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aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
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utility (fireplace/grill/BBQ/etc.) lighter

This morning it took me over 30 mins to light my fire (place) since all my lighters that were around decided to quit. A FlexiFlame was empty (I suspect leak) and two Click'n'Flames just wouldn't work, even though they seemed to have 1/2 and 1/3 of the lighter fluid left, respectively.

Is a there a good, reliable utility lighter that has a 3/4" - 1" flame in the max setting, and preferably it's refillable? Having wind resistance is good to have, but not absolutely necessary.

I looked around a bit, and I can get almost 10 generic lighters for a price of one Zippo. Are Zippos worth the extra money? Any store brand that's good?

TIA
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gar187er
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join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
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zippos are good cause of the wick as opposed to generic lighters. but there is some upkeep over time, like the striker.

if you want a overkill solution, get a benzomatic quickfire. its about $30 and the size of a compact drill/driver.
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DataDoc
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reply to aurgathor
I use the Blazer Micro-Torch:
»www.blazerproducts.com/tools/pb207.html

PrntRhd
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join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA
reply to aurgathor
A plain old Bernzomatic torch can't be beat.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to aurgathor
Nothing beats 30$'s worth of BICs are costco.
The odds are, you'll have one that works.


aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
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I do have a 3 - 4 years old Costco card -- I don't think I can buy anything with that, but I can check out what they have. (and eat the free samples )

I actually have a torch, though not self igniting. Thinking a bit more of it, that would allow me to light my fire without paper, and with much less preparation.
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cdru
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Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to aurgathor
said by aurgathor:

Is a there a good, reliable utility lighter that has a 3/4" - 1" flame in the max setting, and preferably it's refillable? Having wind resistance is good to have, but not absolutely necessary.

I bought a box of a dozen boxes of these a long time ago. They are still good today.

robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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reply to aurgathor
Don't you have a propane torch for plumbing work? Get a sparker for welding, use it to light the torch, and then use the torch to light the fireplace. Either that or get a refillable butane torch something like what DataDoc See Profile posted. I always keep a sparker around as I don't trust the built-in ones to work reliably.


aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
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OK, it's a Benzomatic TS3000!

It's a bit big, but what the heck.