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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Flammenwerfer Part 4

Good eeeeevning to All my Droogs and Droogettes out there...
Big Country's been making some serious drive time as of late due to the Christmad Horror-day... err Holiday and unexpected expenditures.  I've been pulling 10-12 hour daily runs behind the wheel, with the rule being "No returning to the barn until $100.00 or more is made."  So far, so good.  That being said I've also been exceptionally late with the follow up to the Flamethrower., so it's time to continue with the Weapon of Mass Destruction:  The Flammenwerfer

This part of the game, again the disclaimer:

Ok Nuff said.

Now: Part 4 of this is going to be the Hose and Gun Build.

Parts Needed:
Female Quick Disconnect x 3/8” Male NPT

Female Quick Disconnect x 3/8” Female NPT

High Pressure Hose 3’
Teflon Tape Yellow

Tools Needed:
1” Wrench
7/8” Wrench
¾” Wrench

Simple really.  Wrap all the parts with the Yellow Teflon Tape.  It’s really important to use the yellow as it’s resistant to petroleum based stuff like, oh Napalm and gas… using -regular- Teflon tape and yer hosed (pardon the pun.)

You’ll want to connect the hose(s) to the fittings hand tight at first, then crank them down with the wrenches thusly:
Scissoring them nice n' tight.  You do NOT want any leaks in the hose area.  Things could get HOT muy malo.

OK... once thats done, you can connect the hose to your previously built tank and see if it fits.  The quick releases are the bomb so to speak b/c it allows you to clear each section IF and only IF you have a clog or something goes pear-shaped during the running of this.  Onward now to the Gun Itself:  For this
Parts Needed:
Blue Hawk Pressure Washer Gun
M22 Male x 1/4” Female NPT
1/4” Male NPT x 1/8” Female NPT Reducer
Red Brass Seamless Pipe Fitting, Nipple, Schedule 80, 1/8" NPT Male X 3" Length

2X Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/8" x 1/8" Female Pipe

Erie Tools Pressure Washer Twist Connect M22 X 3/8" Quick Disconnect Plug 4500PSI Hig Pressure Brass Fitting 300° F Max Temp

Bernzomatic TS4000 Trigger Start Torch
Quick Disconnect Hose Clamps                            
16.4 oz Propane Cylinder (I buy mine at Lowes or Home Depot)

Tools Needed:
½” Drive socket Wrench
3/8” Drive socket Wrench
5/8” Socket ½” Drive
½” Socket 3/8” Drive
7/8 Wrench

OK Starting with the Red Brass Seamless Pipe Fitting, Nipple, Schedule 80, 1/8" NPT Male X 3" Length, Tape all the threads again: (Small hint: do this to ALL THE THREADED PIECES PARTS.  It’s a given that like -everything- on this puppy needs to be neatly sealed.)  Once it’s ready, take the 2X Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/8" x 1/8" Female Pipe and mount them on the pipe you just wrapped (heh… that sounds obscene…)  Use the two socket drives thusly to insure again a -tight- fit:
Then take  the M22 Male x 1/4” Female NPT and crank THAT on.  Once you have that installed, attach it to the front of the sprayer.  You now have the gun completed ALMOST.   The only thing left is to attach the Erie Tools Pressure Washer Twist Connect M22 X 3/8" Quick Disconnect Plug 4500PSI High Pressure Brass Fitting 300° F Max Temp to the endo of the feed assembly.  Once this is done, you should be able to do a pressure test once you’ve connected the hoses to the tank and gun respectively.  Give it a shoot so to speak.
And it should look roughly like this:

Which then needs to have the propane tank slung underneath.  For this I used some shims to stabilize it, and used the aforementioned Hose Clamps to strap it on.  Adjustments will vary person-to-person.

For that matter, it's pretty much at this point complete.  I'm sorry it took so long to do, but what with life, liberty and the pursuit of drunken disorderly charges, I've been swamped.  I figured I owed it to you clowns to finish this as an early Merry Christmas for all your kind words, support and even the tips that I've gotten from a few of y'all.  You've all made my year a HELL of a lot brighter, and you have my thanks for it.

Til later, I remain, the Intrepid Reporter,
Big Country


  1. I see coal in your stocking come Christmas morning...
    When life hands you lemons, use the coal in a home made forge and forge a Bowie Knife.
    Take THAT you fat, candy cane sucking bastard!
    When ya get done fucking around with this little project, do me a favor and put all these posts in one place for us forgetful old farts, will ya?
    Merry Fuckin' Ho Ho BC.

    1. Right back atcha you Ole Curmudgeonly Bastid! Many Thanks Phil! Best to youn'yers

  2. Murrry Crimmmus ya ol bastid