How To Refill BIC Lighter With Butane?

Also, the seal created by the push pin isn’t always perfect. If you try to refill the same Bic lighter many times, there’s a chance that some butane will leak out.

While this procedure may work on a lighter one or two times, it is not a long-term solution for refilling Bic lighters.

Step 1: Open Valve At Bottom of Lighter

Insert your pin into the Bic lighter’s small hole at the bottom. The gas in the reservoir is sealed by a tiny ball in that hole. You should try to get that ball into the lighter. Inside, you’ll be able to hear it swaying.

You will get a spray of butane if the lighter isn’t empty.

Don’t be alarmed if it catches you off guard.

Step 2: Put Grommets Over Butane Canister Valve

Butane would spray all over the place if you simply put the butane canister valve into the hole you drilled. As a result, you’ll need to put something on the valve to improve the seal.

Using a few rubber grommets is one option.

Grommets that fit snugly over the valve should be chosen.

A rubber gasket can also be used.

In a pinch, a broad rubber band can be used.

Make a tiny hole in the rubber band with your pin and insert the valve through it.

Step 5: Plug Hole with Push Pin

Pull your thumb away from the hole and rapidly insert a push pin. The butane will be kept within by plugging the hole.

A regular type push pin is utilized to fill the hole in the video.

Because it’s unsightly, you can shorten the pin with snips and smooth it out with a file.

Alternatively, a flathead push pin can be used.

Can all BIC lighters be refilled?

All BIC lighters meet or exceed the lighter safety standards set by ISO (International Organization for Standardization), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and other government bodies. Keep this product, like any lighter product, out of the reach of youngsters. There is no such thing as a child-proof lighter. Adult supervision is the only way to ensure that children are safe.


BIC advises great caution when viewing films and other documents describing the use of lighters other than as intended — whether BIC brand or not — that may be available on the Internet or elsewhere.

Can you use butane to refill a lighter?

A valve at the bottom of the tank on refillable lighters is designed to receive fuel. Refillable lighters, such as Bic or disposable lighters, are not available. There is no method to refill a disposable lighter’s gas tank after the gasoline runs gone. When a lighter has a bottom-mounted valve, you can add gasoline to the tank by inserting the stem from a can of butane.

Are BIC pens refillable?

BIC is a manufacturer of retractable and stick-type pens established in Connecticut. Refills are limited, with retractable ballpoint stick refills being one of them. A B3 refill can be used in that pen.

Why are Bic lighters so good?

Since the introduction of BIC lighters in 1973, the company has made safety a top focus. BIC(R) lighters are created entirely in our own factories, using state-of-the-art mass manufacturing equipment. During the manufacturing process, BIC lighters are subjected to more than 50 different automatic quality inspections, with safety checks accounting for 25% of the time spent by operators.

Take, for example, the BIC J26 Maxi Lighter. It sports the iconic BIC oval shape, which was created by Marcel Bich and his engineers to suit the human hand precisely at a time when pocket lighters were often rounder or more squared.

A. BIC J26 Maxi Lighter Hood – The hood of the BIC J26 Maxi Lighter is constructed of steel. It protects the flame from the wind, as well as the user from the heat.

C. Safety Guard — All BIC lighers have a stainless-steel safety guard installed over the sparkwheel, making them child-resistant.

D. Flint — the flint is used to make the sparks. It is made of rock, primarily chalcedony and quartz, and has a twice-as-long life cycle as other brands’ flints. It also does not quickly wear down.

E. Body — The body is made of Delrin, a high-strength engineering plastic that is more malleable than aluminum and chemically resistant than gold or silver.

For good reason, every BIC flint lighter has a bright red thumb push! It’s to remind consumers that even if they’re using an ultra-safe lighter, they’re still using a fire-making device.

The BIC J26 pocket lighters have a 3,000-light capacity. All BIC(R) lighters meet or surpass international regulations and standards. Perhaps this is why they’ve sold over 30 billion units so far!