LAB Manufacturing is the inventor of the patented Flame Free Hot Air Lance that you see in today’s crack sealing market. As founders, we feel that it’s our duty to remind you of how important maintaining your equipment can be in order to ensure optimal performance and durability. Check out our list of 5 tips for maintaining a hot air lance below. By following these, you’ll ensure maximum efficiency in your crack sealing projects year-round.
1. Keep It Clean
In order to maintain performance and longevity, it is recommended that you clean your hot air lance after every use. During your project, dirt, debris, and moisture can accumulate on the lance, clog the fuel line and burner head, and reduce the equipment’s efficiency.
To clean the lance, first, disconnect it from the air and fuel source and let it cool down. From there, use a soft cloth to wipe it down, removing any dirt, debris, or moisture. Avoid using any harsh chemicals, as these can cause long-term damage to your equipment.
2. Regularly Inspect Equipment
It’s important to make sure that before every use, you inspect your hot air lance for any signs of wear and tear, and make sure that there are no loose attachments or bolts present. It’s also important to regularly check and clean out the lance’s air filter and reservoir. This ensures that the lance is in good working condition and is safe to use.
If you notice any cracks or visible damage that might affect the lance’s performance, we recommend not using it until it has been repaired.
3. Lubricate Moving Parts
Over time, the moving parts on a hot air lance can undergo wear and tear, which cause the equipment to perform poorly, and in some cases, break down. By lubricating these parts regularly, you can prevent unnecessary friction and reduce wear and tear, extending the lifespan of your equipment.
Before applying lubricant, we recommend cleaning all parts thoroughly beforehand. Doing so will allow for an adherent, evened-out application.
4. Check Fuel Filters- Stinger model
Over time, the fuel filter on your hot air lance can become clogged with dirt and debris, resulting in restricted airflow to the burner head. As you can imagine, this causes the lance to perform poorly and can even result in it breaking down. In order to prevent this from occurring, regularly check the fuel filter and clean/replace it as needed.
To check the fuel filter, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific hot air lance model. In most cases, the fuel filter will be located near the fuel tank, and can be accessed by removing the fuel line.
5. Properly Store Equipment
Proper storage is an essential step in maintaining the lifespan of your hot air lance. Follow the steps listed below to make sure your equipment is ready for use whenever you need it for years to come:
- Store the hot air lance in a dry area. Areas with extreme temperatures or high humidity can cause damage to the equipment and degrade its performance.
- Make sure the hot air lance is clean of any debris or material before storing it. This will prevent any buildup that could cause damage or corrosion in the future.
- Store the hot air lance with a trigger lock to prevent accidental use.
- Store the hot air lance in a secure location to prevent theft or damage. We recommend using a locked cabinet or a toolbox.
To sum it up, proper maintenance is a must when it comes to achieving optimal performance and durability for your hot air lance. With proper care, your hot air lance can provide years of reliable use and help you complete hundreds of successful crack sealing projects.
Have Any More Questions? Call Us Today!
If you have any additional questions about your hot air lance and how you can better maintain it, give our experts at LAB Manufacturing a call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about hot air lances and suggest the best practices for keeping your equipment running smoothly. At the end of the day, there’s no one better to trust than the original inventor of the hot air lance!