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    hi, I always service my lighters. I put oil on all moving parts.
    I put tape cover on the gas inlet valve, this is very important
    as dust and dirt will get in to it while the lighter was in your pocket.
    Thus jamming the valve. According to VECTOR 80% of the lighters they received
    for warranty claim have this problem.
    This is not my idea, IM Corona put a valve cap on their lighter, So I copied
    the idea over. I even oil my Zippo turning wheel.
    I also oiled my doors hinge every year.

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    You know, this all sounds like a lot of work. In America, we call this blitherskiting. It's from the Dutch, meaning to insert ones finger into an orifice to prevent the ejection of unwanted matter.

    Frankly, most of it to the average experienced person would be perceived as an abject waste of time and effort.

    Given the sheer number of lighters in your possession that you have enumerated in the past, this must be a very time consuming effort. Surely, they all could not be used with any great regularity, unless you are smoking continuously, or supplying them for use to a den of ill repute.

    I am sure too that there are many who are wondering what with the exquisite care that you provide these lighters, just what you are doing with wick style lighters--which last virtually all the remainder of us for decades without care or adjustment--to necessitate the need of using a pipe cleaner as a wick replacement. Even crackheads do not seem to have this issue.

    There seems to be a whole lot of oil in play here. It's getting clearer in determining just what kind it is that you are using...

    BTW, great avatar. I just scared the bejezus out of my 9 year old grandson with it. Told him that such a critter was hiding in his closet...

    Gotta run, my sock puppet is getting lonely.

    Just saying...

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    hey, My new Dupont Maxi came with a problem. The fire window sometime
    can't close. Upon examine I notice that the window can't close if open inverted,
    that mean if I fire it upside down ,the window can't close.
    what to do?? shit China made is China made.

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    hi, I put oil on the window. still no help.
    finally upon close examination, I found a
    hair on the window. I remove the hair and
    now it work right. The hair is jamming the
    window...............cheers

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    Haja, I can appreciate that. Nothing bothers me more than when I have a hair stuck to one of my eyeglass lenses. This is even more disturbing than a hair in ones food. Sometimes, I have gotten a hair stuck on my glasses when eating.

    Interestingly, a lubricant has also inadvertently gotten on my lenses as well while doing so. Similar to your experience it did not eliminate the problem with the hair--it only seemed to exacerbate it and attract more hair. After some reflection, I have concluded the proper course to abrogate the problem is to remove my glasses.

    Speaking of oil and maintenance, I just bought a Homelite hydraulic wood splitter the other day (also known as a Wood Monkey). Reading the manual, and based on past experience it is always in ones best interest to keep their ram well oiled. That way one is reasonably assured that the ram will glide easily in and out of the cylinder. Given the scale of these things, I doubt that hair would ever create a mechanical issue.

    Looking forward to our next exchange. I have to go now and press some prunes and brush the gladiolas before it rains.

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    cheers..that is good.

    this is the best oil that I came across.

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    This is even more disturbing than a hair in ones food. Sometimes, I have gotten a hair stuck on my glasses when eating.

    Having a beard, and cats makes one used to having hair as a seasoning. The spice of life.

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    I got hair all over the body. hehehehehe

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    You may need to oil yourself.

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    The hair is jamming the
    window...............cheers

    Must be a nose hair ... I braid mine into my beard to prevent this.

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    you know what is the dangerous chemical that cannot touch lighters.
    The lighter will shatter or crack.

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    While I do find the new avatar more appealing than the zombie thing, now I am reading all of your posts in Gandhi's voice.

    And, I am anxiously awaiting to hear what chemical will crack lighters.

    Michael
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    It happen to me twice. I was cleaning with this cleaning liquid and the lighter shattered.
    Then it happen again I use this liquid to clean my another lighter and it crack.

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    I'm completely lost and the same question as cosmic. What chemical will crack and shatter a lighter!!

    ~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~
    Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain
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    What kind of lighter?

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    You aren't using liquid nitrogen are you?

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    Starcat???

    Jerod
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    Haja, I have never had a lighter crack when some fluid came into contact with it. But then I have never had a glass lighter. But I have seen a glass crack pipe shatter when it came into contact with a fluid while hot. This is why one must not get confused and attempt to use their crack stem as a lighter.

    I like the new avatar, but it is rather incongruous to the ends of this group. Gandhi only smoked when he was practicing law in South Africa--and soon decided it was contrary to his religion. Ben Kingsley however smokes like a chimney, but not a pipe. Unlike cosmicfolklore's auditory interpretation of your posts, I am not translating the voice into Gandhi's, but to Kingsleys. Kingsley has a British accent.

    That of course got me to thinking about the Beatles. They smoked a lot of different things. In the song "A Day in the Life", the song goes that the protagonist had a smoke and wandered into a dream. Now I cannot get trying to figure out exactly how many holes it takes to fill the Royal Albert Hall out of my mind. And what kind of holes are they?

    My new friend, Stan, tells me he is having lighter problems as well. Not with shattering, but how he needs help to light his pipe as he has no hands. I think that Stan frightens people a bit--which is why he has difficulty getting help from anyone but me. Here is a picture of Stan. He is quite harmless, so if anyone would like to help him please let me know. And remember, keep all fluids away from hot glass crack pipes.

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    Maybe if you didn't clean your lighters, they wouldn't crack.

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    ^^ Well that's certainly true. I've been smoking for 50+ years and I've owned a countless number of lighters. In all of that time I don't believe I've ever cleaned a lighter, much less having the need to do so.

    I think that perhaps we have someone here with a lighter fetish.

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    It happen to me twice. I was cleaning with this cleaning liquid and the lighter shattered.
    Then it happen again I use this liquid to clean my another lighter and it crack.

    Don't use fluids to clean your lighters.
    purge / bleed every 3-4 fills and blow out with compressed air
    you can buy it in a can
    refill and enjoy

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    this are my favourite China lighters. It did'nt work right the first time.
    I serviced it and adjust the electrode , now it work great better than
    my Vector Rapidash.Let see how long it will last.It is smaller than the match box (see pic). In fact my Vector Rapidash
    have died. No flame any more. got spark and got gas but can't get flame.

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    haja said

    Do you remember that Israeil have kill our Jesus Christ

    Let's chat about this, haja

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    I'm completely lost and the same question as cosmic. What chemical will crack and shatter a lighter!!

    Maybe cleaned a BIC lighter with a hammer

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    this chemical are very common , some people drink it and doctor use it every days.
    Ghee I already lost 2 lighters due to the ignorance of this fact.

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    You use butter to clean lighters???
    And it shattered them??????

    "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
    -- Thomas Jefferson
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    ...this chemical are very common , some people drink it and doctor use it every days.

    You've been asked several times just what this 'chemical' is, but yet you always evade answering the question. Then you come on and state that it's very common but you still refuse to state what this chemical is. You either have no idea whatsoever what your talking about, or your simply trolling. It would seem to me that we have another starcat amongst us.

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    You've been asked several times just what this 'chemical' is, but yet you always evade answering the question. Then you come on and state that it's very common but you still refuse to state what this chemical is.

    He mentions Ghee in the next sentence. It's a form of clarified butter common in India. I'm not sure how rubbing butter on a lighter could cause it to shatter. Maybe it's REALLY lactose intolerant.

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    He mentions Ghee in the next sentence. It's a form of clarified butter common in India. I'm not sure how rubbing butter on a lighter could cause it to shatter. Maybe it's REALLY lactose intolerant.

    No, I believe he used the word 'Ghee' as in 'Jee, I don't believe this happened!'

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    Not butter laaaa. you rub butter on your bread not lighters.

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    Those swine, what are they thinking.

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    I rub butter on myself and I don't crack. Well I usually lose my mind and go running through the street all greased up but that's another story. I also clean my zippo with slices of warm bread.

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    alex87 wrote:

    I rub butter on myself and I don't crack. Well I usually lose my mind and go running through the street all greased up but that's another story. I also clean my zippo with slices of warm bread.

    You kids. There will come a day that the skin at the top cleft of your buttocks will begin to crack. Use Shea's Butter to prevent that. A lot of things begin to crack as you start your Last Tango...

    Also, don't become confused and put your Zippo in the toaster instead of the bread. Butter the bread, but don't use Shea's Butt Butter. It tastes awful.

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    Well, used a Zippo with a pipe insert for years. Best lighter and cheap. Anyone noticed that the longer you smoke a pipe the more economical you become. In the end the cheapest pipes, lighters and tobacco remove the favourite and all the fancy expensive stuff fades away. I will have a corn cob please, a single match and a ounce of camel droppings.

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    I will have a corn cob please, a single match and a ounce of camel droppings.

    Be my guest...

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    my motto is if it ain't broke it don't need worked on..

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    this chemical are very common , some people drink it and doctor use it every days.
    Ghee I already lost 2 lighters due to the ignorance of this fact.

    (let me try to get the answer by speaking the lingo)

    Me no understand are say i like drinks that doctor use every days?
    You tell please why lighter crack twos time when chemical applied by you?
    The kind of chemical is from what and where you get from? I like to knows.
    Thanks you.

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    ^^ Forget it. haja was nothing more than than a troll and hasn't been here, and or responded for four days. If you noticed he can, at times, suddenly come out with phrases that are grammatically correct with perfect spelling. It happens on any given forum site. Bottom line... he will probably (hopefully) never visit this site again. If by chance he does simply ignore him.

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    Aww, Phil...

    He is comic relief, and I have had fun responding to him. My friend Stan the Sockpuppet really likes him too!

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    Aww, Phil...

    He is comic relief, and I have had fun responding to him. My friend Stan the Sockpuppet really likes him too! [:rofl:]

    Well, keep your sock puppet Stan on the ready. Ya just never know when our dear and insightful friend haja might return!

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    let you experience it. then you will know which chemical will crack a lighter on just a touch.
    it is amazing and heart breaking if it is your favourite lighter.....cheers

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    Take note we have different culture, some may believe in burning joss paper and sending a fake money
    will become a real money in heaven. some will laugh to the practice which is common among chinese.
    Some believe putting a red dot on the fore head is a good charm. All this are culture and we should
    never talk about it, It is a taboo.
    like wise your dont't expect others to think and behave like you.
    Nobody is right here, even the Christ Killer jews.
    just get along, it is a simple idea.

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    did I miss?

    "Keep it Classy"
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    The Haja is gone. Long live the Haja. (taken from the Brits).

    One can be odd in a forum. I am a testament to that. But in all that, one has to find a fit. Some things never fit--regardless of how they amuse.

    So long Haja--maybe on another forum you will meet Starcat and get a room together...

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    I miss Starcat...

    "A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth." - C.S. Lewis
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    Haja, oh Haja, we barely knew ye.
    For such a short time you burned so brightly.
    From a Zombie, to Gandhi, to Elvis (of a type).
    You taught us what really matters: 'tis the lighter, not the pipe.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    ^

    We'll also never know now which substance it is that instantly shatters any lighter it comes in contact with. I'll have to keep my Old Boy in quarantine until further notice.

    Tenants of the house,
    Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season.
    - 'Gerontion'
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