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Butane Lighter Care

Simple Butane Lighter Care

Q. What is the proper way to fill and maintain a butane lighter?

A. Many cigar smokers seem to take their lighters for granted. After all, they’re relatively inexpensive and easily replaced. But when a butane lighter goes bad, it may not necessarily be your lighter – it may be more about how you care for it. Here are some useful butane lighter care tips that will keep your cigar lighter in top condition and may even breathe new life into your old flame.

  • When the lighter is empty, “bleed” it by pressing the tip of a ball point pen against the fuel filling valve to release all the excess gas. If you can, also do this by gently depressing the lighter switch and releasing air from that end, too.
  • Using a can of compressed air, blow into the burner chamber (where the flame ignites) to clean out any sediment deposits.
  • Check the flame height adjustment. Try to set it where it will light even when fuel is low.
  • Never mix fuels and avoid using bargain brand butane. Use only premium butane made by a reputable manufacturer. The cheap stuff can actually clog the system.

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Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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