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Re: lighters?

Post by JimVH » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm

A_Morley wrote: They tend to be fat, awkward, poorly dressed people with limited vocabularies and irritating opinions... Piggish, grunting sub-humans who would come in making wheezing noises ...
One of these days I'm gonna start crap like this personal.

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Re: lighters?

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm
A_Morley wrote: They tend to be fat, awkward, poorly dressed people with limited vocabularies and irritating opinions... Piggish, grunting sub-humans who would come in making wheezing noises ...
One of these days I'm gonna start crap like this personal.

I love Zippos.
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Re: lighters?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:19 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Here it is cleaned up,
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Tuned up,
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Fired up!
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It is lighting every time and will now go into my regular use. Thanks for the guidance and info.

This is my Nimrod...it is taller and thicker than my Zippo. The Zippo is a standard. The Zippo may be a smidge wider, but over all it is a smaller lighter...just by a little but noticeably smaller.

It also goes to familiarity. I have been using the Zippo for most of my adult life. The Nimrod came to me just last year.

Wow looking at those pics, I see I need to get the metal polish out and get it cleaned up better :)
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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 am

OK...I am still having an issue with my Nimrod...yup the one in the pics above. I fill it up and its good for 12 to 15 or so lights and then it won't light. There is plenty of spark and if I put more fluid in (its really swimming with fluid) then it will light a dozen or so more times and then it stops. Is there a way to replace the wick? or are there replacement wicks? It holds fluid for an insane long time, but unless its dripping fuel, it won't light.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:23 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 am
OK...I am still having an issue with my Nimrod...yup the one in the pics above. I fill it up and its good for 12 to 15 or so lights and then it won't light. There is plenty of spark and if I put more fluid in (its really swimming with fluid) then it will light a dozen or so more times and then it stops. Is there a way to replace the wick? or are there replacement wicks? It holds fluid for an insane long time, but unless its dripping fuel, it won't light.
Trim the wick.
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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:30 am

Cool I'll do that tonight. My wife has a late meeting and it will be pipe and lighter bench time for me.
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:01 am

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:23 am
Bloodhound wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:11 am
OK...I am still having an issue with my Nimrod...yup the one in the pics above. I fill it up and its good for 12 to 15 or so lights and then it won't light. There is plenty of spark and if I put more fluid in (its really swimming with fluid) then it will light a dozen or so more times and then it stops. Is there a way to replace the wick? or are there replacement wicks? It holds fluid for an insane long time, but unless its dripping fuel, it won't light.
Trim the wick.
If trimming the wick doesn't work, let it dry out and take all of the cotton "stuffing" out. It's not unusual with an old lighter to have seen so much use that there is precious little wick left and it's time for a replacement. Sometimes a lighter that's sat for decades ends up with a punky wick, too. If it needs a replacement, you won't be able to get nimrod wicks any more and you'll need to go online and look for the Ronson wicks with the guide needle. They fit, but they're no longer made and can be found sometimes on Amazon and sometimes on eBay. I had luck once calling a local tobacconist to see if he had any in the back, too.

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Re: lighters?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm

JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm
A_Morley wrote: They tend to be fat, awkward, poorly dressed people with limited vocabularies and irritating opinions... Piggish, grunting sub-humans who would come in making wheezing noises ...
One of these days I'm gonna start crap like this personal.

I love Zippos.
For a second, I thought Durango was talking about me: "I don’t know about big fat guys that don’t speak well..."
Never!

By the way, I just got another Zippo.
I thought I lost the one I leave at school; so,I ordered one of the “retro” 30s look versions with a pipe lighter insert.
Looks very nice!

If you’re a, “I like to keep my rims from charring,” nutcase like me, these Zippos are hard to beat.

Oh. I found the lost lighter.
Now, I can leave one in the car.
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Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:16 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm
A_Morley wrote: They tend to be fat, awkward, poorly dressed people with limited vocabularies and irritating opinions... Piggish, grunting sub-humans who would come in making wheezing noises ...
One of these days I'm gonna start crap like this personal.

I love Zippos.
For a second, I thought Durango was talking about me: "I don’t know about big fat guys that don’t speak well..."
Never!

By the way, I just got another Zippo.
I thought I lost the one I leave at school; so,I ordered one of the “retro” 30s look versions with a pipe lighter insert.
Looks very nice!

If you’re a, “I like to keep my rims from charring,” nutcase like me, these Zippos are hard to beat.

Oh. I found the lost lighter.
Now, I can leave one in the car.
In m experience, the easiest way to find a lost lighter is to buy a new one. Never fails. :)
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Re: lighters?

Post by durangopipe » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:00 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:16 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:53 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm
A_Morley wrote: They tend to be fat, awkward, poorly dressed people with limited vocabularies and irritating opinions... Piggish, grunting sub-humans who would come in making wheezing noises ...
One of these days I'm gonna start crap like this personal.

I love Zippos.
For a second, I thought Durango was talking about me: "I don’t know about big fat guys that don’t speak well..."
Never!

By the way, I just got another Zippo.
I thought I lost the one I leave at school; so,I ordered one of the “retro” 30s look versions with a pipe lighter insert.
Looks very nice!

If you’re a, “I like to keep my rims from charring,” nutcase like me, these Zippos are hard to beat.

Oh. I found the lost lighter.
Now, I can leave one in the car.
In m experience, the easiest way to find a lost lighter is to buy a new one. Never fails. :)
Sort of like washing your car to make it rain.
Works every time. Especially so if you live on a dirt road.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:07 am

Update on the Nimrod. I trimmed the wick...no joy...used my bodkin and perforated the wick from the sides, I then perforated the cotton and then perforated the wick from the top down into the cotton. And we had fire twice then no joy. I did a better job of trimming the wick and another shot with the bodkin on the center of the wick and...Now its lighting every time. :taco: :bacon: :chili:

I think this lighter was little used, plenty of wick, and then just sat in a desk drawer for years and years. I will keep using it and hopefully get it to where it is reliable. Thanks UB and Hugo.
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:51 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:07 am
Update on the Nimrod. I trimmed the wick...no joy...used my bodkin and perforated the wick from the sides, I then perforated the cotton and then perforated the wick from the top down into the cotton. And we had fire twice then no joy. I did a better job of trimming the wick and another shot with the bodkin on the center of the wick and...Now its lighting every time. :taco: :bacon: :chili:

I think this lighter was little used, plenty of wick, and then just sat in a desk drawer for years and years. I will keep using it and hopefully get it to where it is reliable. Thanks UB and Hugo.
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Tangent: I always found it interesting how the word nimrod evolved to mean two such different things.

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noun
1. literary: a skillful hunter.
2. NORTH AMERICAN informal: an inept person.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:57 am

One of my uncles used to call me Nimrod all the time...I don't think he thought I was a skillful hunter :)
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:51 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:07 am
Update on the Nimrod. I trimmed the wick...no joy...used my bodkin and perforated the wick from the sides, I then perforated the cotton and then perforated the wick from the top down into the cotton. And we had fire twice then no joy. I did a better job of trimming the wick and another shot with the bodkin on the center of the wick and...Now its lighting every time. :taco: :bacon: :chili:

I think this lighter was little used, plenty of wick, and then just sat in a desk drawer for years and years. I will keep using it and hopefully get it to where it is reliable. Thanks UB and Hugo.
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Post by durangopipe » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:54 pm

I just had my camera out for something else - decided to make better photo of the Dunhill one very generous CPSer gave me while the camera was handy, and used the new "Old" Zippo as a prop.

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They call this model, "Retro."

It is the same shape and corner details as the lighters they sold in the 30s - sort of "Deco." I like it better than the current shape. This one came with a pipe lighter insert and cost around $15.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm

My lighters (except for a Bic around here somewhere).
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Left to Right: My great-uncle's Derby Aluminum Block lighter probably from when he returned from WWII. An IMCO that sees a lot of use; I bought this lighter on a trip at a pipe shop out of new-old-stock when I found myself lighterless. Too bad they don't make these anymore. My trusty Nimrod Admiral that also sees a lot of regular use. A copper plated Zippo I bought in the early Nineties; I love this style as it reminds me of all the copper plumbing I did with my Daddy when I was a kid. A nicer engraved Zippo Beth and the boys bought me for my birthday a few years back. I used the Zippos a lot until the Nimrod proved to outperform them so much regarding frequency of fuel refills.

Of course, on occasion, I will carry strike anywhere matches in one of my match safes instead.
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JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
My lighters (except for a Bic around here somewhere).
Image
Left to Right: My great-uncle's Derby Aluminum Block lighter probably from when he returned from WWII. An IMCO that sees a lot of use; I bought this lighter on a trip at a pipe shop out of new-old-stock when I found myself lighterless. Too bad they don't make these anymore. My trusty Nimrod Admiral that also sees a lot of regular use. A copper plated Zippo I bought in the early Nineties; I love this style as it reminds me of all the copper plumbing I did with my Daddy when I was a kid. A nicer engraved Zippo Beth and the boys bought me for my birthday a few years back. I used the Zippos a lot until the Nimrod proved to outperform them so much regarding frequency of fuel refills.

Of course, on occasion, I will carry strike anywhere matches in one of my match safes instead.
Very nice!
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Post by sweetandsour » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 am

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:03 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
My lighters (except for a Bic around here somewhere).
Image
Left to Right: My great-uncle's Derby Aluminum Block lighter probably from when he returned from WWII. An IMCO that sees a lot of use; I bought this lighter on a trip at a pipe shop out of new-old-stock when I found myself lighterless. Too bad they don't make these anymore. My trusty Nimrod Admiral that also sees a lot of regular use. A copper plated Zippo I bought in the early Nineties; I love this style as it reminds me of all the copper plumbing I did with my Daddy when I was a kid. A nicer engraved Zippo Beth and the boys bought me for my birthday a few years back. I used the Zippos a lot until the Nimrod proved to outperform them so much regarding frequency of fuel refills.

Of course, on occasion, I will carry strike anywhere matches in one of my match safes instead.
Very nice!
Yes, very nice. My dad had an old Nimrod pipe lighter that I wish I could locate.

Steve, where did you pick up the zippo + insert for $15?
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Post by durangopipe » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:34 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 am
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:03 pm
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
My lighters (except for a Bic around here somewhere).
Image
Left to Right: My great-uncle's Derby Aluminum Block lighter probably from when he returned from WWII. An IMCO that sees a lot of use; I bought this lighter on a trip at a pipe shop out of new-old-stock when I found myself lighterless. Too bad they don't make these anymore. My trusty Nimrod Admiral that also sees a lot of regular use. A copper plated Zippo I bought in the early Nineties; I love this style as it reminds me of all the copper plumbing I did with my Daddy when I was a kid. A nicer engraved Zippo Beth and the boys bought me for my birthday a few years back. I used the Zippos a lot until the Nimrod proved to outperform them so much regarding frequency of fuel refills.

Of course, on occasion, I will carry strike anywhere matches in one of my match safes instead.
Very nice!
Yes, very nice. My dad had an old Nimrod pipe lighter that I wish I could locate.

Steve, where did you pick up the zippo + insert for $15?
eBay

This guy:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=& ... _sacat=593
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Post by Del » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:19 pm

I am content with my Bic disposables.



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