Christine, I have a question for you. I haven't seen the
'battery' operated lighter you describe. Where did you purchase it?
How much did it cost? Are you certain that it uses a battery. I am
still searching for the piezo-electric barbecue lighter, as mine,
though still functioning, is beginning to fall apart after being
dropped several times over the past ten years!!!!
Hi Linda, the lighter has a AA battery which I changed for a new one
in case that was the problem ( it wasn’t),it is made in Italy by
DBD, and is described as “electronic gas-lighter with continuous
spark”. It is about 9inches long, well designed and made, and cost
approx. $8 Aus, e.g. $16 U.S. I bought it at the local hardware
store.It works with a trigger action, and dosn’t use fuel, it just
makes a spark. I managed to get it to light the torch once, but it
took around a minute of continuous operation ( it was sparking) to
do this. It’s easier to use a disposable! Any thoughts?, thanks