How To: Refill a disposable Bic cigarette lighter

Refill a disposable Bic cigarette lighter

Everyone knows how to refill a Zippo or butane lighter, but what about the Bic disposable lighters? Believe it or not, you can actually refill those, too! All you need is some lighter fluid and patience. Make sure that you do not accidentally crack the lighter while you refill it - you can prevent cracking by letting the fluid enter in short bursts and then letting the gas out. This will normalize the pressure inside the lighter and help prevent cracking and breaking (because no one wants lighter fluid on their hands when they're trying to light a lighter).

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I would like to say that the "lighter fluid" (which is Butane) will not be on your hands for very long since it evaporates explosively at normal atmospheric pressure. What may be on your hand after that is called frostbite. If you crack the lighter you'll know it. Don't smack your frozen fingers on anything or they will break off.

PS. unless there's a spark during the release of the butane. then you got other problems.

I suppose that technically frostbite could be imagined as being a possibly. But let's be realistic here, I myself have never seen or even heard of frostbite bite occurring while filling

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