Intro: Ultimate Zippo Pipe Lighter
For those who enjoy the hobby of pipe smoking, upgrade your zippo pipe lighter to add a built-in tamper.
Step 1: What You'll Need
zippo lighter with pipe insert (I prefer an aftermarket butane insert rather than the traditional zippo pipe lighter insert that uses liquid fuel)
one 5/16" slot head screw, 1.5" long (this will act as your tamper)
one 5/16" coupling nut (this will hold your tamper)
Step 2: Attach Coupling Nut to the Zippo
lightly rough up the bottom of the zippo and the coupling nut with sandpaper.
Clean both surfaces and remove any oils that may be on them with lighter fluid.
Mix up some JB Weld and apply.
Affix the coupling nut to the bottom of the zippo and let dry for at least 12 hrs
I centered the nut on the bottom of the zippo. If I could do it again I would move the nut further towards one end, so that I could extend the tamper even further without removing it entirely from the coupling nut.
For a cleaner result, tape off any areas of the lighter you don't want to get JB Weld on using masking tape
Step 3: Enjoy
Now you've got a pipe lighter with a built-in tamper.
To use the tamper, you can either unscrew it entirely remove the tamper from its holder, or you can leave it attached as pictured.