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Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Having unsuccessfully searched for a flamethrower in the Chania area, I wonder if any of you have seen one?
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Assuming you mean a long handled gas burner for burning weeds, I have no idea where to get one in Chania. Possibly Schetakis
. There are two Foteinakis shops within about 50 m of each other. Probably best to try the big yellow one first. If they don't have one then they might know where you can get one.
You can get them online in Greece, for example this one
and others at the bottom of the page.
If you mean a weapon for shooting a stream of flaming gasoline, oil, napalm, etc. then you probably need a military supplier?
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Haha, I meant the former Warwick and many thanks for your suggestions. Shall be taking a look.
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:16 pm
NOT that this helps but around 8 years ago lidls sold them but none since so I reckon they must have thought that they would be used unsafely and stopped selling them, the yellow ones as described earlier...
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:45 am
Looking at Warwick's link, they are not as expensive as I'd thought they would be. Although once we start buying the gas bottles it will all add up. I'm not keen to use it; quite content to sit on the gravel and pull out the weeds but Andrew doesn't want me working so hard
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:52 am
I hate to see a woman slaving away so whenever I was faced with the problem I used to go to sleep.
PS Foteinakis have a web site
, Greek and English, but it doesn't give details of products. It does have a contact form, bottom right, so you could ask them if they have the item you want. Possibly send a link to the example I gave and ask if they have anything similar, not necessarily identical.
Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:49 pm
A useful suggestion Warwick, thanks
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:13 am
Salt water in a watering can , works well on weeds on gravel .....
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:17 pm
Wow! Shall give it a go!
Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:47 pm
Tried that once and the weeds grew back even stronger.....and salt tolerant!
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:06 am
Flamethrower it is then.
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:13 am
Make your own mix consisting of salt, vinegear and dishwasher detergent.
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:38 am
Thanks Mouche. There are so many different ways to kill weeds that I'm surprised there are any left, haha!
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:16 am
Vinegar can be used for most everything including your salad!
It's actually ecellent for cleaning purposes together with just one drop of soap and water.http://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cl ... h-vinegar/
Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm
Hi, not sure if you have sorted this or not. I bought a Butane Gas Wand from Z Gas in Rethymnon, don't quote me as it was a while back but I think it was under 10 Euro. Z Gas details below.
PS. Agree with the comment that the weeds just come back, so in use now to light my bonfires!
Dominikou Theotokopoulou, Rethymno 741 00