The Weed Dragon – I’ve got a flamethrower!

September 12, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

A Flamethrower is the best birthday present ever, thanks wife!

Jason's flamethrower

For those wondering, this is the Weed Dragon VT 2-23 SVC (full disclosure: Amazon Affiliate link).  It's basically a flamethrower that you hook up to a standard propane tank.  There is a cheaper model without the squeeze valve, that's the VT 2-23 C, though I'd highly recommend the SVC instead; this thing shoots a flame about 3" in diameter and 12" long out the end and it would be hard to move around without the ability to control that.  All proceeds from the Amazon links will go towards either a hand dolly or a back pack to carry around my propane tank (temporarily swiped from my grill), I haven't decided which yet.

You can see in the bottom half of the photo where I've flamed all the moss and weeds in my pack patio and in the top half the area I haven't done yet.  It's pretty effective and extremely satisfying.

(Note: my birthday was actually about 3 weeks ago, but it's rained a lot lately here, I didn't get to try it for a week, and then I was traveling.)


4 Responses to “The Weed Dragon – I’ve got a flamethrower!”
  1. Rick says:

    HAHAHAHAHA! That sounds like fun. Moreso than picking weeds. Just burn the hell out of em. I like your style.

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi, I have tried that on my weeds and burned one of my shrubs although that did not do it any harm - it came back bigger and better. However, on the weeds - they also came back! I was not impressed.

  3. That looks sweet. Does it actually work though?!

  4. Sean Stevens says:

    Ever thought of spraying some lighter fluid down on the weeds and then using the flame thrower? My old neighbor actually has a contraption like this and he burned up his vinyl siding on his house and had to replace it. All because he thought this home-made thrower was something FUNNY.

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