Hack Your Bic

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Introduction: Hack Your Bic

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In this instructable I will teach you how to hack your bic lighter to make a bigger flame. There have been lots of rumors and doubts but this is the real how to on how to make your flame as big as you want with your BIC lighter! !

Step 1: Take Top Off!

Take the top metal piece off with a pair of pliers as well as the child safety piece. You don't have to be careful just rip it off it won't break it won't blow up. Save the metal piece to reattach when finished

Step 2: Get the Twistin

What you want to do is get your pair of pliers and turn the piece that the flame comes out, to the right. if you turn it about 50 times the flame will start to get bigger slowly and in very small increments with each turn after about 150 to 200 turns the flame will start to get really really large. Stop every now and then to test the lighter to make sure you have the flame how you would like it to be. you turn the pliers to the right like you would be tightening the piece

Step 3: Fire Up!

Once you get to about 100 turns of the nozzle and you get your flame to the adjusted size of preference you can replace the metal piece and fire up! enjoy

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    13 Discussions

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    JoeN106
    JoeN106

    1 year ago

    I'm pretty sure the final image in this post is a different lighter. Clearly orange, not white. The super big flame is probably coming off one of those cheap-o lighters that are already made to adjust.

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    LilTex
    LilTex

    Reply 4 months ago

    You’d be correct.

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    StuR5
    StuR5

    1 year ago

    This isn't reversible so test regularly as you proceed. The bic is a set flow type and by turning the nozzle you are mearly degrading the Gromit that hold back gas while not in use which when done so will leave more room for gas to pass. Nice job. Fyi drilling a small hole in bottom and using a small screw to seal can make your bic refillable.

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    JoshuaN81
    JoshuaN81

    Reply 8 months ago

    You can also install a refill valve and make it refillable

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    thrwaway12433
    thrwaway12433

    11 months ago

    I tried this to make the flame smaller and the flame wouldn't change size until suddenly it wouldn't light at all, so i turned it back a bit until it lit again, but now when i let go of the button it just stays lit. I have an extra unsafe bic :)

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    Budweiser143
    Budweiser143

    5 years ago on Introduction

    It's a novel idea which iI've done occasionally with the cheap lighters that have the lever to adjust to the flame. The problem I see is a bigger flame uses up more lighter fluid a lot faster, and a package of Bic lighters is like $5 bucks!

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    Finest_Potato
    Finest_Potato

    5 years ago

    Not a good hack this will heat it up

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    baecker03
    baecker03

    5 years ago

    not the best idea as the additional heat will melt the assembly.

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    seamster
    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice trick, thanks for sharing this. There's nothing worse than a tiny flame from a lighter!

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    WhouDini
    WhouDini

    Reply 5 years ago

    yessirrr!!

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    jbriese1
    jbriese1

    5 years ago

    Good tip for all those crack heads out there

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    WhouDini
    WhouDini

    Reply 5 years ago

    haaahaha I was thinking that when i started making it lol good call