With the start to summer and backyard entertaining, it’s time to pull out the barbecue, beach balls and torches. Tiki torcheslight up the night, and with BiteFighter torch fuel, they are a helpful way to help repel mosquitos during outdoor parties, according to a Tiki press release.
But like anything else involving fire, a little planning before, and precautions during use, can go a long way toward ensuring safety and sensibility:
5 Tiki torch how-to tips
How far apart should I place toches?
Equally space your TIKI® torches throughout your backyard or patio. Always place torches 6 feet to 8 feet apart for the best perimeter lighting and ambiance. Do not place torches under trees, overhangs or near other flammable materials. Position torches at least 6 feet away from the house or other structures. Make sure to place your torches 6 inches to 8 inches into the ground or use a torch stake or stand for extra stability.
What is the best way to fill my torch?
Always pour the torch fuel directly into the torch from the bottle. Never transfer the fuel into a secondary vessel or container. For easier filling, use a TIKI® Brand Snap and Pour® spout or a funnel. And of course, promptly re-cap the fuel bottle and store out of the reach of children and pets.
How do I clean oil spills on concrete or wood?
First, soak up excess oil with oil dry or kitty litter. Then use a commercial cleaner to clean the rest of the oil. After dealing with a spill, fresh air will help dry out the affected area.
How do I extinguish a torch?
A snuffer cap has been provided for this purpose. Carefully place the snuffer cap completely over the wick and leave in place until the flame is entirely suffocated. When the flame is extinguished, remove the snuffer cap to allow the wick to completely cool. Replace the snuffer cap to protect the wick from the elements once the wick is cool.
How do I store the oil and torches?
Oil can remain in the torches when not in use. Store torches in a secure, up-right position so torches do not tip. Keep torches out of the reach of children and pets. Torches and torch fuel can be stored outside, but fuel should be protected from freezing.