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will this evaporate?

i am turning a bic lighter into a zippo. i used heet for fuel but that evaporated to quick. if i used tiki torch stuff would it evaporate fast to? it needs to be sucked to the wick.

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if you're turning it to a zippo, then use zippo fluid
Are you going to post an Instructable?
tech-king9 years ago
all those fuels evaporate fast. for the most part, with liquid fuels, its the vapour,not the actual liquid, that burns. eg: gasoline. watch a video of it burning. its very easy to see.
With a regular "flint" lighter, one with a wick, it is the liquid burning however, or it too would evaporate quickly. Lighter fluid, the kind for "lighters" not for charcoal, doesn't evaporate very quickly, but it does burn well, and so once the "hot spark" from the flint sets it aflame, the wick draws more fluid up from the chamber, just like a Kerosene lamp, or candle works.
Just use lighter fluid or smokeless BBQ lighter fluid, it needs to be a well refined fuel or the lighter sets off smoke alarms, once when my dad an I couldn't find a lighter and his was empty we decided the best bet would be easy buffer as it was mostly simple solvents, later on back at home he set the smoke alarms off due to unburnt hydrocarbons. The fuel chamber needs to be pretty well sealed apart from the wick hole which should be a good fit with the wick, I'm working on posting a DIY zippo lighter and a gas one, the gas one is actually alot simpler in terms of components as it can be done with piezo igniter, that will cover everything down to a flint pusher. If you just want a test spark then you can dip the wick in rubbing alcohol or even spray aftershave on it, it burns clean aswell but you'll forever have a strang taste on the first draw of a cigarette lit by it until you change the wick. I have spare wicks for Zippos but don't cahnge that one, the smell/taste reminds me of better times.