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by Chucker
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you clean your vents?
Replies: 20
Views: 264

Re: How do you clean your vents?

You have LOTS of options.

I usually use carb spray cleaner. It's handy in my garage.
by Chucker
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413E stove will not stay lit
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: 413E stove will not stay lit

You do what it takes. I often start my stoves after spinning the lever with the valve open, allowing some raw fuel to get down the gen faster. Add to that, placing the lighting lever half-way up, gradually. A couple of my stoves like to flood faster than others, that's the reason for the half-way po...
by Chucker
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 249 - hard to light up.
Replies: 10
Views: 152

Re: 249 - hard to light up.

The above suggestions could get it running again well.

My question; is it possible the kero is degraded? Usually, adding 10-20% Coleman fuel will get it lit faster and allow you to burn sub-par kero.
by Chucker
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: More 295 intrigue
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: More 295 intrigue

IIRC, they went to the brass burner tubes around 1995, which makes for a more robust design, IMO. No, I don't think the fuel cap seal is wider. Then again, I don't' have a side-by-side comparison either. And that pump tube steel cap is cool. I hope they've gone back to those. If my liquid fueled Nor...
by Chucker
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Tools

The right tool for the job! Good one.

I'm cheap so I took an import open end wrench, heated the last 1 inch, then bent it in a vise. Not as good as a crows foot though.
by Chucker
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My 285 is dim. Help please?
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: My 285 is dim. Help please?

Oil for leather pump cups: try Neat's-foot oil, 3-in-1, Marvel Mystery Oil, any new automotive synthetic, or (in a pinch) plain old vegetable oil.

All will work. Some are better in the long run.
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Color green on Prentiss Wabers L47W
Replies: 16
Views: 162

Re: Color green on Prentiss Wabers L47W

Well, Joe Pagan is the aficionado on these. It looks much the same as the green on the L14's. If so, I've use "Rustoleum Grass Green" and been satisfied. Not sure it's even available now. Lowe's doesn't sell it anymore. Shame too since it is a decent replacement paint for those Seafoam founts too. W...
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Second Mexico Made Generator Test on 502
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Second Mexico Made Generator Test on 502

Look good so far Murff.

Is that new or old production? I think I missed that part?
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anybody use wick lanterns for camping?
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Anybody use wick lanterns for camping?

Only filled with tiki torch citronella oil to keep bugs away (think red Adlake RxR lantern).
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Backfire starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 212

Re: Backfire starter?

Only you would have done that Timm!

Funny. My dad had similar stories about starting peoples piles of leaves at the curb on fire.
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New discovery…
Replies: 38
Views: 813

Re: New discovery…

Now this is experimentation worth reading about. Great experiment Wayne.

And as had been said, might be a bit much in some cases, ha.
by Chucker
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single burner 295?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Single burner 295?

Rustytank wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:13 am
Chucker wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:38 am Don't need a single mantle 295 if you have a 639. Just my 2 cents.
I love my 639s but the correct course of action is to get both!
Haaaaaaa! So right.
by Chucker
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: “Little” Bday Light Up
Replies: 28
Views: 189

Re: “Little” Bday Light Up

Hope it was a good one Levi! I celebrated mine 2 days ago and don't feel any different.

Good start on the lanterns!
by Chucker
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What does this do on a 288
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: What does this do on a 288

I like a backup ignition source too.
by Chucker
Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single burner 295?
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Single burner 295?

Don't need a single mantle 295 if you have a 639. Just my 2 cents.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Question for the stovies on an AGM no1 kampkook
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Question for the stovies on an AGM no1 kampkook

Look about half way down this page on Dr. Marsh's website...

https://terry-marsh.com/agm-king-seeley-thermos-stoves/
by Chucker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec Generator
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: Mil Spec Generator

Here's a milspec gen from our host, Oldcolemanparts...its not like the one you describe.

https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/Generat ... te-E7.html
by Chucker
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec Generator
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: Mil Spec Generator

The milspec gens do not fit in the storage compartment.

If you found a gen that does fit in there, it is possible it goes to a mil-spec stove. Got a pic?
by Chucker
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: new coleman pak table from 1957
Replies: 21
Views: 353

Re: new coleman pak table

Beautiful shape too.
by Chucker
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check valve on 242 NL
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Check valve on 242 NL

Likely the PIP itself will need replacing. This can be tricky. Some can use cork, some Buna, and others Viton. Gas resistance is the key. The spring has to have enough tension in it to hold the pip in place and keep the fuel in but still allow air to pass when pumping it up. I usually use leather pu...
by Chucker
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Eaa
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Eaa

Love those Corsairs too! Fastest on the horizontal for a time.
by Chucker
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #21 mantles on backpacking lanterns?
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: #21 mantles on backpacking lanterns?

You could also tie the 21 off just above the burner cap/screen to shorten it. It burns just fine.
by Chucker
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Park Pac A/C
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Coleman Park Pac A/C

No idea Kayd. Hopefully someone with experience with these comes along soon.

Welcome to the forum!
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The heat
Replies: 31
Views: 292

Re: The heat

You can keep that heat, Shawn.

We've been 85-90 deg. F for a couple weeks in lower Michigan. Thank God we've had 2 or 3 bursts of rain in there. Still, lots of crops around here starving for water.

The upside is, I haven't had to mow lawn in a month, just weed whip, ha.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A flaming
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: 200A flaming

While it's burning, rotate the pricker cleaner up until the fuel supply is leaned out.Should make it glow white. If that doesn't work, you likely have an over-sized orifice on the gen tip OR the gen tip is loose. Outside chance the air tube has an obstruction like a spiders nest or mud dauber. Too m...
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley insp lamp and crew marked x246b
Replies: 10
Views: 88

Re: Tilley insp lamp and crew marked x246b

What, prisoner of war items?

Always good to find a couple Tilley's.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Propane Regulator
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: Coleman Propane Regulator

Well, you can always get a tape measure out and get the length of the gen. Find a newer profane reg from an 'import' stove and use it? You may have some tweaking to do for fitment, but I'd try it if an original isn't available. We usually see plenty of odd profane stoves at our local second hand and...
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I got a call from a Coleman employee today...
Replies: 41
Views: 1054

Re: I got a call from a Coleman employee today...

If they could keep the price as it was in 2018, I'd be in on one.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Forum oddity
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Forum oddity

Not here Mike but...

You can PM Murff or Captain Fantastic and they may have more insight.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman mantle 21A, manufactured date?
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Coleman mantle 21A, manufactured date?

Thanks you all of you. I have 2 sets of silk lite (100pcs). This mantle is very good with white light. Someone are worry about Radioactive but don't keep it near us. It will be not impacted to our heath. https://i.postimg.cc/x8SRMSrv/silk1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/rySgczWQ/silk2.jpg You could have ...
by Chucker
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Propane Regulator
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: Coleman Propane Regulator

Our local 'welding' supply shop also repairs and configures propane hoses and connections, so I'd try a place like that.

Frankly, for 20-30 bucks (USD) you can find small appliance regulators online.
by Chucker
Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thank You Moses Yoder
Replies: 25
Views: 644

Re: Thank You Moses Yoder

What a deal, all the way around!
by Chucker
Thu Jul 21, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 295 Fuel Fuel Lantern
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Coleman 295 Fuel Fuel Lantern

I own one, they are bright, and THIRSTY.

I much prefer its predecessor, the 290 Powerhouses.
by Chucker
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kampkook stove gift
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Kampkook stove gift

My first instinct is an air valve also however...it looks like you have a pre-heat bowl on the far side of the main burner. So, no need for air mix really (some came with both, I'm sure). You may also have a damper in front of the pre-heat bowl you have to open by hand to allow fuel into it. My gues...
by Chucker
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How to get banned
Replies: 31
Views: 941

Re: How to get banned

Moses, not sure how your conversation with Ed went those years ago however, your opinion matters. Also, as you read above, certain words and comments have more than one meaning - some are double-entendres and can be a coin toss whether or not a moderator sees it differently from you. Sorry for that....
by Chucker
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 476
Views: 12036

Re: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

A Seabee wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:30 am Can I request #2531 please?

See Joe's (Optimus) list above. Yes, thanks much for that Joe.

I'd say you're in the clear!
by Chucker
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Q99 Rebuild Tutorial
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Q99 Rebuild Tutorial

I've seen this done a few times over the years.

A little tutorial never hurts. Good info Joe. Thanks.
by Chucker
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 476
Views: 12036

Re: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

Any newbies need to sign up?

Look for the four-digit number you'd like, if it's not taken, it's yours!
by Chucker
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Optimus pip
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Optimus pip

Can't say.

What I can say is, I've replaced scores of pips on Coleman, Euro's, and Auzzie's, but...I punch my own from BunaN or Viton. I like a soft Viton but to each his own.
by Chucker
Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: 220E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner

JimL wrote: Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:54 pm Picky? Maybe. But I find it's hard enough searching this forum. Someone else running into the same problem with a 220 down the road would never find this thread with 210 in the title.

Just some sarcasm Jim. Enjoy the day.
by Chucker
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: 210E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner

Randy_H wrote: Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:33 pm
JimL wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 4:36 am BTW, please edit and fix the title.
What do I need to fix about the Title? Seems OK to me, so please enlighten me.
FYI Randy....I changed it to "220" as "210" wasn't quite accurate, as another pointed out. Some people are just so darn picky!

Chuck
as Moderator
by Chucker
Mon Jul 11, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley find
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tilley find

Great find Jim.

You can fab a pre-heat chimney out of a tall spaghetti can and a coat hanger. The petcock knob uses an O-ring, not graphite packing.

PM coming.
by Chucker
Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Up north finds
Replies: 20
Views: 393

Re: Up north finds

Looks great!

Wish my 'up north' trips turned out half that well.
by Chucker
Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: KAMPKOOK LCS-22 Stove, Parts and Ops Booklet
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: KAMPKOOK LCS-22 Stove, Parts and Ops Booklet

Try to find a "fuel rate" one made with BunaN or Viton.

Entire o-ring kits made from these two materials can be found on ePay and maybe harbor frate.
by Chucker
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: what has friarmike ben up to
Replies: 25
Views: 449

Re: what has friarmike ben up to

Wow, those dental numbers you are throwing around are a 50% down payments on old farmhouses around here, LOL , or used vehicles - when you can find them.

I wish you well. Good choppers are a bonus especially as we get older.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is this, do I want it?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: What is this, do I want it?

Hah! I'm sure you're right John.

I have one burgundy and it is one of the few without stress cracks. However, I did spin the bung when fettling it. A little solder and she's a keeper.

Good luck.
by Chucker
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: what has friarmike ben up to
Replies: 25
Views: 449

Re: what has friarmike ben up to

HEY MIKE! Good to hear from you. Been a while. I hear ya about not being able to do some things anymore. And you really don't have to go to Costa Rica to get dental work done. Good grief, the money you'd spend on the flights would be huge, right? Anyway, my wife recently retired so every day is Satu...
by Chucker
Sat Jul 09, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: 210E Lantern frozen Tip Cleaner

Butane micro torch is your friend.