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Patio heater to clear snow?


Graham*

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If we get deep snow again this winter, would a patio heater be of any help? Many of my neighbours have one, mostly only used once, now standing glumly at the rear of the garage with a plastic hat on.

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Quickbeam

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"Pretty rubbish dragon."

Are you kidding? What family with young 'uns wouldn't want a dragon like that in the back garden!

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gengiscant

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What family with young 'uns wouldn't want a dragon like that in the back garden!

I would quite like a dragon that could actually eat the young'uns.LOL

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Condom

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Years ago my father used a paraffin run weed killer (Come flame thrower) during the winter to keep our paths clear of snow and ice. I haven't seen one for years so I don't know if they are still available.

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Condom

I found one of those in the garage when I bought my house. It was a wand-like implement,and emitted a powerful blast of flame from one end. I imagine they were discontinued on account of the number of burnt feet.

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Condom

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FE That sounds like the thing I was talking about. If I remember it was orange in colour and basically worked like an old primus stove and you got a lot of heat for a little paraffin.

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Marktaylor

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The winters we’ve had over the last few years have been uncharacteristically snowy and icy. The snow makes for some picturesque scenes but has also been a hindrance for many of us bringing public transport and roadways to a complete halt.Paths and driveways have become ice rinks. There have even been horror stories of post people suing home owners after slipping over on their property.Clearing snow and clearing ice from your paths and driveways will not only make it safer for yourself but also for anyone else visiting or using your grounds.

Patio Heater

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Quickbeam

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Maybe a picture of a patio heater would do the trick?

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badgery

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Quickbeam

Wizard idea...but, better still maybe, a picture of a fine summer day, then no need for any kind of heater!! Problem solved.

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spuds

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"Maybe a picture of a patio heater would do the trick?"

There is one and a number of others. The only problem is the prices are US$. Now who would want to buy from the USA, when there are a number of good outlets here in the UK?.

Condom

I think the item that you are talking about, are the Sheen make, which are still available. Most now are the 'wand type' with the butane mixture canisters, which are only good for small areas. I use my 'wand type', for sticking roof felt on buildings. The Sheen for larger areas!.

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Condom

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Spuds I just saw your post and went to their site. Their X300 was exactly the thing I remember but it must have been a lot cheaper than £150 at the time or my old man certainly couldn't have afforded it.

Still the perfect implement for keeping paths free of ice and snow

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