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#33806 - 10/29/04 10:24 PM Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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Lighter fluid in my trusty Zippo Lighter but it seems to evaporate in a week or so with no use....Any suggestions . <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />....Great forum guys.....Nick



Edited by BLOWFISH (10/29/04 10:29 PM)

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#33807 - 10/29/04 10:56 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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I put extra lighter fluid into a washed out bottle of tobasco sauce (the tiny bottle you find in MRE's)

Course, it's glass but fairly thick for it's volume so I don't think it should break accidently dropping it unless you hit something like concrete....

I'm not sure if the lighter fluid will eat the plastic cap off, but it's been about a month and so far it's still hasn't leaked at all.

Still, there's nothing like backup, so you might want to carry a mini bic with you as well. Some people like the "permanent match" type devices, which seem to hold the fluid without evaporating longer.

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#33808 - 10/30/04 12:46 AM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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That's the ONLY down-side to the trusty Zippo, old hands and smokers just get used to having a fuel can at home, in the car, in the tool box, in the tackle box, etc., etc., etc.. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />.
In all seriousness though, there's something about a Zippo that makes it worth having to refill it every few days, although a mini-bic for a back-up doesn't hurt a thing.

Troy

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#33809 - 10/30/04 12:57 AM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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The Tabasco bottle's a pretty good idea, and you shouldn't have to worry too much about it eating the cap, the cap and bottle it came in are plastic (unless you got it off Grandpa's shelf, in which case, the steel can's a collector's item).

Troy

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#33810 - 10/30/04 04:23 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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Try using an eye drop or breath freshener dropper bottle.My brother uses this trick with much success.The dropper tip pops out to fill and pops back in for use.
BOATMAN
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#33811 - 10/30/04 04:48 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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Seems the fluid is Evaporating in the lighter with no use ...Act's like Denatured Alcohol....

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#33812 - 10/30/04 06:03 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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Blowfish, that's just one of the "features" of a zippo. You could try wrapping a ranger band (a 1-2" section of bicycle innertube) around it. Or maybe even try rigging up some sort of thin O-ring to help make it more airtight. I'm not sure if either is really effective.

As most have said here, the key is just having a refill handy. You could consider buying a zippo fuel canister


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#33813 - 10/30/04 07:49 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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I've never seen those fuel canisters except on like, german websites. I don't even recall seeing it on zippos website

Where can I get one? How do they work exactly? Is it like a pressurized butane canister, or is it simply something you unscrew and pour into the lighter?

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#33814 - 10/30/04 09:26 PM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advise..
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Hmmm, it's on the zippo site, under accessories.

This auction on ebay has the clearest instructions I've seen

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...ssPageName=WDVW

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#33815 - 10/31/04 01:40 AM Re: Queston about good old lighter fluid need advi
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Registered: 08/22/01
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Loc: St. John's, Newfoundland
Zippo badly needs to redesign their web site. Waiting 15 seconds with a high-speed connection for their web page to load all them fancy graphics did not impress me; and then there's no description of any sort for the product, just a single very small picture with no price, size, or anything else.
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