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by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: not what ya want to see making tacos
Replies: 18
Views: 559

Re: not what ya want to see making tacos

I'd use that little guy for bait!
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 18
Views: 188

Re: New Guy

Welcome from California(the good part :lol: )! Better start making some room, once you've got the bug, stoves and lanterns add up in a hurry!
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Closing facility
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Coleman Closing facility

Sad news. Seems to me Newell could care less about the Coleman brand.. I broke down and bought one of the new Coleman coolers a few months back, took it camping and was happy with it. Went to use it a few weeks ago and the lid had warped so much that it wouldn't even seal. I left it in the sun and i...
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It does pay off
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: It does pay off

Nice score!
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm not a Stovie, but ...
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: I'm not a Stovie, but ...

Nice! 413's are the perfect stove for camping in my opinion
by Deansierras220
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228E Questions: Check Valve?
Replies: 17
Views: 210

Re: 228E Questions: Check Valve?

JIML: Im in Colorado Springs! RUSTYTANK: I would be happy to meet you!!! MAJICWRENCH: I have to pump fast as air gushes out of the center tube of the pump stem! Is your last name polish??? Joke! DEANSIERRAS220: It belches from the center, this when I do not have the stem in! I went to Lundy Lake an...
by Deansierras220
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228E Questions: Check Valve?
Replies: 17
Views: 210

Re: 228E Questions: Check Valve?

If the check valve is leaking badly I doubt you are getting enough pressure into the fount to run the lantern. I have had good luck pouring vinegar into the tube and leaving it for a day or two, if that doesn't work I have also used boiling citric acid solution the same way. I've never had to replac...
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?

Turning up the tip cleaner towards the end of shut down is a good idea. These little guys sound like little milspec's! There is no air stem on these lanterns, the end oh the pump shaft is threaded. That's your positive shut off, so while your pumping up the lantern I try to keep the pump centered a...
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store JC Higgins
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: Antique store JC Higgins

Coldwaterpaddler wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:58 am Didn't you just find a 290A with the deluxe globe? Man, you're on a roll! Congrats!
I did, lol. Feast or famine around here!
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store JC Higgins
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: Antique store JC Higgins

AGM LR 21 or 21A--don't recall the difference. I've restored two, so if you have questions, ask. Yours is in great shape! Thanks. I took it apart and fooled with it this afternoon just to see how everything works. Never tinkered on anything but Coleman products so it was cool to see how other manuf...
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?

brucesheehe wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:46 am That is the one with the good - safe pump - no crappy O-Rings.

When shutting off the lantern, turn up the cleaning needle to avoid a backfire (due to no screen) and blowing out the mantle.
Thanks, the mantle that was on there was blown out on the bottom, maybe that's why
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?

No screen is correct. They were made by AGM and are the Kamplite clones. Look in the Tech Archives and there is an old thread by previous member Kyle who gives dating info based on features like the pump knob. Most made in the 1950’s. Here it is… https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php...
by Deansierras220
Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?

Picked up my first Higgins today and I know absolutely nothing about them. I fooled around with it a little today and think it will run. I have a few questions if anyone could answer I would be grateful. Who manufactured them? Theres no manufacturing date, when were they produced? What size mantles ...
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store JC Higgins
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Antique store JC Higgins

Stumbled across this JC Higgins this morning at my local Antique store. Don't know a thing about them but for 25 bucks I wasn't about to leave it it behind. Vent is almost pefect. Had a nice sunrise globe from a 50's 200A on it. The vendor was going to take it off and put it on a 70's 200A he had bu...
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

I converted mine to kero and stuck 24As on it. Super bright I've been wanting to do a kero conversion. Those 21's do look kinda puny with that huge globe. 24's would look a lot better. What generator did you put on? 639 generator screws right on That's all you have to do? 639 generator and a prehea...
by Deansierras220
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Accidentally found a powerhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Accidentally found a powerhouse

Huh. A Powerhouse label on a green fount means a model 290, right? I have a model 290 with the Powerhouse label and a green fount but it has a completely different arrangement for the globe/frame/bail. Was that a production change or is one of ours a frankelantern? Don't quote me but from what I ga...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

mksmth wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:45 pm I converted mine to kero and stuck 24As on it. Super bright
I've been wanting to do a kero conversion. Those 21's do look kinda puny with that huge globe. 24's would look a lot better. What generator did you put on?
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

The bulge globe is a number 660. The replacement listed in Steve’s note is the regular straight sided No. 330 globe that fits model 220/228 lanterns ( part # 690-048). So, the #660 is the "deluxe globe", I guess. I can tell you that I tried 637 and 639 globes in my 290A and they are too short and r...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

Kgam1020 wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:34 pm The Powerhouse lanterns are really bright. I have 5 of them, one is unfired. They are great lanterns. You did good on that one Jared!
Thanks! Also snagged a 295 powerhouse for 10 bucks yesterday, runs but needs a little fettling, but it's in good condition. Looking forward to comparing the two
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

The bulge globe is a number 660. The replacement listed in Steve’s note is the regular straight sided No. 330 globe that fits model 220/228 lanterns ( part # 690-048). So, the #660 is the "deluxe globe", I guess. I can tell you that I tried 637 and 639 globes in my 290A and they are too short and r...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 leaky check valve
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: 295 leaky check valve

The check valve is not supposed to be a perfect seal, just tighten down the air stem and you should have no leaks. Is cup leather or neoprene? WHat do you mean by "it's a little hard to pump"? It's neoprene. You can hear air rushing through when you take your thumb off of the pump hole. By hard to ...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Re: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

stoves1234 wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:54 am You got lucky, it has the bulge globe.
When I first saw the bulge globe I thought it was a 639, didn't know 290's came with them
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse
Replies: 27
Views: 451

Now I know why they're called The Powerhouse

Picked this up today at a yard sale. All I did was wipe it down, gas it up and put on some peerless mantles. This sucker is BRIGHT. The picture doesn't do it justice. Can't wait to take it camping
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by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 leaky check valve
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: 295 leaky check valve

Mister_Wilson wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:13 am The check valves are the same as earlier lanterns, so if it truly is the cv, use the methods that have worked for you in the past.
Ok thanks, I was just concerned about it getting into the fount and messing up the fuel/air tube
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 leaky check valve
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: 295 leaky check valve

Is the check valve leaking or is the neoprene pump cup bad? Assuming it is, in fact, neoprene. They tend to get little cracks in them and won't build pressure. The valve leaks air pretty bad. The pump cup looks good, added some oil. It's a little hard to pump but it builds enough pressure to light ...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 leaky check valve
Replies: 7
Views: 88

295 leaky check valve

Picked up a 295 today. Brought it home and the check valve leaks. It pumps but doesn't build a lot of pressure and the valve leaks pretty bad.. I don't have a lot of experience fettling the newer coleman products. Before I tear into it I'm curious as to how you guys go about fixing a stuck check val...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lucky score: 2x236, 1x249
Replies: 15
Views: 215

Re: Lucky score: 2x236, 1x249

Lordy! I'd walk on hot coals for those
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Accidentally found a powerhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Accidentally found a powerhouse

Thanks I'm pretty happy. Also snagged a 295 at another yard sale. Good day of hunting
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: To paint or not to paint, that is the question (Christmas 200a)
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: To paint or not to paint, that is the question (Christmas 200a)

Good find! Clean it up and see how good it looks. If you're not satisfied, strip it and repaint. Love those Christmas Lanterns. I also found mine in an antique store for 30 or 35 bucks. Antique stores are kinda funny, I've seen 220k's for 70 dollars in some, and 200's for 25-35 in others. All depend...
by Deansierras220
Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Accidentally found a powerhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Accidentally found a powerhouse

Was headed to a yard sale listed on Craigslist when I drove past another one that happened to be on the same street. Saw this in the driveway, slammed on the brakes and snagged it for 5 dollars. And it works
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by Deansierras220
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is why I ask - best find in a while
Replies: 39
Views: 651

Re: This is why I ask - best find in a while

Wow, wasn't going to any yard sales tomorrow but I sure am now. What a find!
by Deansierras220
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: To fire, or not to fire. That is the question.
Replies: 36
Views: 510

Re: To fire, or not to fire. That is the question.

Ordinarily I'd say fire it. But gold bonds aren't exactly ordinary, so, no way would I fire it. It's way too valuable. But it's yours, do what you want
by Deansierras220
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288 melted E block?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: 288 melted E block?

Thanks everyone. Think I'll just get a new valve from ocp
by Deansierras220
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288 melted E block?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: 288 melted E block?

A Seabee wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:08 am that little piece turns and moves the eccentric up and down
I think you have to get a valve from another model lantern to get a metal eccentric block
Thanks. So I need a new valve?
by Deansierras220
Wed Jun 15, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288 melted E block?
Replies: 8
Views: 128

288 melted E block?

Picked up a 288 from 3/84 in a lot I purchased last month. Decided to take it apart and get it going today. Going to be more work than I thought. Don't know a lot about the newer stuff but did these come with a plastic e block? It appears to be melted and won't come out. Is it removable? Also when I...
by Deansierras220
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 18
Views: 426

Re: Need some advice

Lye will work a lot faster and better than vinegar ever will. Just my two cents
by Deansierras220
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crazy estate sale today
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Crazy estate sale today

Estate sales in my neck of the woods are insane. Ebay sellers galore. If you see anything you want you basically have to sleep in your car to be first in line. Just not worth the trouble, but sometimes it is for something good
by Deansierras220
Wed May 25, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What disappointment looks like
Replies: 34
Views: 533

Re: What disappointment looks like

Thanks. I'll keep looking, eventually one will turn up.
by Deansierras220
Tue May 24, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What disappointment looks like
Replies: 34
Views: 533

Re: What disappointment looks like

Sad! Unless I’m buying from someone I know I’ve learned to stay away from lots of founts or even a bare fount. There’s usually a reason all the parts are removed from a fount. It was attached to a 200A frame, with a 242 bail, lol craziest thing I've ever seen. But yes I learned a good lesson, but a...
by Deansierras220
Tue May 24, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What disappointment looks like
Replies: 34
Views: 533

Re: What disappointment looks like

I had a 242 fount with a solder patch on the side of the fount. I torched it off to see what it looked like. It turned out that there was no leak on the side, but when dunk testing it, found it was leaking at the seam in the base. I would clean that off to be certain. From here, it looks like India...
by Deansierras220
Tue May 24, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What disappointment looks like
Replies: 34
Views: 533

What disappointment looks like

Recently bought a lot of 13 lanterns, mainly for this 242 fount. Just discovered why it was in the lot, it's junk :cry: Don't know why but 242's seem to be my unicorn, oh well, one day..
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by Deansierras220
Sun May 22, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just can't turn down a $10 lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Just can't turn down a $10 lantern

Hard to turn that down
by Deansierras220
Sun May 22, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lye, how long do you soak?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Lye, how long do you soak?

Tgarner01 wrote: Sun May 22, 2022 12:31 am As long as it takes... I heat mine which seems to speed it up some.
Thanks. Got a 242C fount in a lot I bought, worst I've ever seen. Not much rust but absolutely filthy inside. Someone had it attached to a low vent 200A frame, trying to pawn it off as a Christmas lantern I suppose. Kinda funny
by Deansierras220
Sun May 22, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lye, how long do you soak?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Lye, how long do you soak?

I recently started using lye inside some of my founts and am very impressed. I am just curious,how long everyone leaves lye inside of a fount? Thanks
by Deansierras220
Sat May 21, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Avocado find
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Sears Avocado find

Murff wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 1:53 am Nice score/ A 275 globe, if you find one, will work!

Murff
Thanks!
by Deansierras220
Sat May 21, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Doesn’t get much better….
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Doesn’t get much better….

What Walmart are you shopping at? :D
by Deansierras220
Sat May 21, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Avocado find
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Sears Avocado find

Found my first Sears Lantern today, 1972 model 72243 . Came in an assorted lot. How hard is it to find a globe for one of these?
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by Deansierras220
Wed May 18, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: 200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip

JimL wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 12:07 am Here's a generator tip list. Save a copy! Copies on the net seem to be disappearing.

https://web.archive.org/web/20160416072 ... 202009.htm
Thank you!
by Deansierras220
Wed May 18, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: 200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip

The 220/228 orifice is .008" diameter and the 200a uses one that is .007" diameter. Prickers are likewise different sizes. For the 220/228 the pricker is a .007" wire and the 200a is a .006" wire. Thank you. I was rebuilding a few today and got the tips mixed up. Rookie move. Shouldn’t have mixed g...
by Deansierras220
Tue May 17, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip
Replies: 5
Views: 150

200a gas tip vs 220 gas tip

This may be a stupid question, but. Is the gas tip on the generator the same size on a 220 as a 200a?