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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. thejackalsmark

    thejackalsmark Just another "Person Of Interest"

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    Rescued Bic flints are awesome! Those things last like forever!

    I've got one in my original IMCO Triplex 6700 made in Austria that's been in there for WEEKS with no signs of failing yet!
    Score one for "Recycling"! lol
     
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  2. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I would only use them until I could remember to get the Zippo jobs, I think the Bic flints may wear out the flint wheels(the grinding surface) quicker than the genuine Zippo ones(with a lifetime guarantee they want the flint, not the wheel to wear out).:tup:
     
  3. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    HellO

    Well, I just finished reading "most" of this thread. (took me about four days on and off I reckon)

    So much great knowledge & sharing, from many different folk. (Did I mention it took like four days)

    Enough of that, I do have a question regarding lighters.

    Some lighters have caps/covers over the flame housing, other lighters go without one.

    What are the pros and cons of the two different types/styles.

    GoodbyE
     
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  4. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Pro=less lint, pocket fluff in one with a cover(auto opening is convenient)
    Con=auto openers are more moving parts to break.:tup:
    Probably a heap more answers, but that is a start.:2c:
     
  5. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    I don't do auto-opening. I will only will deal with a torch with a cap is if I can flip it open or closed on it's own, completely disconnected with the ignition of the flame.

    Now that we've cleared that up...Yes, caps/covers help hold back pocket lint from becoming a problem.
    Also, yes, caps covers will break off eventually unless you have a high-quality expensive torch (not all expensive torches are high-quality, but high-quality torches tend to be pricey).
    And no, you probably won't have much of a pocket lint problem often once the cap/cover breaks off/gets lost...and you won't miss it.
     
  6. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    The senior and a bic
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    Front & back, showing a reasonably user friendly flame adjustment gizmo.
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    Top, open & closed.
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    Triple flames in action, plenty of heating power, works well outdoors.
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    Fuel tank 3/4 full, it's on the small side. Top up before leaving the house. I use 5 x filtered butane. Doesn't need bleeding every refill.
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    The cap/cover is spring loaded and pops open when the trigger is pressed. Problem is... now that it's had some use, it's become worn/misaligned and pops open at random in your pocket.
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    Overall, it's an ok lighter, it fires up first click 95% of the time. Easy to adjust. Ive had it for about 6 months. The cap issue does annoy me though.
     
  7. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    Greetings.

    Does anyone have this lighter or know if it's any good?

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  8. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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  9. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    Glad it is working for you @Ricardo - I agree that using those screwdrivers to adjust was such a pain!!
     
  10. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind the fold-out tab, no accidental adjustments while it rides in your pocket.:2c:
     
  11. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    Any lighter horror stories out there?

    Don't have any myself, but was looking at lighters on Aliexpress and after reading some of the comments/reviews on certain lighters, it made me think to be careful about which lighters I would purchase.
     
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  12. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Just don't take anything your local gas-station has to offer, lol
     
  13. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    Gas-station around here = a bic or a box of matches.

    Yep. We got it good.
     
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