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Recycled
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Got A Light?

Masquerading as a giant lighter, Fred Conlon's one-of-kind tiki torch is handmade from reclaimed fuel and water canisters used by the army from WWII through the Vietnam War. Each can has a different color top, which served as a specific label: red (kerosene), blue (water), yellow (diesel) and green (gas). And keep in mind, these cans have seen a lot in their lifetime, so please expect dents, dings and scratches.Sorry, no choice of color. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Safety and Use: Fill the included fuel canister with citronella fuel oil. Never use gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable fuel. Allow wick to become completely saturated with oil before lighting. Wick should be about 2 inches above the top of the fuel canister. Place fuel canister into the top of torch, light the wick, then place the torch in a safe location - and out of the reach of children. Allow torch to completely cool before handling. Handmade in Utah.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17998
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
14.5" L x 6" W x 18" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.

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BACKYARD TORCH
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Backyard (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
  • Parties (3)
  • Pool (3)
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5.0

Backyard Torch a big hit!

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from Portland, Oregon

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        Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

        I bought this for someone who is a Vietnam Veteran and he recognized the fuel can right away and was so grateful for the memories. He had tears in his eyes when he told me of his experiences in Vietnam and of the fuel cans....and says it's the most thoughtful gift he's ever received in his life. :-) I knew he'd love it!!!!

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        5.0

        Christmas Present Revocation

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        from Telford, PA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backyard
          • BBQs
          • Parties
          • Pool

          Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

          Incredible piece! It is supposed to go to my father for Christmas....he may not get it.

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          5.0

          Amazing Product

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          from Afghanistan

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backyard
            • Parties
            • Pool

            Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

            Amazing product. Very unique.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A man's pride and joy!

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            from Fort Worth, Texas

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            Pros

            • A one of a kind

            Cons

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              • Backyard
              • BBQs
              • Parties
              • Pool

              Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

              I can't wait until my husband opens this and places it on our new patio. I think he will really like it. It's very unusual and I think it will be a conversation piece for years to come.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really cool...!!

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              from Arlington, VA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Assemble

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

                This was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. It's like functional art- perfect for barbeques.

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                • Couple No Kids
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great gift for any guy!

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                from Battle Ground WA.

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Assemble

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors
                  • SHOP

                  Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

                  each one is a one of a kind piece of art.

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                  • Single Female
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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Conversational Piece for the Porch

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                  from Jacksonville, Florida

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                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Assemble

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                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about BACKYARD TORCH:

                    I have had more comments about the torch. Everyone things that I have a WWII gas tank until I open it and light the torch. Love it!!

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                    • Family Older Kids
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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