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Paraphernalia - Are there any ways to "DECREASE" the size of a lighter flame?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine' started by CanadianBakin, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. CanadianBakin

    CanadianBakin

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    To skip ahead to my question, and to avoid reading my frivolous, inane meth induced rant, skip ahead to the bold red text.

    Okay, so I know there are tricks to increase the size of a flame... But a giant flame isn't really desired when smoking meth... In fact, a tiny flame I find works much better in terms of conservation.

    Lately, in the past 4 or 5 months, I don't know what it is, but I swear Bic lighter flames are suddenly massive! I remember they used to be a bit smaller than an inch normally. Now, every Bic lighter I buy, the flame is like 2 inches. Not only does it make it harder to smoke my meth properly, but my lighters dead in like 3 days. I swear they are bigger now, it's not just me...

    Crazy theory: They made the flames bigger to kill the lighters faster to increase sales because of the economy? eh? maybe? .... Or maybe I'm just a crazy tweaker. If this is true, it's working, I probably go through twice as many Bic's as I used to.

    There are other lighter brands.... Clipper lighter flames are about 6 feet tall, always have been... Then there are adjustable lighters, but their always cheap and shitty and die to soon... Basically, I'm not willing to sacrifice the quality of Bic lighters for a smaller flame... I simply want my old Bic lighters that provided a reasonable flame size... What's the point of a 2 inch flame anyway? When does a massive flame serve a practical use? Especially considering their main purpose is to light cigarettes, which requires only a minuscule teeny tiny flame.

    Now, I know there are tricks to increase the size of a flame... But does anyone actually have a trick to decrease the size of a flame? A google search containing the keywords "trick, decrease, flame, size, lighter" only comes up with sites telling me how to make ur lighter flame a ridiculous size lol. If I were a pyromaniac, then this would be fantastic!!!! But I'm not. I'm a meth addict... Me want small flame.

    Anyone have a trick to decrease flame size, preferably for Bic lighters?
     
  2. Shleep On A Goat's Nipple

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    I found a site detailing how to make a "needle lighter", where you take off the flame guard and insert an impossibly thin pipe of tin foil into the valve lid, so that an impossibly thin flame peeps out at the top. Looks like something only the patience and attention of a tweaker could accomplish! :)
    Type "guide to making a needle lighter" into a well-known search engine to find ..

    Seems to be a custom-built idea, so to speak, for your purposes, although it looks quite tricky. I get that you love your trusty Bics, but the adjustable flame lighters are the obvious solution. I agree that most generic adjustables are short-lived, but have you ever tried kitchen lighters? AKA multi-purpose, or MP lighters, these are the ones with a long snout sticking out, to minimize burning of the hand, and have a pretty big body/handle, which can hold a pretty big storage of gas. Try finding one of these with an flame adjuster lever on it, it should last much longer than an adjustable lighter of a normal shape.
    In fact, Bic make their own kitchen lighter under the name of the Megalighter .. sounds cool, looks cool, is quite cheap and lasts pretty long, by all accounts.

    Hope this helps x
     
  3. CanadianBakin

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    Ah yes, the needle lighter... I read about those a while back, and though they look to be awesome, I concluded that the complexity of making one outweighs my desire for a small flame :p maybe one day when I'm bored I'll try it out. And yeah the kitchen lighters, are they the same as BBQ lighters? That's what we call them here anyway... That is a decent solution, but their usually a bit more expensive, and I find with the ones I use anyway, they have a safety feature that discontinues the flame when they have been lit for too long to prevent overheating. And once they get low on fuel they only stay lit for about 5 seconds... One that doesn't automatically shut off would be great, I should look into it... But then there is the question of how expensive will they be, and would it be worth it?

    The megalighter sounds dope :p I wonder if these have an auto shut off feature... Because when I'm smoking meth sometimes I take hits so big I need my lighter lit for a long period of time. Lol, then I'll be taking a hit of what little I got left, it shuts off, then my hit is ruined, and I end up wasting my last little bit with 5 tiny hits rather than one immense hit xD hate when that happens...

    Thanks for your reply though... I think you pointed out all the options I really have. I was hoping for a quick simple fix to lower the flame, but that was probably just wishful thinking lol. Torches are out of the question, and despite the big debate that they are better, I wholeheartedly disagree, they burn your shit too quickly.

    The needle lighter isn't a convenient option for me, and unless I can find a BBQ lighter that stays lit to my desire, it is neither an option for me as well.

    I like your point about cheap lighters being an obvious solution. I think you are correct... Besides I can get three cheap lighters for a buck, where a Bic normally costs around two (CAD). And three cheap lighters last longer than one Bic would... So I guess, now I'm starting to think putting up with their poor quality would actually be worth getting my small flame, and as a bonus it's more cost effective! And with the economy... xD fuckin economy :p like I really give a shit... haha.

    Thanks Shleep ol' buddy ol' pal!!
     
  4. KillrNstink

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    I agree, I had the same intuition about the unadjustable bic lighters. I noticed the flame size increase right away. The solution I've come up with is simple. I take apart an empty bic. The piece I want is the little lever that lifts the valve when u press down. It's made of sturdy metal and has a red plastic end. I take that piece and bend it slightly, with 2 pliers.. It's not that easy to bend. Sometes I even use a hammer to tap it a bit so that when put on a full lighter, it dosnt lift the valve as high as it used to. I admit it takes some time to perfect. But once u get a good one, u hold one to it. When the lighter dies, take that piece off and put it on a fresh one. This does mean basically dismantling the lighter down all the way.. But after a few times, u get good enough to where it takes you maybe 2 minutes to do. That's the best solution I've been able to come up with for the bic flame size conspiracy.. Scripto is a decent cheapie brand for crys
     
  5. valchrist

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    You don't have to use tin foil for the lighter. You could use a needle from syringe. To make it air tight use bubble gum or hot glue from the glue gun or some type of tough glue at the base of the bic lighters valve. Don't get the glue inwhere the the gas comes out!

    Note: I don't know what gauge of the needle 27 28 29 I don't know which one will fit perfectly into the lighter from its bevel.

    Someone might know the correct needle....
     
  6. AJXC

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    I read in a previous thread on this site that a 16-gauge piercing needle which is 1.2mm in diameter is the size required to make this type of a lighter.

    http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=125163

    Make sure that you purchase a hollow 16-gauge piercing needle if you are going to purchase these for this modification! This will save you from disappointment and another trip to the store when you realize that you bought the solid ones.

    EDIT: I think I'll stop being lazy and go get them tomorrow or on Sunday since I prefer a standard bic for pipe/bong/bubblers but a low-heat blue flame for tinfoil. Assuming that I do I will confirm whether or not the user in the thread I posted was correct about 16-gauge being the correct size or post the correct size.
     
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  7. Potter

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    Get an adjustable lighter, take the guard off, move the adjustor to the lowest setting, push the adjusting lever up so the frame disconnects from the wheel, move the frame to the opposite side, push it back to the wheel and continue reducing the flame. bend the guard back in place.

    This also works in reverse when the lighter is nearly empty and can help drain the last burn out of it in an effective manner.
     
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  8. valchrist

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    I knew someone would know.

    Oh and potter nice tip too BUT! Those lighters are too cheap and once you take off all its parts watch out you going to lose that crappy lighter.

    I've done this three times they always fail by melting or breaking down on me because the guard was gone.
    I hate adjustable lighters.

    Shleep On A Goat's Nipple
    I used one kitchen lighter made by bic it was the red handle one for some reason it wouldn't melt the shit right. That kitchen lighter took butane.
     
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  9. sunshinealone

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    So far i love the "needle" lighter thats the best way i enjoy
     
  10. gripper

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    Alright, believe it or not I have a way that works.

    1.Find a bic click pen. It MUST be a ballpoint click pen.
    -Click pens typically only have half filled with ink
    2. After disassembling pen, use only the pen insert. Take a pair of needle nose pliers, or nail clippers, or scissors...whatever it takes to
    remove ONLY the BALL from the ball point
    3. Once removed take the metal tip off
    4. Blow through the end WITHOUT the ink until most the ink comes out
    5. Clean with water keep blowing water through till somewhat clean. Blow through till dry
    6. put metal tip back on pen
    7. Cut pen down past crimp (usually there is a crimp half way that the ink is below)
    8. Now take the shortened pen without ball but tip back on and fit it right over the nozzle of the bic lighter
    9. you need a second lighter or better yet a candle to light this apparatus so push the red button on the new one and jump start it off the candle
    10. The falme is a bit smaller and can be dampened by using ball point tips from other pens try fine point pens for smaller tips.
    11. Enjoy fucking around for days trying to get just the right tips.
    12. Go back to using the regular bic just hold the flame SUPER close, I mean like a 16th of an inch from the bulb of the pipe so that the pipe muffles the flame and it wont burn but you get the mac daddy hits
     
  11. AJXC

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    Removed.
     
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  12. Dirt City

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    Wrap your Bic lighter in something cold, or store it somewhere cold when not in use.
    To me, this seems to be the most simple solution even though it's one that needs to be constantly implemented.

    Increase in temperature = increased pressure of butane = increased rate (amount) of butane being pushed out to fuel flame = larger flame

    Opposite effect for a decrease in temperature.
     
  13. AKAMike

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    WOW... you guys are extremely creative... or I'm just plain lazy. I went to my local Home Improvement Depot, bought a small butane torch (for soldering jewelry) (B*E*N*Z*O*M/A/T/I/C), about the size of a magic marker, and a can of refillable butane (smaller than a can of spray paint). The flame is adjustable and burns hotter than the convenience store BICS and also eliminated the scorching I was seeing on the bottom of my bowl. Also, there are vids on YouTube showing how to fill the torch.
     
  14. Senang

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    Try using cotton buds. Cut off the cotton ends and you end up with a plastic tube that fits over a normal lighter tip (you have to remove the metal guard first).

    Cut the tube to about 2 cm length

    Cut aluminium foil around 0.5 cm width x 5cm length.

    Roll the foil diagonally around the tube to get the foil into a tube shape

    Remove the tube, further roll the foil till you get a thin tube shape that holds its shape. It should shorten to around 2 - 3cm.

    Slide the larger end of the foil into the end of the plastic tube. Around 1cm in.

    Use the lighter to melt slightly the plastic end and roll it on a flat surface so that the melted plastic will seal with the foil. Normally I have to use my finger to pat the melted plastic in.

    Put the other end of the plastic tube to the lighter end. Normally it just fit snugly. If it doesnt, turn your lighter to the lowest level and melt slightly that end and then quickly fit it in.

    Now you have a needle lighter! You may need to crimp the other aluminium tube end to get the right flame size.

    This is the easiest way to do it. Everyone has cotton bud and aluminium foil!
     
  15. LA_CheGuevarra

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    Funny that my first post is an answer but glad I might be able to help. The "needle lighter"problem is solved with a 23G 1' inch syringe needle. I would go as far as to say that 95% of disposable lighters will accomodate the be iled end into the gas spout with a fairly tight fit without the need of some airtight sealant (gum, glue). If you turn the lighter upside down and lightly tap the needle on a bard surface it will further secure the neeedle in place. The livhter must be turned on with another source but that is simple. Now the flame will still be somewhat high for my taste even on lowest setting. See above post a couple spots above this one for turning down flame even lower on disposable lighter until you achieve your optimum flame size. Another tip that is useful for me. I take tweezers, or pliers, and actually make two 90 degree bends in the needle to form as S shape. This allows me to hold the lighter lower than my field of vision so that my eye only needs to focus on the small flame tip, thus providing eye relief and allowing me to use it more effectively, which we all know is better when you are as high as giraffe pussy. Also, the syrynges can be ordered online for around 20 bucks for a box of 100. I usually have to buy a new lighter before the needle gives out. You can also use a torch or another livhter to remove the syringe from the syringe ( its plastic holding it in place). Just my 2 cents as I am WAY too fucking lazy to start trying to roll tin foil into a catheter sized tube. Again, just the way I do it, and with this method I have NEVER, EVER burned a bowl of sweet nectar, while getting optimal use of my product. I can make a G last the whole weekend while pretty much taking hits every half hour or so. You will also need to understand optimum inhalation techniques and airflow but there are other threads concerning that. Hope this helps!

    LA_CheGuevarra added 11 Minutes and 14 Seconds later...

    Sorry, should have broken into paragraphs for ease of reading.
     
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  16. hellborndisease

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    In my opinion, a torch with quality butane is the way to go. They're adjustable, reliable (at least the ones I used) and keep your bowl much cleaner. Though I must say, I never travel without a trusty BIC
     
  17. bimanforeign

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    oh they always seem to give swim two small tiny hollow glass wicks whenever swim buys his bubble glass .. at first swim didn't know what they were for but you break then into two and put them inside the cotton bud as suggested for a super small blue flame but work best if the glass you using is super thin and doesn't need a lot of heat
     
  18. Decision Making Time

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    put the lighter in the freezer for around 5 minutes or longer for a smaller flame :)

    Decision Making Time added 0 Minutes and 54 Seconds later...

    aw sorry, dirt city beat me to it :)
     
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  19. chudsongobot

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    i know its been a few years but this is my solution. its super simple and convenient... you don't even have to open the lighter... i just discovered it today on accident trying a whole bunch of stupid things... throw this on a youtube url:

    watch?v=nir2J6Drr_8

    chudsongobot added 5 Minutes and 36 Seconds later...

    its just a rubberband and a bic... i've been using the technique for a few hours now and there's even easier ways to do it than in my video... i'm sure you can figure something out. one thing i've found out though is the rubber band does get caught between the wheel and the button thing, but it needs to stay on the button thing, so i just stuffed bits of a cigarette filter in there and voila problem solved.
     
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  20. mollymarie

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    I agree with the fridge/freezer trick. Much easier, I use the fridge myself, leave it for 10 minutes, pull it out and enjoy a smaller flame. Just pop it back in if it increases again. I've forgotten about putting them in there too many times and spend ages trying to find my lighter lol.
     
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