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  1. smoker

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    This may have already been asked, but what is a good lighter that doesn't run dry of fuel too quick. I have both a flint and electronic which is the 1 that requires refilling more often than not.

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  2. marmal4de

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    I fill my zippo every 10 days or so, and a bic lasts me a good 4-5 months.

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  3. smoker

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    Hi marmalade i did have a brass zipo once but now can't find it anywhere must have lost it somewhere shame as it was one given to me when i 1st started smoking pipe about 20 years ago but gave up before restarting it is in this time it has gone missing. I suppose i'll have to invest in another 1.

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    I have a few Zippos, you can never go wrong with them! To keep them full as long as possible, don't keep them in your pockets, and keep them upright as much as possible! Pleased to make your acquaintance Mr. Smoker, sir!

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    Marma14de: My pocket carries what yours does minus the pink rope. I always depend upon my zippo but also my BIC backup. I also use the BIC to relight deeeeep into my oom pauls as I tamp waaaay down toward the bottom of the bowl for the last best relight.

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    That is my outside bic, it's secured to my patio furniture by about 700 half hitches, and secured to the lighter with simple whipping, makes sure there is always a lighter when I need one!

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  7. tslex

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    I'm not a Zippo fan. Love the history, hate the taste.

    I just ordered one of these Fujima Arroa Soft Flame.

    That is a GREAT lighter site because it has videos of most of the lights and free shipping.

    ETA: Love the mini-marlinspike work marmal4de

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  8. docgarr

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    There is a BIC-like lighter called the sidewinder (I believe). It looks like a BIC, but it has a an adjustable nozzle on it that goes from a right angle to straight up. And I believe it is refillable. And they are less that $2. But they are hard to find.

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  9. antipodesman

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    What is this myth about the taste of Zippo fluid? I have been using the black can of Zippo fluid and do not detect any significant taste. Perhaps other brands have the despised taste.
    I'm pretty sure the sidewinder is out of production. It may have been dubinthedam that reviewed them a year or so ago. They did seem to be excellent but I have never seen one. Anyway they don't seem to be available online. I think there is a similar one that is more expensive that goes by the same name.

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    I know a lot of guys are very content with Zippos and don't detect any taste. To be honest, maybe what I get isn't really taste but smell. But they're pretty closely related. So the sensation for me is that I'm tasting a hydrocarbon.

    It's a shame, because it is the classic American lighter, they are super wind resistant, the flame temp is perfect for pipes, and I have the one my Dad carried in the war. I'd love to use it, but just cannot.

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  11. ace57

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    I get no taste from My zippo just smell, but I like the smell. Where can I find a pipe insert for My zippo?

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  12. marmal4de

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    Where can I find a pipe insert for My zippo?

    Send your zippo back to the factory with a request for a pipe insert. They'll give you one gratis and send your old insert back as well!
    Zippo Repair Clinic
    1932 Zippo Drive
    Bradford, PA 16701

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    I use mostly Old Boy. A fill will last me 3-4 days.

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    I went out and bought a zippo pipe lighter and so far i love it. on my cheaper pipe it works great, but i can't draw hard enough on my newest pipe to get the flame drawn down to re-light it. other than that, it works good, and using that i actually have to re-light less!
    i did however run out of fuel in 3 days lol

    i'm also thinking of taking it to an engraver and getting the little pipe etched on the opposite side, and on the top instead

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    I don't care for my zippo for lighting my pipes. I used to use a Colibri, but have learned that their quality isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    Recently, got a Vector Dupla pipe lighter that also has a cigar torch lighter in it. Great pipe so far. After using mine, ended up getting Cyndi one as well. I tried a different shape, but she didn't like it as much as mine.

    Here's a link for them if interested.
    Vector Dupla lighters on lightersdirect.com

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    Thanks, for the input marmal4de Ill do that.

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    I primarily use a Xikar Pipeline... it works wonders, and looks just like the Corona old boys but a 3rd of the price! And with lifetime guarantee!

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    At home I use the Old Boy I broke down and purchased and it's a great lighter, but not outside; for that I use my brass zippo, or for nostalgia sake I'll use the old Nimrod I got for Christmas more years than I care to remember.

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    lol, anyone ever notice BIC lighters are made in france?!

    also, i had someone tell me the other day my zippo fuel was poisonous and it would kill me using it LOL

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    DON'T DRINK THE ZIPPO FLUID!!!!!!

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    DON'T DRINK THE ZIPPO FLUID!!!!!!

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    hahahaha i'll try not to but i thought it was a brand of russian vodka or rocket fuel hahaha

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    If it was poison I would of been dead 35 years ago

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  25. zunismoke

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    Nathaniel - Is the Xikar Pipeline a torch? Went to their website and it sure sounds like it. I used a torch lighter for a while, but quit as it was turning my pipes into charcoal.

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  26. matchstickman

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    I seem to be of the old, old school persuasion and light my pipe using a simple, ordinary kitchen match. For those bottom of the bowl relights, I rely on a trusty bic lighter. Inexpensive, simple, and effective.

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    matches...no trouble with fuel issues I'm an Old Boy-Main/Zippo mix...Zippo's Prem-Fuel now is very good no transfer to smoke..perhaps their paste formula had it (when I smoked cigars with it I could detect)

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    bootleg them lighters look quite nice as it is i have 1 similar to them i also have an imco g77r made in austria for some reason that lasts longer than my sky.

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    i actually started carrying around the little boxes of matches. it's $.75 for 320 matches, and i find it easier and tastier to light with them. so now i carry a bic, a zippo and matches... im a pyro

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    I tried a good many different pipe lighters before breaking down and buying an Old Boy. It was well worth the cost, and I wouldn't use anything else. Well, except for my Zippo when it's too windy for the Old Boy.

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    I saw that someone mentioned the Fujima Arrow earlier...got one for $15 on ebay. Refillable butane and so far it has worked flawlessly...using it for about 2 weeks now....

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    The new zippo fluid is great with no taste. Although the old fuel had a taste, you could bypass this by lighting and letting it burn a few seconds before lighting your pipe.

    I actually switched and started using campstove/lantern fuel which I didn't find to have a taste and a gallon lasts a long time. (I don't camp as much as I used too)

    I actually had a nice Old Boy with the rusticated briar and brass finish. It now resides in where-a-bouts unknown NC. I also have a Pipe Maggie I use a lot and it's also made by the same company as the Old Boy.

    I also have a couple Zippo lighters but haven't found them yet after the move, among a lot of my other pipe stuff. And bics lay lots of places around here for back up lighters. I find a lot of them in the river from upside down canoers and after drying out, they work like new.

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    I only use small boxed wood matches, they just seem to go with pipes, for me...

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    A Vector butane insert in my zippo cases (have two) works great, except for very windy days. A refill lasts about two weeks.

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    I use wooden matches for the most part unless I'm out and about, then its my trusty Bic.

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    The Zippo "smell" reminds me of my Dad. He used pretty much exclusively Zippo lighters to light his cigs. That first little whif of naptha is a scent I associate with him.

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    I fill my zippo every 10 days or so, and a bic lasts me a good 4-5 months.
    I have used bics, but I go through thumbs too fast so I quit using them! I use old boys a lot, but I find that they are quite prone to leaks.

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    I recently bought an IMCO lighter, and it seems to go a week before needing a refill. Soft side flame, but the adjuster is touchy. Not bad for $11.00.

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    For those of you who may not have seen it yet, I wrote a review of a few lighters that I have used.

    You can read it here:

    A Few Pipe Lighter Reviews

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  40. ejames

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    I have two Zippo pipe lighters,hard to beat. Also have four Imco G-77's thanks to friend in Tennessee.Not available locally,he picked them up at a B&M. Find them to be very dependable so far. Refill about once a week. The neatest lighter I have is a Beatie Jet that I picked up in a North Carolina flea market a couple of weeks ago.Uses Zippo fuel and flints. When the lighter is tilted so that the flame will heat that little tube a flame shoots out of the tube for pipe lighting.Check out the date on it.It was still in it's original box.


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  41. lordofthepiperings

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    I usually just use a Vector pipe lighter that I got at a local tobacconist. If it runs out on me I just use matches until my lazy butt refills the lighter.

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    ejames.....that's neat having the date on it...thanks for the pics

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