"I was asked to provide the results of my search for information on this product. Particularly the recharging of oxygen cylinder and the availability of oxygen.
The product is now being manufactured and supported by: Probitts Engineering Finbows Yard Station Road Bacton Stowmarket Suffolk IP14 4NH Tel 01449 781453 search using Google for Probitts engineering Co ltd.
The owner, Julian has played a major role in the design and manufacture of the product. He can provide spare parts, recharged cylinders, servicing of assemblies and advise, a most helpful engineer.
This is not a product to dabble with if you value your life, it is a product with a high reputation for quality and purpose. I shall have mine checked out by Julian
Post by simisworkshop on May 19, 2011 15:48:15 GMT
Hi there, Just wondering if you ever managed to track down a UK supplier for the butane & nitreous oxide cylinders for the microflame jewellers torch? I am desperate for some & cant find a supplier anywhere. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Simi
Hi, I have a Microflame torch and had the same problem in finding cylinders.
Solved the nitrous oxide one by using whipped cream cylinders. Nitrous oxide has antibacterial properties and is used as a preservative in making whipped cream from portable dispensers. You can get the cylinders from Creamright International in boxes of 10 for a fraction of the price of the originals.
That is interesting, what do you do about the butane cylinders?
Just cleaning my teeth and it occurred to me that it might be possible to back-fill the butane cylinder in sit u from one of those cigarette lighter refill tins via the torch. Just ensure the nox is turned off.
My thoughts exactly, to refill the butane cylinder from a butane lighter tin. I'm down to the last seven butane cylinders and was looking to order some more when I found it wasn't quite that easy. My plan, if I can't source new cylinders, is when the next butane cylinder is empty, was to remove the cylinder and drill a hole into the empty cylinder, tap it, and modify it to take a filling valve from a refillable lighter (ebay 0.60p?) then fill the cylinder with butane just like a lighter after fitting it back in the torch. Once the cylinder is fitted with a filling valve I will close the torch gas valve and refill without removing the cylinder from the torch.
I will let you know how I get on when the mod is done.
cream chargers work great. I purchased mine at a local baking supply store called the Happy Cook in Charlottesville VA. you can get them at lots of places. The brand they had was iSi. You can get the specs on the size at Nippon Tansan Gas Co., Ltd. They were the original cylinder makers for the torch. I still have not found butaine cylinders yet. Any help would be appreciated. I have not taken time to read all the threads to see if there is an answer yet.
Cream chargers as previously suggested work. On the other hand if you need replacement butane chargers, don't waste your money! You can back fill the existing empty cartridge by opening the red only butane button, then remove the burner tip, get yourself a can of butane gas lighter refill for £1.00 and back fill the cartridge through the nozzle.
Please note you need 3 hands to do this! One to hold the torch, one to fill through the nozzle and the third to close the red butane knob.