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PostSubject: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:39 pm

Gotta love em'. Especially the guarantee.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:47 pm

I love the classic clang when you flip it open & closed.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:39 pm

I have a copper one that I like a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:41 pm

I heard through the grapevine that if you send Zippo your standard lighter, they will replace the inside with a pipe lighter upon request free of charge.

Any truth to this?
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:54 pm

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Any truth to this?

Yep, its true. I've sent for the replacement. They change it out and send the original insert and a few flints back with the lighter.

Here's a hint: I collect Zippos with Sheriff's stars on them. If I buy a new or customized Zippo and want the pipe insert, I'll send in a plain older one for the insert exchange and swap the insert when it returns to me. That way I don't have to worry about a more valued lighter getting lost in the mail.

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:32 pm

Carlos wrote:
I have a copper one that I like a lot.

Carlos,

I've been looking at the brushed copper Zippo. Do you know if it's a coating or solid copper as the brass is?

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:44 pm

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Carlos wrote:
I have a copper one that I like a lot.

Carlos,

I've been looking at the brushed copper Zippo. Do you know if it's a coating or solid copper as the brass is?

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This is solid copper except for the hinge and insert. Also says copper on the bottom. This has a date code of 2003. It was a Malboro packaged issue.

I came across it and could not resist. Me being allergic to some metals and knowing copper was safe, I grabbed it. Nickel will eat holes into me. Nickel is added to stainless to make it strong. I figured the hinge would never get close enough to my skin in a pants pocket, or rub off on my hands enough to bother me.


Oh, a magnet won't stick to it either. But will stick to an insert.

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:53 pm

The Zippo I carry all the time was a gift from my grandparents some 20 years ago when I bought my first pipe. I have returned it several times to have the hinge replaced and it always came back with new insides free of charge.

I've already sent one to the factory that I found laying along the road, and they replaced the entire lighter for free. Has to be the best guarantee going.


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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:10 am

Does anyone know if they make the pipe-lighter version in the slim? Looking at various web sited it doesn't look like it, but just wondering if anyone know for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:34 am

I had no idea you could exchange the inserts. I'll have to contact Zippo and see if they're willing to accommodate Canadian customers...though I can't see why they wouldn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:55 am

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I had no idea you could exchange the inserts. I'll have to contact Zippo and see if they're willing to accommodate Canadian customers...though I can't see why they wouldn't.

Yep, they do.

Zippo for Canucks
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:22 pm

I've owned several Zippo lighters over the years, and I've gotta say, they are a company and a product that make me proud to be American! Great product, reasonable price, great service, all what America USED TO stand for. I'm betting that their CEO doesn't make eleventy billion dollars a year either!
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:05 pm

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Yep, they do.

Zippo for Canucks

Awesome, thanks for the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:14 am

kilted1 wrote:
I've owned several Zippo lighters over the years, and I've gotta say, they are a company and a product that make me proud to be American! Great product, reasonable price, great service, all what America USED TO stand for. I'm betting that their CEO doesn't make eleventy billion dollars a year either!

Yeah, not too many companies that have the guarantee they do and take as much pride in it. My favorite is the one in black matte finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:45 am

I have wondered about the Zippo Pipe Lighter scorching the rim of the pipe.I've
never used one,I use an Old Boy at present.It seems to me that the Zippo flame
would not be that focused.Any comments?

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:20 am

Winslow wrote:
I have wondered about the Zippo Pipe Lighter scorching the rim of the pipe.I've
never used one,I use an Old Boy at present.It seems to me that the Zippo flame
would not be that focused.Any comments?

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No problem at all, use it just like a match! The pipe inserts make this even easier. Once you light the lighter, some recommend letting it burn for a few seconds to lessen the naptha fumes. The new Zippo Fluid is supposed to be fumeless.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:24 am

kilted1 wrote:
Winslow wrote:
I have wondered about the Zippo Pipe Lighter scorching the rim of the pipe.I've
never used one,I use an Old Boy at present.It seems to me that the Zippo flame
would not be that focused.Any comments?

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No problem at all, use it just like a match! The pipe inserts make this even easier. Once you light the lighter, some recommend letting it burn for a few seconds to lessen the naptha fumes. The new Zippo Fluid is supposed to be fumeless.

I have two zippo pipe lighters, that's all I use. They don't scorch around the rim any more than a match would do. The new zippo fluid is mostly free of fumes, I had quit using zippos years ago because of the fumes, till the new stuff came out (in the black can). I actually don't like matches because I always taste them (unless you let it burn down the tip). I also got frustrated trying to light up with a match when there is a slight breeze outside, no problemo with the zippo. I havent tried any other lighters so couldn't compare them to a zip.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:16 am

I regret to say that I have never been able to get use to using a Zippo. I have been using the same Imco pipe lighter for the last 8-10 years with no problems. I sent the Zippo pipe lighter I had to one of the brothers here. Maybe I should revisit them. I always felt like I had to draw too hard to get a good light with the lighter with the pipe insert.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:45 am

Justpipes wrote:
I always felt like I had to draw too hard to get a good light with the lighter with the pipe insert.
That is true, it seems to depend on the tobacco your smoking. I have been into Flakes recently and unless you really rub it out and let it dry you do have to do a lot of drawing in to get it lit.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:59 pm

I'm still using the Zippo I carried in Viet Nam in 1967. Other than usual upkeep; flint, wick etc it has never failed me. I don't use a pipe insert, and have no trouble lighting a pipe
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:35 pm

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I'm still using the Zippo I carried in Viet Nam in 1967.
Wow! I bet that thing has some memories attached to it. I'd kind of like to see a photo of it if you don't mind sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:06 pm

bronxbill wrote:
I'm still using the Zippo I carried in Viet Nam in 1967. Other than usual upkeep; flint, wick etc it has never failed me. I don't use a pipe insert, and have no trouble lighting a pipe

I might try one without the pipe insert.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:10 am

The pipe lighter insert allows you to rest the lighter against the top of the bowl. No scorched rims. Having said that I find it's better just to use the tip of the flame to light with - especially flakes. I have four (don't ask) of them. Great lighters. My local B&M carries the inserts. I swop them out when they start looking a bit ropey.
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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:06 pm

For a long time I used a slim line Zippo almost exclusively because of its smaller flame and size. Works well outside too except in strong winds. I still have two of them and occasionally use one. Since getting an Old boy several years ago, I use it almost all the time now.

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PostSubject: Re: Zippo Pipe Lighters   Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:03 am

I think I'll try a Zippo while my Old Boy is being repaired again.

While I love the Old Boy when it works on occasion, the one I bought about a year ago (the new series--supposedly better interior parts) has been a disaster. It won't hold a charge, the flame adjustment never works, after filling it hisses until nearly all of the butane is gone, and, when it will ignite is essentially a torch. It looks good, though. Laughing
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