Whether you have a torch[VIDEO] How to Light a Cigar with a Butane Torch Lighter . Read more ... » lighterStaff Picks and Pix: Teddy Espo. Read more ... », a dual torch lighterMy Lighter Hisses But Won’t Light. Read more ... », or any other type of lighter, every cigar6 Reasons to Try Box Pressed Cigars . Read more ... » smoker knows that your lighter is an integral part of the cigar smoking process. However, in order to ensure that your lighter works properly every time, lighter maintenance[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Refill a Butane Lighter. Read more ... » and troubleshooting should be part of your regular care regimen. That said, some smokers are unaware of the importance of bleeding a lighter. Regularly bleeding your lighter will help ensure that your smoking experience is enjoyable.
Why should you bleed your lighter? When you bleed your lighter, you eliminate old fuel and even air that can build up within the fuel chamber. Old fuel mixed with air can make your flame[VIDEO] How to Light a Cigar with a Butane Torch Lighter . Read more ... » sputter and flicker, reducing your ability to gain a clean light[VIDEO] How to Light a Cigar with a Butane Torch Lighter . Read more ... ». Learning how toHow to Host a Herf. Read more ... » bleed a butane lighterProduct Demonstration: Black Ops Kilo Triple Flame Torch Lighter with Punch Cutter. Read more ... » is very simple and you’ll only need a single tool to accomplish it.
The first step is to hold the lighter vertically, with the bottom of the lighter facing upward. Do not hold the lighter near your face or your ears during this process. Now, locate the filler nozzle, which is the metal nipple on the bottom of the lighter through which fuel is added. Once you have located the nozzle, you will need a small screwdriver or another similar tool. Depress the nozzle with the tool and you will hear the hiss of escaping gas and air. Do not perform this operation near any open flame.
Hold the tool in place until the hissing sound stops. Remove the tool. Shake the lighter several times. Now, reinsert the tool and you will hear the hissing resume, though it will likely be lower in volume than before and will last for only a short time. Once the hissing stops for the second time, you can refill your lighter. To do this, simply keep the lighter inverted and use your filler canister to refill the lighter with fuel.
You should bleed your lighter whenever you notice that the fuel is getting low. If your lighter does not have a means to check the fuel level, you will have to rely on the performance of the flame. Spitting or flaring are good signs that your lighter is nearing the empty mark and needs to be bled. Exercise care when bleeding and you will remain safe during this vital process.How to Bleed a Butane Lighter by David Sabot