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by sleebus
Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stubborn Generator Packing
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Stubborn Generator Packing

D421 wrote: Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:57 pm They all have resulted in stretched or broken springs.
Yep. If you're going to yoink the coil out, you WILL distort it in the process. All is not lost as you can use bronze wool as packing, which will likely work better than what was in there before.
by sleebus
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Hot Hot 635 Canadian
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Hot Hot 635 Canadian

Mantle size doesn't change the orifice. Amount of fuel burned = heat, and unless you change the jet, changing the mantle won't make a difference.
by sleebus
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fixed a spun bung
Replies: 21
Views: 344

Re: Fixed a spun bung

The key that I learned, while soldering up a 249 fill neck, is that the fitting (bung, neck, etc) is heavier brass than the metal on the fount so if you just put a torch to the area you are going to quickly get the fount hot but not the fitting and it won't flow. Well paint me pink and roll me in t...
by sleebus
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crown fuel PSA
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: Crown fuel PSA

Yup, this is something I need to do too.
by sleebus
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I finally found a radiant heater!
Replies: 20
Views: 246

Re: I finally found a radiant heater!

Woo hoo! Awesome that it came with the pump, mine did not. Nice to see the radiants survived the trip. It's a great running heater and I was enjoying mine the other night as the sun was setting.

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by sleebus
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

Michael I would love to see you add caps and plugs to your quick connects to prevent damage during storage/transport. If you pm me the part number of what you bought and your address I will send out a couple of sets ASAP. Just gotta look closer at the previous pic here ;) Thanks though!! https://i....
by sleebus
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ICCC Renewal time is upon us
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: ICCC Renewal time is upon us

Good reminder; I'm all paid up now!
by sleebus
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

Recently I've had it out in several different environments and its performed very well in all cases. The edgewise stand works great on uneven ground because you can step on it to settle it. Really happy with how it's turned out.
by sleebus
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 423

Re: bought my first kerosene lantern

Stovie wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:56 pm Right, but shouldn't 91% burn quite nicely?
It tends to burn with a lot of soot. DNA from the paint section burns very clean, no residue. It's all I use and all I recommend.
by sleebus
Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Want to buy
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: Want to buy

FWIW, I had a G8 generator on my ebay watch list for 3 years and had zero hits. If anyone is looking for one, now is the time.
by sleebus
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Want to buy
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: Want to buy

Majicwrench wrote: Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:42 am I'm gonna do the "Cut an inch off the generator and splice on a new inch w good wire) on a 519 heater this winter, I'll take pictures
Fyi, OCP has G8 generators in stock. :shock:
by sleebus
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How hot to unbraze pump tube
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: How hot to unbraze pump tube

If it needs to get to 1850° F, well you're gonna need something pretty hot!
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by sleebus
Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe
Replies: 26
Views: 652

Re: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe

Rfieldbuilds wrote: Tue Nov 22, 2022 3:00 pm repop
Repoproductions? Repopoductions? Repopductions? :shock:
by sleebus
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe
Replies: 26
Views: 652

Re: Red 200a globe. Not Jaffe

There's also these if people are feelin' lucky. No clue about them or their longevity. Their ad states "Can be used but does not require very strong power Suitable for collection and display for beauty."
by sleebus
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is gone!
Replies: 244
Views: 5082

Re: The entire drinking thread is gone!

Enjoying the cool evening

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by sleebus
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Question for those that make their own hot sauce
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: OT: Question for those that make their own hot sauce

I know that Xanthan gum is a good thickener that many use. Honestly, I've considered thinning mine down and then adding Xanthan gum to thicken it up so I can bottle it and use it like a sauce rather than a paste. There's r/FermentedHotSauce and r/SalsaSnobs on reddit.com that are both excellent reso...
by sleebus
Tue Nov 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Question for those that make their own hot sauce
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: OT: Question for those that make their own hot sauce

So I've done one, so take this with a grain of salt (lol). It's a fermented hot sauce. I roughly chop the ingredients, seal in a vacuum bag and leave it on the counter until it swells up. I check pH to see if it's at 4, then a taste test to see if its gone long enough. If everything checks out, I wh...
by sleebus
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman No.5A radiant heater
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Coleman No.5A radiant heater

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:45 pm I think I posted this link a while back?

https://colemancollectorsforum.com/view ... 2&p=209437
Ahhhhhh yes I remember. I will have to save that link, or .pdf it or something. Yeah, my 5 is running perfect too, but just want to be prepared for the day when it doesn't. Thanks!
by sleebus
Fri Nov 11, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman No.5A radiant heater
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Coleman No.5A radiant heater

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:20 pm The safety generator has been serviced by former members and I believe Dr. Coleman too. I am pretty sure there are other non safety generators that can be substituted.
I'd love to know more about both of these topics! :shock:
by sleebus
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman No.5A radiant heater
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Coleman No.5A radiant heater

Those R-48 radiants are really hard to find. They are almost in the "I know a guy..." category. If you do find them, expect to pay ~$30/ea. Also, the 5a has a safety generator which is non serviceable. It has to be set with tooling that no longer exists, and as far as I know, there's no documentatio...
by sleebus
Fri Nov 11, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Question To The Members
Replies: 62
Views: 765

Re: A Question To The Members

I've had the email function used to contact me one time...and it was the best contact ever. Ended up with me getting a set of rare R48 radiants, and meeting a really nice guy to boot.
by sleebus
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Well I'm home from a nice trip!
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Well I'm home from a nice trip!

Beautiful area! Really nice.
by sleebus
Fri Nov 11, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - Drive-it-yourself Cessna 172
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: OT - Drive-it-yourself Cessna 172

That was certainly a bold statement for a 172. The Ercoupe was much closer to "drive it like a car" but still had all the outside factors listed above.
by sleebus
Thu Nov 03, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New priming cup for my kero lantern
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: New priming cup for my kero lantern

Really well done. I did the same on one of my 228 and came to the same conclusion about clearances. Great solution!
by sleebus
Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tree Frog
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Tree Frog

Years ago, in the heat of summer, our AC quit. The technician came out and found the problem to be a couple of fried earwigs in the contact of a switch. Expensive earwigs. Heh, mine were more of the longer and wriggleier version. Taking a nap on the start cap not recommended. Click if you dare
by sleebus
Thu Nov 03, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Re-seasoned mom's cast iron pan
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: (OT) Re-seasoned mom's cast iron pan

TJKoko wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 2:14 pm Does the lye really take it down to the metal without affecting the metal itself????????
Yes. Basic conditions do not hurt metal. Acidic ones do. That's why lye works great. It saponifies grease and grime and actually protects the metal as it does it.
by sleebus
Wed Nov 02, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tree Frog
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Tree Frog

Frog legs! Albeit very small ones lol
by sleebus
Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Re-seasoned mom's cast iron pan
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: (OT) Re-seasoned mom's cast iron pan

Great explanation and great insight into the community. Really appreciate you doing the writeup on that. It's a really fair way to do things.
by sleebus
Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tips for removing stickers?
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Tips for removing stickers?

They're not stickers, they're waterslide decals...which means they just disintegrate when you try to take them off. You can get repro stickers at our sponsor, OCP.
by sleebus
Tue Nov 01, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What’s the best Leatherman for EDC/Camping/Fettleing in a pinch?
Replies: 31
Views: 434

Re: What’s the best Leatherman for EDC/Camping/Fettleing?

I've got a wingman and it's worked really well for me. Fits svea 123 fuel caps perfectly lol
by sleebus
Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Remember Lost Coleman Buddies
Replies: 39
Views: 575

Re: Remember Lost Coleman Buddies

Billdog37 wrote: Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:37 pm My sister. Not a Coleman person. Lost her last year and had service this year. Today is her birthday.
Sorry for your loss. My mom passed this April and today is her birthday. It's hard, man.
by sleebus
Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Generator Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Generator Lists

Honestly, I've always found that number a bit hard to believe (.0045).
by sleebus
Fri Oct 28, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12v electrical assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: 12v electrical assistance

That's exactly what it is. No data plate at all and nothing on the web I can find. I've got a two-lifetimes supply of laptop power bricks so I guess I'll just junk it. Thanks. Good plan. No sense building a full bridge rectifier when you've got the solution in bricks right there. That's what I use ...
by sleebus
Fri Oct 28, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rug Burn
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Rug Burn

As a rule, premium fuel only needs to be purchased for vehicles that require it. Usually these are high compression, or turbo/super charged engines. The additives make the fuel burn slower, and also makes it harder to ignite, so if you have an engine that doesn't develop those high compression and t...
by sleebus
Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Making a hollow wire system???
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Making a hollow wire system???

Hot_Diggity wrote: Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:37 pm This might be the one. It was called a Fount Filler Spout. They were $1.10
I didn't see it in the current system at OCP.
Dang. That would be perfect. Maybe Dean can make some?
by sleebus
Thu Oct 27, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Making a hollow wire system???
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Making a hollow wire system???

salukispeed wrote: Sat Oct 22, 2022 4:06 pm I have started to silver solder a fill bung from OCP using a standard one or three piece cap and the necessary dip tube and fittings and gage
Can you link me to the bung you purchased? I've been looking for something like that.
by sleebus
Wed Oct 26, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rug Burn
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Rug Burn

After reading many post supporting pump gas I’m still confused as what is best. It sounds like the lowest (89) octane non ethanol is better than (87) octane with ethanol. If you're leaving the fuel in the tank, I would encourage the use of ethanol free if you can. Altho other folks say ethanol does...
by sleebus
Wed Oct 26, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rug Burn
Replies: 36
Views: 742

Re: Rug Burn

All of my regular users get ethanol-free pumpgas. I only use CF in appliances that would be difficult or impossible to service the generator. My 228 that's been on the back patio for about 2 years has only been fed pumpgas, and I don't empty it either. Up until I built the mega lamptern, it was my p...
by sleebus
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Use For Blue Shop Towels
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: New Use For Blue Shop Towels

offrink wrote: Tue Oct 25, 2022 10:56 am Well dang. I would have guess it would have incinerated or melted.
Not much oxygen in there, so it's hard for it to burn. Bronze wool works great for a more permanent solution, but it's not always easy to come by.
by sleebus
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

I can't help but think it begs for some sort of cool transport case - a la Thompson in a violin case. Keep the madness flowing Yes, I’ll parrot the others above and say great work. I love the stabilizer base and agree I think I’d have a case built to hold all the parts in one place. Totally agree. ...
by sleebus
Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

Gunhippie wrote: Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:58 pm PS: I fully intend to steal your stand idea!
I can't take 100% credit for it...my wife came up with the cross and slots for the rim, and I came up with the screw clamp and collapsible design. I was thinking of bending flat stock and adding feet but her idea was WAY better, and it gets tiny too!
by sleebus
Fri Oct 21, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

Didn't show a pic of it broken down, but this is the complete lantern broken down for travel.

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by sleebus
Fri Oct 21, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

Re: The MEGA LAMPTERN project

I like it…a LOT! The QD setup and being modular is pretty slick. Aaron also has 12” and 16” polished stainless shades that aren’t in his catalog. They’ll also fit a 236/237. The QD was a game changer for sure. That PQ with TWO of them is a level of insanity I can certainly appreciate! I do like the...
by sleebus
Thu Oct 20, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fount Pressure
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Fount Pressure

A Coleman video I watched once said the most anyone could do with a strong thumb was 40 psi, so I'd aim for that.
by sleebus
Thu Oct 20, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The MEGA LAMPTERN project
Replies: 29
Views: 633

The MEGA LAMPTERN project

Buckle up folks, this is going to be a long one. My wife and I like to go on driving trips in Texas, especially during the winter months. We usually end up finding some remote airbnb and "glamp" there. Most of these places don't have very good outdoor lighting, and this is where this project comes i...
by sleebus
Thu Oct 20, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice dinner with an assist from Coleman
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Nice dinner with an assist from Coleman

Weather has finally cooled off enough to enjoy dinner on the patio. The CQ with the Leacock burner is a somewhat new addition, and the Model 16 came from Austin. It's running great, but the first burner might need a little TLC. Really like the Leacock burner, it allows you to get away from Q99/R55 g...
by sleebus
Wed Oct 19, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Cool Snap for DFW, Texas area 😁
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: First Cool Snap for DFW, Texas area 😁

First time into the 30's for us here this Fall in the Houston, TX area.
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Nice to get a break from all the heat and humidity, although it's coming back to some extent this weekend.
by sleebus
Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New at this...
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: New at this...

Huntaholic wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 7:13 pm Occams Razor SCREAMS that he isnt loosening the check valve a couple turns before pumping.
*covers ears*

Air stem, but he *did* say it was on the upstroke, not down stroke.
by sleebus
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT.. kerosene heaters
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: OT.. kerosene heaters

cat235 wrote: Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:01 am I recently bought 5 gallons @ 5.60 per gallon
That's the way to go for sure. I bit the bullet and bought a 5 gal can from Ace, but paid dearly ($10/g) for it, which is crazy. I do have an airport we used to go to get some, will have to give them a shout and see if they will still do it.
by sleebus
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New at this...
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: New at this...

Check valve is there to keep air from coming out of the fount when you are pumping, so that's not the problem. Did you leave out the spacer when you put the pump cup back in? The cup shouldn't be cranked down tight, as there wouldn't be any way to get air into the pump, causing the problems you desc...

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