LPG Weed Burner - Domestic (12 month
This gas-powered heat gun is what
so many gardeners overseas use in preference to poisonous chemical
sprays. There is no spray drift and you don't have to wait for a
fine day. The weeds don't have to be burnt to a cinder - simply
give a short blast of intense heat to the plant to burst the cell
walls. Within a few days the leaves should wilt and die.
the dead plant material to add natural potash to the soil. It is
best to treat weeds when they are small, as they then die completely.
Using the weed burner is the same as chopping the top off the plant
with a hoe - the roots remain intact. This is why it is so effective
on small weeds - they have not yet established a good root system.
If the undesirable plant has an extensive root system or a tap root,
it will be much harder to kill. Repeated use of the weed burner
will eventually kill the plant, however it is not practical to use
the weed burner on large established weeds. The Domestic LPG Weed
Burner is entirely self-contained; it has an integral piezo electric
trigger/igniter (no batteries required) and fits onto a standard
barbecue gas bottle. Output can be controlled by a tap on the handle.
Note: We have found that the weed
burner is great for burning holes in weed mat for planting. We have
also found it is most effective on emerging weeds (those little
ones that come up like a carpet after it has rained in spring).
When weeds are at the two leaf stage they are most vulnerable.
Our picture shows you how you can
set up your own weed exterminator. Use your existing
barbecue bottle and purchase a hand truck and ratchet tie
down (see details below on where you can purchase these), connect
your burner and you are in business.
Estimated 13,000 BTU, 130g / hour
gas consumption rate. Nozzel outlet size approx. 21mm in diameter.
2kg and 3kg bottle adapter
Both our weed burners have a standard
POL fitting that fits standard 4kg and 9kg gas bottles. You may
have a circumstance where you do not want such a large bottle. We
now have an adapter that will easily enable you to connect any of
our weedburners to the smaller 2kg or 3kg bottles. There are two
catches. You may find that prolonged use, especially in cold weather
might result in the smaller bottles icing up. This is physics, not
a fault. The second catch. You need a spanner to connect the adaper
to the smaller bottles, but once attached it can be left in place.
Just use the drop down below to select
the adapter. No extra postage if you order with your burner. If
you want it posted on its own then postal charges will appy.
Adapter $17.50. $4.00 NI or
SI, an additional $4.50 for rural delivery.
LPG Weed Burner with a 1.5m hose
to fit a standard 9kg LPG barbecue
bottle only $173. (Bottle, hand truck and tie down not included.)
Postage packing and insurance NI $14.00,
Rural additional $4.00, SI $17.50, Rural additional $4.00
note: To prevent unnecessary delays please make sure you select
the RD option if you are a NZ Post rural address.