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Posted: 1/4/2012 6:28:55 PM EDT
Watching Marines roasting Japs on Iwo (one of the bodies looked like a dead squirrel), I realized that I want a flame thrower.

I know a guy that has a couple of real ones, but I wonder how hard they are to make?

Fuel storage, gas to push the fuel, tubing, ignition source, flame gun.

Can't be that hard. I'll put my 13yo on it, he needs a new project.



Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:30:32 PM EDT
In before the skin grafts.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:30:35 PM EDT
most people here want a flame thrower

I know I do
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:30:48 PM EDT
Well. There's no way this could possibly end badly.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:34:31 PM EDT
What little I understand of it - the pressure tank is a helluva risk.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:35:49 PM EDT
I have a TM for flame weapons.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:37:46 PM EDT
2 thing I have no desire to fuck with are grenades & flame throwers. Ever see either in person? Fucking scary shit.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:39:03 PM EDT
I watched the thing a few days ago. I have been thinking fuck I want one but...
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:40:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HunterGren:
2 thing I have no desire to fuck with are grenades & flame throwers. Ever see either in person? Fucking scary shit.


Several times.

And I've thrown grenades. Real ones.

Dynamite is more fun, but hard to get these days.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:41:56 PM EDT
get one of those burners from Harbor freight put straps on a propane tank and you have yourself a trailerpark flame thrower. I of course jest for legal reasons
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:42:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 6:50:32 PM EDT by Thatdude333]
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic



It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:44:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team


There are 335,000 Google results for "homemade flamethrower".

I an hear my wife throwing a fit already.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:50:32 PM EDT
Neva been dun before but it will a game changar.

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Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:50:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team


There are 335,000 Google results for "homemade flamethrower".

I an hear my wife throwing a fit already.



Google for "wrist flamethrower" instead. Easier to hide, she'll never know.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:54:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 6:54:44 PM EDT by DigDug]
Perfectly legal around here. Used by farmers for burning ditches and other stuff.

Not real good for home defense though.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:54:15 PM EDT
This was The Next Project for my son and I after a couple of successful spudgun builds. The wife/mom wasn't as supportive of our plans as she could have been. Something about ER deductibles or some such BS is all I remember.

If you build one, it works, and you have enough fingers left to type up a how-to, my son and I will go Skunkworks with it based on your intel.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:55:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/682/flamey.jpg

It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings


The link is missing sir.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:57:09 PM EDT
Super Soaker plus lighter...why so hard?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 6:58:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/682/flamey.jpg

It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings


The link is missing sir.

Here ya go!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_75/871573_HOW_TO__Make_a_homemade_backpack_flamethrower.html
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:01:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
Super Soaker plus lighter...why so hard?


Do that, post video.

Well, have the surviving witnesses post a video.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:01:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:05:59 PM EDT by MrHold]
Find this







Turn to page 45 I took picture down might be COC violation
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:02:09 PM EDT
Well at least the Med has a decent burn unit...
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:03:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/682/flamey.jpg

It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings


The link is missing sir.

Here ya go!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_75/871573_HOW_TO__Make_a_homemade_backpack_flamethrower.html


Will CO2 work as the gas? I have several CO2 tanks.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:08:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:09:02 PM EDT by Kuraki]
The only thing I would do different from ThatDude's design is a dead-man trigger instead of a ball valve to release the fuel. CO2 is inert and would work fine.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:10:24 PM EDT
Hopefully the member that posted the pic of the big ass hornets nest in his basement is reading this.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:15:33 PM EDT
watch the movie "bellflower"
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:16:38 PM EDT
You will burn your eye out
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:19:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:21:55 PM EDT by coyote3]

Originally Posted By jeep450:
Neva been dun before but it will be a game changar.

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Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:26:37 PM EDT
In for the BBQ.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:28:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CWO:
What little I understand of it - the pressure tank is a helluva risk.

use nitrogen or argon
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:29:48 PM EDT
Deer hunting, not only could you bag the animal, but you could also cook it on the spot and it's ready to serve. Win/Win
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:36:21 PM EDT
You used to see them at gun shows once in a while. My uncle had a Chinese one but never used it because it had three tanks on it and wasn't sure what went in which one...that's the only thing that stopped him from trying it

I want one too!
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 7:54:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 7:55:15 PM EDT by firedog51d]
Did you know that the flamethrower was invented by a German fireman?

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:11:11 PM EDT
A can of starter fluid and a bic lighter has worked every time I needed a flame thrower !
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:14:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:

Originally Posted By SeanTX:
Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/682/flamey.jpg

It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings


The link is missing sir.

Here ya go!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_75/871573_HOW_TO__Make_a_homemade_backpack_flamethrower.html


That's archived.

When are you going to post/make a new one?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:33:26 PM EDT
Great now I'm going to blow myself up because i have to build one, hehe. I wish i had $20K to buy an original WWII flamethrower
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:41:39 PM EDT
Do it and post video...err, better make that livestream.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:47:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GunDisaster:
Great now I'm going to blow myself up because i have to build one, hehe. I wish i had $20K to buy an original WWII flamethrower







NO WAY!


I'd rather have a newer, more long lasting and SAFER modern purpose built one.








Link Posted: 1/4/2012 8:51:22 PM EDT
Just remember bro...

Every movie that includes the flamethrower scene also has the flamethrower blowing up scene.

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:28:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MrHold:
Find this
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo86/poolman58/IMG_6379.jpg



Turn to page 45 I took picture down might be COC violation




Bewbies?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:44:06 PM EDT
I need one.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:51:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:
Super Soaker plus lighter...why so hard?


Do that, post video.

Well, have the surviving witnesses post a video.



Lots of 'em on YouTube already.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:56:18 PM EDT
There is some guy named Red Jacket who makes them
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:27:47 PM EDT
Congratulations, you've come to a conclusion that the rest of us reached when we were five.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:38:49 PM EDT
Garden sprayer filled with gasoline and a road flare.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:51:46 PM EDT
Here toy go.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 10:56:20 PM EDT
1- Buy super soaker
2- Fill with kerosene or gasoline or vaseline or something.
3 Tape ignition device on front.
4- pump it like it owes you money
5-?????
6- Profit.

Nothing can go wrong if you follow all my steps. For best effect only use indoors.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:48:29 AM EDT
There was a how-to with videos for making one out of pvc pipe also.

worked well.

Originally Posted By Thatdude333:
I made one like 5 years ago and posted a how-to in team

ETA Pic

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/682/flamey.jpg

It's pretty simple with off the shelf parts, all you really need is a 5 gallon metal tank, a backpack frame, some compressed argon (or other gas that's non-flammable), a welding regulator, a blow torch with extended reach nozzle, and a trip to Home Depot for some pipe and fittings


Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:51:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:59:57 AM EDT
Distinct lack of check-valves in this thread.

That being said, I've always wanted one since seeing D.C. Cab as a child. Probably why I piss the bed now....

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Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:10:39 AM EDT
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