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Idlefellow

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PostSubject: Best butane?   Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:15 pm

I just got a Peterson "Old Boy" lighter and have heard one needs to use the purest available butane to help performance etc. I have some Vector which is what was recommended for my Thunderbird Zippo insert, but I've heard other brands being recommended. Any experience? Thanks...
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ak2000

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm

In my experience, Lava 5x refined (which I use in my Dunhill Ligne2) and Vector 5x refined have never caused a problem in any of my lighters and I wouldn't use anything else.
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ak2000

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm

P.S. Those Peterson lighters are awesome, love mine
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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:48 pm

I've used the Ronson butane for many years with no issues, even though some say that this is sub-par and causes problems.

Then again my butane lighter of choice is a cheap IMCO. It's not too fussy. Don't know how it would perform in a more expensive lighter.



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Corncobcon

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:19 pm

As long as the butane is 4 times, 5 times or more refined, you'll be ok. I use
FasFil 5X refined and all my butane lighters perform fine.
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Walkman

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:38 am

I've always used Vector in my IM Corona Old Boy and haven't had a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:26 am

It really doesn’t matter so much if you’re using a soft flame design lighter...as opposed to a “torch” flame lighter, in which it does make a difference.

I use a Tsubota “Pearl Eddie” which is arguably the finest made and functioning lighter in existence - and it works fine with standard butane.

Of course, I totally understand if you prefer to use only the best available butane in your baby. It’s what I do. Typically I use Vector. But so long as it’s triple refined rated, I’m good with it. There are lots of brands out there. Use google.

My baby...



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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:17 pm

My new baby...

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:34 pm

A beauty for sure. What fountain pen is that?p

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:06 pm

Sheaffer's New Balance.
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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:35 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
Sheaffer's New Balance.

Makes a nice set...eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:07 pm

Thanks. I think so!
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wij

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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:57 pm

I’ve used Lava and Xikar in my lighters for a long time without issue. I also use Dunhill butane in my Rollagas
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PostSubject: Re: Best butane?   Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:05 pm

I can't say which brand is best. I have to buy local because of all the regs against air transportation, so I buy the only brand available: Olympia. Don't know if it's good or crappy butane.
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