Flaming weeds!

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Flaming weeds!

Post: #280148 doofaloofa
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:16 pm

Does anyone use a flame weeder?

Are they any good?

Pros/cons?

Opinions?
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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280167 boboff
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:03 am

I bought one from Lidls.

It didn't seem to have enough umph to do the job.

Then it stopped working.

It's only real use was one year setting fire to the dead grass thatch.
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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280168 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:39 am

I used to have one of the big ones, it worked very well, especially on paths and for flaming off flushes of weeds, I sold it when I got a town garden, then I moved here and could really do with it, they sell them in my local creamery for about 100 euro, you also need a small portable gas bottle

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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280177 Pumkinpie
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:53 am

I hired one when I first got my plot.
Ok but time consuming.

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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280197 doofaloofa
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:46 pm

I want something to burn off hog bristles, but if it is multi purpose all the better
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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280199 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:49 pm

you only need a small thing for that, a blow lamp, we have one with a small can of gas attached, the sort of thing you use for plumbing etc, the thing I used for weeds blasted out a huge hot flame when you pressed the button, it would cremate your pork

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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #280201 doofaloofa
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:55 pm

Bar-b-q time!
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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #283966 doofaloofa
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:04 am

My big fat flame wand worked a treat dehairing the pig

No bar-b-q, and reduced processing time by 5 hours
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Re: Flaming weeds!

Post: #284121 sda
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:13 pm

Chef's blow torch would be good for pork hairs.


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