Zippo flame height?

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ncrobb
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The flame height on my Zippo is like two inches tall. Maybe more and it swirls around all over the place. I think using Coleman fuel makes it worse but even with Zippo fluid it flames out of control. I have taken out the packing and pulled the wick back so only about 3/16” is sticking out. It does this when I top it off and continues until it runs dry. This is a regular style, not a pipe insert style. Any suggestions?
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Don't flood the packing when you fill it. That might tame the flame.
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I used to wayyy over fill my zippo to the point that it would be a fireball in my hand and I’d be waving it all over the place trying not to burn my parents house down. Ahh the memories.
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You guys may be on to something. I don’t use it everyday and I hate picking it up and it’s empty so I give it a goooood shot when I fill it. I remember my grand father giving his a squirt every morning as part of his daily routine. His never went fire ball like I get.
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Riff89 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:20 pm I used to wayyy over fill my zippo to the point that it would be a fireball in my hand and I’d be waving it all over the place trying not to burn my parents house down. Ahh the memories.
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I have used Coleman fuel and regular fluid for years with no problem. I fill with all it will take. Maybe you got one with an undersize wick or the hole in the lighter the wick passes through is oversize.
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Last July 4th I was using an old Storm King to light fireworks. Overfilled it a bit - it flamed up all over - and when I tried to flick the lid closed the insert flew out and across my dry lawn like a medieval fireball, and continued to burn after it landed in the grass.

Good times. :lol:
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