How to Fill a Butane Lighter

Introduction: How to Fill a Butane Lighter

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Today you will learn how to fill a butane lighter.

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: 2.Where to Fill Butane Lighters

Shown below are where you fill them.

Step 3: 3. Filling the Lighter

Stick the nozzle of the can into the hole.

Step 4: 4. Light It Up

You now have fire.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i know what you mean, i have bought alot of them and they never work for more then a few months