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Red Dragon VT 2-23 C Weed Dragon 100,000-BTU Propane Vapor Torch Kit
|Price:||$62.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Quickly hooks up to any refillable propane tank (20lb cylinder works great)
- Comes with a hand-tighten tank fitting
- This torch kit has plenty powerful and generates heat up to 2,000-degrees F
- The Weed Dragon has received the National Home Gardening Club Member Tested Seal-of-Approval.
- Made in the U.S.A.
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|Item Dimensions||36 x 12 x 11 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||VT2-23C|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Flame warrants all their goods to be free of defects in material and workmanship and will repair or replace defective merchandise that has been returned upon authorization. Do not return goods without consent. Warranty does not apply to items that have been altered or subjected to misuse or negligence.|
|Model Number||VT 2-23 C|
|Shipping Weight||2.4 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
I was able to kill the weeds along 200' of sidewalk and stone wall in less than 1/2 hour. Results are as good as chemical herbicides, and you don't have the cramping hand ache from trying to spend that much time with a spray bottle. Works best if you flame weeds right after a rain, they are full of water and easier to kill and you start fewer fires around leaves or other debris.
Wilting weeds and stomping on the few small fires that start are much more fun than you might expect.
Of course it's an open flame, so engage your brain before waving it around. Properly adjusted the flame is hard to see in daylight, and heat can damage nearby plants that don't seem close enough to be harmed. A metal snow shovel is useful if you want to flame weeds around cultivated shrubs or plants. You can use the metal shovel to reliably shield desirable plants from the heat. Be aware that any paint on your shovel might not be there when you're done (and I wouldn't try it with a plastic shovel).
I'm pleased with this tool, and I'm sure it will do a good job getting the charcoal started in the barbeque and melting winter ice too.
How about it Amazon, can you try to include location of manufacture in more item descriptions? Many times I pass over a purchase because I don't want to end up with something made overseas and can't tell from the description.
As has been mentioned in other reviews - you do not need to incinerate weeds: just wilt the leaves (or blades if they are grass-like weeds) and the next day they are dead. I have found that I don't need a large flame to be effective (although it is very satisfying to wield back-yard flame thrower it wastes gas and is more hazardous) - the hottest part is not in the flame anyway! I adjust the flame so when I hold the weed dragon comfortably above the ground it takes one or two seconds to wilt the leaves. Then a gentle sweep of the flame makes short work of weeds. (note: it is the heat which kills - not the flame - so you don't have to keep the flame directly on each weed if you're clearing a patch)
Regarding the complaint about established weeds - I found it quite effective at killing weeds up to six or eight inches tall (but occasionally I hit them again another day if they have woody stalks). However, please do not use fire to clear tall or dense weeds (or around wood structures) - if you don't know why, don't buy this product! Also, you won't want to use a Weed Dragon on flower beds or the lawn.
My only complaint is "It works too well, so I do not get to use it as often as I'd like." I used to take it to my friend's houses but then they saw how much fun it was and now they all have their own Weed Dragons.
Well whomever it was, someone ought to give that closet firebug a pat on the back because this thing is awesome! Weeding just got a lot more fun.
The benefits include:
It is fast, I did my whole backyard in a half an hour.
You can be almost surgical in your weed selection or you can flame the entire ground.
There are no chemicals
You can use it to start bonfire and fire pits.
It can be used in the winter to melt ice.
I believe it can be used to heat pipes for soldering or thawing them out.
Did I mention it was fun.
Okay, there are some warnings I should mention with this thing:
You can't see the flame very well so be careful using it around pets and kids. Best to put the dog and kids in the house before you start flaming the weeds.
Most green plant just steam and don't catch fire but Tall grass (even green grass) burns very well and can take off on you if you are not carful so make sure you have a hose ready when you use this thing. I actually used it to clear a patch of dead grass but I wet down the area's around the patch before I flamed it. And I kept sprinkling the flames with water to keep them manageable. It did a beautiful job clearing the area.
Obviously using it during a drought would be a BAD idea.
I had a wood pile that had weeds around it but I DID NOT use it there because I know the wood is very dry and I didn't want to take the risk - even with the hose on the ready. So I guess I'm saying use your head when using this thing.
So go on, get in touch with your inner pyromaniac and torch those pesky weeds -- you know you want to.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This thing will burn some weeds. I've only just used it, and you can tell when the weed has had enough, as it wilts before you. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Phil Zampino
Puts out a monster flame if turned up but uses a lot of propane. Weeds stay away longer than spray and easier to control what gets targeted. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Sean
I am suspicious of the positive reviews. These happy people must not have any foot traffic on the areas this device was used on. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kate