Feb 122018

A Virginia man uses a flamethrower to clear his driveway of snow!

Man Uses Flamethrower To Clear Snow Off His Driveway
Beats shoveling! The man who uses a FLAMETHROWER to clear his driveway of snow.

One man has found a neat way to avoid the laborious work of clearing the driveway of snow – use a flamethrower.

Nathanael Caplinger hit upon the idea when he read a magazine advertisement for a handheld flamethrower which highlighted its usefulness in clearing snow.

He first checked with state and local laws then consulted with officials about whether it was legal to use flames to clear snow.

From WRIC Newsroom/WSET:

One southwest Virginia man got a little overzealous when tasked with clearing his driveway after this most recent snow storm.

Nathanael Caplinger decided to leave his shovel in the garage, and use his flamethrower to melt the snow instead.

Caplinger told ABC affiliate WSET that he hates shoveling snow. So, after reading an ad in a magazine about a blowtorch, which advertised its usefulness in clearing snow, he decided to try it out.

He bought one after researching the state and local laws and consulting with local officials.

Caplinger said the flamethrower worked like a charm but emphasized the importance of using the device safely.

“Make sure there’s no flammables nearby,” he said. “Make sure it’s only what you want to burn, make sure afterward hang out for about a half hour, make sure nothing reignites.”

Public safety officials in Amherst where Caplinger lives said that while Caplinger’s method worked, it may not be for everybody.

The official encouraged anyone who is thinking about using such a device to contact local officials first.



How To Of The Day: Sharpen Kitchen Knives With No Special Tools

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Jul 172015

Sharpening your kitchen knives has never been so easy.


Sharpening kitchen knife can be dangerous.

If you have no special sharpening tools, you can still sharpen your knife using a porcelain cap’s (or a plate’s) bottom to sharpen your knife.

Sharpen Kitchen Knives With No Special Tools


Trimming Trees From The Sky

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Sep 292014

Who doesn’t need a 40-Foot chainsaw that hangs from a Helicopter?

Have you ever heard of using a helicopter to trim trees? Check out this segment on a contractor hired by the Johnson City Power Board to maintain clearances on unreachable power lines from the most unlikely of places.


Excavator Mulchers

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Jul 102014

Now this is a mulcher! Watch it swallow an entire 30-foot-tall mature spruce tree in seconds.

What do you do when you have a bunch of trees you need taken down? You can cut them down one by one, but that takes a lot of work and is really no fun at all. Now the excavator mulcher by Denis Cimaf does the job in just seconds and is a lot more fun. These bad boys can eat a tree in moments!



Jumpr Portable Jump Starter

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May 082014
Jumpr Portable Jump Starter

JUMPR is an incredibly slim, portable battery from Juno Power that can jump-start a car.

The perfect product for a late night infomercial!

The Juno Power JUMPR jump starting a dead Honda Civic.

The JUMPR is a 12V output car jumper with a peak amp of 300A. It charges via micro USB or 12V DC. See more at http://www.junopower.com

Capacity: 6000mAh
Size: 139 x 75 x 15mm
Weight: 7 Ounces
Output 1: 12V (150-350A).
Output 2: USB 5V 2.1A
Minimum Cycles: 500+

JUMPR charges via Micro USB cable or 12V Cigarette port. Cables are included.
JUMPR comes with proprietary jumper cables which are also included.

Proprietary jumper cables protects against backwards recharging and short circuit protection. Charging to the JUMPR is automatically cut off once the vehicle has been started.

via Laughing Squid