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Topic # 228922 30-Jan-2018 15:29
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What do you guys think the likely hood would be of being able to get one of these into the country??

https://www.boringcompany.com/flamethrower/

Would love me a good flame thrower... ;-)


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  Reply # 1948694 30-Jan-2018 16:06
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Your chances are basically Zero

 

"The export and import of all controlled chemicals and the export of strategic goods (firearms, military goods and technologies, and goods and technologies that can be used in the production, development or delivery of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons) is prohibited under the Customs and Excise Act 1996, unless a permit has been obtained from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade."

 

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/trade/trading-weapons-and-controlled-chemicals/#list

 

Flame throwers are a listed "strategic good"

 

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/assets/Strategic-goods-forms/New-Zealand-Strategic-Goods-List-October-2017.pdf

 

 


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  Reply # 1948846 30-Jan-2018 20:11
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What is the definition in NZ of a flame thrower? TBCs flame thrower looks more like a big gas torch with fancy dressing on it and a marketing name.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1948849 30-Jan-2018 20:17
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Unclickable link. What is the purpose of this device and why did the Boring Company create one?

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  Reply # 1948865 30-Jan-2018 21:14
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Just go to the supermarket, and buy a can of Lynx deodorant and a cigarette lighter.

I assume that you have a wasp nest that you want to destroy?





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  Reply # 1948869 30-Jan-2018 21:19
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gzt: Unclickable link. What is the purpose of this device and why did the Boring Company create one?

 

If the full blurb is to be believed then I do believe the purpose is to be able to sell hideously overpriced fire extinguishers to morons...






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  Reply # 1948909 31-Jan-2018 00:20
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the import restriction might leave you with diy as your only option.

 

there's plenty of inspiration on YT

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwWw9g0EgHA

 

 

 

Or just import the thing in separate shipments as 'plumbing parts'......

 

 




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  Reply # 1949015 31-Jan-2018 08:08
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Thanks guys, 

 

 

 

I did realize that there wasn't really any likely hood of it,was kind of more about the absurdity of the whole thing, that basically came about from a space balls reference he made on twitter after starting to sell boaring company hats...

 

 

 

And a clickable link: https://www.boringcompany.com/flamethrower/


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  Reply # 1949025 31-Jan-2018 08:28
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Its basically a big novelty cigarette lighter, and those are a minefield to import because of the amount of "safety" nonsense over them.

 

It is not a flame thrower, It is not throwing out burning liquid, its nothing more than a big bunsen burner with a handle.





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  Reply # 1949075 31-Jan-2018 09:42
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Not a flame thrower, more like a blow torch. 

 

You can buy blow torches from bunnings which are similar function but different form factor. 

 

At what point does a blowtorch become a flame thrower, please expand....

 

 


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  Reply # 1949152 31-Jan-2018 11:34
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Nevermind the Elon Musk one.. I want an XM42

 

 

 

 





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