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So I Bought A Refillable Lighter.....

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posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 06:41 PM
You know, the kind you fill with the butane? Its got the long skinny injector thingy..

Well, i want to know what i'm doing wrong.

I cant refill it, and even when i do, it still doesnt light. WTH. So i bought it for nothing.

Its not supposed to have a flint or anything like that. :shk:

Just fill it and use it.. Right.

posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 06:50 PM
I hated those things, they never seem to work right. Might I suggest a Zippo?

Hold lighter away from face and clothing. With a screw driver push in the refilling valve to let out the air from inside the fuel tank. Air in the fuel tank will prevent butane gas from being injected and causes the lighter to malfunction.

Hope that helps

posted on Mar, 14 2010 @ 07:22 PM
A Zippo is the only way to go my dear.

They do some nice designs and they will last a lifetime.

If it ever breaks, just send it back and they'll fix it free.

If I was rich I'd buy you one.

posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 06:38 AM
I agree with the above posters.
I can never get those butane ones to work so I use a zippo instead.
They are great when its windy out and every part is easy to maintain.

posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 09:54 AM
I always have a number of the butane types hanging around, cos I'm a smoker - I like zippos but there are a few problems, not least they are desirable to people with sticky fingers! - also they run out too regularly and they make your smokes taste bad if your not used to it.

With the butane sort sometimes you have to make sure you have the right nozzle on the can, in the UK they all seem to fill up from the standard one, but you get a selection of others any way.

Also you can over fill them... The valves can only handle so much and usually after a few refills they start to leak.....

Also are you holding the can upside down? Cos if you keep it upright all you do is fill the lighter with propellent and not butane.

posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 10:15 AM
reply to post by Now_Then

There is a fix for the frequent filling problem.

What you do is go get a diaper. Take out the little absorbent granules in the diaper and mix it in with the cotton, this will allow you to put more fluid into the lighter and it releases it more slowly giving you a lot longer fuel time.

posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 10:28 AM
Thanks for all the tips

Mine is a "Pink" (dont laugh,) Firebird by Colibri, not much, but it was $16
and then the lighter fuel. arrrrgggggggg...

I also have a cheap one from Memphis at one of my stops there...filled it yesterday, it didnt work. Tried it today, and its working by some miracle.

I'll look into the Zippo girly ones

Thank you!

Come to think of it, i dont have luck with ANY lighters at all.:bnghd:


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