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Stop unwanted weed growth while preserving structural integrity of pond rockwork. Attach the Mini Dragon to a one pound propane cylinder (not included) for fast and easy precision flame weeding. The Mini Dragon Propane Torch Kit is an effective alternative to toxic herbicides or manual weed removal that can disturb or loosen soil and rockwork surrounding ponds and water gardens. Exposure to intense heat kills weeds and unwanted vegetation growing in driveways, sidewalks, walkways, rock mulch, pond rockwork and other hard-to-weed areas. Durable steel construction. The Mini Dragon Propane Torch measures 33" long and features a one inch diameter flame nozzle.
Fully Assembled Kit includes: 18,000 BTU Torch with Non-Slip Grip, Flame-Adjusting Needle Valve, Propane Cylinder Connector and Spark Lighter.
Use a disposable one pound liquid propane gas cylinder with a minimum 14 ounce capacity (not included) with the Mini Dragon.
The Mini Dragon is not a toy. Always keep a type ABC fire extinguisher easily accessible to the person operating the torch.
Please click on "More Information" for assembly and operating instructions.
Do not allow children to operate this equipment.
Do not use this device in areas where gasoline or other liquids having flammable vapor are stored or used.
Do not operate this equipment if:
For Your Safety If You Smell Gas:
Connecting to the Disposable Supply Cylinder
Safety Check List
Daily Equipment Check List
It is the responsibility of the owner of the VT1-32C Mini Dragon torch to follow all local, state, and federal laws when disposing of the used or empty propane cylinder.
A Quick Guide to Weed Control
Flaming is a great way to eliminate weeds in rock gardens!
When flame weeding, the most effective method is to catch weeds early, from 1-4 inches. At this small stage, flaming is nearly 100% effective, whereas weeds over 4 inches are more difficult to kill without an extended dose of heat.
By destroying cell structure in the plant leaf, the weed will no longer put energy toward growth, even on big weeds, so you will see a stunting effect or even a kill, depending on how established the root system is and how long the plant was exposed to heat.
On smaller weeds, a slow walk is usually the best pace-just a split second of heat should kill unwanted weeds and grasses. You don't need to burn them to a crisp. By nature, some grasses will return following a flaming. Repeat applications, however, will usually do the trick. For best results, increase exposure to the heat if weeds are wet from dew. Water on the leaves acts as insulation and decreases cell damage unless exposure time is increased.
It is important to remember when flaming in and around desirable plants that heating those leaves can cause damage as well, so be careful around flowers and shrubs - particularly evergreens. Conifers are very flammable and should be avoided. Poison ivy, oak or any poisonous plant should also be avoided. The smoke from flamed leaves will cause a rash to your skin, eyes and lungs!
What's the best advice we can give you? If in doubt, don't. Always allow a safe distance between the flame and desirable plants, shrubs and trees. Always keep a fire extinguisher and water supply close in case of an emergency.