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by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Group of stuff in St. Paul
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Group of stuff in St. Paul

Ok, I screwed up. Obviously I'm out of touch with current shipping costs. On a whim I bid on this stuff and won it. Then I got the shipping costs from St Paul to Florida. Yikes! Not worth the freight so now I'm just trying to get costs back. The stuff is in the St. Paul area. Two of the globes are w...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Rare typewriter?
Replies: 22
Views: 324

Re: OT Rare typewriter?

Contact Tom Hanks, the actor. He's a big typewriter collector.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting the metal frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Painting the metal frame?

Obviously with different brands YMMV. I've got a couple of user 220 that I painted with Rustoleum gloss white that have soldiered along for several years just fine. I've also done some with VHT high heat aluminum, cured at the 250 and 400 degree steps, not the 600 and those have worked as well.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting the metal frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Painting the metal frame?

You don't need high heat paint for a frame. Any rattle can paint will work just fine. Frames don't get anywhere nearly as hot as the vent.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator spring for 457 HGP
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Generator spring for 457 HGP

BillA - Listen to Dean. He made a couple of replacement coils for me, work great.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Jan 04, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning a Mica Globe
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Cleaning a Mica Globe

Electrolysis will work well to remove rust from a mica frame. It will not damage the mica but it will remove the lettering from a Coleman marked original mica.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 Leaking along the pricker control shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: 242 Leaking along the pricker control shaft

Have a look here https://colemancollectorsforum.com/view ... ing#p53416 This is how I repack the later model cleaner lever. You could use the same process with the old packing still in place.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dating a Handy Gas Plant
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Dating a Handy Gas Plant

I thought the burner support became standard equipment at a certain point. That plus the style of the tag , the label and other small clues may help you narrow it down.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: What would cause this?

Zoomkat - you didn't read the OP's post. He says that at 1/4 it won't stay lit. That's an indication the F/A assembly isn't doing its job. At 1/4 turn it should burn, just run out of pressure quickly. I agree with Toby, pull the F/A tube and clean thoroughly.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Dec 06, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The latest acquisition…
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: The latest acquisition…

Ordinary soft solder is more than sufficient to put the tip back on the air stem. Just clean both parts really well. Once it's back in place, if it gets hot enough to melt 60/40 solder it won't matter, you'll be dealing with other issues at that point.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preway Junior advice/solution needed.
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Re: Preway Junior advice/solution needed.

Bryan, as people above have explained, the pip needs replaced. The pip can be flush with or just slightly protruding from the cup. The spring should slide easily over the stem on the pump cup with no binding. Your spring is much too strong. I have used the spring from a Coleman F/A rod to make repla...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone familiar with this decal?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Anyone familiar with this decal?

That decal is from the GI repair unit that overhauled the lantern. Try to save the decal during your cleanup and restoration. That would explain the later model parts on an early lantern. It was sent back to an army workshop for repair. There it got fixed, but the repair techs weren't at all concern...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on a durable clear coat.
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Question on a durable clear coat.

I've had good luck with the Duplicolor clear coat. I normally let it air dry until it's safe to touch (15-30 minutes depending on weather) then oven cure at 170F for 30 minutes. Haven't tried an extended soaking in fuel but certainly haven't had any problems with spills that are wiped off reasonably...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 2048

Re: Baking a fount

I don't have any argument with what others have posted here, but I've found that for ordinary rattle can paints 170F for 30 minutes is enough. I turn the oven off and let it cool with the door closed. For high temp paints I follow the directions on the can, but rarely do the 600f cycle.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's Tech Tip and a Rant
Replies: 32
Views: 652

Re: Today's Tech Tip and a Rant

I don't know, I got three nearly new lanterns because of overfilling. Junk/antique store I had bought some stuff from had just taken in a bunch of camping gear. I had picked out something else in the shop and he said, "Got 3 lanterns in that bunch of stuff, guy said none of them work. You can have t...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Nov 06, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Where to find cup washers for pumps?
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Where to find cup washers for pumps?

Thirty years ago you could walk into any hardware store and find a selection of leather pump cups in the section with the drawers of o-rings, e-clips, snap rings and all the other bits and pieces of odd fasteners and fittings. Not anymore. There are sources though for those who don't want to make th...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Nov 06, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leftover parts identification
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Leftover parts identification

Toby, don't go by my 458, it isn't the original valve, it's a 500 valve modified by Dean to work. Does the job quite well. You're right though, on closer look, the threaded end of your valves look smaller than the 458 fitting.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leftover parts identification
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Leftover parts identification

Some measurements on the black-knobbed valve/generator sets would help. Could be for 454 or 458 burners.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Manufactured year 425B
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Manufactured year 425B

Dates on the tabs didn't start until after the B series of this stove.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Nov 01, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Submarine stove tank design flaw
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Submarine stove tank design flaw

I think since you are the only one who seems to have a problem with this it comes under operator error rather than design flaw. Not trying to be nasty or make fun of you, but the tank is designed to have the air stem closed except when the pump is in use. When used as designed the tank doesn't leak....
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12v electrical assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 12v electrical assistance

Got more than enough projects to work on one when I already have a good solution in place. If anybody wants it they can have it for shipping costs. Thanks for the education Timm.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12v electrical assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: 12v electrical assistance

I'm running six on my 24"x18" plastic bin setup. One to each of six lawn mower blade anodes. Works like a champ.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 28, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12v electrical assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 310

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.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacement valve stem for HGP
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Replacement valve stem for HGP

Dean Williams (deanofid) makes them from 200a lantern valve stems. I think Warren Wright has been collecting stems so Dean can do a batch at a time. Best bet is to message Dean and see if he has one, or when he'll be doing another run of them.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Oct 27, 2022 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12v electrical assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 310

12v electrical assistance

I've got a '70s vintage Little Giant Starbright transformer with timer. It puts out 13.25v AC on the low voltage side. No idea what amperage as there is now data plate of any kind except the name label. Trying to figure out what to do with it. My electrolysis setup is using DC power supplies so I ca...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Bare steel parts protection?
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Bare steel parts protection?

I've had good luck with Duplicolor Gloss Clearcoat engine enamel. Fuel resistant and heat up to 500F.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Oct 12, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need some assistance re: HGP 457
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Need some assistance re: HGP 457

Your tank appears to originally have been black. Later models were green.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Electrolysis on 411 stove
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: Electrolysis on 411 stove

Keith Gantt over on The South's Regional Lantern & Stove Collectors facebook page has done some very nice restorations on stoves with similar problems. I think he uses a special high heat variety of JB weld as a filler. You might PM him and ask. Tell him Reese sent you.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Oct 09, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Electrolysis on 411 stove
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: Electrolysis on 411 stove

When I've used the 30 gallon garbage can for a stove case I used a piece of field fence, the stuff that's about coat hanger gauge wire and 4" mesh. Cut a piece long enough to wrap around the inside of the garbage can. Works great as an anode, but only lasts one or two uses before it disintegrates.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Electrolysis on 411 stove
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: Electrolysis on 411 stove

I'd recommend several more anodes. Electrolysis is line of sight (more or less) and one anode on one side of the case isn't going to do much for the opposite side. I've found used lawn mower blades make excellent anodes. I use six in my bath for stoves cases, 3 each side.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jute bail wrap follow up
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Jute bail wrap follow up

Here on the Florida gulf coast I'd be afraid that any fabric wrap would hold moisture and promote rust.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Preway/Sears 742-43
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: Preway/Sears 742-43

Here's a thread on the internals. https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=188075#p188075 They're very different from Colemans and some of the brass bits can be damaged during disassembly if you're not familiar with how they work. Weak spot is rust on the sealing faces of the valve ste...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Sep 27, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Union leakage still
Replies: 37
Views: 599

Re: Union leakage still

Duane, When I exhaust all the remedies I can work on a joint like this, as I think you have, I send it to Dean and ask him to re-machine the sealing faces. He's working on one now for me. Before shipping it off though, I'd try making a plug for the pipe. A sharpened piece of wooden dowel would work,...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: EvapoRust fails me
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: EvapoRust fails me

Kevin, I've had Evaporust take paint off of several different items including an Aladdin thermos bottle. I just assume that the paint will be damaged when I use it. Dan, Not surprising that Ospho stripped the plating, it is just a diluted phosphoric acid. Great for converting rust to a less reactive...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Knows Their Handy Gas Plants?
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Who Knows Their Handy Gas Plants?

Here is my 458G with a reproduction label made by ossodiseppia a member here. I don't think the yellow labels came along until the later HGPs. We really need a discussion about the various labels. with label.jpg Mine came without a pressure gauge, just a pipe plug in the fitting so I added a new mad...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Sep 15, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up a Sears 743-42
Replies: 29
Views: 532

Re: Picked up a Sears 743-42

Take a look at this thread https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=188075#p188075 before you tear into your PW. They are very different from a Coleman and some of the non-replaceable brass parts can be badly damaged if you don't understand how it works before you tear it apart. The ex...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Sep 11, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Plumbers furnace score, complete?
Replies: 30
Views: 667

Re: Plumbers furnace score, complete?

The big C&Ls didn't use a tube in the coil. Yours is all there Duane. The piece that usually goes missing is the windscreen, the part the looks like a sheet metal bowl with a hole in the bottom. It locks onto the top by giving it a partial turn so the tabs on the bottom of the windscreen slide under...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Getting ready for hurricane season...newbie here
Replies: 51
Views: 791

Re: Getting ready for hurricane season...newbie here

You don't say where in Florida you are, it makes a difference. Also if you are in a house or apartment. Your two options are leave or stay for a storm. The pro of leaving is you will be safe, the con is you may not be able to get back to your stuff for a month or more. If you stay you can take care ...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sears Preway 742-439
Replies: 18
Views: 261

Re: Sears Preway 742-439

If you decide to keep/restore your PW please read this thread I made a couple years ago. https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=188075#p188075 PWs are very different from Coleman and other lanterns internally and some of the brass parts are easily damaged if you don't know what you'r...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Sep 02, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Reproduction grates
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Reproduction grates

I know there have been some reproduction grates made, such as the ones for the Coleman 454. Anyone who has had cast iron grates made or knows someone who has, please let me know. I've got a couple that need reproduced and am looking for a foundry.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Aug 24, 2022 11:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank
Replies: 42
Views: 1087

Re: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank

Timm, My experience is similar to yours, platings are only damaged where they have started to come loose. I haven't used electrolysis on a vent. Argentcorvid, I will defer to your training. Mine was based on personal experience and certainly there are a number of factors, like breaks in your skin wh...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank
Replies: 42
Views: 1087

Re: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank

Lynn, Pretty much any coating added over the top of a ferrous part will be subject to coming off during electrolysis to one degree or another. Paint will fall off in sheets. The zinc or tin plating (galvanizing or tinning) will be affected. The zinc and tin were intended to be more reactive that ste...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Militaria
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Militaria

There was no special rhyme or reason to who got them, they were just another variation on the issue canteen. There was no distinction between officers and enlisted for gear like this.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Militaria
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Militaria

They are out there, uncommon but not rare. Rare is one without chipped enamel. Oddly the British and Commonwealth countries used an enameled steel canteen from before WWI until post WWII. The replacement came out late war but it was well after before all troops used it.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank
Replies: 42
Views: 1087

Re: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank

The lettering was green, the same as early glass globes.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank
Replies: 42
Views: 1087

Re: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank

Timm, electrolysis works great on mica chimneys, except, It took the Coleman green letter stamp off an original I had on a 427. The frame cleaned up great though.
by Cottage_hill_bill
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank
Replies: 42
Views: 1087

Re: Alternative PS for electrolysis tank

Timm - gunhippie, posted this very good thread on converting a computer PS https://colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17140&p=225934&hilit=computer#p225934 The search feature here is your friend. I use laptop PS bricks. They tend to run about 19v 3-4a. The nice thing is you if your workp...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A question regarding electrolysis
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: A question regarding electrolysis

I've used plain baking soda for years with no problems. Lye is good if you have a lot of organic material on the item, i.e. a grease covered stove. Otherwise it isn't necessary. I've found that using enough anodes is more important than what you add to the water. Since the process is more-or-less li...
by Cottage_hill_bill
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Color green on Prentiss Wabers L47W
Replies: 16
Views: 287

Re: Color green on Prentiss Wabers L47W

The paint they mixed for me was oil based enamel. I may still have the can on the shelf, if I do I'll post what information I can find about the base.

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