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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)08:54 UTC+1 No.636415 Report

Sup you crazy hooligans

My zippo runs out of fuel in about 36 hours even when i dont use it. Any idea what the problem could be? Its brand new btw
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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)09:13 UTC+1 No.636417 Report

>>636415
Lighter fluid evaporates regardless of whether you use it or not. You should try a variety of different fuels. If you trim your wick right you should be able to reduce the amount you burn in a light.
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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)09:17 UTC+1 No.636418 Report

>>636415
If it is brand new then you need to remove the cotton stuffing, stretch the wick out, and put the cotton back in piece-by-piece, winding the wick around the pieces so that the wick reaches as far down as possible.

For the last several years the Zippo manufacturing has made it so that the wick gets stuffed all the way at the top.
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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)09:20 UTC+1 No.636419 Report

>>636415
Warmer it is the faster it goes. If you have it in your jeans, your body heat is warming it.
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Anonymous 05/10/14(Sat)21:24 UTC+1 No.636597 Report

Zippos are only good for the cool factor. If you need reliable fire, get a Bic or a peanut from countycomm
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)00:40 UTC+1 No.636689 Report

>>636597
Those peanuts are cool. But it would be a pain in the ass to unscrew the lid whenever I wanted to use it.

I have a Zippo, but these days I am using my old IMCO. It's a shame they don't make them anymore.
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)00:50 UTC+1 No.636692 Report

>>636689
Imco ftw.
They still evaporate, but it's like a week or two vs 24 hours.
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)03:05 UTC+1 No.636726 Report

>>636415

>remove stock insert
>replace with pic related
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)03:45 UTC+1 No.636743 Report

>>636726
interdasting.
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)13:19 UTC+1 No.636871 Report

>>636726
what he said. z plus is fantastic.
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)16:13 UTC+1 No.636894 Report

just a thought, would one wrap with thread tape on the upper part of the insert, make a sort of seal? all my zippos get lost so i cant test this myself
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)19:40 UTC+1 No.636955 Report

>>636894
it would still evaporate off the wick and you could seal the top easily.
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)20:56 UTC+1 No.636979 Report

>>636726
where is the cap does it just light your pants on fire?
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Anonymous 05/11/14(Sun)21:14 UTC+1 No.636989 Report

>>636979
It goes in a zippo case, it replaces the zippo flint/wick/cotton/spring/everything
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Anonymous 05/12/14(Mon)02:40 UTC+1 No.637093 Report

>>636597
Yeah, totally ignore that you can run them on pretty much any highly flammable liquid. When I was 15 I had a knockoff zippo I bought at the town fair. I couldn't buy lighter fluid so I used kerosene.
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Anonymous 05/12/14(Mon)02:52 UTC+1 No.637097 Report

Not sure of the exact specifications, but I heard about using a section of tubing from a bike wheel as a seal around the zippo.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)06:33 UTC+1 No.637650 Report

>>636415
Don't let the wick stick up above the chimney. It's ideal to leave it below the chimney.
When carrying it, make sure it is upright.
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Anonymous 05/13/14(Tue)07:19 UTC+1 No.637674 Report

>>636415
When you fill it, you actually lift the white pad at the bottom, right? My first Zippo had the pad installed upside down and I didn't see the "lift to fill" text till I tore it down to extend the wick. I was of course filling the pad only.

> tfw went from refilling every two days to every two weeks.
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