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by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator Rehab
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Generator Rehab

Listen to Dean. Here's a couple of thread files from my tool box. You can see the TPI stamps. These guys have saved my bacon more times than I can count.
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by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

PXL_20211014_203807157.jpg This isn't my first encounter with a Coleman suitcase stove, so I don't assume I assembled the burner correctly, I have put dozens if not hundreds of them together so I know it was assembled correctly. I had also swapped the burner stack complete with another stove. The g...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

Already tried swapping burners. No difference.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

As said above, the stove has had very little use. Burner rings are clean, assembled properly. I've let it run for at least 5 minutes to check for possibility of flooding. I agree it acts like a classic manifold or bunsen restriction. I haven't measured the air intakes but they appear to be the same ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

FWIW the tip goes just as far into the bunsen on the other 413 and it work like its supposed to.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

Burners are in the correct position. Yes I did try moving the tip of the generator closer to the mouth of the bunsen and it improved some but not to what it should be.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Re: Perplexed

Restrictor is where it should be. Behavior starts at 1/4 turn of the valve. Even at a simmer setting it's running yellow.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 20
Views: 340

Perplexed

I recently picked up a Coleman 413G two burner stove. The stove was in quite good shape and appeared to have only been used once or twice. There was some not quite solidified grease inside the case so I pulled the manifold and drip tray out. Manifold was thoroughly cleaned with water,compressed air ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman M523 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Coleman M523 questions

Just a little bit of pickiness. It isn't a M523, there is no such thing (at least in stoves). If it isn't made by Coleman it isn't a 523. Only Coleman called theirs a 523 and that was an internal to Coleman model number. The correct name for your stove is Stove, M1942 two-burner. There was also a St...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Prentiss Wabers L-13
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Prentiss Wabers L-13

Good idea. Taking it out doesn't gain anything and risks creating a problem.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43

This will cover the valve and upper end of things. https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=188075#p188075 For the NRV you'll have to work on the 1" nut. It is a true NRV with pip, cup and spring under a nut that screws onto the bottom of the pump tube. Only way to get to it is with th...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Prentiss Wabers L-13
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Prentiss Wabers L-13

by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Roaches in stove
Replies: 28
Views: 535

Re: Roaches in stove

Obviously none of you live in the south. As an elderly lady friend of mine said "Anybody who tells you they don't have roaches is either lying or trying to make you feel bad." Here we grow real roaches, 1/2" wide and 1 1/2" long and they fly. Not those wimpy little German roaches. They are a fact of...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Commercial plating companies
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Commercial plating companies

Who has experience with commercial plating companies? I have a very early stove I'm refurbishing and want to get some parts nickel plated. If you've had any experience with plating companies, good or bad, I'd appreciate the info.

Thanks all,
Reese
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley AL 620--My most uniquest project yet! Now with light and heat!
Replies: 49
Views: 813

Re: Tilley AL 620--My most uniquest project yet! Now with light and heat!

Nice job TImm. Your 620 has the same burner/globe/cage/vent as this 458 flounder light I just reworked.
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When it's not in use I tie the cage to the pump knob because I know gravity is laying in wait for me.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Brass stove expertise neeeded
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Brass stove expertise neeeded

Just ask him. Go to his website https://www.tilleylampsandstoves.com/ and click on the contact us box in the lower left corner and use the chat feature. I sent him a question about a Tilley I was working on and he answered within 30 minutes. He is excellent to do business with. The Fettlebox is also...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Need some stovie help
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: Need some stovie help

The canisters were not painted. They were designed to be used as a cookpot so they were left bare metal. The steel canisters seem to suffer from age more than the aluminum ones.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: OT - can you guess what this tin was made for?

Part of every doughboy's issue kit.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Firearms Safety Hunter Education Certificate
Replies: 22
Views: 266

Re: OT Firearms Safety Hunter Education Certificate

Florida is anyone born after 1977.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first rework
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: My first rework

Timm, I know where the date is supposed to be. This one has the usual roll stamp on the side of the fount, but absolutely nothing where the date should be. Here's the one in question PXL_20210901_225752451.jpg Here's an A 53. Notice the different location of stamp in relation to fuel port. PXL_20210...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first rework
Replies: 17
Views: 247

My first rework

of retirement. Yesterday put the finish to 30 years of doing computer security for the U.S. Navy as a civilian. Now I'll only use my computer for balancing my checkbook, reading email and browsing the GPA forums. I had the paint curing in the oven overnight so this morning I assembled and lit this l...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A pair of Kamp-Lite inverts
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: A pair of Kamp-Lite inverts

Well done, good for you.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You know it won't be good
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: You know it won't be good

If I can find some sort of suitable tubing I'm thinking about something along these lines.
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I'm open to suggestions.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You know it won't be good
Replies: 22
Views: 345

You know it won't be good

When this comes out of the fount.
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Then you find this.
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When it's in this it's just sad.
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by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Aug 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacing tip cleaner packing
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Replacing tip cleaner packing

Here's how I do it
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3766&p=53416&hilit=packing#p53416

I've done several this way, works every time.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The Tools I Use (long)
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: The Tools I Use (long)

Dean Williams (deanofid) made the plug for the tip cleaner. He made a batch several years ago and offered them here. Maybe time to ask him to make some more. Dean? The fount bung in the 220 is a proprietary thread as are many on Colemans. There is no off the shelf fit and a tap and die set will cost...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The Tools I Use (long)
Replies: 18
Views: 448

The Tools I Use (long)

I’ve noticed several threads recently here and on other forums and GPA related Facebook pages about tools and what people use for fettling lanterns, lamps and stoves. I had just finished a lantern I’d been working on and was picking up the tools and clearing the bench so I decided to lay them out an...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: eugene sledge
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: eugene sledge

I had the privilege of knowing Gene Sledge through one of my high school teachers who had been a student and close friend of his at the University of Montevallo where Gene taught. A great teacher and a good man, he was troubled by his war time experiences all of his life. His second book "China Mari...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrolysis question
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Electrolysis question

A 30 gallon plastic garbage can works and is fairly cheap.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My new Fettle Box!
Replies: 37
Views: 440

Re: My new Fettle Box!

Some people don't?
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New fuel valve packing keeps cracking
Replies: 62
Views: 902

Re: New fuel valve packing keeps cracking

I haven't used one of the "cracked" packings so I won't say it's not the reason people are having problems. And the people who are aren't first time fettlers so I'm not saying they aren't having problems. I have used the process I described in this thread to fix several leaking tip cleaners and I ha...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My new Fettle Box!
Replies: 37
Views: 440

Re: My new Fettle Box!

I've got a newer version of the same model, but in the silver finish. I believe they're a Model 620. Current MSRP is $428.I got mine 3/4 full of machinist's tools for $20 at a garage sale. I've filled it with my spare GPA parts in the drawers and specialty GPA tools in the top section and now it is ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Conspiracy Theory
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Conspiracy Theory

I work for a US Navy training command. One of our schools teaches mishap investigation. This incident is covered in many of the classes and the school has access to NTSB and other less than public information. The evidence is pretty solid it was the fuel tank not any outside cause. Eyewitnesses are ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Jul 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Borde Flasche and Borde stove
Replies: 20
Views: 260

Re: Borde Flasche and Borde stove

Pancho, Be careful using the Flasche with your Borde. The stove will put out enough heat to melt the stove. See some of the threads on CCS.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ugggg
Replies: 63
Views: 1112

Re: ugggg

Grammar is like personal hygiene, not required, but don't be surprised if people make assumptions.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preway 4521 stove valve stem packing?
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Preway 4521 stove valve stem packing?

Graphite string is typically used for water valves. Yours was probably added by a previous owner. You can always fabricate your own packing like this:
https://colemancollectorsforum.com/view ... ing#p53416
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check valve issue 220a lantern
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Check valve issue 220a lantern

The check valve is not meant to be an air tight seal. It only slows air coming out of the fount while pumping. The air stem is the seal. Your CV sounds like it's working as it should. Check the fuel cap gasket first and inspect the tip of the air stem for a groove. If the air stem is grooved it is a...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pip material experiment.
Replies: 28
Views: 533

Re: Pip material experiment.

Pull the punches out of the wheel on your leather punch. Then chuck the individual punches up in your drill press. Turn the drill press on, on a low speed and punch your pips. No hour-glass shape to the pips an a much easier time getting through tough material.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday and Flashlight Friday.
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Wickie Wednesday and Flashlight Friday.

You're way overthinking this. There's no need for a bunch of rules and regulations about which day to post which things. The title of the section is, after all, "Just Bull". If you've got a light that you find interesting, unique or think others would be interested in seeing just post it under the h...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Frankenstein ID
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Frankenstein ID

PXL_20210702_214359088.jpg PXL_20210702_214512319.jpg PXL_20210702_214502847.jpg Picked up this profane frankie in a box of parts. Pretty sure the vent is AGM, the globe is 200a. Does anyone recognize the burner and valve. They may or may not have started life together. The threaded bottom end of t...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The Trick To Wrapping Graphite Ribbon
Replies: 14
Views: 388

Re: The Trick To Wrapping Graphite Ribbon

When you cut up old packing pieces like I did in the link posted above you'll end up with lots of crumbs and powder. It all goes back into the pill bottle I use for storage and gets reused. I've made a sort of funnel with a folded piece of paper to pour the powder/very small bits into a fitting and ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: PreWay 742-43 = update - too much fuel!
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: PreWay 742-43

OCP carries fuel cap gaskets. different size than Coleman. You can make the pip with a sheet of viton and a leather punch.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: PreWay 742-43 = update - too much fuel!
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: PreWay 742-43

Read this thread I built a while back. Preways are very different from Colemans and there are some parts you can mess up if you're not aware of how it's put together. Don't use heat on the bung/valve to get the vale out, the bungs are soft soldered into the fount and will come out if you get it too ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What caswells do you guys recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: What caswells do you guys recommend?

I agree with Kellyblues 100%. There is no way to SAFELY repair a stress cracked fount. Caswells, POR or any other goo you pour into a fount are not made to repair a pressure vessel. Once you have one stress crack you're going to have more, it's an indication of the condition of the metal. Sealing a ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮
Replies: 40
Views: 670

Re: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮

My mother died in October and I listed her house a couple weeks ago. When I first talked to my realtor in January she said we'll list it at $199,000. When we were finally ready she told me we need to list at $239,000. She put up the listing on Tuesday mid-morning saying "Accepting offers until 5 PM ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: anyone use -collect old razors
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: anyone use -collect old razors

I used to collect razors. Same way I got into collecting GPAs, through my militaria collecting. Started out with military issued razors then it branched into all sorts. I've used straight razors, single edge, double edged, double edged adjustables, Rolls Razors, you name it I've probably scraped my ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stripping spray paint from vent
Replies: 21
Views: 316

Re: Stripping spray paint from vent

Try just boiling the vent. That is often enough to loosen paint. Lye may well etch the porcelain.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Close call today - Coleman 530
Replies: 26
Views: 398

Re: Close call today - Coleman 530

All of the military stoves and the 530 can be started without huge flare ups. If you take the time to understand how the roarer burners work and practice a bit they're pretty easy to get going. Especially the ones with a preheat cup like the M1941 and M1942. Practice and patience and they are can be...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 Stove Frame Paint Question
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: 523 Stove Frame Paint Question

There is no need for high temp paint on the frame. All of the M`1942 two burners I've seen have either a satin or semi-gloss finish. Rustoelum 7777 satin black or even gloss black with a satin clear coat would work well.