Zippo Fuel Canister


Take along an extra refill of Zippo premium lighter fluid. Reusable personal-sized aluminum canister holds enough fuel to fill one Zippo lighter.

$ 8.83

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  1. 186 of 191 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Needs a modification, but I like it still, April 27, 2012
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    Chas Law (Mount Juliet, TN, USA) –

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    The size of this is just big enough that I wouldn’t want it permanently hanging on my keyring, so the issue of the split ring does not concern me personally. Most dedicated Zippo users make sure that they fuel their lighters regularly. It’s something that becomes a habit. Newer users who get their first Zippo while putting the butane lighter in the drawer may find re-fuelling their lighter more often a relative pain, but they soon come around once they start to prefer a Zippo to a bit of cheap plastic. Now, that being said there are occasions where having a handy quick fill option might be needed, i.e. weekends away for whatever reason etc. That is where this canister comes into it’s own. Not only will it refill your Zippo but will hold a couple of spare flints and has a handy tool to unscrew the flint screw in the bottom, (just in case you don’t have a dime handy), and it also gives a little peace of mind, knowing that you won’t have to use a pack of matches until you get home.

    OK, now the glitch. Far more serious than the split ring. It leaks. Uh Oh! Doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose? Well yes. Now I note that not everyone had this leaking problem so after a little investigation I think I managed to work out that it’s simply a quality control problem. The nozzle that you expose to actually pour fuel into your Zippo, seals just fine. The leak comes from where the main body of the canister screws into the “head” section. Inside the head section is a flat rubber washer. The main body should seal against this as it is screwed in tightly but on the one that I got either the threads are fractionally too short, or the washer is fractionally too thin. Either way there isn’t an effective seal even if you screw the body in as tight as it will go. I fixed this by taking a used sports ticket of thin card, (Predators hockey actually 😉 ), and drew around the rubber washer and basically cut out 2 thin card washers the same size as the rubber one. I then just put those behind the rubber washer, refilled the canister, screwed it in and I immediately felt the difference as the body reached the rubber washer and I then gave that extra tweak to tighten, making the seal. I shook that thing violently, turning it upside down, throwing it up and letting it fall into my lap. No leak. I checked after a couple of days and saw that the level of fuel inside had not reduced so my “thin card mod” worked. I’ll keep an eye out for a slightly thicker rubber washer to replace the original and my card, but in the meantime it now works as it should. Why they don’t supply that thicker washer is beyond me. I mean, those 2 layers of card are still much less than 1mm thick and made a useless concept a great one. Just give us a thicker rubber washer please Zippo!

    So, even though I love the concept and I like my canister, and it now does what it is supposed to, the product supplied was effectively useless without some form of modification. Not everyone is going to want to do this. No-one SHOULD HAVE to do this. If the washer made a good seal this gets 5 stars, but because it leaks, (the worst fault a fuel canister can have), 2 stars got deducted. It kept the other 3 because the product can be made to work with the modification.

    UPDATE
    I meant to do this months ago but forgot.
    Regarding the “modification” of the washer, soon after writing the above review I happened to be replacing a bathroom tap set on the wash basin. I discovered that tap washers are the EXACT same diameter as the washer in the Zippo cannister. They are also a little bit thicker. So, Simply get yourself a tap washer and replace. No need for thin card cut outs. YAY me!

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  2. nathanphall says:
    36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great liquid fuel carrier, March 8, 2013
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    nathanphall (Pulaski PA USA) –

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    (I have added some photographs above)

    I wanted this because one day at work in a field miles away from anyone with a few hours left to work my zippo ran out with no other way of lighting my smoke (did not want to start a fire with fire starter).

    When this item arrived I was suprised how big it is (thicker than a finger). This is a good thing as it carrys a good refill worth of fluid.

    The small loop I changed soon as it arrived to a same size snap style same as the large one that comes with it.

    The rubber sleeve only holds one flint that is kinda hard to get out but it does comeout eventually, the small metal disc works well.

    I checked the leaking issue some have had (even had a tap washer ready) but it didnt leak check yours.

    The words will wear off soon as the container will be in my work pack.

    The canister unscrews seperating base and pour nozzle for filling (thats where larger seal ring is) the pour nozzle also has a screw on cap with a tiny rubber ring insert. The top screw on lid is the actual canister atachment to the loop.

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  3. Charles Meneses Jr says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than Lugging a Fluid Can Around, August 17, 2016
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    If you own a zippo lighter then you probably know that your lighter goes through fuel very quickly. Nothing is more frustrating that trying to use your lighter in the middle of nowhere only to realize that all your fluid evaporated away or burned away during your last session. This little fluid canister will become your favorite Zippo accessory in those moments. However, until you actually find yourself in one of those moments you will most likely find this canister just big enough to be annoying on your keychain. I usually just keep mine in my car or stuffed into my backpack as it is more convenient and still always with you. If you play with your lighter too much, then please invest in your future pyro needs.
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