Best method of filling a Butane Torch Lighter

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  1. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

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    There's plenty of threads dedicated to lighters, torches, etc... but I just purchased my first BAL (Bad Ass Lighter) and now I see a whole new approach to filling it.

    All my other lighters stated:
    • empty of all fluid and pressurized gas
    • allow to return to room temperature
    • fill until flow of liquid stops
    • allow to return to room temperature before using

    This lighter states:
    • empty of all fluid and pressurized gas
    • allow to return to room temperature
    • Do not fill continuously. Fill in two second intervals, pausing for a few seconds in between. Repeat till full.
    • allow to return to room temperature before using

    So the orange statement above is new to me. I can partially understand, maybe to allow the orings of the lighter to gradually reseat themselves in the repressurized environment.

    So, anyhow, am curious if anyone else has an awesome lighter and if theirs came with instructions that deviate from either of the above?

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  2. needalift

    needalift Well-Known Member

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    I had a lighter that refused to fill just by holding the can down for a few seconds , so I actually filled it with this method that you described . It made me nervous though as it seemed to build up frost around the fill valve heavily . This was not a bad ass lighter and was quickly retired though . I hope this method works well for you and am curious what's behind that guy on the ?
     
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  3. DDave

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    One mistake I made with my first torch was not emptying it out completely before trying to fill it. It took a small amount of fluid, but never filled. Then, read online where you could press in the spot where you fill it from and it would release the gas quite quickly. Do this with a long thin screwdriver, or you get frostbitten by the expelling gas. Did you empty yours before trying to fill it?

    Oh, the guy on the question mark pic, only humor about the "what lighter is it" question I am expecting to hear... ;)
     
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  4. needalift

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    Yes I did empty it before filling . I think I just had a dud .
     
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  5. DDave

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    ah, not cool.... but I recently was dealing with the same, so went for a small upgrade.
     
  6. Vapor_Eyes

    Vapor_Eyes The map is not the territory

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    @DDave: The suspense is killing me and my TAS! Which torch is it?
     
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  7. Septon Sefton

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    I only got my first butane torch lighter last month and have been having trouble filling it reliably. I think the not letting it empty bit might be the prob. Will have to try that.

    I got an honest lighter I'm not sure of it came with i structikns :\
     
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  8. needalift

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    @Septon Sefton you should definitely do this . When you tank is too low to light the torch , get a small screwdriver or something small enough to depress the valve where you fill the tank . GO OUTSIDE !! Turn your torch lighter upside down , use your chosen tool to depress the valve until you no longer hear gas escaping. When finished , let the lighter sit or cup tightly in your hand to warm it up as the escaping gas will cause everything to freeze up . Wait at least 2 minutes then fill .
     
  9. DDave

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    https://www.amazon.com/Scorch-Torch-Cigarette-Lighter-Attachment/dp/B01AXDOMXY
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    The picture does not do this beauty justice. It DOES NOT look like this!

    My entire lighter is gunmetal colored and metal. The pic here makes the lighter look like it has stickers for the darker portions, not so! Metal, smooth, polished, classy.

    And it doesn't get hot to the touch, no matter how long I cook my vapcap or how many heat cycle repetitions.

    Of course, only time will tell for quality.... but seriously... we already pay $10 for plastic crappy lighters.

    EDIT: and the dual torch config works to heat my VapCap M perfectly. One torch at the bottom edge of the cap, leaving the other near mid section.
     
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  10. Vapor_Eyes

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    Thanks for the reply! :tup:

    I have a Scorch dual flame too, I like it a lot. I'll have to check out that one too! Especially since it's gunmetal, I love me some gunmetal. Here's mine:

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G...141&sr=8-1&keywords=scorch+tactical+ergonomic
     
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  11. DDave

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    Saw that model and liked it! I had to go with the model I posted as the lighter, dynastash with VapCap M, and contact lense case (holds two diff preground strains, fit inside a sunglasses case. Stealth!

    BTW, nice pic! :tup:
     
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