The drip torch is used for wildfire suppression and other forestry applications when controlled burning is done to create fire breaks. The Drip torch is used to intentionally ignite fires.
Available in Plastic and Stainless Steel
The Drip torch consists of:
- a canister for holding fuel,
- a spout with a loop to prevent the flame from entering the fuel canister,
- a breather valve to allow air into the canister while fuel is exiting through the spout,
- a wick from which flaming fuel is dropped to the ground.
For use the wick is ignited and allows the fire to be directed as needed. (The spout and wick can be secured upside down inside the canister for storage or transport.)
Typically the fuel used is a mixture of petrol and diesel proportioned to a ratio of 30% to 70% respectively.