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[Princess Auto] 500K BTU Propane Torch $24.99

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[Princess Auto] 500K BTU Propane Torch $24.99

Spotted this on the front page of the Princess Auto flyer for Sept 3-15.
500K BTU propane torch $24.99. (Sorry Princess Auto don't have the new flyer up yet on their web site).

I have a virtually identical torch purchased at Harbor Freight in the US. https://www.harborfreight.com/propane-t ... pane+torch
At the Princess Auto price , theirs is actually cheaper in Canada.

I found it does an amazing job lighting charcoal for my BBQ and my smoker - I can get the coals ready to BBQ or smoke in 5-6 minutes.
I use it for burning weeds between the interlocking bricks on my sidewalk, my patio and down the edges of my driveway.
It's also good for thawing pipes, drying a leaking frozen roof for repair, burning off loose paint.
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Also good for searing your sous vide steaks
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i saw something similar before called a weed dragon. you are still left with burnt weeds in the end and it will take a lot of time for it to naturally disappear if you just leave it I think
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I bought one of these a few months back and am quite pleased with it. Great for the backyard fire pit, searing food, and any number of diy-projects. For this price, everybody should have a flamethrower!

There is a more expensive model with an igniter, but the upgrade isn't worth the extra cost for me:

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -p8696338e
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Weed dragon only puts out 12K BTU....this puts out 500K BTU....

Guess which one is better at burning weeds, searing meat....
baseline wrote: i saw something similar before called a weed dragon. you are still left with burnt weeds in the end and it will take a lot of time for it to naturally disappear if you just leave it I think
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plymouthhater wrote: Spotted this on the front page of the Princess Auto flyer for Sept 3-15.
500K BTU propane torch $24.99. (Sorry Princess Auto don't have the new flyer up yet on their web site).

I have a virtually identical torch purchased at Harbor Freight in the US. https://www.harborfreight.com/propane-t ... pane+torch
At the Princess Auto price , theirs is actually cheaper in Canada.

I found it does an amazing job lighting charcoal for my BBQ and my smoker - I can get the coals ready to BBQ or smoke in 5-6 minutes.
I use it for burning weeds between the interlocking bricks on my sidewalk, my patio and down the edges of my driveway.
It's also good for thawing pipes, drying a leaking frozen roof for repair, burning off loose paint.
Did you pick up a paper copy of the flyer in-store? If not, how did you see this?
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willy222 wrote: Did you pick up a paper copy of the flyer in-store? If not, how did you see this?
Can’t speak for the OP, but I got my paper copy in the mail a few days ago.
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willy222 wrote: Did you pick up a paper copy of the flyer in-store? If not, how did you see this?
Flyer comes in the local newspaper that is delivered every Thursday - that's how we get most of our flyers delivered.
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second2none wrote: I'm not saying this is a bad deal. But do you REALLY need a flame thrower? Who the hell burns their grass and weeds?

Melting A Laptop Computer With A 500,000 BTU Torch

farmers in Amazonia

I was burning green garden waste in a wheel barrow with something similar, so much smoke a roaming city pickup truck drove by to check, thought someones house was on fire.

These go through a 20lb tank of gas in little over an 1 hour.

If you have a interlocking driveway, first nuke the weeds with round up then burn off the dead weeds. I prefer this method over power washing and sealing.
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Was going to post this deal as well. FYI they also have a welding blanket on sale....good for those who do low and slow smoking with their Weber Kettle during the winter as this will help hold temps.

10' x 10' for $40

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -prod-com3
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thanks op, a few weeks ago I was trying to buy this at reg price in my local store, but it was sold out. I held off ordering online because of the shipping costs, however I just checked and my local store is restocked, going to pick one up after work

For wondering, I am planning to lay sod but have lots of weeds in my topsoil so i'm going to use this to burn the weeds in the dirt.
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Any sale in Toronto on propane tank?
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Roll wrote: Any sale in Toronto on propane tank?
If you have a Costco membership, keep a lookout for tanks on clearance. IIRC, they were $10 off at end of season last year.
I waffled last Fall because I wasn't sure when the older of my two 20lb tanks expired. (Of course it was August 2019 Crying Face)

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