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Hot Air Tool Troubleshooting: Weak Heat Output

Hot Air Tool Troubleshooting: Weak Heat Output

If your hot-air tool isn’t reaching the proper temperature, or doesn’t get as hot as it once did, you may have a faulty heating element.

  • Robert Heater
How to Weld With a Hot Air Hand Tool

How to Weld With a Hot Air Hand Tool

In roofing, you'll often be required to perform an overlap weld to join two pieces of thermoplastic (i.e. TPO, PVC, PPE), or plastic-coated fabrics. We've outlined the steps to seam welding with a hot-air hand tool
  • Robert Heater
5 Ways to Repair Single-Ply Roofing Punctures With Hot Air Tools

5 Ways to Repair Single-Ply Roofing Punctures With Hot Air Tools

It is not uncommon for storms, debris or man-made objects to puncture or tear a single-ply sheet, which if not immediately addressed can lead to water damage and other issues. Fortunately, with the right tools and technique, this damage can be quickly remedied by hot-air welding a patch over the hole or rip.
  • Robert Heater
6 Single-Ply Roofing Tools Contractors Need

6 Single-Ply Roofing Tools Contractors Need

To consistently create durable, watertight seams that can withstand heavy weathering (i.e. wind, rain, snow, standing water and sun), you’ll need to invest in the right equipment. Following is an overview on the type of equipment needed for quality single-ply roof seam welding.

  • Robert Heater
6 Ways to Keep a Hot-Air Plastic Welder in Peak Condition

6 Ways to Keep a Hot-Air Plastic Welder in Peak Condition

Proper use and maintenance can keep your hot-air plastic welder in peak operating condition. Prevent downtime, maintain maximum performance and extend your tool’s life expectancy with these 6 preventative maintenance tips.

  • PR 20/20 Team
Hot-Air Tool Troubleshooting: Power Supply

Hot-Air Tool Troubleshooting: Power Supply

If your hot-air tool is not reaching the proper temperature, taking longer to heat up, performing inconsistently, or not functioning at all, the first thing you should check is that your power source consistently produces enough current to meet the voltage requirements of the tool.
  • Robert Heater
8 Plastic Welding Safety Tips

8 Plastic Welding Safety Tips

The tools of any trade can pose safety risks if improperly used or maintained. To keep operators of  hot-air hand tools and automatic walk welders safe, it is the responsibility of employers, supervisors and peers, to make sure proper precautions are routinely taken.
  • Robert Heater
Hot-Air Tool Techniques: Single-Ply Welding on Vertical Surfaces

Hot-Air Tool Techniques: Single-Ply Welding on Vertical Surfaces

Parapets are wall-like barriers surrounding the edge of a flat roof, as seen on many commercial buildings. These half-walls serve many purposes. Unfortunately, these architectural features can prove challenging for contractors charged with seam welding a single-ply, thermoplastic membrane along the parapet’s vertical surface.
  • Robert Heater