OK, I know this sounds patronising but there's more to it than just adding gas. Below is a generic guide to filling a gas lighter
Pay special attention to the parts about emptying and leaving to settle once filled!
To Fill Your Lighter Please Do the Following:
Do not refill the lighter immediately after use. Allow enough time to cool off (3 to 5 minutes)
Set the flame height to the minimum; use the adjuster ( Usually on the bottom of the lighter). Use a small screw driver. If your lighter has the adjusting wheel, you don’t need this tool. Turn the adjusting screw clockwise to tighten the gas valve.
Hold the lighter in an upside-down position and make sure the valve is pointing away from your face.
Using a screwdriver, push the refilling valve in (on the bottom of the lighter). This will let out any air or butane inside. You might feel the cool butane on your fingers for a few seconds. Hold the valve in until no hissing sound is heard. This is a necessary step before refilling because trapped air in the fuel tank can prevent the lighter from functioning properly.
Shake the butane refill can and press the nozzle of can directly onto the refilling valve of the lighter. Remember that both the lighter and butane gas must be in an upside-down vertical position.
Let the gas go into the lighter for about 5 seconds. Repeat one more time if necessary, for maximum refuelling.
Allow 3 to 4 minutes for the gas and lighter components to reach room temperature. This allows for butane to settle.
Turn the flame adjusted slowly counter-clockwise to reach the desired flame height.
Hold the lighter away from face or body and ignite it carefully. If the flame is too high, turn the adjuster back toward the – (minus) mark. If the flame height is still too low, turn the adjuster slowly toward the + (plus) mark and try again.
If there is no flame, there is a good chance that the lighter has not been filled. Try the refilling process again.
How to fill a butane lighter
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27 July 2012
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