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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. Hippie

    Hippie Well-Known Member

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    I think that 1st link may be the same as my personal favourite torch for home the Prof Easy Torch that cost me £4 from the local shop (maybe the same thing with a different sticker on?)

    I'm experiencing good longevity from the smaller more pocketable Prof lighters too, that I wasn't expecting at £2 each

    At £2 and £4 each ($2.80 and $5.60) I wasn't expecting much but I've been pleasantly surprised so far.
     
  2. cybrguy

    cybrguy Patience Rewards

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    So, a couple things. Sizewise this torch fits between my 2 other triples, slightly bigger than the Vertigo and slightly smaller than the Aomai. It seems stable, feels good and I like it so far. The flame is easily adjustable with no tool, the whole bottom turns. Mine came empty too, but came with a separate clear container of butane which I have never seen before. I will keep that for sometime I am traveling. I am happy with the purchase.
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    This is a serious torch and was the first one I bought (from a cigar store) while waiting for my Lotus to arrive.
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  3. needalift

    needalift Well-Known Member

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    I like that blue color . Again I hope your experience is as good as mine . That butane looks a little sketchy though .
    I stopped in a store one day after work and saw those big torches for $6 . I grabbed one and the lady at the counter said they were on sale for $5 buy one get one free . SCORE !!! I don’t use it a whole lot and I have the other one away , but it is definitely sufficient and a nice backup that may not ever run out of butane :D
     
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  4. HughJundys

    HughJundys Ben Gurgen Hoffe

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    This came in the mail today. I just got an Omni a few days ago and have been using the stove. I am hopeful this will be better.
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  5. szai

    szai Well-Known Member

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    Did you go with my recommendation? I got that exact same one!

    ATM I really love my Blazer pb207! It's awesome despite having crap flame adjustment!
     
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  6. HughJundys

    HughJundys Ben Gurgen Hoffe

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    Yes I did buy this based on your recommendation. I was going to buy a Lotus Scorpion, and may still, when I saw your post. An Allume for that price seemed like too good a deal to pass up.
     
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  7. szai

    szai Well-Known Member

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    I saw another one and it had the drew Hill estates acid logo for the same price. Though I used to like that brand I prefer the Ashton one despite having the least idea what the company it refers to is or does.

    It's probably my favorite lighter though I'm not sure how it fares against the pb207. If the flame adjustment worked I'd prefer the pb207.

    The fuel adjustment cap sucks and mine fell off before I even used it. Otherwise it's a great lighter! Get a giottos rocket blower though! It fixes lots of lighter issues!

    Just reread your post! Yeah your definitely gonna love it just remember heat using the tip of the primary flame at the minimum. You might prefer going a little further out and use the tip of what I call the ghost flame.
     
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  8. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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  9. Slappy Joe

    Slappy Joe Member

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    Hi folks! First post here.

    I just ordered the 2018 M, got a bonus Ti tip, and ordered an XL condenser with a mouthpiece for another $20. It's my first purchase in vaping herbs. (I hope to hand-make a second device out of the discounted parts).

    (I have been vaping eliquid to keep of cigs for 4 years. I am more a hobbyist at ecigs/liquids now).

    My question is regarding lighters. I have this one from when I used to smoke. It is a "Zippo Blu". It is a single torch. I still have flints and the fuel (zippo brand butane) for it. These are borrowed pics, to show what I mean.

    Is this an OK choice in lighter for when my M gets here?

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  10. VanCough

    VanCough Environmentalist

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    @Slappy Joe yeah that’ll work fine. I’d recommend picking up some filtered butane to prolong the life of the lighter and stop the jets getting clogged with contaminants in the gas.

    I use Newport butane and can recommend it.

    That’s a nice lighter you have there though, it’ll match your M nicely!
     
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  11. needalift

    needalift Well-Known Member

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    Agreed with @VanCough about the lighter and butane ..
    @Slappy Joe , what lighter is that ?? Does the flint wheel get hot ?? Single flames are great with the vapcap . You can get pretty good temp control with them .
     
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  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    So far, I like the Vertigo Triple In-Line that Dynavap used to sell more than any other I've tried. One very similar to this:
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    ^ I hold the three flames perpendicular to the Vapcap though, not parallel. The two outside flames point toward the center one, so the sweet spot is slightly above where the tips come together.

    Though, I recently picked up one of those Vertigo Cyclone torches that keep getting mentioned here, and suspect that I will like it as well.
     
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  13. Slappy Joe

    Slappy Joe Member

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    It's just called a Zippo Blu. I really only used it to light cigarettes, the wheel can get a little warm, but you can slide your thumb down the gas button a bit. The whole wheel/flint tube comes out if you wanted to as well. It's the wheel, on top of a tube with a spring (it isn't through a wick like a regular zippo).
    My Dynavap delivery comes on Thursday (according to the USPS tracking), I guess I'll find out soon enough. I already ordered a can of the refined butane; thanks to @VanCough .
    If it's no good for my needs, I'll pick up another type of lighter. I think I'll be ok with it though, as I am a very light user at the moment. Microdosing to help when I have an occasional flare up of fibromyalgia.
     
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  14. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    They're great, just a bit large for a daily driver torch if you ask me.

    The vertigo cyclone triple and the vapman single torch are still my favorites.
     
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  15. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    There are alternative zippo inserts around also with more power.

    Z-Plus

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    Blazer

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    Vector Thunderbird

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  16. abjake55

    abjake55 Tech Geek

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    So far I am really liking the two twin vertigos that VC sells! The zippo like model is a bit skimpy on fuel but directs the flame nicely . The vertigo tron lighter seems to have a bigger tank, and both fit really well in my 3D leather pouch .
     
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  17. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Besides Amazon, is there another reputable lighter website (preferably with free shipping.) Thanks.
     
  18. mccringleberry

    mccringleberry Well-Known Member

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    In my region there's a vast difference between summer temps and winter temps. Hot AF in the summer (up to 45C), freezing in the winter (down to -1C). After a year of almost daily vapcap use I've realized that it's critical to have different lighters for whatever season we're in, especially for me - I have to vape outdoors or in my car most of the time. In the winter, anything less than a 3-flame torch doesn't cut it. In the miserable summer, a single flame is more than adequate. My titanium Vapcap cools too fast in the winter and even a 3 flame would barely cut it for outdoor use, but in the summer it takes FOREVER to cool down if I'm in my car which can get up to 130F. So I have 1, 2, and 3 flame torches. Right now the weather is warming up, which is like a free performance upgrade for the VC. Ambient temps dictate which lighter I use. My single flame is a Xikar Stratosphere recommended earlier in this thread. My dual and tri-flame torches are those $7 multibrand cheapos that have held up surprisingly well.
     
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  19. pigfoot

    pigfoot Dabs are vapor too!

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    I got mine off ebay, just pick a trusted seller.

    I got that dual flame Honest torch you all recommend, it's pretty nice. I spotted this one, which looks cool.
    Do you call that "focused" or something, when the flames converge?
     
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  20. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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  21. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Ha ha ha. I found them. This Vertigo Venom II is the one I have that (not the Vector in my quoted comment above).
    I've been very happy with it. It's been very good to me, and has been in my pocket throughout the day most days for close to a year.

    Though, in the few times I've used the Vertigo Cyclone since I received it in the mail a couple days ago, it seems to be almost as good.
     
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  22. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I would not recommend the Z Plus inserts for your Zippo (unless they have changed in recent years). I went through about 4 of them (old spliff smoking days) before giving up on them as they seemed poor quality.
     
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  23. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind linking me to the recommended dual you picked up? Thanks!
     
  24. dodgy_b

    dodgy_b Well-Known Member

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    Also anyone know the differences between the Vertigo Cyclone 1 vs Cyclone II? Thx
     
  25. xsteve420

    xsteve420 Member

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    II has a Large Flame Adjuster at the bottom of lighter
    Like the colibri afterburner lighter

    images here
     
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