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by Chucker
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Military lanterns 252a
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Military lanterns 252a

Actually, Aladdin made the PL-1, I own two of them and they are temperamental at start up as well since their gen is the predecessor to the 252 conversion gen. If you don't like the drama at start just pull a globe panel and run a chef's butane torch up and down the gen a few times to warm her up. I...
by Chucker
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E clogged fuel pick up?
Replies: 14
Views: 77

Re: 425E clogged fuel pick up?

If the flow stops with the lighting lever down, meaning you can't hear air or see fuel, then it is likely the fuel orifice at the bottom of the F/A tube is plugged.

Needs to be pulled at that point and cleaned.
by Chucker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Deer spotted
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Deer spotted

If the deer around here have a hitch in their giddyap, we assume they got hit by a car, caught in a corn picker, or hit last deer season. Not sure if that fits your herd.

Good pic.
by Chucker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A lovely night for FIRE!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 184

Re: A lovely night for FIRE!!!

Well, annoying begets annoying for sure.

Light good, noise, bad (unless it's a milspec of course).
by Chucker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No cameras?
Replies: 17
Views: 324

Re: No cameras?

Found this one used, on ePay Timm....it's a BIN.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D-D750-2 ... SwfYNgNCl7
by Chucker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 639

Re: Covid Vaccine

Greg, the J & J vaccine is actually up to 72% effective to stop the infection here in the U.S. BUT it's 100 % effective in stopping hospitalization and death, from what I've read. My wife and I will only be getting the J & J vaccine. And JimL, yes the J & J can be stored in normal fridge/freezers, o...
by Chucker
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?
Replies: 16
Views: 255

Re: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?

What Willy says - just use a 639 gen. Output is a bit less but you likely won't be able to tell.

The 290 Powerhouse will be the brightest two mantle kero lantern you own! It will also run CF and RUG as you might guess.

Yes, the North Star gen should work as well but with the 290 nut.
by Chucker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic F/A tubes 286 and 400B
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Plastic F/A tubes 286 and 400B

While you're at it Joe, you might pick up a few 290 Powerhouses just for fun. What the heck?
by Chucker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old kero topic
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Old kero topic

Bob, you raise a good point. We forget over time what came before. My Dad liked Farmall's, F-12 and F-14's. I remember him telling and showing me how they could start on gas then he could switch fuel tanks to kero. IIRC, the Farmall had a small fuel tank and larger one. The smaller one would start t...
by Chucker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Victory is YOURS Erwin! I wouldn't worry about running a 200a gen tip in these if you want. Also, the Aladdin milspec conversion lends itself to using a 220/228 burner cap (with screen) if you want to quiet it a bit. Others have used a 200a burner cap as well. By the way, once it is up to temp you c...
by Chucker
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Favorite 413 model stove...
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: Favorite 413 model stove...

The 413E, copper tank. Towel rack, tank/generator holder attached to grate, adjustable legs, and rounded corners. Suuweeeet. Found one on CL near us years ago. It was once or twice used. I got the back story from the grand daughter of the couple who bought it originally. Gave it to our youngest daug...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Last years of Coleman quality?
Replies: 33
Views: 516

Re: Last years of Coleman quality?

I pick and choose where 'quality' came and went. For instance, I'm convinced their 'quality' stoves ended with the 413E, so 1955-58 or so. On the other hand, I really like their Apex II backpacking stove and the 550's (Peak 1 versions). I have those stoves 18 and 30 years later they still work as de...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Buna/n rubber questions
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Buna/n rubber questions

I have usually purchased mine from ePay.

Like sleebus above I prefer Viton when it comes to the older fuel caps. You are twisting the gasket metal against gasket each time you tighten it. The Viton with a 70 D is going to last longer (and have a higher temp rating) than BunaN.
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Imune Sytem Failure
Replies: 42
Views: 530

Re: Imune Sytem Failure

Welcome from Michigan Dick. Regarding 'bent' generators - most can be gently bent straight. You can do it in a vise or I usually just use a rubber mallet on a small anvil. Pull the innards out first. Be careful to let the flared end hang outside the vise or off the anvil. Having said all that - you'...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My favorite movie detective...
Replies: 23
Views: 302

Re: My favorite movie detective...

Sherlock Holmes - Basil Rathbone for sure...

Basil Rathbone S. Holmes.jpg
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic F/A tubes 286 and 400B
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Plastic F/A tubes 286 and 400B

I'd go for it but I'm a risk taker.
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kero generator for lamp conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Kero generator for lamp conversion

Yeah, what Erwin says will work. I've done it that way however because the R55 is so skinny I didn't get as much life out of it as I wanted. I did it on a couple CQ lamps. You may be better off, if your lamp takes a 220/228 generator, removing the fiber tube and wrap that area of the coil with bronz...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single mantle vs double
Replies: 33
Views: 422

Re: Single mantle vs double

Hey Joe. I'm in the single mantle club as well. In addition to the reason's above, you can pack a 249 or 242 etc. into a 426 three burner stove, just wrap a kitchen towel around it. I think a stove stand can also be packed in one at the same time. And because singles are usually smaller than doubles...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sources for Thorium Mantles?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Sources for Thorium Mantles?

I was told the older "original Petromax" mantles were Thorium - if you can find them.
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Sounds like you are 90% to getting it running well. I should have added one more step; once you pull the gen orifice and prick it, you might want to flush it - open the valve to push fuel up and out. Catch it in a small cup or something then replace the gen tip. My guess is you may have had microsco...
by Chucker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old kero topic
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Old kero topic

I agree Jeff.

I was told years ago many of the "octane boosters" simply have a healthy dose of kero. I believe it. More BTU's anyway, per ounce.
by Chucker
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Hello again Erwin. Good advice above especially on the low pressure start up's. The milspec gens have been in storage for years and the gen orifice tend to corrode over. So your experience of multiple 'pricking' of the orifice is expected. As a matter of practice I prick all new milspec gen orifices...
by Chucker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Our Daughter The Commander is Coming Home
Replies: 42
Views: 508

Re: Our Daughter The Commander is Coming Home

Excellent Greg! Looks like she's doing fine Dad.
by Chucker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Spun fill bung on AGM military stove
Replies: 18
Views: 263

Re: Spun bung on AGM military stove

Just clean the surfaces with a small wire wheel if you can and re-solder. I don't have any faith in 74 year old(?) solder.

Be safe! Maybe pull one burner and add water? I've found those 523 burners are sometimes loose and others are darn tight.
by Chucker
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene

Good find Chuck.

That testing by Dean was the most exhaustive I've seen here and informative on CO and O2 depletion.
by Chucker
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: These guys aren’t hunters, they’re poachers
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: These guys aren’t hunters, they’re poachers

Round here we've had 'poachers' and 'violator's".

Poacher's do the deed for money or bragging rights, violator's do the deed to feed their family or the family next door.

I'm more inclined to look the other way for only one of these types.
by Chucker
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec burner cap change
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Milspec burner cap change

Like Rob, I prefer using old 220 burner caps on a milspec if I want to quiet it down or as he said, hold mantles on better.
by Chucker
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene

Well then, I’m pretty sure I do not have the original photos saved I have last that particular phone as it was put away somewhere to safe for even myself to remember where I put it. Unfortunately I didn’t copy and paste the information as I should have either. Bummer too I did it to answer a questi...
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Grrr... stupid HR!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: Grrr... stupid HR!!!

I know a guy who's wife had been diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia. He had six months worth of sick time so filed for Family Leave Act.

Got all his sick pay since he was caring for a family member with a "qualified" diagnosis I guess.
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Aggressive, vicious dog, do you have one?
Replies: 54
Views: 728

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

Well if the law and insurance companies don't do their jobs...shoot, shovel, and shut up in these parts.
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dean, time to update your avatar...
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Dean, time to update your avatar...

WHOA!
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: It may not be a GPA, but it does have a mantle (asking for a friend)
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: It may not be a GPA, but it does have a mantle (asking for a friend)

Looks veeery close to my amber B from WWII except for where it threads onto, or into the fount.
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Oven cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Oven cleaner

Other members have had success removing second coats like that with Denatured Alcohol.

Work on a small area at a time and watch for the original color to pop through.
by Chucker
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Stove Temp...
Replies: 35
Views: 521

Re: 500 Stove Temp...

One caution to keep a pot or pan on the 500 so the grate won't warp. Of course a few minutes of 'open' flame won't hurt it. Good info Chuck, i never thought much about seeing all the twisted grates on 500’s.......ive noticed in pics that the round grates on the 500A’s must be really prone to warpin...
by Chucker
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1950 Johnson 5hp Sea Horse
Replies: 21
Views: 216

Re: 1950 Johnson 5hp Sea Horse

What a beautiful piece of the past!

I've revived two early 50's outboards but that one is soooo clean and good looking.

One of mine needed an impeller but they don't make them anymore, so I made one- with help from the interweb of course.
by Chucker
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: just picked up a 220f
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: just picked up a 220f

What Zoom says, a PO may have taken it apart and reassembled it improperly.

It's often the eccentric that has been reinstalled incorrectly that causes what you describe.
by Chucker
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Stove Temp...
Replies: 35
Views: 521

Re: 500 Stove Temp...

Eric makes a good point - the 500 pricker needs to be threaded all the way in or it may cut down the flow out the orifice.
by Chucker
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheat Cup Wick Material
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Preheat Cup Wick Material

Yeah buddy! I recently picked up some stove gasket material and the high temp paste to hold it in the cups.
by Chucker
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Stove Temp...
Replies: 35
Views: 521

Re: 500 Stove Temp...

My 500's typically only have flame at the grate or slightly above so if you can get that far, you're doing well. Whenever I have a 500 that is burning lower than 'normal' I pull the gen and clean the coils with a butane torch and/or small wire brush. It usually clears them up and perks the flame up ...
by Chucker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did a Little Hunting Today
Replies: 22
Views: 284

Re: Did a Little Hunting Today

Sweeeet Murff!

I usually only see those at CCCC conventions.
by Chucker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Low flame on 500 stove
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Low flame on 500 stove

And/or a partially plugged generator.

Have you pulled the gen and inspected the innards?
by Chucker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old kero topic
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Old kero topic

I've added CF many times to 'old' kero to perk it up in GPA's. As mentioned above, never in a wickie however.
by Chucker
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: SMP Mil-Spec Air Tube Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 127

Re: SMP Mil-Spec Air Tube Plug

Yes, a member found paper on that a few years ago and as I recall it was 700-800 hours using Naphtha.

This would include cleaning the orifice occasionally of course.
by Chucker
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: SMP Mil-Spec Air Tube Plug
Replies: 14
Views: 127

Re: SMP Mil-Spec Air Tube Plug

Removing the plug can help performance when the orifice enlarges from normal use as well.

Since a larger orifice gives you more fuel, more air is required to even out the burn. So, you can extend the life of the gen and orifice.
by Chucker
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Stove Temp...
Replies: 35
Views: 521

Re: 500 Stove Temp...

One caution to keep a pot or pan on the 500 so the grate won't warp. Of course a few minutes of 'open' flame won't hurt it.
by Chucker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?
Replies: 62
Views: 883

Re: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?

.......another failure of government to provide basic services or utilities. In the United States, it's not government's responsibility to provide electricity. No but due to the monopoly utilities were afforded when it comes to current distribution government needs to hold them accountable at times...
by Chucker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Winter storm panic threads
Replies: 24
Views: 527

Re: Winter storm panic threads

Yup, if you have the equipment for camping (not including battery powered stuff) you are way ahead of people who don't.

Praying for you people down south without power. Guess the 100 year storm was a bit delayed but it came.
by Chucker
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: That Great Golden EIB Microphone in the Sky.......
Replies: 31
Views: 583

Re: That Great Golden EIB Microphone in the Sky.......

I just heard the news as well.
by Chucker
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?
Replies: 62
Views: 883

Re: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?

God help everyone who is not used to cold, snow, and ice.

Yes, we have the essentials to keep power and heat going for a while.