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Post  GWN on 6/4/2013, 10:54 am

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This is my NEW TOY for getting rid of weeds.... Does anyone else use this.
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Post  sanderson on 6/4/2013, 11:10 am

Must. Have. Flame. Thrower! Looks good.
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Post  johnp on 6/4/2013, 11:18 am

I have the small hand held one that uses canisters. Works great but I would be a little worried that burning bindweed next to my beds might be a disaster in the making...
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Post  boffer on 6/4/2013, 11:26 am

I have a couple. I have one propane tank that is attached to a specifically built handcart. I also have a small fire extinguisher attached to the handcart.

I find that I can use it safely through July and sometimes into August before things dry up so much that it becomes a fire threat.

I have a long time friend who was using one around her flower beds next to the house. She caught the cedar siding on fire, and had to call the fire department. There was minimal damage, considering, but guess where one of my torches came from!
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Post  gwennifer on 6/4/2013, 11:37 am

I have a neighbor who managed to catch a perfectly healthy, live tree on fire. The tree was in the middle of their perfectly lush, green lawn. So I don't personally trust that things need to be really dried out before they can catch fire.
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Post  GWN on 6/4/2013, 1:40 pm

They say right on the package that you do not actually turn the plant to ashes, you just have to hit it from a distance. I am very cognisant of the fire risk, we had a forest fire in our yard in Oregon, just from a 4 wheeler that the tail pipe was up against some brush. And this was coastal oregon where it never gets very hot or dry.
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Post  Turan on 6/4/2013, 1:57 pm

I am very curious how you find it. I have often looked at them thinking of my quake grass and wondering if it would be useful for that.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/4/2013, 9:01 pm

Now that would be something my kids (grown) would just love to help me use and I would get good use out of it!
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/4/2013, 9:07 pm

I would LOVE a flame thrower! However, since Hubby takes care of the finances, including the homeowner's insurance, I do not see one in my future. sobbing

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Post  GWN on 6/4/2013, 9:35 pm

the box it came in is funny.... it lists all the things you can use it for.... including thawing out frozen locks... and one of the OTHER selling features.. it says WEED FLAMING IS FUN Very Happy
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Post  boffer on 6/4/2013, 9:45 pm

@GWN wrote:.. it says WEED FLAMING IS FUN Very Happy

I just loooooove watching dandelions in the driveway wither! tongue
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Post  GWN on 6/4/2013, 10:32 pm

I have often looked at them thinking of my quake grass
Turan, I WILL let you know as Quake grass is my Number one enemy.... it keeps me up at night frustration
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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/4/2013, 11:01 pm

Good snag Boffer!

I hope you get that quake grass dead and gone Turan and Gwn!
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