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CrisiusCrisius Hoquiam, WAPosts: 414 ✭✭✭
So I got a colibri style torch lighter about 4-5 months ago in the 5 Vegas taster pack. But for some reason now it has stopped being a torch and behaves like a normal lighter with the nice "wavy" flame instead of the torch jet.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,515 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2016
    Is there a k n o b for air intake to turn the jet down?
    Dunno.
    Here is a page that might help.
    http://www.milnejewelry.com/Colibri/care_warranty.html

    What the hell?? K N O B is censored?
    Evidently, we're 5 year olds who can't handle words. Good grief.  :s
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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 7,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soft flame is just as good or better, depending on who you ask.
  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 7,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Try a little compressed air to clean out the jets. I've had this problem before, and that usually fixes it for me.
  • CrisiusCrisius Hoquiam, WAPosts: 414 ✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    Is there a k n o b for air intake to turn the jet down?
    Dunno.
    Here is a page that might help.
    http://www.milnejewelry.com/Colibri/care_warranty.html

    What the hell?? K N O B is censored?
    Evidently, we're 5 year olds who can't handle words. Good grief.  :s
    Changing the "flame size" does not seem to affect it.

    Soft flame is just as good or better, depending on who you ask.

    I've gotten a better light with torches, also have a lot of wind here so typical lighters get blown out really easily unless I light in my car. But since I drive a little two seater, the smell really gets into everything and at some point I would like to sell this thing.

    cbuck said:
    Try a little compressed air to clean out the jets. I've had this problem before, and that usually fixes it for me.

    Next time it's empty I will give that a try.

    Thanks for all the replies guys. It caught me off guard, that's for sure.
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My torches didn't want to work with crappy butane. I switched to a high grade butane and they work like a charm. Also bled the air out 
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  • CrisiusCrisius Hoquiam, WAPosts: 414 ✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    My torches didn't want to work with crappy butane. I switched to a high grade butane and they work like a charm. Also bled the air out 
    I bleed them of everything once it gets low enough to not light up anymore. It's usually just a hair of butane left in there and I let it all out until there is zero hissing.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 13,274 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They don't have to be empty to blow out the jets.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 7,615 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2016
    cbuck said:
    Try a little compressed air to clean out the jets. I've had this problem before, and that usually fixes it for me.
    If the compressed air alone isn't enough, dab a Q-tip into some Nitro Solvent and put a drop on the gas jets, then blow it out.  I have to do this about every 6 months with my Zippo butane lighter.
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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    Yup you can usually just blow on it hard and that should work for the most part
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  • CrisiusCrisius Hoquiam, WAPosts: 414 ✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    They don't have to be empty to blow out the jets.
    Mine has a flap that only pops open when I press the lighter button all the way down. I can't even get a pin between the flap and the lip of the lighter to pull it up so that I can blow it out.
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haha, I love your humor Kelly
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