A butane torch is a lighter that blasts flames of high temperature and is used in culinary, jewelry making, soldering, brazing, or welding. Its main advantage is portability, which means you can always take it in your bag.
Going to camping or on a picnic? Don’t forget your butane torch and refueling for it, in order to be completely armed.
To refuel your butane torch, you will need a canister of butane fuel. Usually, manufacturers do not include butane fuel cans in the kit, and you should order it on the site or buy in specialized stores. But the process of refilling a butane burner is much easier and does not take much time.
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How to refill a butane torch — common rules
The one important thing that must be done before the refilling is to clean the torch of old butane. This helps get rid of the air and fuel that accumulate in the torch and can damage the device. To bleed your butane torch, turn off the gas valve, turn the torch to the floor, then insert a screwdriver into the port and press until the hissing of the gas stops.
Video — How to refill a butane torch
Now you can start refilling your torch by following these steps:
- make sure that the burner and gas flow control are turned off;
- flip the torch upside down, there will be a refill port, find the refill nozzle and shake the butane to warm it up;
- insert the nozzle into the canister and place the butane filler in the direction of the torch, then press and hold. This pressure should immediately provoke the flow of fuel into the nozzle;
- within a few seconds, the torch is filled and you should remove the butane refueling.
In addition, pay attention to some of our tips on refilling a butane torch. First of all, always keep the refill container upside down to avoid accidental air intake. Secondly, refuel the torch in an open space and don’t let the butane slip away in order to avoid ignition. Also, after refueling the butane torch, waits a few minutes before starting it again. And finally, take care of the butane torch properly, since this device is not permanent and sooner or later it may clog or break down.