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by sgodwin47
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 797

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

So, I know this has been discussed ad nauseam in other threads, but... Toby, what do you use for thread sealant when you reinstall the F/A tube? I was using some Gasoila sealant, because I know it's made for fuel and shouldn't degrade. However, it also doesn't really set and was very helpful in let...
by sgodwin47
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 797

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

So, I know this has been discussed ad nauseam in other threads, but... Toby, what do you use for thread sealant when you reinstall the F/A tube? I was using some Gasoila sealant, because I know it's made for fuel and shouldn't degrade. However, it also doesn't really set and was very helpful in let...
by sgodwin47
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A flea market fix-ups
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: 200A flea market fix-ups

Man, I have found 1 200A since I've been doing the Coleman thing. In fact, I didn't even find it. My father-in-law did. I bought my first one from a member here, and the father-in-law got me my second one about an hour north of me. Apparently, people in Southeast Missouri either never bought 200As,...
by sgodwin47
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 797

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

So, I know this has been discussed ad nauseam in other threads, but... Toby, what do you use for thread sealant when you reinstall the F/A tube? I was using some Gasoila sealant, because I know it's made for fuel and shouldn't degrade. However, it also doesn't really set and was very helpful in lett...
by sgodwin47
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A flea market fix-ups
Replies: 9
Views: 353

Re: 200A flea market fix-ups

Man, I have found 1 200A since I've been doing the Coleman thing. In fact, I didn't even find it. My father-in-law did. I bought my first one from a member here, and the father-in-law got me my second one about an hour north of me. Apparently, people in Southeast Missouri either never bought 200As, ...
by sgodwin47
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Understanding the covid-19 vaccination
Replies: 47
Views: 984

Re: Understanding the covid-19 vaccination

I'll be getting my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine next Tuesday. I plan to still mask up when in close proximity to people, but I'll be able to play a wedding reception with my band at the end of the month. I'm excited about feeling ever so slightly more comfortable moving forward!
by sgodwin47
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

I airways save the old ones! Thanks for the video, I'll probably dive into those soon.
by sgodwin47
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Baby white gas lantern
Replies: 33
Views: 513

Re: Baby white gas lantern

Tgarner01 wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:24 am Careful... They multiply as well....

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Toby, is there a Coleman model you don't have in multiples?
by sgodwin47
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

And here is the 200A, running great with a new genny!
by sgodwin47
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

Thanks, everyone! Waiting on some parts, starting on my first 200A as soon as they come in. Wish me luck!
by sgodwin47
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

Well, it looks like the problem was the generator (which I definitely didn't replace before, upon inspection). It's running like a champ now! Thanks for all the input!
By the way, the frame isn't rusty. That's a really faded amber globe making the frame look brown...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

" If I'm just trying to get it to light, I'm not interested in extra work!" Always get a lot of input before getting the wrench out. Below is a similar discussion from just a couple of weeks back. https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=20406 I haven't had a problem that was with...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

My money is on the fuel/air tube, in particular the little hole at the bottom end. Clean that hole, don’t enlarge it, and your lighting circuit will operate as it should and you’ll be making light. You got this. I'm not sure that's it. When I open the valve, I have plenty of fuel coming out. I may ...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

"Well, it's getting disassembled either way, because I want to clean it up." Just beware of those that just spit out a bunch of "wrench" solutions for suspected problems. They apparently don't have the ability to do any prior trouble shooting to actually identify the cause of the issue, and are lik...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

You say it fades out? Meaning the flame goes away? Dirty air tubes will not cause this issue.... I think so. Honestly, it's been a couple months since I messed with it, so I'm not 100% sure. I figure I'll start with a good cleaning, and go from there. I just remember that it worked, but not well, s...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

You say it fades out? Meaning the flame goes away? Dirty air tubes will not cause this issue.... I think so. Honestly, it's been a couple months since I messed with it, so I'm not 100% sure. I figure I'll start with a good cleaning, and go from there. I just remember that it worked, but not well, s...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

"After putting mantles on and firing it up, there seems to be some problem to where it only lights up for a bit, then kind of fades. So, I'm just going to go ahead and disassemble it, clean the burner frame and burner assembly real well, and most likely that'll fix it. " Tinkering with the burner f...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Carry case for Big Hat lanterns?
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Carry case for Big Hat lanterns?

I'm a fan of the clamshells, but as stated above, they don't work for the Es. My favorite thing about them, though, is that you can generally find one with a lantern in it for about the same price as an empty one! The last one I bought even had the Coleman funnel with it, and I think I paid $40 for ...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

You say it fades out? Meaning the flame goes away? Dirty air tubes will not cause this issue.... I think so. Honestly, it's been a couple months since I messed with it, so I'm not 100% sure. I figure I'll start with a good cleaning, and go from there. I just remember that it worked, but not well, s...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

I put a crescent wrench (8" or longer) on the assembly, turn the whole thing upside down and put the wrench handle in my workmate jaws and then twist the fount to remove the cleaner assembly....you can leave the tip cleaner stem attached to the assembly if you wish Gonna have to get a bench vise, I...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

"if there is an easy way to get the tip cleaner block disconnected from the valve assembly." I don't know of an easy way. Sometimes the tip cleaner assembly comes loose from the valve assembly, and sometimes it doesn't. I just figure that if the valve assembly comes out of the fount, I'll clean the...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

The problem isn’t likely to be between the tip cleaner and the main valve. It’ll probably be the F/A tube which means you’ll need to pull the the main valve. I don't think there's a problem with it getting fuel. Fuel spits out just fine with the generator off, and I think I replaced the generator. ...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

There is an excellent three-part video series made by Frank Bebb from Old Town Coleman on rebuilding 220E/228E lanterns. This is part 1 on dismantling: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GCdr3AaQ8rU Thanks! I'll check it out . Ended up watching the whole video. He ended up removing the whole valve assem...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

Not much you can do. Shouldn’t require much force to break free the nut. PB blaster and some heat. If you need a wrench for the nut that tightens the burner frame down, I’m thinking of making some custom ones because I’ve seen some folks complain about the coleman ones being to flimsy and hard to h...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

Not much you can do. Shouldn’t require much force to break free the nut. PB blaster and some heat. If you need a wrench for the nut that tightens the burner frame down, I’m thinking of making some custom ones because I’ve seen some folks complain about the coleman ones being to flimsy and hard to h...
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

Hamtramck_Stan wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:13 am There is an excellent three-part video series made by Frank Bebb from Old Town Coleman on rebuilding 220E/228E lanterns.

This is part 1 on dismantling:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GCdr3AaQ8rU
Thanks! I'll check it out .
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

Re: 220E Burner Frame Removal

forbeshollister62 wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:12 am You say it lights for a bit, then kind of fades. Did you check the fuel cap seal? After 50+ years the cap gasket wouldn't likely seal well.
Yes, sir. I change those guys first thing on the 3 piece caps. My guess is that there's probably something clogging up the mixing chamber or burner tubes.
by sgodwin47
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Burner Frame Removal
Replies: 43
Views: 452

220E Burner Frame Removal

So, I'm working on a transitional 220E. When I first got it, I tested it without mantles, got the old blue darts, and figured I was good to go. After putting mantles on and firing it up, there seems to be some problem to where it only lights up for a bit, then kind of fades. So, I'm just going to go...
by sgodwin47
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: When it's winter, but you want bacon...
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: When it's winter, but you want bacon...

It was in the pellet grill on the left. Now, a great deal of it is in my belly, and the rest is in the fridge. I guess my wife ate some, too...
by sgodwin47
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: When it's winter, but you want bacon...
Replies: 6
Views: 182

When it's winter, but you want bacon...

You put on your long underwear and get a little sunshine of the night going on your deck!
by sgodwin47
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 50
Views: 1262

Re: Who are you?

I'll play, this is interesting. 1. I've lived in Southeast Missouri my whole life. Wanted to move to a big city when I was younger, now can't wait to move out of town completely and live in the woods. Age changes perspective... 2. I've been married for a bit over 8 years, and my wife and I are crazy...
by sgodwin47
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just wondering....
Replies: 34
Views: 495

Re: Just wondering....

Yeah, as a guy just getting into it, but also trying to be somewhat smart about buying, I'm thinking it may be a bit before I get my first 200A or Sears blue and black. With the pandemic going on, and it being cold here in Missouri, I'm pretty much limited to eBay and marketplace, and there's not mu...
by sgodwin47
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lantern cases....what's the scoop?
Replies: 32
Views: 415

Re: Lantern cases....what's the scoop?

I have been buying lanterns in the yellow clamshell cases on marketplace when I see them. They're usually not much more than just a case would be, and hey, another lantern! My last one had a pristine 228H, clamshell case, and a nice Coleman funnel. I've bought one of the black plastic cases off Amaz...
by sgodwin47
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusty pump cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Rusty pump cylinder

Thanks again! Always good advice and insight here.
by sgodwin47
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 477

Re: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)

My first check valve removal involved buying a wider screwdriver, realizing that still didn't work, and finally using a screw extractor. I then bought Mike's check valve removal tool from OCP and it's a breeze. I like the approach here, though, and the step by step with pics!
by sgodwin47
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusty pump cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Rusty pump cylinder

I will! We used those some when I was working in band instrument repair. What kind of oil do you guys use with that?
by sgodwin47
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusty pump cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Rusty pump cylinder

"Is it causing a problem?"
Yeah, there's a pretty good buildup. JimL, good call on the carb cleaner. Just to get the whole length, I'll probably use the brass brushes and the hone, and then spray it out. I might pull the check valve after and rinse it just to be sure it's clean, too.
Thanks, guys!
by sgodwin47
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sad update: Prayers and light up for my Honey
Replies: 41
Views: 527

Re: Sad update: Prayers and light up for my Honey

Cal, sorry to read of your loss. I've had to make that same decision quite a few times. It always hurts, but you chose her comfort over your feelings. It's the last gift you get the opportunity to give an old friend. She was a beauty! It's raining in Missouri, so for the first time I fired one up in...
by sgodwin47
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusty pump cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Rusty pump cylinder

So, I have completely been bitten by the bug, and my lantern inventory has grown from 3 a few months ago to 17 currently. My wife is a wonderful and understanding woman. As I've been going through my various finds, I've come across a couple of lanterns with awful rust buildup in the pump cylinder. F...
by sgodwin47
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPA hunting
Replies: 19
Views: 237

Re: GPA hunting

Yeah, I just started this year. I bought 4 lanterns at an auction a handful of years ago - a 220J, 220K, milspec, and a propane Coleman. I never did much with them before and gave the milspec to a buddy. This year, my normal hobby of playing music hasn't really gone well with me trying to avoid crow...
by sgodwin47
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

I've got a '59 220E on the way, so I may be reaching out again soon. I'll use the diagnostic page first, though!
by sgodwin47
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

Here it is! Thanks, guys, apparently my main problem was just not giving it enough time. Working great now!
by sgodwin47
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

Tuesday update - after reading all of the comments and reading the basic diagnostics thread (thanks a bunch, TwoCanoes!), I sloshed the tank around, reassembled everything, and pumped it up and let it run for a bit at 1/4 turn. After a little bit, I could hear more than air, so I tried lighting it (...
by sgodwin47
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

Oddly enough, I was an instrument repair tech for 14 1/2 years. Mostly brass instruments, but did quite a few clarinet and flute repads to help out the woodwind guys here and there. Totally different ballgame here, though. I feel like an idiot because the lantern seems simple enough, but can't get i...
by sgodwin47
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

I tried that. With the valve fully open, it's spitting out plenty of fuel, but there is definitely still air mixed in. Kind of bubbling, air and fuel. Do you think that probably means an issue with the valve assembly?
Also, thanks for the replies, very much appreciated. I have much to learn!
by sgodwin47
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

Yeah, I kind of saw a real good chance of breaking something, so I stopped trying to remove it. Just not sure what the next step may be.
by sgodwin47
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

Well, not much, but I know gas is coming up through the fuel/air tube when I have the generator removed. That does bring up another type, though. I can't get the darn fuel/air tube off of the fount. It is like it's welded on there!
by sgodwin47
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Trying to get a 220J working, not having any luck

I'm a new guy here, musician with no gigs because of Covid. So, I've decided my new hobby will be collecting/restoring old Coleman lanterns. Seems to be a money pit, so it will replace that part of music for me! Anyway, a few years ago I bought 4 lanterns at an auction for $3 each. One is a Coleman ...