BladeBoy wrote:Oh something I just thought of, use only premium grade butane, triple refined or better, Xikar has it's own brand of butane which is quadruple refined, I was watching a video about their lighters and they said the majority of lighter sent back for repair were due to poor quality butane, Ronson is not a good one to use.
FlakedOut wrote:Well that's a bit of a downer... I've got to use special fuel for the bugger now?
RompinDonkey wrote:...I have only ever used the cheapest available butane (and I mean cheap)
kats wrote:First pic looks like a Xikar Pipeline???? on another thread Stavs had good things to say about it... as a old boy look alike with just a bit 'lighter' fuel load than the old boy and sells for less than 1/2 the cost. I've been thinking about purchase of this one also.
As to references to fuel.... My experience is YES, quality (more refining the better) does make a difference. I HAD (past tense) what I thought was a pretty nice Colibri butane pipe lighter... and butane is butane right?.! just fill it up and go. WRONG. The thing got less and less reliable, harder to start, more and more and more clicks to fire... silly me I didn't think butane and just kept clicking the thing until it broke in my hands
Now I've got a can of Vector 5X refined in the cellar - just waiting for the next lighter purchase... and a partially used can of Ronson Multi-Fill that makes a not-so-good paper weight and reminder of the lighter that was.
kats wrote: I HAD (past tense) what I thought was a pretty nice Colibri butane pipe lighter... a
kats wrote:kats wrote: I HAD (past tense) what I thought was a pretty nice Colibri butane pipe lighter... a
Damn, I'm wrong again. So maybe I'll bite on one of the Xikar Pipeline lighters... I've already got 2 gas cans for an experiment.
RompinDonkey wrote:I like the look of those Peterson lighters .....
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