A GOOD FLARE
A GOOD FLARE
By THURMAN R GRAHAM
Being in need of a good flare or torch for spearing eels by, I made a very successful one out of a gallon oil can and a few feet of scrap pipe.
I bored a hole in the bottom of the oil can and soldered over it the bottom of an old 3/8–inch grease cup. Into this I screwed an ell, to which was joined a piece of h-inch pipe 6 or 7 inches long. Next was a valve. Then a piece of 3/8-inch pipe 10 inches long. Then another ell and a curl from on old steam gauge. For a burner I took a piece of 1 1/4-inch pipe, 7 inches long. In the center of this I tapped a hole for the ¼ inch pipe. Then punched or drilled about 75 other small holes in the same side of the pipe as tapped for the ¼-inch. Both ends of the burner were then plugged. A pad for the shoulder and a handle completed the outfit. In operation, I fill the can with kerosene and turn the valve enough to fill the curl with oil. Then I heat the curl by burning a bit of oily rag under it. The pipe soon becomes hot enough to turn the kerosene inside of it to gas. It then burns freely at the burner and can be regulated with the valve exactly like any other gas flame.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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