LPG Weed Burner - Domestic
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
Estimated 13,000 BTU, 130g / hour
gas consumption rate
LPG Weed Burner with Adaptor and
1.5m hose to fit Standard Barbecue Bottle LPG only $173. (Bottle,
hand truck and tie down not included.)
Postage packing and insurance NI $12.80,
Rural additional $6.50, SI $17.50, Rural additional $6.50
note: To prevent unnecessary delays please make sure you select
the RD option if you are at a rural address.