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by MikeSchumacher
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another ebay craziness ad
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

I remarked about that Burgundy on another thread, it's my birthday lantern. I have one about as nice and I have a couple of boxes like that but how or why would anyone pay that! It kind of takes the fun out it if you start to think of lanterns as "investments" or are greeted by every antique store w...
by MikeSchumacher
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Get out your wallet.
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: Get out your wallet.

There's so much lunacy lately in collecting. I saw my birthday lantern go for $1400+ on ebay this weekend, a burgundy 200A. Glad I got two of them ten years ago or more. Astronomical prices are nice if you're tired of collecting or you're dead and your family knows to auction your stuff off. I'm nei...
by MikeSchumacher
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Attention Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate members:
Replies: 831
Views: 19845

Attention Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate members:

Did I ever request a number? Now they all work!
by MikeSchumacher
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Legal information from the DOT RE: DOT 39 A.K.A. disposable propane cylinders.
Replies: 29
Views: 900

Legal information from the DOT RE: DOT 39 A.K.A. disposable propane cylinders.

<p style="line-height: normal; background: white; margin: 15.0pt 0in 7.5pt 0in;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; color: #333333;">Spec 39 covers the disposable cylinders, yep, illegal to transport - 49 CFR § 178.65 - Specification 39 non-reusable (non-refillable) cylinders. Click the link for the po...
by MikeSchumacher
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister

I may have to look into a parkerizing kit. Is it safe to assume they didn't do the inside of the case, so it could be used for cooking?
by MikeSchumacher
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister

Thanks. And since a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's the 1944 Coleman canister after stripping Rustoleum green (left), the AGM canister on the right as I got it and a 1943 AGM steel fount, riddled with pinholes. Pictures of the 1943 Coleman stove when it's done.<br /><br />I'd love to see an ori...
by MikeSchumacher
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Refinishing a steel 520 stove canister

Does anyone have an unmolested steel canister for a Coleman 520 GI Stove, and what is the original finish? The canister is stamped for Coleman. dated 1944. I stripped the late model Rustoleum off and assumed it should be bare steel, like the later aluminum canisters. I bought an AGM stove for parts ...
by MikeSchumacher
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacement fount for Sunflame 3016
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Replacement fount for Sunflame 3016

Kyle (JimDouglasJR) says it's a direct fit....now to find one since the other sold while I figured this out! <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #0066cc;"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/sAng_scream.gif" alt="[sAng_scream]" class="emoticon b...
by MikeSchumacher
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacement fount for Sunflame 3016
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Replacement fount for Sunflame 3016

My Sunflame 3016 found is brass, painted Maroon, and cracked in two places. Has anyone successfully replaced one with a later steel fount from a Kamplite or a JC Higgins? I have a line on a Higgins fount that I could repaint, but I hesitate to buy it unless I have some assurance that the valve will ...
by MikeSchumacher
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove grate hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Stove grate hinges

I have also been able to squeeze the grate and get it out of the case with no harm. If you are doing a repaint, you can work out the clip and at least you aren't fighting the grate as well.
by MikeSchumacher
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Factory Fount holder / Vise?
Replies: 18
Views: 981

Factory Fount holder / Vise?

I am a workmate fan as well, And a little duct tape on the pegs helps end slipping. But for a really stuck valve, flip the fount and clamp the valve between the two wooden halves directly. No teeth marks from a vice.
by MikeSchumacher
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Which Catalytic Heater is best ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Which Catalytic Heater is best ?

The best is one that works well. I've had a bunch and some have been poisoned by leaded gas or have scorched wicks. You can't tell which ones will work well by the condition of the paint. You could also get a heat drum for a 500 or 502 stove and you know they will work without the flare up and waiti...
by MikeSchumacher
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long Single Burner for Griddles Mod
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Long Single Burner for Griddles Mod

Coleman made a propane griddle with a long burner, I'm selling one right now. There was even a plate above the burner to spread the heat further. It worked great, especially compared to the propane stoves with 2" burners. They are like a torch under each end of the griddle. This is like an electric ...
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove grill clip removal
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Stove grill clip removal

Try needle nose vice grips, pop one through and then work on the other. I have on occasion, tweaked the grill to get it out of the clip, then the clips are easier to remove for painting. Looks like Sears blue stove, so the bar layout on the grill may or may not lend itself to that method.
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228E Cleaning question
Replies: 10
Views: 452

228E Cleaning question

I've had good luck with Bug & Tar remover or lay some hand cleaner (no pumice) on it and cover it with plastic wrap for a while to loosen the tar.
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Yet another 275 question
Replies: 12
Views: 808

Yet another 275 question

Maybe indirectly. Ideally, fuel leaves the top of the generator in either a vapor state (lantern lit, running correctly) or atomized by bleeding air out of the found. But if it is spraying a stream of raw fuel out of the generator, you'll get a fireball or it will drip down the air tubes. If the val...
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: most dependable/durable coleman for edc or have ready just in case
Replies: 41
Views: 2202

most dependable/durable coleman for edc or have ready just in case

Any 220/228 that will light with a spark wheel. And for lighting with the BBQ lighter, a late 220/228 with the big notch for the match lets the lighter get in there without removing the vent. I'll bet 290/295 would be the same, but it's been so long since I lit a Powerhouse!
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A 9/75 Writing on Collar. When did this start?
Replies: 8
Views: 477

200A 9/75 Writing on Collar. When did this start?

I can confirm an April of 74 200A with writing on the collar. <br /><br /> To Dean's point about AGM, maybe collar writing is when the quality control goes to heck. AGM founts are all notoriously stress cracked and (my experience) the 220/228h and newer Colemans had far cheaper plating on the burner...
by MikeSchumacher
Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 2 projects + 2 more: 200a and 513 heater as well as 242a and 220e
Replies: 6
Views: 656

2 projects + 2 more: 200a and 513 heater as well as 242a and 220e

" I assume this isn't good and will require a new check valve. This lantern hasn't held pressure and needed pumping every 20 or so minutes. "<br /><br />90% of the time you are losing pressure out the fuel cap. Check that with soapy water first.<br /><br />If you have twisted the pump clockwise and ...
by MikeSchumacher
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quick milspec question
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Quick milspec question

So what are you doing to fix that 508B?
by MikeSchumacher
Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Who has a SVEA 123? I need a measurement...
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Who has a SVEA 123? I need a measurement...

<br />My Svea 123 has no pot supports and I have some very nicely bent steel rod (wire) that just fits the pockets on the brass windscreen. Rather than guess, can someone tell me how big they measure, both height and width?<br /><br />Inch or centimeter measurements accepted! I'm sure there is a bra...
by MikeSchumacher
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What's the difference between these valve assemblies?
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

What's the difference between these valve assemblies?

<P>Any 200A on my shelf through the late 50's has the short stud and uses a solid nut to retain the burner cage. By my birthday lantern (9/61) it's already using a pal nut with the longer stud. Now these are all US lanterns, so Coleman of Canada is outside my realm for now, but my best guess is that...
by MikeSchumacher
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Mil-spec to 220 conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 1674

Mil-spec to 220 conversion

If memory serves, the 220C's made before WWII received an "Alladin conversion" with the military generator & burner. From the tip cleaner up was replaced. You are going backwards, installing a 220E/F tip cleaner, 220E burner & air tubes, etc. I think you need the mixing chamber from an "E" or you ma...
by MikeSchumacher
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Powerhouse 290A700
Replies: 18
Views: 5743

Coleman Powerhouse 290A700

I've replaced the F/A assembly before in 290's, it solves start/stop problems and also solves pulsing problems. The complete valve was not a lot more money at the time, if memory serves. If there are alot of plastic guts in your valve, that's another reason to consider the complete assembly.

by MikeSchumacher
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Stove
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Stove

Bob, I'll bet Jim was just referring to any big old 426! Next to just about anything, it's the Mac-Daddy of them all!

by MikeSchumacher
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 275 lantern
Replies: 24
Views: 5084

275 lantern

And let's not forget that the dies for that Sears / Turd fount go back to the venerable and well loved 500 Speedmaster stove. Re-use is even better than recycling.

by MikeSchumacher
Sat May 09, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220K question
Replies: 15
Views: 2143

220K question

<P>Ditto what Mike said, they tear down in no time. Remove the valve stem and tip cleaner lever from the valve body, unscrew the F/A tube from the bottom and lay it in a non-metal pan of vinegar to soak. The hole in the fount is offset, so you have to stop turning the valve at the right spot, usuall...