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What's your favorite torch or lighter to use with the Vapcap?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Mr. Me2, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    I own one and I really like it. The built in carabiner and the big adjustment wheel are very useful features, I mainly use it during winter as I work in a pretty cold place and it has the highest setting of my triples (but it eats butane very fast if you use it that way).
    Mine is pretty beaten up after less than one year, if you plan to carry it using the carabiner or throwing it in a bag with other stuff it's going to end like this:

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    The only other drawback I can find is the weight, something more than 70 grams when full, almost twice a plastic Hong Jing triple torch.
     
  2. WoodVillain

    WoodVillain Backwoods Rated

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    It seems like most torches mentioned are 50% hit or miss.... There has to be better quality torches.

    I don't mind spending more on a quality item. I have an authentic IM Corona old boy lighter that cost over $100, WORTH EVERY PENNY, but it's a soft flame. I'd rather not spend $100 on a torch... But if that's the only way to get a truly reliable torch i will.


    I have a zico single flame that always lights up but the flame goes up and down despite purging it and using vector filtered 14x butane.

    Bought a vertigo by lotus trump yesterday... It didn't work right out the package.

    My vapcap arrives tomorrow... I think I'll take a trip to the cigar shop today and see what they have.
     
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  3. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    I still think the VectorKGM Pyramid was designed for the VapCap. The best lighter I have found. Doc
     
  4. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Does it need a tool to adjust the gas valve? TIA
     
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  5. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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  6. WoodVillain

    WoodVillain Backwoods Rated

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    I'll look into that pyramid. Looks like it may be a good option for at home use.

    Exchanged the trump lighter for another one... This one works... For now..

    Also picked up a triple flame cyclone also from vertigo by lotus. It works.

    We shall see how they last.

    That's the old boy beside the bic.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    To each his own, but I refuse to pay more than $15 shipped for a jet lighter - unless it looks REALLY special, and even then I top out around $20. I've had better ones that are shit, and cheaper ones (3 for $5) that work great. Of course I've also had better ones that work great, and some cheaper ones that are shit. Almost all of them are produced in China, and don't think QC is well done for any.

    What does seem to make a difference is better butane. See you have that part down, but 14x? Sounds like it could be pricey. I have pretty good luck with 5x. But, if I could get something more filtered for same price I'd grab it.

    Also, a proper purge and fill and a little maintenance now and then will keep some of them going well for a long time. Purge and fill is pretty easy with techs listed everywhere.

    Maintenance (when they act up) is cleaning carbon off the jets (I use a small metal brush that looks like a toothbrush with brass bristles), blowing that out (I use compressed air and try to shoot it in behind jets - where lighter air intake is), working the flame adjustment back and forth a bit to keep things flowing smoothly, and occasionally having to re-align an electronic sparker. These things can help a lot. But, once the igniter goes, or one springs a leak, it goes into the trash here.

    Try cleaning jets, and working the flame adjustment back and forth a bit on your Zico. IME many of these can get a little wonky if you just leave the flame setting in the same place. Moving it back and forth - and letting some butane through after a fresh fill - whether lit or not - can clear out whatever is creating problems there.
     
  8. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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  9. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Nice! the gunmetal version is a better pairing with the VC tips for MY liking. The chromed one is too shiny. But the rips are a nice repetition of the sahüe of the VC fins.
     
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  10. joekar

    joekar This IS my happy face..

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    Xikar dual torch Tech ......works great.
     
  11. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

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    Nice!

    Ticks all my functionality boxes:
    • Fuel gauge/window
    • Tool less gas flow valve
    I'd prefer a dual flame or tripple for a lighter of this size though and at this price I'd rather go either cheaper with the:

    Firebird by Colibri
    Illume Triple Torch Butane Refillable Cigar and Cigarette Lighter Transparent Black
    - $19.95

    or for similar classy styling (although without the fins):

    Cozy triple Jet flame cigar lighter torch humidor - £24.99
     
  12. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Gorgeous! Have had my eye on this one for a while, but at about $70? Think I'd rather deal with like 50 cheap Chinese triple torches for about the same price. but, I'm a cheap ass when it comes to things like this.
     
  13. joekar

    joekar This IS my happy face..

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  14. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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  15. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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  16. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    Me too. I'd rather have a cheepie and an eighth... :cool:
     
  17. joekar

    joekar This IS my happy face..

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    Lifetime no charge warranty..It just works.
     
  18. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    @Hogni, what does sahue mean? I did google. :shrug:

    If you want a cheap triangle, this one is great. Top pops opens automatically, nice size for hand & button isn't hard to depress.

    Ebay
     
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  19. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    LOL! I don't know what happened. Wanted to write "shape" Excuse me, Mam. Best laugh of my day
     
  20. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Looks like a good one! Adding to my list, tho must admit Vertigo dual and triple torches from DV getting the most use from me for past week (when not on PortSide - that gets 75% of heating duty).
     
  21. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    [​IMG]

    I don't know... think there's something to be said for the chromed look
     
  22. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

  23. steama

    steama Well-Known Member

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    now I can vape in the weed patch and not be seen :buzz:

    [​IMG]
     
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  24. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    Heh heh heh. I like that.
     
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  25. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    I mostly use my Blazer Big Shot Torch. While I have never had problems if you go this route do be careful both of hour hand and the cap.
     
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