Cigars International shows you the most effective way to refill a butane lighter.
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How to Refill a Butane Lighter
Refilling your butane lighter is a
very simple task that can be
completed in just 3 steps.
Step One: Purge the Lighter.
Take a small screw driver or paper
clip and press it directly onto the
filler pin of the lighter. You
should hear a slight hiss. This
process should take 30-60 seconds
The reason for doing this is
because after the lighter depletes
all the butane in the tank, the gas
is replaced with air. That air
inside the lighter will prevent
more butane from entering the tank.
Step Two: Grab your triple
refined butane and turn it upside
down. Then take your lighter and
turn it upside down. The reason for
this is because, a butane can is made up of two
parts, propellant and butane.
Propellant is lighter than butane
and rests on top of it. When the
can is flipped upside down, the
propellant rises to the top,
forcing the butane towards the
Take the nozzle from the butane and
insert it into the filler pin of
the lighter. Pressing down on the
can will release the butane into
Once the lighter is full, you
should hear a slight gurgling sound
and may even see a little butane
come out of the filler pin.
Your lighter will be cool to the
touch after filling it. It’s best
to let it warm up to room
temperature before attempting to
Step Three: Once your lighter has
warmed to room temperature, give it
a light and make any adjustments if
Using your flat head screw driver,
turn the adjustment ring to the
positive or negative side depending
if your flame is too high or too
Congratulations! Your lighter is
now ready to ignite your favorite
premium hand mades!