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Old 02-27-2005, 10:05 AM   #1
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Do you guys have trouble lighting your'* in the morning after sitting overnight? Mine never seems to want to light.. and I tried that flicking up trick, and that doesn't help. The only way I get it to go is adding fluid [this seems to happen everyday just to get it to work, even when only using it for a few seconds that day], or by tipping it upside down for 30 seconds. Is this normal, or am I doing something wrong here?


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or am I doing something wrong here?
Yes, needing to light your zippo every morning.
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haha, what can I say.. I am a piroh.


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Probably need to trim your wick.
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Probably need to trim your wick.

Ouch.....

How often do you refill your Zippo? I only have that problem when it'* starting to get low on fluid. Also when do you stop filling it?
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Aye, I knew that looked wrong..

Anyways.. like it being too long, or a little burnt or what? It is a little charred at the top, and it is level with the lighting spinny thing.. the little ****** that rubs against the flint. That'* just the way I got it.


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i have the same problem, especially if it sits out in the car all night. it does work after four or five flicks though.
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You should use everclear instead of lighter fluid....





j/k... but as to your real problem, I am not a zippo person, so can't be of much help other than to second trimming the wick.





(yes, everclear does work and light. small cool blue flame.... ok, my friend was out of lighter fluid and smaokes a lot...)
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Sorry, I meant you need to pull the wick out some more, expose a new length, and trim it to the level of the chimney thing. But that is only really if the wick is more or less completely black.
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