/3 full (approx 1-1/2 gallons) with kerosene or diesel fuel. NOTE: When using diesel, a small amount of gasoline may be added to lower the flashpoint of the diesel fuel. Normally, 10 to 15% gas works well but under no circumstances should the mixture exceed 20%, or one part gas to four parts diesel fuel. Tighten the F-27 filler cap or K-10 Pump Nut (when equipped with the hand pump) just tight enough to prevent leakage (usually just slightly tighter than hand tight).
Close cut-off valve. Apply air pressure to tank through air valve on tank or with hand pump (if so equipped). Operating pressures range from about 70 PSI minimum to a maximum of 220 PSI. To light the wick, turn the cut-off valve fully on, tilt burner down and place end of burner against a flat surface and pull trigger for a second or two to completely saturate the wick. Light wick and give it a moment or two to get hot and burning good. Regulate the flame with the trigger on hand piece. If, while using the torch, it becomes necessary to re-saturate the wick, simply place the end of burner against a flat surface and momentarily pull trigger to re-saturate the wick.
When using the Flame Gun it should be noted that all the fuel going through the burner is not ignited. The burner is designed to do this. The purpose is to leave some fuel on the material being burned to help ignite it. When the fuel mixture is correct and none of the fuel is igniting, the problem is usually low air pressure. The air pressure must be high enough at the nozzle to cause some of the fuel to be atomized. If all the fuel going through the burner is ignited, the air pressure is too high causing all of the fuel to be atomized, or the fuel mixture has exceeded 20%. Do not use a higher fuel mixture to compensate for a lower air pressure. This could be very dangerous.
To re-fuel the Flame Gun, turn tank upside down, open cit-off valve and pull trigger to bleed air pressure from the tank. Make sure all pressure is bled off tank before removing filler cap or Hand pump.
When through using Flame Gun, always close cut-off valve and relieve pressure on hose and hand piece.
Be sure any fuel spilled on the tank during re-fueling is wiped off before lighting the burner. Never exceed recommended fuel mixture. The carrying strap should be hung from the shoulder, never over your head.
USE THIS TOOL WITH EXTREME CARE AS THE FLAME FROM IT IS HOT ENOUGH TO CAUSE SEVERE BURNS OR SERIOUS DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IF IMPROPERLY USED.