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Ever run out of those costly butane refills for your thermacell repellents? Here's a fairly quick and simple way to refill them.
Tools needed for this hack. 1) side cutters 2) pair of pliers 3) small sheet metal screws 4) butane refill bottle 5) utility/sharp knife 6) #2 Phillips screwdriver
First take your side cutters and carefully remove brass valve on the top of cartridge.
Using a small sheet metal screw carefully thread it into the one way check valve in cartridge.
Once screw is secure use side cutters to carefully "wiggle" and pull one way check valve out.
Firmly snap the first valve back in. It should "snap" when in.
Ok now set the "prepped" cartridge aside for now. Grab the butane refill and remove the tapered end on the top of the can. Now using a sharp ...
Last thing, hold empty cartridge upright and refill with the butane canister. The fill amount does sometimes vary from 1/3 to almost full. Now mark the butane canister ...
Good luck and just be careful. And then enjoy your bug free area!!!
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