We often receive messages through our customer service why a lighter does not work immediately after receipt, or how a "broken" lighter can be repaired.
Often, a lighter that you just got in or that you only have for a short time is not actually broken. First you have to empty the lighter you have at home, refill it and adjust the flame size. Often, in 90% of the cases, most of the problems are already solved then.
You have bought a storm lighter from us, and now you want to know. How do I refill a storm lighter wisely? With which gas? etc. We are going to explain to you on this page exactly how you can do that on your own with a few simple steps and tips.
First of all, all our lighters are only half-filled from the factory. This is a legal rule to meet safety requirements. Therefore, depending on the use, you may need to refill your lighter quite soon after purchase.
How do I fill my lighter properly?
- Step 1: Make sure you have not used your lighter for at least 10 minutes before filling it. It must be back to room temperature before filling/emptying the lighter.
- Step 2: Now make sure the lighter is completely empty. To make sure your lighter is really empty, hold it upside down in a position. Then take an object with a point (for example a pen) and press it controlled on the middle valve. (Watch out for your own safety, take enough distance from the face) there is a small pin through which the remaining gas can escape from the lighter. Repeat this a few times to make sure your lighter is completely empty.
- Step 3: Now get your gas filler, please note. It is important to use butane gas (45 psi pressure recommended) of a good brand to ensure proper operation of your lighter. Our torches are very sensitive to different types of gas and mixing them together can reduce the performance of your lighter. Therefore, it is very important to empty your lighter completely first.
Now take the gas bottle, shake it a few times and press the valve of the gas bottle precisely and hard on the valve of the lighter. Do this for about 3 seconds and repeat this a maximum of 3 times. Make sure that you do not hear a squirting sound, because this means that the gas cylinder is not filled properly and possibly even blows air into the lighter and then there will not be a good ignition.
Be careful of your hands when filling, the gas can be very cold so it is advisable to put a flannel between your hand and the bottle or you can also use safety gloves.
- Step 4: After filling, it is very important that you give your lighter time to come back to room temperature. Therefore, give it at least 5/10 minutes rest.
After resting, try to light your lighter gently on a medium setting and not directly on a high setting.
- Do not wait to refill until the lighter is completely empty, as this can cause the lighter to become clogged. When the flame starts to get lower, you should already top up the lighter with new lighter gas. Take the example of refuelling your car.
- Butane gas lighters have problems with ignition when the temperature is below 19 degrees Celsius. If the lighter does not ignite in a cold temperature, there is nothing wrong with the lighter, it is simply too cold for the lighter.
- Fill your lighter in a safe place. We recommend putting it in the sink in your kitchen. Never use it near an open flame and always think of your own safety.
You can also suffer thermal injury, which is why it is important to cover your hands well from any spraying gas as its temperature is deep in the freezing point.