Advice 1: How to fix a lighter

Everyone who had a chance to become the owner of a branded Zippo lighters, proud of his acquisition. But even such a reliable system sometimes fails. Most often the user has to deal with the wear and tear of flint or wick. For minor repairs and preventing the lighter can be disassembled on its own. It does not require high qualification and does not take too much time.
How to fix a lighter
You will need
  • wick;
  • - flint;
  • - clean cloth (fleece);
  • - small tweezers;
  • - a bottle of fuel.
Prepare the necessary repair materials and tools. You can't do without tweezers or small pliers manicure. Depending on the type of fault you may need a new flint, wick and bottle of lighter fluid. The place where you plan to repair, remove foreign objects and cover a sheet of paper or newspaper. Take care of good local coverage (case right table lamp).
Take the lighter and unplug the decorative insert body. Put the body to the side, pre-wiping it with a clean cotton swab or cloth.
Flip the bottom insert up. Here you can see the felt lining. Lift it with tweezers and inspect the filler beneath it. If the lighter doesn't work due to the lack of fuel, take the bottle with special petrol for lighters, push the tip under the gasket and impregnate the filler with the mixture.
To replace your broken or worn out flint for a start, remove the retaining screw. Disconnect the gasket and the filler is not necessary. Locate the spring-retainer and remove it. Inspect the nest and if necessary, clean it from dirt. Insert the prepared to replace the flint in a nest, using the provided tweezers.
If the repair requires a replacement wick, and perform a full disassembly of the lighter. Unscrew the fasteners with a spring which presses a felt pad. With tweezers, remove the filler. Then inset the tip of the old wick and pull him from his seat. Take a new fuse, insert at the intended place and lay the body in the form of "snake". On the reverse side will get as much wick as needed for stable operation of the lighter. Trim the tip if necessary.
Install in its place the filler. Attach the assembled box into the enclosure. Check out how the lighter works properly after repair. Wipe the case away from dust and dirt with a clean cotton swab.

Advice 2: How to make a lighter from the socket

There are several ways of making lighter of shells, which we share with you. It would seem, what for, if around sells a variety of lighter? The fact that it may not always be at hand. But the skills making a home-made lighter never hurts. Following our instruction, you will be able to boast a self-made lighter.
How to make a lighter from the socket
Method the first. Prepare sleeve, new Zippo (or look old), the burner and the copper-silver solder. Disembowel from Zippy the flint and pull out the drive that on it he strikes. Next, remove all the contents Zippy: disc holder, filter and gasket. All the contents of the frame and solder. Remove any roughness with a file, giving the correct form. Contents Zippy hammer welded into the sleeve, insert the wick and pour over gasoline. Lighter ready.
The second way. Prepare metal narrow tube. Do it in the hole for the wheel. In the hole for the wheel put a special flint for lighters with a spring. Flint should be with a small elastic. Fabricated of durable metal or alloy cap with a wick. Assemble the entire structure. Take an empty cartridge case. Prepared metal tube solder to the shell. Pour gasoline. Lighter ready.
The third way. Prepare the sleeve and cotton cord. Cut a small piece of cotton string and dip it into the sleeve, pre-moistened in gasoline to protect from moisture. The outer end of the wick to leave out to interact with the flint. Flint fabricate from a file. For this solder to the sleeve with a small piece of a file, size about 5 cm Fill in the liner of gasoline. Lighter ready.
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