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Picture of How to fill a Butane Lighter
Today you will learn how to fill a butane lighter.

Step 1: 1.Getting some butane

Picture of 1.Getting some butane
First, you need butane, it is always in an aerosol can, if it isn't, it's probably lighter fluid, don't use that.
 
KelbyC3 months ago

Warning: Do NOT do this near an open flame.

For those wondering why they can't refill their butane lighters, it's because you must first find a small, solid tool to press against the valve on the lighter to release it of pressure. Once all pressure is released, refill and you should be good to go.

When topping off, be certain that you are going to make a solid connection. If something changes with the make-up of the gas inside the lighter, you'll end up having to drain it and refill.

When I refilled my lighter the first time, I put too much in (I didn't think it was possible). I found that upon lighting it, the flame would stay on even though I had released the button. I just kept doing this and eventually the excess butane was burnt off.

Good Luck!

hjjusa3 years ago
I keep buying butane lighters thinking, "this will be more economicle." But when I refill them they never work again. I am beginning to thing they are just a big rippoff.
Mrcheese15 (author)  hjjusa3 years ago
i know what you mean, i have bought alot of them and they never work for more then a few months