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by Majicwrench
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E clogged fuel pick up?
Replies: 14
Views: 86

Re: 425E clogged fuel pick up?

The very bottom hole on the F/A tube and the pin that moves in it need to be clean, something like a toothpick in the hole and steel wool on the pin. Otherwise, that green stuff, even if quite thin, is blocking some of the fuel flow.
by Majicwrench
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Your Dent Removal Results
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Your Dent Removal Results

That one is not gonna come out. Character.
by Majicwrench
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman heater melting
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Coleman heater melting

Paul, have you had it working well in the past??
by Majicwrench
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrolysis question
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Electrolysis question

It will work fine. I often put thing like that pan in the bottom of the tote, and suspend the rebar (or whatever) above it. Closer the better. While I have heard that electrolysis is just line-of-sight, experience has shown otherwise. IT's like magic, I did a happy dance the first time I tried de-ru...
by Majicwrench
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: tomato soup cake
Replies: 22
Views: 232

Re: tomato soup cake

Green tomato pie is wonderful. Took me a bite to believe it.

I'm gonna try the recipe..thanks Steve!
by Majicwrench
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you do with all this lumber??
Replies: 22
Views: 352

Re: What would you do with all this lumber??

I just bought some lumber for a theatre project and just about passed out......
by Majicwrench
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove

If you fill it with water you will have a heck of a time getting it hot enough to flow the solder.
by Majicwrench
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove

I would use a propane torch, not some little pencil thing. I have no experience with what Bob mentioned above
by Majicwrench
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove

I am no expert, but flux never hurts. If possible, keep the flux where you want the solder. The solder will generally flow towards the heat. Adding a bit more solder not a bad touch. Can't really see in your pictures, is the bung/tank joint visable under that fill cap?? I would keep heat on that win...
by Majicwrench
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Worked on stoves all weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: Worked on stoves all weekend

Love old stove, them with ovens really turn me on....
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: Spun bung on AGM military stove

I would try to re-flow the existing solder. Then gently heat and soak for as long as you can stand it before trying to loosen again.
by Majicwrench
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Oven cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Oven cleaner

Oven cleaner works well to remove paint and grime. I have a can of "BBQ & Oven cleaner" that is potent stuff
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heartworm testing by your Vet, really!?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Heartworm testing by your Vet, really!?

One of my fishing partner is a retired vet, he says there is a lot of crap bought on-line.
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s

IMG_0611.JPG IMG_0612.JPG IMG_0613.JPG Here's my two burner... just got a hose and lindal valve fitting off a cheapy china stove, and epoxied it into th valve for both burners. If you just had one burner, would just cut the hose. The hose on the MSR can is off an old whisperlite, just unscrew the h...
by Majicwrench
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Aggressive, vicious dog, do you have one?
Replies: 54
Views: 730

Re: Aggressive, vicious dog, do you have one?

One of my border collies will bit if strangers reach for him or he is startled. He would never chase anybody though. I just keep him away from people. He's never in the shop, or in the town parks.

Thanks for posting, it can be scary. A dog confronting someone on a public road is not acceptable.
by Majicwrench
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E stove has big flames when being used outside
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: 425E stove has big flames when being used outside

Yes, you could have too much pressure, but methinks you would have to pump till your thumb is killing you.

My daily user I will fill it, give it 20-25 pumps, light it (with lever up) after 20-30 seconds give it another 10-20 pumps and turn lever down.
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 508 stove and 500 stove start up
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Coleman 508 stove and 500 stove start up

Are you turning the 500 lever to "light" and leaving in there for 30 seconds?? The 500 should not do yellow flames. The 508 design is easier to flood and you need to follow the directions (usually on the stove) to the letter. LOTS of pressure, have a flame source at the burner the moment you open va...
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Garcia (GAZ made in France )
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Garcia (GAZ made in France )

I used to have a butt load of Gaz stuff. Still have one stove (Globetrotter) several lanterns and at least one heater. And a bunch of various canisters. Is fun stuff, I refill the canisters.
by Majicwrench
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s

I'll try to dig mine out this weekend and take some pictures. Was pretty simple. Butane.....up here (NW MT) it is seldom "warm" even on a summer evening, and butane powered stuff gets really anemic when it gets cool. I remember trying to make mac n cheese for my wife and I on a 45F evening, it was s...
by Majicwrench
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s
Replies: 17
Views: 194

Re: Bit Of A Score - Peak 1 Xtreme Stove Circa Late 1990s

I bought the dual burner version of that from a member here, and just adapted that hose so I can use a standard lindal valve canister or my MSR fuel bottles and pump. Betting my pictures didn't make the move.

For sure a score on the bottles!!
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yet another hand warmer discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Yet another hand warmer discussion

Jim, do they get as warm as a typical Jon-E?? Looks like they run "up to 9 hrs".

Being able to turn it off and on would be a big advantage.

When I want to shut down my handwarmers I just flick the element off.
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yet another hand warmer discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Yet another hand warmer discussion

Never tried em, how long do they last?? You would have to pry my CF handwarmers out of my warm, dead hands..... I've been using a pair of em this last week every day. Toasty. I can't say they never go out......but I cannot recall one going out on me. Certainly not the last few years..Were they getti...
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ready for my new knee!
Replies: 30
Views: 343

Re: Ready for my new knee!

Best to you, betting you will love the new stuff

And I too need that sock thingy for my right foot, have to struggle a bit every morn.
by Majicwrench
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Perfection 735-burn time full fount?
Replies: 9
Views: 83

Re: Perfection 735-burn time full fount?

I've been running one in the office last week or so, it goes from 9am till 4pm no problem, never really ran em longer than that.
by Majicwrench
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New trick
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: New trick

I trust the one piece fuel cap sitting on the ball nut did not leave the bung without a fill cap as you ran lanten..
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Holy stoves Batman!
Replies: 34
Views: 376

Re: Holy stoves Batman!

Have you done the hot water dunk with the SVEA?? Put it in freezer with fill cap loose. Remove, tighten fill cap, stick in pan of warm water, see if fill cap bubbles. I think all of mine, when first purchased, have bubbled from fill cap. Need new gasket. If these don't build pressure they are a bit ...
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Holy stoves Batman!
Replies: 34
Views: 376

Re: Holy stoves Batman!

Old stoves ROCK!!!!

I too, bought a 425 last year because it had a sparkie with it :)
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astro van engine removal tips
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Astro van engine removal tips

Good on ya!
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astro van engine removal tips
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Astro van engine removal tips

You won't need a hoist to lift body. Disclaimer....I have not pulled a Safari engine.....but I would be you just need a few inches to pull engine out the front. Just use a floor jack and pick the body up, and support it with jack stands. Just that easy (yeah right :) )
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astro van engine removal tips
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Astro van engine removal tips

You will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lift the body a bit. Just a handful of big, easy to get to bolts.
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The end of an era at TG
Replies: 51
Views: 689

Re: The end of an era at TG

That's tough. I am sooooo much happier with a bottle than with a can.
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Am using a cig lighter.
Your typical cig lighter will not work if you let it get cold. I just keep em in my pocket.
by Majicwrench
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kamp Kook No. 3
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Kamp Kook No. 3

Not original.

Those are cute little stoves, yes, quite small.
by Majicwrench
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Stovie, based on my experience this morn at -7f, I look forward to your results. I am wondering what to use to prime with, maybe something like paper soaked in CF. Like I said, I couldn't get puddled CF to light and stay lit. I was amazed.
by Majicwrench
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Seven below this morn, zero wind. Really surprised, can't hardly get the CF to burn even pissing on the burner. Gave up before my hands froze.
by Majicwrench
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Left my 417B outside last night, was 5f this morn when I started it, an annoying cold breeze blowing, I opened valve, spun tip cleaner once, just like I normally do when below 40ish, it lit a little reluctantly and went out quickly a couple times, I got it somewhat more out of the breeze and it lit ...
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Most excellent. Is supposed to get below zero here tonight, going to sit my daily user 417B outside.
by Majicwrench
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wrench identification help
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Wrench identification help

I have loads of old wrenches like those Steve has, kinda hooked on them.
by Majicwrench
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I Got a 220G!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 105
Views: 1140

Re: I Got a 220G!!!!!!!!!!!

I would have advised you to keep quiet at least till it shipped....

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you!
by Majicwrench
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hideous yellow shade 👀
Replies: 44
Views: 403

Re: Hideous yellow shade 👀

I've got a yeller one like that!
by Majicwrench
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just me and the dogs playing stick....
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Just me and the dogs playing stick....

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My two young dogs get really intense when we play stick. Bug is the black one, Kirby is the white/black on. Game on!

Oh, there is a Trangia heating water for coffee there somewhere, it didn't make the picture..
by Majicwrench
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 5b heater first signs of life
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 5b heater first signs of life

That's serious fun.

I'll find one someday.....I hope
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Firing for the first time.
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Firing for the first time.

Like said above, you HAVE to heat the generator with a torch or you will get yellow flames and smoke.
by Majicwrench
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Optimus 81 and Mini-Oven making breakfast
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Optimus 81 and Mini-Oven making breakfast

Made baked French Toast this AM. Optimus 81 is perfect for this little Optimus Oven, I suspect they are kinda made for each other. Flame from burner shoots right up the center hole in the oven.
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by Majicwrench
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Firing up the "New" old PW #6 Stove
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Firing up the "New" old PW #6 Stove

Alex, I have a "Whellie" too, I don't recall it needing this much preheat, but is supposed to be the same burner according to the advert Joe had. Will break the Whellie out again and try it out.

Come to think of it, I used the whellie this summer when it was about 50 degrees warmer out....
by Majicwrench
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Snow travel, why, why, why!?
Replies: 22
Views: 314

Re: Snow travel, why, why, why!?

Human nature. We will never change.
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ethanol free RUG
Replies: 31
Views: 392

Re: Ethanol free RUG

All gasoline has additives that aren't good for our GPAs.

Adding ethanol to gasoline raises the octane.
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Firing up the "New" old PW #6 Stove
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Firing up the "New" old PW #6 Stove

Joe_P was kind enough to part with this one, had to see it work this morn. A little preheat IMG_0564[1].JPG Actually it need a lot of preheat. IMG_0568[1].JPG Might as well make the morning coffee. IMG_0566[1].JPG You can just see the fuel spraying into the burner casting. Is an interesting set-up, ...
by Majicwrench
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Stovie, some of the more modern single-burners they recommend you pre-heat em below freezing. They have different plumbing than a suitcase stove. Those of you trying it cold, on my 417B, anything below 40f I usually spin the light/burn lever around with valve open to get a quick shot of fuel in the ...
by Majicwrench
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation
Replies: 53
Views: 782

Re: Cold Temperature Suitcase Stove Operation

Mark, next time try it at zero without the preheat. I'm curious to see how it lights.

I'm betting my daily user lights right up at zero F, but it just won't get cold here for me.