Introduction: Overclock a Lighter, AKA: Mini Flamethrower

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ALLERT: I jsut realized that another person has made this same instructable only better. I suggest you go find it, it was made before mine, and it explains it better and has clearer pictures. yes, I figured this out on my own, and did not steal the idea from him.

this instructable will tell you how to get a 3 in. flame out of a lighter, withuot breaking it or anything.
I take no responsability for what you do with this. my intent is that you use it to light fires easier (no, not arson)

and pls comment, even if you say you hate me lol.

Step 1: Items Needed

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1. generic lighter.
2. extreme desire to play with, and get burned by fire.

Step 2: Take the Metal Cap Off

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take the metal cap off. this can be done by bending the sides of it out.

Step 3: Up the Power

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ok heres the slightly tricky part.
find the little switch that deternimes the power of the lighter, and turn it all the way to the UP position.
lift it up, then turn it to the LOW position, WITHOUT catching the gears. you should hear a clicking sound while you do this.
push it back down, and turn it once again to the UP position. repeat 2 more times and ONLY 2 more. (total of 3) doing more than this will cause excess fuel to run invisibly down the lighter and your hand, and when the flame goes out, your hand will catch on fire (yes, it happened to me lol). this will not hurt if you react quickly, and can be put out easily by just waving your hand through the air, but dont even take a chance.

yes, I am playing WoW in the background lol.

Step 4: Burn Something

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Light em UP!!!!!

and next time, I'll show you how to make a REAL flamethrower out of a disposable fire extinguisher (how ironic!).


bigblondeboy (author)2007-08-19

ooo world of warcraft what lvl r u lol this was a pointless comment

I used to play a 65 shaman (lightninghoof server, horde) I'm not gonna play him anymore.

Oh you kids and your fancy picture box RPGs. When I was a wippersnapper and I wanted to slice up some orcs I used a twenty-sided die, a #2 pencil and my imagination!

Heh, just kidding. Nice 'ible.

i used to do that, its fun.

Cobalt59 (author)dungeon runner2011-02-10

Did it glow when orcs were near? lol

hintss (author)dungeon runner2010-09-11

and I spend my spare time tweaking linux!

That Hamster (author)2010-12-28

tried this with a bic. there is no switch.

oldmanbeefjerky (author)2010-11-21

what you have is not a flamethrower!!!!!
if you were to realy make a flame thrower you would have something with a butterfly valv, to release an entire butane tank in 12 seconds, then ignite with a pilot light, only that can be a flame thrower, i shall build such a contraption, and show all of you off.

now, my advice, redo that video, try and get the lighter in focus.
because when you said "now you see that........"
i felt like yelling out "NO, I CANT ACTUALLY SEE THAT!!!!!!!".
please dont take my comment the wrong way, im not trying to be mean or offend you, pleaase dont take it the wrong way, ok

Fashim (author)2010-02-26

Could be Bigger without metal bit?

mettaurlover (author)Fashim2010-07-03

Actually, that's how you turn it into a grenade.

Fashim (author)mettaurlover2010-07-06

*Eyes open up*

mettaurlover (author)Fashim2010-07-06

Yeah. You do that, ignite it and hold it until the button sticks, then put it down carefully and GTFO of there.

112251919112 (author)2008-05-23

I hate you. :)

why lol

u said,"and pls comment, even if you say you hate me lol."

i know right , i was gonna do that too

oh haha.

thepaul93 (author)1122519191122008-05-24


bigblondeboy (author)2007-09-02

aw man id want him but i can get him banned dang u blizzard.can i look him up in the armory still?if so what is his name

lol no way.

yeah i was kidding about getting him but wat about the armory. do u know wat it is?if u do im not trying to offend or anything because i cant ur stuff or anything like that.

I dont play my that shaman anymore. my character now is a rogue.

oh i get it now u still play the account just not that guy now i see.but how much hp/mana did he have?

Choleric - lightninghoof server I cant remember, you can look it up if u want. my new character is Sanwi (same server)

no, shaman.

wat does that mean?or was it a joke?

choleric is a shaman, not a tank.

ohhhh i was saying thanks in a shorter version.

oh lol.

that was a long chain of pretty much pointless comments lol

lets see how long it will go.the funny thing is this is about a lighter shooting a big flame,and we are having all these replies about world of warcraft and tanx.

lol, maybe I should post a WoW instructable, like how to be |337 @ R@|#||\|

lol yep.everyone will be like "i wasted 30 sec of my life tanx a lot"and ill laugh and laugh mua ha ha.

that would be funny though.

or u could just say how to waste 30 sec. watch it be number one best that would be funny


yep.we're still going. this is number 23 i think in the chain of comments.

987456321 (author)bigblondeboy2010-04-12

i just had to add to this long chain, nice instructable, i like fire

o cool ur new guy is a lvl 70.

lane29 (author)2010-03-16

aKa crack lighter

receiver545 (author)2007-10-29

if you want to make a flame that looks kool! take some wd40 and shoot the flame with it away fro your body and you will have a beastly flame!!'

I've done that :) what even better is engine de-greaser. it puts out a 6 foot flame thats about 3 inches across (yes I'm serious - its awesome).

use break cleaner it works the best of all, 18 foot flame!!!!!!!

what is a brake cleaner brand??

The spray you use to clean disc brakes on cars

Yes, but give a brand of brake cleaner if you don't mind.

ok, how about super tech brake parts cleaner from wal mart.

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