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Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:27 am

I have recieved an Old Boy lighter for Christmas. The finish and feel is great but I only have one problem....

Which is the right way to use it? By this I mean at what direction should you hold the lighter for best flame direction and in which hand?

Im both left and right handed but find the lighter a tad awkward in either hand as the flame is either drawing across the flint tube or running in to the cap or going in some other direction.
Im interested in what way fellow pipers use their Old Boy.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby RompinDonkey » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:12 pm

Merry Christmas Rolf

I remember when I first used my Old Boy. In fact somewhere on here there is a post about it. I posted that the lighter somehow feels as if it is a "left handed" lighter. Something just felt a bit strange .....

You just get used to it. You will be able to strike it left and right handed, and use it. They are beautiful lighters.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:29 pm

Best wishes Alan. Yes it's a bit weird but I think I'm getting the hang of it now.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby BackyardBushman » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:10 pm

Hi Rolf,

I bought an Old Boy last June. I was very, very skeptical. But now, I hate to be without the thing. I like it that much.

I remember it being awkward at first. I couldn't find the best way to light it and would often times do it two handed :) It didn't take long for me to figure out something that worked for me.

I hold it right handed, flat side facing me, with the output side facing me. I flip open the top with my thumb and use my thumb to push the striker wheel away from me to light it. I then just tip it to put the flame in the bowl.

The reason I like it so much is that I find I have so much control over exactly where the flame goes in the bowl and a lot of draw is not at all necessary.

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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ScotsJim » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:06 pm

Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby acaciavet » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:37 pm

ScotsJim wrote:Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.



Smoke one less pipe A day Jimmy and you can probably get three out of her. :lol:

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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby RompinDonkey » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:06 pm

ScotsJim wrote:Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.


My Old Boy lasts at least a week on one fill. I have the flame quite low. To char light, and smoke the end of a bowl I use my Ronson.

But yes, The OB's have a large gas chamber.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:02 pm

BackyardBushman wrote:Hi Rolf,

I bought an Old Boy last June. I was very, very skeptical. But now, I hate to be without the thing. I like it that much.

I remember it being awkward at first. I couldn't find the best way to light it and would often times do it two handed :) It didn't take long for me to figure out something that worked for me.

I hold it right handed, flat side facing me, with the output side facing me. I flip open the top with my thumb and use my thumb to push the striker wheel away from me to light it. I then just tip it to put the flame in the bowl.

The reason I like it so much is that I find I have so much control over exactly where the flame goes in the bowl and a lot of draw is not at all necessary.

Brian

Thanks Brian, this seems to be the way I'm doing it too. They really are well made.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:13 pm

ScotsJim wrote:Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.

I get pissed off with most lighters weather they be gas or fluid as they tend to run out way too quickly for me.
Bic's work well and long enough after I remove the wheel safety thingy but they just aren't sexy enough.
I like matches but leave them lying around everywhere, shed floor is littered with them.
The Old Boy seems to be made well and feels weighty and of quality so now I just have to wait to see what the gas life is like, two days so far with an inch flame. I find it awkward to light outside in the wind so it's an indoor lighter only at the moment and matches for outside.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby BackyardBushman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:53 am

I am not the best person to answer about how long they will last between fills because my smoking habits are erratic at best. I don't have a routine where I can say it lasts a certain amount of days.

Being that it is butane, and if you keep the flame size under control, I don't see why it shouldn't last a decent amount of time.

I haven't really had an issue with mine and running out of fuel. If I go out of town for the weekend, I just fill it whether it needs it or not.

As it is getting low on fuel, it will flicker between the flame you have it set on, and a small flame. When that starts to happen, I can get through my current smoke, but that is my signal to refill.

I have been burned by expensive lighters in the past (not for pipe smoking). Butane, electronic ignition and all that. That is why I was so gun shy about spending this much for a lighter. But, I have zero regrets about it. I would even consider a second one, and that is odd for me :)

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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ScotsJim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:12 pm

Taspiper wrote:
ScotsJim wrote:Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.

I get pissed off with most lighters weather they be gas or fluid as they tend to run out way too quickly for me.
Bic's work well and long enough after I remove the wheel safety thingy but they just aren't sexy enough.


Maybe I'll buy a Bic and get it a nice wee negligé.... ;)

Taspiper wrote:I like matches but leave them lying around everywhere, shed floor is littered with them.
The Old Boy seems to be made well and feels weighty and of quality so now I just have to wait to see what the gas life is like, two days so far with an inch flame. I find it awkward to light outside in the wind so it's an indoor lighter only at the moment and matches for outside.


If it's no good outdoors then I'll stick with my Swan Vestas. ( matches to you matey ) Thanks Rolf.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby BackyardBushman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:24 pm

I smoke 90% of the time outside. If it is too windy for me to cup my hand around the bowl and light it, I am not going to stay in that type of wind and smoke.

Different strokes though...... :)

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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ChuckMac » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:40 pm

If you remember to purge the Oldboy before filling you should have no problems with it. It took me a long while to save enough to get one but I'm glad that I did. They are great lighters and it's hard to beat the looks of the thing. I got the black and chrome for two reasons. I liked the looks of it best and it was the cheapest.
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Postby ScotsJim » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:47 pm

ChuckMac wrote:If you remember to purge the Oldboy before filling ....


What does this mean Chuck ?
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby BackyardBushman » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:29 am

ScotsJim wrote:
ChuckMac wrote:If you remember to purge the Oldboy before filling ....


What does this mean Chuck ?


Where you fill the lighter with butane, there is a screw with a seal. Underneath that is your standard nipple for filling it. When it is low on fuel and you want to refill, it is best to get all the fuel out first. You push that nipple down and you will get a little "psssst" sound. Then the lighter is fully empty, or purged. I don't know the full reason behind it other than it is supposed give you a better fill. Perhaps no trapped air?

Anyway, that is the way I fill mine every time and didn't know you were supposed to do that with butane before owning this lighter.

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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ChuckMac » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:26 am

ScotsJim wrote:
ChuckMac wrote:If you remember to purge the Oldboy before filling ....


What does this mean Chuck ?


Jim, the reason you purge a butane lighter is to remove any air that was introduced into the fuel tank while filling. Air in the tank can cause flareups, spitting and sputtering flame and associated conditions that aren't friendly to the user.
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:50 am

Hey Jim what about dropping the neglige and just get Angelina to flip your bic...
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ScotsJim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:32 pm

Taspiper wrote:Hey Jim what about dropping the neglige and just get Angelina to flip your bic...


Is that a euphemism ? ;)
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby ScotsJim » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:32 pm

Thanks Brian / Chuck :)
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Re: Old Boy Eticate

Postby Taspiper » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:59 am

ScotsJim wrote:Are these lighters gas or petrol ? Do they have good road use from one fill ? Thing that's putting me off my zippo is the fact that one fill lasts around two days. Something wrong there.

Just an update for you Jim. Tomorrow is two weeks on one fill. Flame is set to 1" and I've been smoking say five bowls per day with maybe three lights each, not bad me thinks. I prefer a bit more flame but slowly slowly catchee monkey.
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