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Old 02-16-2006, 10:01 AM   #1
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Lighter for a pipe

Is a zippo ok?
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Old 02-16-2006, 11:15 AM   #2
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Re: Lighter for a pipe

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Is a zippo ok?
Yeah, but you might want to get a pipe insert (they have one big hole in the side instead of lots of little ones). Zippos have pretty big flames and can char your rim if you're not careful. I normally use a bic or wooden matches, which work great. There are also lots of refillable butane pipe lighters for under 10 bucks.


Or you could get the cadillac of pipe lighters...

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Old 02-16-2006, 11:22 AM   #3
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I use zippo's for my pipe. Works great.
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
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Use wooden kitchen matches. The temperature is much less, and it is easier to control the flame (thus NOT burning the rim of your pipe!)

Of course, they are harder to carry around, dangerous in the car, and messy!
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:37 PM   #5
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I tried a Zippo pipe lighter. POS and a waste of money. I put in a Z-plus and use it for cigars now.
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Old 02-16-2006, 09:02 PM   #6
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Wow...that's the first time I've ever heard of a Zippo called a POS.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:05 AM   #7
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Might have been a knock off. I picked one up from ebay that was a total POS. Turns out it wasn't actually a zippo. It was a Chinese imitation. I pitched it. I like the big zippos. You gotta make sure you fill it with plenty of fluid too.
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:49 AM   #8
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I typically use wooden matches. Sometimes I use the paper matches. I find that a Zippo imparts the tobacco with the fluid taste. I have heard that if you let the flame burn for a few minutes it will get rid of the taste. I haven't tried this yet. You could also fill the Zippo with absolute ethyl alcohol (100%). I have found 91% ethyl alcohol in the supermarket (Albertsons), you can probably find this at any drug store (70% contains too much moisture to burn). It burns very clean. The big downside is that the lighter will have to be re-fueled every few lights. Alcohol evaporated too rapidly.

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