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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. Few Minute Programming

    Few Minute Programming Member

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    Neat! I have another question. I'm a new owner of a dynavap and I made a mistake and combusted. Fuck combustion. I found that the cap still works but it has a nasty flavor to it. Do I just clean this with iso?
     
  2. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Accessory Maker

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    Yes,you can use isopropyl alcohol to clean the cap ,as well as the rest of the VC device.
    Another very good option regarding cleaning substances-just for the cap and the outter part of the tip -
    is baking soda ( with the aid of an old toothbrush and/or ear q-tip ).
    From my experience baking soda does a better job -than isopropyl alcohol -
    removing burnt debris stuck inside the cap and neutralising any combustion left-over odors.

    But we 're derailing enough from the thread's topic .
    Let us stay to lighters .

    Cheers.
     
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  3. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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  4. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Accessory Maker

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    Never would 've thought that those " Hongjing " ,though being cheapos, are good enough and reliable.
    Are they really ?
     
  5. The Beagle

    The Beagle Butanist Bubblemaker

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    I bought five over one year ago and I'm still using the first one. Big gas tank, tool less flame adjusting, reliable piezo. Lights up at the first try 90% of times.
     
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  6. yogoshio

    yogoshio Annoying Libertarian

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    These are what I have, and they are horribly inconsistent. Thanks for the recommendations!
     
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  7. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

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    could you explain (or perhaps show pics) this one a littlee more please?
     
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  8. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Accessory Maker

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    Jet Torch lighters
    They produce a thin ,needle / lance shaped flame ,with a very hot " blue core " .
    Not so windproof lighters and their operation gets really affected severely by altitude.
    You can find jet torch lighters with a single flame or dual ,triple or quad flames.
    The torch flame is almost impossible to see in broad daylight.
    It's quite rare to find a torch lighter with tinted flame(s) .
    Best suited for heating the VC indoors.

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    Jet Turbo (or Coil ) lighters

    They produce a rather uniform ,diamond shaped and thick flame,without a hot inner blue core.
    This type of jet lighters they have a thin wire /metal plate right at the outlet aperture .
    That is called a "catalyzer coil " .
    It is very sensitive to mechanical stress and dirt /debris and
    if it gets damaged the lighter will stop working completely.
    They are really windproof and not so sensitive with altitude differencies.
    Usually they can be found only as single flamers .
    Quite often they do have tinted flame(s)- green,orange,red,purple or blue - ,
    in order for the flame(s) to be easily seen in broad daylight.
    Very good option for both indoor and outdoor use .
    They are more reliable ,although more prone to damage and
    tend to consume less gas than their jet torch counterparts.

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    Cheers.
     
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  9. snackmaster

    snackmaster Well-Known Member

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    I'm a fan of this style:
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    Just ordered another here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230997039678

    It's a triple (heats quickly/evenly), reasonably priced, relatively plain design, solid feel, fuel window, and cap flips open with ignition slider (slider style is more comfortable than button IMO).
     
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  10. stardustsailor

    stardustsailor Accessory Maker

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    Can't help it,really.
    I 've to add my personal "touch" to almost everything I'm acquiring .

    Buffered and electo-etched .Garage extreme sports.

    " Mask " made with laser printer .
    Transferred to lighter with an ordinary cloth's iron.
    Electro-etched with an ear q-tip soaked in saturated salt water and with 12 Volts PSU.
    (Anode to lighter shell ,cathode to q-tip).

    So "Respect the click " it is !
    (my other thought was
    "If you want to have sex with me ,smile when you hand me the lighter back"
    ,but hey ... It's too long .And not so sexy as the "respect the click" .:p )

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    By now "customising " my Z-Plus II is finished .
    Hope you like it ,too.

    Cheers.


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    Detail of the etched moto :
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    Well ,not exactly fine outlines like a laser etch ,but ok ...
    Think about the fact that it was made in under 10 minutes (from start till finish ) at
    the kitchen .
    It's rather good ,me thinks .

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    Could'nt resist.Added a CCD -floral motif on the other side :
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    Sorry for the long post .
    :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Roth

    Roth Well-Known Member

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    I've had my Xikar Tech Single Torch for 5 months now and absolutely love it. The only reason I'll be getting a new lighter is if I want a double or triple torch version!


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    I wanted a lighter to use my Dynavap on backpacking trips. I needed something with a large fuel chamber, was efficient, field adjustable flame, and was rock solid reliable. The Xikar Tech hits all those points.

    One of my biggest complaints about the triple torch sold by Dynavap was its inefficiency. It would stop working when there was still 10-15% of butane in the chamber. The Xikar fires down to the last drop. It uses virtually 99% of the butane in the chamber before it stops lighting.

    The fuel chamber is much larger than most other torch lighters I've come across. But the lighter itself is comparable in size to other lighters, it really isn't that much larger, just slightly fatter.

    It's also extremely reliable. I took it with me on a hike, and was enjoying vaping a bowl while soaking in a hot spring. Upon getting out of the hot spring, I dropped the lighter into the water. It was fully submerged for about 3 seconds. I dried it off and tried to light it, but it didn't work. I tried it again the next morning, and it worked like nothing had happened. That was 2 months ago and it's been going strong since.

    I do a lot of my hiking/backpacking in high altitudes (9000'+). In preparation for this season, I also bought a Xikar Cirro, which is sold as a high altitude lighter. Truth is, I haven't had to really use it yet as anything but a backup. I've used the Xikar Tech at 9500' so far without issue. I have to turn the flame up slightly to compensate, but it still lights reliably. In the next month or so, I'll be up around 10,000'. Curious to see if the Tech can still hold its own at that altitude.

    Add in the fact that the lighter carries a no receipt needed, lifetime warranty, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase so far.

    I would like to pick up the double flame version at some point, just haven't had the need yet.





    tl;dr: the Xikar Tech is a great lighter.
     
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  12. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    Does anybody know this lighter? Could be an alternative to the Aomai?

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  13. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    Look interesting and similar construction to the Aomai. The c bracket where the strap attaches can probably be cut off. That spot with the knurling may be the trouble as it appears wider. For $10 it may be worth getting one to try it out.
     
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  14. natural farmer

    natural farmer Well-Known Member

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    After almost a month of painful waiting, my two Aomai's are finally here and I couldn't be happier!!! It's my dream lighter!!!

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    The Omni plus the Aomai are my all time favourite vaping tools. :rip: VAS... :D:D:D
    So much better vapor than with the multiple jet lighters! :nod:
     
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  15. V-apE

    V-apE Member

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    These are really the best for the Vapcaps.
    Can't have enough of these little helpers;)


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  16. Dynalowrider

    Dynalowrider Well-Known Member

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    I like the stand. Maybe add a hole to hold the vc by the mouthpiece to load nugs, or for use with the Wood Scents. Doc
     
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  17. V-apE

    V-apE Member

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    That is a great idea!....Thanks!;)
     
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  18. b0

    b0 Cloudy...

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    Thinking about getting one of these:

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/colibri-talon-single-jet-flame-lighter

    Colibri seems to make the best torch lighters, the price isn't that expensive and seems to have everything I like in a lighter.

    Still waiting for the single flames I shared earlier in the post (
    https://www.fasttech.com/products/2150/10008367/1751603 ) should have them in a couple of days... But forgot to bring my Vapcap to test them (I'm in Spain on holidays, ordered them here to use them with my M and in the end forgot to bring it :doh: )
     
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  19. Markus

    Markus Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have a hard earned $15 gift card at Amazon from a dumb Albertsons Monopoly game. Does anyone have a couple good options in mind there?
    I tried a search and have read several pages in this thread and haven't found one that says 'best bang for the buck' yet. I sure would be happy to lean on the expertise of the fine folks in this forum.
     

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