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Here in sunny Florida, we’re lucky to enjoy balmy weather most of the year (balmy = 90 degrees in September). But apparently, there are parts of the country where the weather is getting colder, and it’s no longer pleasant to use tiki torches outdoors. This post is dedicated to you, our friends to the North, and the safe storage of your precious tiki torches.

  1. Snowy-torch
    Sad, sad tiki torch in the snow (a dramatization)

    Gently remove your torches from the ground, and thank them for their devoted service. Tell them how much you’ll miss them.

  2. Once you’ve dried your tears, it’s time to drain the fuel from your torches. Carefully pour the fuel out of the torches’ fuel reservoir into a plastic container (preferably the original fuel bottle). Once you’ve removed the fuel, you can store the torches either standing up or lying down. If, for some reason, you can’t drain out the fuel, you’ll have to store the torches in an upright position. If you have the canister-type torch, which can’t be drained, remove the canister and store it separately.
  3. Store your torches in a detached storage shed (best) or in a garage wrapped in a non-flammable cover. Don’t store them inside your house.
  4. The tiki torch fuel bottle or canisters should be stored separately, and NEVER around a heat source like a water heater or radiator.

Remember, it’s only “goodbye for now”. If you take the time and care to store your oil tiki torches properly, they’ll give you many summers’ worth of friendly, fiery fun.