Man Clears Snow From Driveway With Flamethrower

February 2, 2018

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This is a short video of somebody filming their television screen while Virginia man Nathanael Caplinger uses a flamethrower to melt the snow from his driveway. A valiant effort, Virginia Man, but you still have a long way to go to even come close to Florida Man.

Caplinger told ABC affiliate WSET that he hates shoveling snow [he must be the only one]. 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."

Who actually consults with their local officials before buying a flamethrower? This guy has to be the only one. Nobody else calls around inquiring about the legality of flamethrowers in their area, you just buy one, then when the cops show up at your house you tell them you had permission to set your neighbor's car on fire.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks again to K Diddie, who, for two tips in a row on a Friday, is invited to my Super Bowl party this weekend. I just need you to bring the party.

  • palpable ovaltine

    Sounds like a great solution to the problem of having too little black ice on your driveway.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Is he a friend of the lawnmower guy?

  • Mark

    Couldn't he get his lawnmower working?

  • Draco Basileus

    Virginia...hmm...why am I not surprised by this?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Because the NRA HQ is there?

  • Nicholas Conrad

    It's expect someone near nra hq to just shoot the snow off their land.

  • Doog

    Advertising for Elon Musk's Flamethrowers no doubt.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Also a great way to take care of a build up of feral cats around your property!

  • WhiteEagle2

    Or hobos!

  • The_Wretched

    And a meat dinner for the fams.

  • Chris Lev

    As long as it has gravy, I’ll eat it.

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