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Old 01-10-2017, 07:15 PM
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Default re:weed burner

Originally Posted by zekeymonkey View Post
I've been thinking about buying a weed burner to attack the weeds that pop up between the cracks in the parking lot at my building. Now, I have another reason to buy another toy. A torch on a stick has to be fun, maybe not as much as a chainsaw on a stick, but fun just the same.
The best one I bought - gave away the others (toys) - is a Western unit, brass and steel. I took the orifice out and opened it up with a little wire drill, about 15% on dia. Now it makes heat, light, and sound - with a 3ft flame.

You can get an idea from the photo, annealing a 6ft bronze gong.
Gong anneal.jpg
(in my album "a gong show"....)

"All it takes is a little practical experience to blow the he!! out of a perfectly good theory." --- Lloyd Rosenquist, charter member AWS, 1919.
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