How to Refill a Butane Torch Lighter

How to Refill a Butane Torch Lighter? Today I will share my experience about refilling the gas jet light. This method has never failed for me and I can say that doing a purge has greatly increased the number of cigars that can be lit before a refill.


Release all tank pressure by pressing on the inlet valve with a small screwdriver or a XIKAR MTX Multi-Tool bleeder. Hold the lighter vertically while bleeding the valve. Repeat this several times until all fuel/ gas pressure is released.

Set flame adjustment to the lowest setting (-).

Turn lighter in an upside-down position and insert a butane tank tip directly on the fuel valve. Do not shake the can of butane! This increases the amount of propellant in the mixture that goes into the lighter, and should not be done. Press down firmly for about 5 seconds.


Before igniting lighter, wait 3-4 minutes.? This allows excess butane to evaporate and gas inside lighter to reach room temperature.

Set flame level to the desired height by turning the flame adjuster wheel.

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