Tips and Tricks for Utilizing Tiki Torches Outdoors

Add an extra touch to your backyard this summer by using outdoor torchers. There’s something about the flickering flame that is both soothing and thrilling, providing ambient lighting as well as protection from mosquitoes and other nighttime pests when used with citronella. Furthermore, these inexpensive devices can liven up any dinner party or barbecue atmosphere, though caution should always be exercised when installing, handling or storing these devices. Onethatch offers a high quality selection of tropical building products, such as synthetic thatch bamboo and tiki torches.


Use outdoor torches for lighting walkways, patios and decks you’re entertaining on. Spread them out evenly and leave about 6-8 feet between each. This allows people to move around safely without fear of getting caught in a fire hazard.

To keep your home or other structures safe from torch flames, keep them at least six feet away. Be especially mindful of trees or overhangs where the flames could ignite branches, leaves, wood siding, soffit or other materials.

Filling an Outdoor Torch

Most outdoor bamboo torch can be filled from the top by taking off their ring containing the flame. To do this, ensure your torch is at a temperature that is cool before turning the rings until they pop off. Next, pour fuel into the vessel until two-thirds full with either plastic or metal funnel; replace wick and secure rings after capping fuel bottle in an accessible location away from children or family pets. Once done, store away in cool storage away from children or pets.


Most torch models come with a snuffer cap attached to the wick band of the torch. This serves both as an extinguisher and protective container for the wick, keeping it free f