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Refillable butane lighters: how is overfilling avoided?


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    al b
    BPL Member

    @ahbradley

    In the refillable butane lighters which have no window onto the plastic gas chamber, how is it ensured that they are not overfilled by a user during refilling. I presume they need a space for expansion just like gas stove cylinders and the manufacturer cannot leave it to chance?

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    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    > how is it ensured that they are not overfilled by a user during refilling.
    Dunno, but I don't think I would worry much.
    Fill it full, then light it for 10-15 seconds.

    Actually, its a LOT easier to buy a new Bic when you have to.

    Cheers

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    Erik Basil
    BPL Member

    @ebasil

    Locale: Atzlan

    It's not an issue if you use a "lighter fluid" butane canister to refill the lighter with, because the can pressure is limited. Fill it, light it to verify and you're done.

    I agree, however, that it's easier to just pop another mini-Bic into your pack. :)

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