How To Refill A Butane Torch Lighter – Simple And Easy Steps
Butane torch lighters are one of the most commonly used lighters in our day-to-day life. They are simple, affordable, and does not need that much preparation to light them up. We use them in various applications that start from simply lighting a candle to making a bonfire.
However, just like any other torch lighter, your butane torch lighter also runs out of fuel after being used several times. That is when you need to refill it properly. The purpose of this article is to help you in doing that. So, stay to the end to have all the knowledge that you should have regarding it.
Butane Torch Lighter Working Process
A butane torch lighter lights up as you ignite the gas. But does it stay as gas in the tank? Not really. Butane is a gas that can get liquified with just a small amount of pressure. Release that, and it gets back to gas.
When you open the gas valve of your butane torch, the pressure decreases. It turns the liquid butane into gas. They then come out and get ignited after you pull a trigger or strike a flint. The diagram shows the parts of a simple butane torch lighter-
Perks of Using a Butane Lighter
In case you are using a butane torch lighter but do not understand how it is benefiting you, then look at these points below-
As you are working with flammable gas, you need to prepare the environment properly. Not to mention, you should also collect some instruments to perform the refilling process. Follow these steps-
Removing Any Pre-existing Butane
Before refilling the lighter, you must purge it. Otherwise, the remaining butane will act as an obstacle for the new butane that you will inject. Not to mention, if the new butane is not the same as the old one, mixing them will not be good. The process of draining the pre-existing butane is below-
Filling the Butane Torch Lighter
Once the lighter is empty, it is time to inject the butane. Here is the step-by-step guide to that-
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A butane torch lighter is an amazing tool and can ease up any task that requires fire. But while using and handling it, you got to be extremely careful. Never let children go near the lighter. We also recommend putting on a mask and goggles while filling the lighter.
Last Updated on 1 year by Richard Boyer