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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 Hoarder

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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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  14. fazoflet

    fazoflet New Member

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    Bought in Castorama. I wouldn't call it "favorite" but it has one big advantage - it works.


    https://www.dynavap.com/dynashop/accessories/z-plus-2-dual-torch
    I didn't find much information about this one, anyone can recommend? I like it because of small size, magnetic housing (i would put a magnet on it) and cool design. But how about heating? So far I was using only single flame torches (I heard they are best for "skilled" vapcap users), this one has two crossing torches and someone said (not sure which topic it was) that it heats cap pretty slowly. I'm also worried about fuel tank, looks like i would be able to do only few heating cycles before it's empty.
     
  15. proceeds_the_weedian

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    Dig my zplus! Since I almost exclusively use my dynavaps for hash I appreciate a slower heat for thick hits. It's definitely faster than a single,but probably not twice as fast. I do keep mine turned pretty low to conserve gas,so you could get quicker clicks.

    The tank is small. If you're going out for the day and only plan on a quick cap here and there (out of the wind) it'll see you through. Anything more intense,I'd bring a back-up.

    Sticks onto the stash,which is handy. Good quality too,has outlasted a few other torches. I should probably get a few more:brow:
     
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  16. fazoflet

    fazoflet New Member

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    Thats great, I'll take it :D Thanks
     
  17. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on Aliexpress, can't see I would ever need it though.

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  18. LesPlenty

    LesPlenty Well-Known Member

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    Spare stove top for a prepper, that would need a large tank.:tup:
     
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  19. TheThriftDrifter

    TheThriftDrifter Well-Known Member

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    The Aomai and a bic.
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    Top closed & open.
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    Bottom end, showing tank level window & easy to use gas flow adjuster.
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    View of the lid/cover which is also the on/off switch. Replacement flints can easily be fitted as needed.
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    Single flame in action, it's a small flame which gives precise temperature control. Sheltered or indoor use only.
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    Positives - I really enjoy using this lighter, its small, easy to use, it looks fantastic, feels solid, very well priced when purchased from China.

    Negatives - It has a small tank approx 8 minute run time, which can mean frequent gas refills, small flame means heat up times for some butane powered vapes takes longer.
     
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  20. bibblybobbly

    bibblybobbly Well-Known Member

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    I can vouch for these. I bought 3 like a year ago. 2 died after many months of faithful service and 1 still works like a charm. Very cheap so I'm not bothered about replacing them, I feel like they had a good innings.
     
  21. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    I got two of the slimline Aomai lighters, similar to the pictures above but without a flip top. Red and sexy. I love the precision flame and no thumb action. Smallish tank but see-through, so easy to manage :tup:
     
  22. Phenix

    Phenix Well-Known Member

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    can someone recommend a "desk sized" lighter? maybe something like a lab jet lighter with one bigger flame etc?
     
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  23. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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  24. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

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    Hi Squiby hope you are good girl. I always liked the way the Vertigo Quad torch heated my Vapcap.

    This one which we have linked looks interesting and I'm sure I remember you showing us this before unless I'm mistaken but I couldn't see it in the product listing- when you ignite the flame do you have to keep the button pressed down or does it have a lock feature where you can easily Lee turn the flame on and off, without needing two hands the whole time, one to hold the button down and of course one to spin the Vapcap?

    It would likely interest me if I knew I could keep a free hand, I can't see me being comfortable having to keep both arms extended over the the torch at all times.
     
  25. Squiby

    Squiby Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Alexis!
    The Honest quad desk lighter requires two hands to operate and twirl a Vapcap. The ignition button must remain manually depressed to keep the flame. Alas, there is no locking feature. :(
     
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