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Old 01-21-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default compact propane brush burner (wand)?

I know of the brush/ice burner wands that hook up to an LP tank.

Has anyone ever seen a compact version that would attach to a 'coleman' compact propane cannister? Since the usefulness would be pretty limited, I doubt they exist, but anyone seen one anywhere?
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #2
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Here you go... works well.

http://www.amazon.com/BernzoMatic-Tr...4?ie=UTF8&s=hi
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy, this might work - I will check on it.

When I think BernzoMatic, I think butane kitchen torches. this one MAY produce the heat I want.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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Benzomatic is big in soldering ex copper pipe.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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This is a propane torch. Dont think it works with the MAPP fuels... but it does put our a decent size flame for the lil tanks.

I believe the blue Bernzomatic propane tanks have the same fitting as the little coleman ones. I used the lil tank off of my camp stove to fire up that lil burner to start a campfire more than once.

the one I bought was an off brand - General camping or some such thing. This is the brand name version. I couldnt find the generically branded one anywhere online. You might just check Walmart with the Bernzomatic stuff. and in thier camping section.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:12 AM   #6
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I use my BenzoMatic ALL the time. Works great.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
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Let's say you have a small offset. Let's also say you want to 'pre heat' the smoke chamber with a little direct flame (pushed through the air flow hol from the fire box) while your chimnet lights. Do you suppose this Benzo has enough BTUs to get the job done?
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:54 AM   #8
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Why can't you use a weed burner? Mine heats up the smoker, cleans the grates, and lights fuel.
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The small one works ok. The handle and wand are short -- so you can't just hang it out of the firebox like the big propane torch...for the smaller cookers it would probably work fine. The costs on the small bottles is quite a bit more than the 20# propane refills...
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The costs on the small bottles is quite a bit more than the 20# propane refills...
That's what I was thinking.
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Why can't you use a weed burner? Mine heats up the smoker, cleans the grates, and lights fuel.
Crap, i composed a long detailed reply but my fat fingers lost it.

Short version, good question.

What I wanted to find, and what andy linked to, IS a weed burner, it is just a smaller one, which may work perfect. I can refill the small bottles, so cost is no issue. Convenience is, and I am hoping a smaller version of the big burner would work for preheating the relativel small Bandera smoke chamber. I know it will suffice for lighting charcoal .....
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Not sure about the small ones. I use this ONE.
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Not sure about the small ones. I use this ONE.
That's the one I have, too, Ty. It is great. But Harborfreight does sell a smaller one that might be helpful.

Also, New Braunfels makes one that I've found at Home Depot that is perfect for a small offset-- it's made for that.

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Might get one of these while at Harbor Freight to wear while using weed burner:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94566

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