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judcasper

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I had loads of lighters when I was a kid - one of those things I didn't consciously 'collect' but acquired by one means or another. I distinctly remember a few of them were very much of the DuPont/Dunhill style with the vertical wheel on the right. Highly unlikely they were anything but cheap clones and 'of the style', but definitely something I very much regret not hanging on to.

 

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philairfoil

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Well, now it only weights half as much...are ya gonna cut a ST DuPont in half now to compare?
Actually, that is interesting. I believe that a 'monotank' design such as that is a good thing, less places to leak and all.
Mighty fine police work, wonder if the seals and such from a genuine would fit a faux...

 

ashdigger

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I picked one of these up off Ebay. If someone wants it. PM me your address. I'm left handed, really left handed. It's definitely a right handed lighter.

 

mikethompson

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I've been looking at those Fauxponts (nice term by the way) as well. Did you soak it against the ground or something?

 

bnichols23

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Courtesy of pipeanddrum a while back I moved into the fauxpont world & don't have a bit of a problem with it. Not likely to be in many situations where I can haughtily pull out the brick & flick a 5th-Avenue flourish & impress people by not dropping it or setting my sleeve on fire, but it's nice to know I could.
I usually stick with my Vector, but I gotta say I'm thinking about turning the Honest I bought into a boat anchor. Huuuge waste, even though it was basically chump change.
And no, I wasn't the chump. I knew what I was doing, but just wanted to see if they were as rotten as people say.
They are, yeah. -snicker-
Bill

 

philairfoil

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Didn't really expect any parts would interchange, but thanks for looking.
Bought some extra flint wheels just in case, and did change one as the original didn't spark as well as I like. If these follow the butane lighter failure pattern I've experienced, the seals usually go first and surmise nobody will service these.
I gotta say, I've bought three of the Fauxponts...for the price, I like 'em well enough. Time will tell.

 

d4k23

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Mine crapped out after a month of use. Was fun to use while it lasted but won't be getting another. Off to hunt for something else!

 

jpmcwjr

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Flint gone? How do you think it broke?
From your post in a stem straightening thread:
This was my first stem repair using this method. I started first with my St. Dupont knockoff soft flame. I tried for maybe 20 minutes and not much happened except I broke my St. Dupoint knockoff. Only a month of use, but here nor there (the spinner keeps on spinning).
No butane lighter I have would withstand 20 minutes of operation.

 

d4k23

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The part that spins has zero resistance to it, just spins freely. Usually it had resistance to make the spark and ignite the flame.
Maybe I dont know enough about them but I can't figure out any way to adjust or replace anything.

 

d4k23

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I just watched a video on how to replace these and will have to see if that is what it is. Should have thought about that before.

 

d4k23

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Once I opened the lighter up, the flint had actually fell out of alignment. I put it back in place and seems to light just fine now! Thanks jpmcwjr for questioning what was wrong with it otherwise I might have trashed it!
Has anyone had to replace the flints on theirs yet? If so, does it matter what color (black, red or blue)?

 

philairfoil

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Now THAT is groundbreaking...or something. Wonder if it's a butane and how long it would take to blow up in your face?

 
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