A well-filled lighter is essential for a long-lasting and reliable flame. Whether you have a gas lighter, a jet flame or a regular lighter, filling it correctly is crucial for smooth ignition and optimal use. In this blog post we will guide you step by step on how to fill lighters so that you can always enjoy reliable firepower. Let's start!
Can you fill a lighter?
Yes, you can fill a lighter. The process may vary depending on the type of lighter you have, but generally you can fill gas lighters, jet flame lighters, and regular lighters with the correct fuel. Always follow the manufacturer's safety instructions and ensure good ventilation during filling. Consult your lighter manual for specific instructions.
How do I fill my lighter properly?
Step 1: Do not use lighter for 10 minutes
Make sure you have not used your lighter for at least 10 minutes before filling it. It must be back to room temperature before filling/emptying the lighter.
Step 2: Empty the lighter completely
Now make sure that the lighter is completely empty. To ensure that your lighter is really completely empty, you must hold the lighter in an upside-down position. Then take an object with a point (for example a pen) and press it in a controlled manner on the center valve. (pay attention to your own safety, keep sufficient distance from your face) There is a small pin through which the remaining gas can escape from the lighter. Repeat this a few times to make sure your lighter is completely empty.
Step 3: Filling the lighter
Now grab your gas refill, pay attention.. It is important to use butane gas (45 psi pressure recommended) from a good brand to ensure proper functioning of your lighter. Our torches are very sensitive to different types of gas and mixing them together can reduce the effectiveness of your lighter. That is why it is very important to completely empty your lighter first.
Now take the gas bottle, shake it back and forth a few times and press the valve of the gas bottle precisely and hard on the valve of the lighter. Do this for about 3 seconds and repeat a maximum of 3 times. Make sure that you do not hear a squirting sound because this means that the gas bottle is not filling properly and may even blow air into the lighter and then there will not be proper combustion.
Pay attention to your hands when filling, the gas can be very cold so it is advisable to put a washcloth between your hand and the bottle or you can also use safety gloves
Step 4: Give the lighter a rest
After filling, it is very important that you give your lighter time to return to room temperature. Therefore, give him at least 5/10 minutes of rest.
After resting, try to ignite your lighter slowly on a medium setting and not immediately on a high setting.
Tips for filling a lighter
- Do not wait until the lighter is completely empty before refilling, as this could cause the lighter to become clogged. When the flame starts to get lower, you should refill the lighter with new lighter gas. Take refueling by car as an example.
- Butane gas lighters have problems with ignition when the temperature is below 19 degrees Celsius. If the lighter does not ignite in a cold temperature, there is nothing wrong with the lighter, but it is simply too cold for the lighter.
- Fill your lighter in a safe place. We recommend putting it in the sink in your kitchen. Never use near open flames and always consider your own safety.
You can also suffer thermal injury and it is therefore important to cover your hands properly against any squirting gas as the temperature of this gas is deep in the freezing point.