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Old 10-31-2015, 01:05 AM   #11
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Ummmm... that's not the kind of weed I was thinking of burning! There's a type of huge torch called a weed burner. It's a wand about 3 feet long, has a hose maybe 6-10 feet long, and usually is fed direct from a 20 pound barbeque propane gas cylinder. It only takes a brief flame to heat a plant enough to rupture its cells and prevent water moving through it, thus it dies. Often used to kill weeds along ditches where a spray-applied herbicide would be bad.

Also used where lots of indiscriminate heating is needed.

We call them tiger torches.

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Old 10-31-2015, 08:39 AM   #12
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Ummmm... that's not the kind of weed I was thinking of burning! There's a type of huge torch called a weed burner. It's a wand about 3 feet long, has a hose maybe 6-10 feet long, and usually is fed direct from a 20 pound barbeque propane gas cylinder. It only takes a brief flame to heat a plant enough to rupture its cells and prevent water moving through it, thus it dies. Often used to kill weeds along ditches where a spray-applied herbicide would be bad.

Also used where lots of indiscriminate heating is needed.
I think of this when I hear "weed torch"
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:43 AM   #13
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Tiger torch as Nat stated...might be a little aggressive for lightin' up your weed.

I use it for removing decals, instant heat.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:24 PM   #14
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eastcoastcb, tried your method and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Messy, though. Info on back of the can says clean up with mineral spirits, do you think it matters if the stripper has dried up? There's still a bit of brown residue left behind that my scraper failed to catch.

and yeah I've never heard of anything like that before, seems like it would be a brush fire hazard though. I'm guessing you don't just sporadically burn every unwanted plant you see in the woods... I'd get a little carried away.

In another lifetime maybe I'll have such luxuries or a place to put them. But for now, whatever doesn't fit in the bus isn't staying
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Old 11-05-2015, 02:24 AM   #15
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Once it dries up I hit it with a wire wheel on a drill or angle grinder.
Nasty stuff that stripper, but for this job I found it really useful.
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