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    Kaouenn
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    Hi folks,

    For a while now, I’ve been looking at getting a blowtorch with a hose and a bottle of butane to feed it. I’ve seen the kits in the bricos, and know someone who connects his directly to the big bottle he cooks with!? -is this right/safe?! Surely you need a regulator as you would in the UK?  Thanks for your help people.

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    We’ve got two for de-weeding gravel drives and paths. The small one was from Lidl and uses gas canisters like large aerosols  that screw onto the handle – it’s ok for small jobs, but not really powerful enough for our weedy gravel. Like this one which isn’t branded Lidl but looks exactly the same.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Butane-Blowtorch-Garden-Blaster-Canisters/dp/B00DJ62JYM

    It works, it’s cheap, it’s light but it’s a bit slow.

    Or:-

    The big one is a beast with a long extension hose, comes with an adjustable gas pressure regulator and is for propane, not butane. You won’t get enough gas pressure or quantity out of a butane cylinder to run a big blowtorch, the cylinder will probably freeze even in summer, and you will also have the problem of the torch flaring.

    Like this one:-

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Berthoud-Garden-Burner-Propane-Blowtorch/dp/B06XXXGJKJ

    Strangely, this one is shown with a french-style gas regulator on amazon.co.uk – don’t buy one from a UK company because the UK propane regulator won’t fit the french propane cylinder, so if you want to go large buy it in france and get one with a high pressure 4 bar adjustable propane regulator.

    The big burners use a lot of gas, a morning’s weeding will use a full 12 kg  propane cylinder if the pressure is turned up high.

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    Probably cheaper to use white vinegar if it is for the weeds on a gravelled area.

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    Thanks very much for the replies. I’m after one for heating seized objects and soldering  more than weed killing. So thanks for your time folks. 😁

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    Probably cheaper to use white vinegar if it is for the weeds on a gravelled area.

    Tried that – stinks the garden out, wilts the weeds but doesn’t kill them off permanently.

    Best way we’ve found is blast ’em with the burner and put granular salt on afterwards.

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    Thanks very much for the replies. I’m after one for heating seized objects and soldering more than weed killing. So thanks for your time folks. 😁

    The big burner is also sold for roofers doing asphalt roof joins.

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    #462279

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    Very helpful information for Kaouenn Fitter  :rose:

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