I've recently had notification from my supplier of a serious safety issue with this product whereby it could catch fire. I am told to stop using it and instructions on how to return the item free of charge, and to issue a refund, will follow shortly.
I note that differently named models of what seems to be the exact same item are listed on eBay. See here: click here
I would suggest that any members that have purchased one would query its safety before using it again. TC.
I used one of those on many occasions, and can vividly remember the effect they had on anything which got in the way of the intense fiery blast. In essence they were giant blow-lamps - you had to pump them up.
I think that maybe good fortune tended to smile on me earlier this year for I'd hung up my Kill Weed device from the garage rafters after its last use in 2014. This year I needed to get down my extendable ladder, also hung up near to it, and accidentally knocked the thing down. It fell onto the concrete floor where it broke off its gas on/off valve, so from then I was unable to use it !! Could be that incident saved me from a fiery end.:)
I received my free-post label today so the thing will returned to the supplier tomorrow. TC.
I seem to remember they got through about a gallon of paraffin an hour. My Dad hired one to clear the garden of a new house we moved to in the 60's. I think I went to the local hardware shop about 6 times that day with the Paraffin can. They certainly did the job though. I could do with one to attack the Brambles that are rapidly taking over the bottom of my garden
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