This recent talk has me worried. I’d like to under what circumstances
these Bic type lighters exploded. Was it by being accidentally
brushed with the torch flame while lying about on the soldering
bench, flying sparks, or somehow during the act of lighting the
I’m using a trigger style barbecue lighter, which is about 10 inches
long; which is easier to turn on with one hand (the Bics I bought and
tried all have child safety latches, which I can’t manipulate and
strike with one hand while holding the torch in the other). The
barbecue lighter always gets plunked right back into its’ "holster"
high up on the wall, a screwdriver holder ring in pegboard (child
precaution). It’s a good 4-5 feet away from the lit torch. It’s
worked very nicely so far. I’ve thought of plunking it into a metal
cup mounted high on the pegboard. So knowing how these fires occurred
would really help. If they occurred while lighting the torch, then I
really do need a safer method.
I appreciate your input.