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Old 11-06-2006, 11:26 AM   #21
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I got mines here:

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Old 11-06-2006, 07:31 PM   #22
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I get mine there as well.

As to Colibri, I have had a Quantum Belmont for the past year and a half or so, and have gotten great service from it. I took it apart every month or so and cleaned the mechanism and only used quality fuel. It still works and I use it on occasion, but the Z-plus gets used far more often.

As far as the Colibri fuel, it works well, but after switching to Vector, I had far less problems with my lighters. IMO, if anybody that uses Colibri switched, they wouldn't go back.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:03 AM   #23
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I recently switched from Colibri fuel to Lotus and have had very good results with it. My cigars have seemed to burn better.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:12 AM   #24
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Why does the quintuple refined work better than others? I use the el cheapo stuff from walmart and have not had any issues yet.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:05 AM   #25
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It may aslo depand on your lighter. Some gt clogged very easy and others do not have a problem. It is also recomened that all of the gas is epeleed from your lighter before you refill it. Read your owners manual to find out how to do that. It will keep a lot of the crap out of your lighter and extend the useful life of your lighter.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:30 AM   #26
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I just got my Xikar lighter. It is so easy to fill and to adjust the flame. The price was right too at only $20.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:36 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by chrisguinther
I just got my Xikar lighter. It is so easy to fill and to adjust the flame. The price was right too at only $20.
I agree. I love my Xikar. Best lighter that I have ever had.
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Old 11-20-2006, 03:59 AM   #28
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All torch lighters have failed me at one time or another. Some rather quickly, to my great disappointment. Price never seemed to be a factor. If I ever purchased another torch lighter, I would strongly consider an ST Dupont X-tend.

But, I doubt it will ever come to that. I exclusively use flint/soft flame lighters now. They are much less complicated and thus have less mechanisms to fail. My main lighter is a Colibri CEO Elite. I also have a Prometheus Barron and an ST Dupont Ligne 2. I like each of them, and particularly enjoy the large reservoir and fuel capacity window of the Colibri. I have beat it to heck over the past two years and it shows no sign of wear.

I use Vector fuel exclusively.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:11 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by laxjb1
i've had a prometheus single flame for over a year...still works very well. There was 1 night where it took a swim in my hot tub, that was about 6 months ago. After it had dried out the next day it was back to normal.
Sounds like Deja Vu...lol
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:22 PM   #30
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Wife got me a Colibri a few years ago for an anniversary present and I've had no problems with it,thankfully. It's triple flame and seems to have a decent sized tank.

When I'm at home and it's not windy, I go old school and use two wooden kitchen matches to light up. Hold'em a quarter inch a part and I get good results every time. At a buck fifty for a whole box, price is not bad either.

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Originally Posted by avgeek

When I'm at home and it's not windy, I go old school and use two wooden kitchen matches to light up. Hold'em a quarter inch a part and I get good results every time. At a buck fifty for a whole box, price is not bad either.

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:19 AM   #32
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I'm a big match user as well. I have 10 lighters, but only seem to use them when I'm on the road.
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Old 11-23-2006, 04:55 PM   #33
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I'd love to be able to do that--Its just so classy. I smoke in my car at work 99% of the time though, so its kind of hard to do.
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:51 AM   #34
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I have a cheapo triple flame from my dad. It works great. No clogs and one hell of a flame. Gets cigars going in no time. I am pretty impressed with it.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:27 AM   #35
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Typically use matches when I'm smoking at home, but my favorite lighter was a present from my step dad, a St Dupont Gatsby in gold with black chinese lacquer - its 35 years old and still lights up every time! I use the red dupont gas and it works very well. As for refuelling, I smoke several times a week and haven't refilled it since October!

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Now thats a nice lighter!!!!!!!
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The other important thing to remember is to purge your lighter of oxygen just before refilling it. Its a poor oxygen/fuel mix ratio that is the bane to most torch lighters.
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I've got several torch lighters and only one of them works really well, the cheapest one. For pipes, my favorite was the Imco, but they only lasted a year or so before the went haywire. I mostly use my cheap single flame torch, but on occasion use a cheap butane or refillable soft flame butane. I've got plenty of wood matches, but don't like using them.
I have an Xikar that I've never been able to fuel.
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Jeeva, you are a fount of wisdom my friend. Why don't you post in intro and join the forum!!
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