Refill gas lighter
We often receive messages through our customer service. why a lighter does not work immediately upon receipt, or how to fix a "broken" lighter.
Often a lighter that you have just received or that you have only had 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. In 90% of the cases most problems have already been solved.
You have bought a storm lighter from us, and you now want to know. How do I sensibly refill a storm lighter? With which gas? etc. We are going to explain exactly on this page how you can do that independently with a few simple steps and tips.
Firstly, 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 have to top up quite soon after purchase.
How do I properly fill my lighter?
- Step 1: Make sure you have not used your lighter for at least 10 minutes before filling. 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 the lighter upside down. then you take an object with a point (for example a pen) and press it in a controlled manner on the middle valve. (pay attention to your own safety, take sufficient distance from the face) There is a small pin there 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 refill, pay attention.. It is important to use butane gas (45 psi pressure recommended) from a good brand to ensure proper functioning of your lighter. Our torches are very sensitive to different types of gas and mixing them together can reduce the effectiveness of your lighter. That is why it is very important to completely empty your lighter 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 up to 3x. Make sure you don't hear a squirting sound because this means that the gas bottle will not fill properly and may even blow air into the lighter and then there will be no good ignition.
Watch your hands when filling, the gas can be very cold so it is advisable to put a washcloth 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 return to room temperature. Therefore, give him at least 5/10 minutes of rest.
After the rest, try to light your lighter calmly 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 clog the lighter. When the flame starts to get lower you should already refill the lighter with new lighter gas. Take an example of refueling by 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 therefore nothing wrong with the lighter, but 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 an open flame near an open flame and always think about your own safety.
You can also suffer a thermal injury and it is therefore important to cover your hands well against possible spraying gas, as the temperature of this gas is deep in the freezing point.