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Old 09-28-2015, 03:11 PM   #1
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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So! what IS the right size? and What IS the right nozzle that I have to locate to operate a $1000.00 pyrotechnic toy?
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So! what IS the right size? and What IS the right nozzle that I have to locate to operate a $1000.00 pyrotechnic toy?
But that $1,000 will bring a big smile too your face
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really thinking of getting one of these, wonder if it can be modified to shoot a flame at least 50 feet
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Having used a MILITARY flamethrower-the M9A1-7, a couple of thoughts.

With LIQUID fuel, a huge amount is burned on the way TO the target. This is overcome by 2 means- First, use of a thickened fuel (think jelly) which increases the range. Second, use of a "wet shot". Put fuel on target. THEN light the igniter on the gun group, and light the fuel.

The other thing you really want to consider if you have not taken your asbestos pills today- like a fire hose, a real flamer shoots a large diameter stream at very high pressures. Understand recoil? Now, lets hold the gun group (nozzle) to one side so that recoil is not straight back, but tends to spin you in a circle.

If you have a lit flamethrower, and spin in a circle, this does NOT endear you to your friends and co-workers that are near to you.
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Recoil never enter my mind
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And THAT was why we had the new folks train with the fuel tanks filled with water BEFORE we gave them fuel!
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And THAT was why we had the new folks train with the fuel tanks filled with water BEFORE we gave them fuel!
Guess I'll need to add a tri-pod to the flame thrower
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Don't have anything this elaborate, but when I grab my 20# bottle of propane and brush torch, it add a big grin to my face when I hit the trigger and it too has recoil from the blast.
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