Light controlled burns safely with this Drip Torch. A favorite among
the Forestry Service, the Drip Torch is the most popular backfire drip
torch. A fuel trap on the spout of the Drip Torch prevents flashback
into the fountain. A check valve in the cover doubles the flashback
protection. The Drip Torch also features a breather valve, oil proof
gaskets and sealed bullets to keep fuel flowing. The drip torch can use
diesel or stove oil. The Drip Torch has a capacity of one (1) imperial
gallon and features a 15 gauge seamless aluminum fountain, a double
bottom and a full length handle. The Drip Torch weighs 5 and half
- This Drip Torch is designed for use in igniting fires in vegetation with a mixture of diesel fuel and gas.
- Lightweight Aluminum tank and handle assembly
- Flat bottom on drip torch to prevent tipping
- Steel siphon tube
- Self-extinguishing igniter
- Drip Torch Tank capacity 1-1/4 US gallons (5L)
- Drip Torch Tank is 6" diameter
- Spout/Igniter assembly can be stowed inside of the fuel tank when drip torch is not in use
- Fuel trap in the spout and check valve assembly in the tank cover provides flashback protection
- Breather valve assembly provides smooth flow of fuel when drip torch is in use.
- Weighs 5.5 lbs. (2.5kg)
Mixing Drip Torch Fuel
Drip torch fuel is a mixture of diesel fuel and gasoline. Gasoline helps carry the flame from the drip torch to the ground, diesel fuel provides a longer, residual burn time.
When mixing fuel in drip torches, use 50% diesel fuel to 50% gasoline, in average (mild) temperatures. When temperatures are hotter, bump up the ratio to 60:40 or in very hot conditions, 70:30. This is done because when temperatures are high, gasoline tends to flare-up or burn too quickly, so increasing the ration of diesel fuel helps to keep the flame lit longer and reduce flareups.
When lighting at a fast pace such as from a vehicle, use a higher diesel mixture as well. This will make sure the flame is continuous. When in doubt, use slightly more diesel rich mix.
As supplied by the manufacturer.
Use of fire lighting equipment should be restricted to
trained, experienced personnel, who will take precautions to avoid
endangering themselves and others' property and safety. Keep torch in
good operating condition, inspect periodically and replace worn or
missing parts. Handle all petroleum products with the same precautions
as when handling gasoline! Fuel: See your agency's or bureau's policy
for authorized fuel mixtures.Starting: Fill the drip torch, leaving a 2"
air space at the top. This will allow for expansion. Do not fill near
open flame or other ignition source. Wipe off outer surface of the tank
and handle after filling. Remove discharge plug (100-81) and insert in
blind socket. Open breather valve approximately 2 full turns. Tip drip
torch forward, allowing fuel to wet igniter. Light igniter, drip torch
is ready to use. Storing and proper closure: CAUTION: ALLOW THE IGNITER
TO COOL PRIOR TO STORAGE: Stand the drip torch upright until the igniter
burns out and cools to room temperature. After the igniter cools,
remove the lock ring, reverse the spout and return it to the inside of
the tank. Screw on the lock ring securely. Tighten lock ring by hand
until snug and then turn an additional 1/4 turn. Drip torch should be
stored securely in a mounted bracket designed for this purpose.CARRY AND
STORE YOUR DRIP TORCH WITH THE SAME CARE YOU WOULD GIVE TO ANY FUEL