Carlisle Machine Works
Frequently Asked Questions

The simplest explanation is to start at the tanks, both oxygen and propane. Carlisle already has a starter kit for you. It contains regulators for each tank, a pair of flashback arrestors, hoses made up to the length that you will need and finally the torch itself.

Next is an adequate ventilation system to be placed at the front or top of the torch to vent the noxious gases from the torch flame. Yes, Carlisle does make one. Please ask your sales representative.






All Carlisle torches are made to run either natural gas, propane or hydrogen. Carlisle also has a kit for natural gas hook up. Please speak to one of our sales representatives to make sure you get the right hook up for your torch.

NOTE: When dealing with natural gas, the gas company will need to know how many BTU's the torch uses. The following is a table of the BTU values of a number of different torches manufactured by Carlisle Machine Works.

Torch

Pressure

Cu. Ft. per Hr

BTU

Mini CC 2 psi 3.17 3,233.4
Wildcat 2 psi 6.35 6,477
Lucio 5 psi 3.23 8,075
Hellcat 2 psi 9.53 9,720
CC 5 psi 90 95,000
CC+, CC+ RP, CC++ 5 psi 180 190,000
Black Widow 2 psi 81,600

Lathe Burners

Pressure

Cu. Ft. per Hr

BTU

1 head, 7 jet 5 psi 19.07 2,431.42
8 head, 7 jet 5 psi 19.07 19,451.4
1 head, 14 jet 5 psi 66.74 4862.48
14 head, 14 jet 5 psi 66.74 68,074.80

PK Burners

Pressure

Cu. Ft. per Hr

BTU

PK1885 10 psi 54 / 135 55,080 / 137,700

Ribbon Burners

Pressure

Cu. Ft. per Hr

BTU

1400 Series 7,000 per inch
1400 Ultra Series 10,000 per inch
Ring Burners (gas/air) 7,000 per inch
Adjustable Length Burners 7,000 per inch







Yes, we do repair and rebuild torches. Please check out our Torch Evaluation/Repair Procedures for the process.






Please refer to the instruction sheets listed below for your type of torch:


Is the flame on your torch looking like the image below? If it is, or doesn't seem right, check out our flyer on what the correct candle length should look like, and the results of having bad candle length.

Carlisle Bad Candle Length