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by stoves1234
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunday score, not football
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Sunday score, not football

How many lanterns have we found that had paint overspray or drops on them? It's like the guy gets out the paint, dropcloth and so on and then says "Whoops, almost forgot to put a lantern close by!"
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunday night lights
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Sunday night lights

Looks pretty darn bright from here. Nice burning lantern.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- Dating a Swiss Army blanket
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: OT- Dating a Swiss Army blanket

I appreciate the reply vintageish. I'm confident it's authentic, I bought it about 30 years ago from a surplus dealer. The button has a "K" with the number 72783. I checked your links but got no answer as to the manufacture date. Whatever year it was made it's a quality blanket. I've had to hold mys...
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- Dating a Swiss Army blanket
Replies: 5
Views: 127

OT- Dating a Swiss Army blanket

With all of the general knowledge on this forum I thought I'd give this a shot. I have a genuine Swiss Army blanket that I bought years ago. It has the aluminum button in a corner with a serial number, also the white crosses were sewn in the blanket. There's an "SW 13" dyed into a corner. Is there a...
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 40 year old fuel ————-Still works!
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: 40 year old fuel ————-Still works!

While also collecting antique outboard motors you can imagine the decades-old sludge I've found in gas tanks. I'm surprised at how long CF remains useable.
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 27, 2023 2:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leather Cups-thanks to all who posted about making them
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Leather Cups-thanks to all who posted about making them

I've been making my own cups since learning how to make the tool from this forum. I bought a purse from Goodwill that had the perfect leather for cups. I just had to install one on a 200A a few days ago.
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Preventing carbon buildup

Last weekend I had to work on a pulsing generator. When I re-installed the gen and frame without breaking the mantle I felt as if I'd successfully done a delicate surgery.
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheat cup liquid
Replies: 28
Views: 399

Re: Preheat cup liquid

My vote is for any gasline antifreeze in a yellow bottle. Regardless of the brand, Heet for instance, the yellow bottles contain methyl alcohol and the red ones isopropyl alcohol. Before I scored some denatured alcohol cheap on sale I used to burn the Heet or equivalent in the yellow bottles in my a...
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Plastic 200A parts safe question
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Plastic 200A parts safe question

I read the CAUTION molded into the inside bottom of a plastic Coleman made 200A parts safe. It advises the owner to remove the parts kit when refueling the lantern. Can a generator and mantles spontaneously combust, or am I missing something here?
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Primus 107
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Primus 107

Heckuva deal. My only experience wirh a similar stove is the Svea 123. I'm afraid if I came across that deal it would be the beginning of a long fall down the Euro stove rabbit hole.
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good Ole Acetone! FTW
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Good Ole Acetone! FTW

That's good to know, I'll store that for future reference. I buy 100% acetone in the nail polish section at the store.
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Optimus 5pc “Tourist” cook set (SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: FS Optimus 5pc “Tourist” cook set

In the picture the bail is in its place over the stove.
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 18, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ice Fishing 2023 and GPAs
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: Ice Fishing 2023 and GPAs

Tasty looking trout! Usually by now here in Western Michigan I would've had some ice fishing pics with GPA's. But there's no safe ice around here. I like the picture with the M1942.
by stoves1234
Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Optimus 5pc “Tourist” cook set (SOLD)
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: FS Optimus 5pc “Tourist” cook set

I have that cookset, and it's compact and perfect for one person. And in my opinion the bail that snaps over the preheat indent in the fount works better than the two washers on a Sigg Tourist. You won't regret that purchase.
by stoves1234
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: MLK Day pickings and passes
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: MLK Day pickings and passes

Good grab on the steel high stand. It hurts my feelings to see you lump a 502 in with the catalytic heaters (kidding). I'm no fan of those heaters, but a 502 is loads more useful than those contraptions.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kinda on topic, living in a van down by the river
Replies: 35
Views: 930

Re: Kinda on topic, living in a van down by the river

There are a lot of good, insightful comments on this topic. But, how many of you, when you read "van down by the river", thought of Chris Farley?
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wagner Ware Muffins!
Replies: 14
Views: 243

Re: Wagner Ware Muffins!

Those look tasty. I see the patent date, do you have an idea of when the pans were made?
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPA fettling skills applied elsewhere
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: GPA fettling skills applied elsewhere

Speaking of using that pump for GPA's you can attach a car tire valve stem to it.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Blue Canadian 639
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Blue Canadian 639

Good for you Andrew. I'll never come across a lantern like that where I live. It sure would be great to have a big blue kero lantern.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 08, 2023 2:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cold Weather Gear
Replies: 33
Views: 523

Re: Cold Weather Gear

A Carhartt hat for $3, ya gotta love garage sales. When I think of what I wore in cold weather in the '60's I'm thankful for the much better clothing and boots we have today.
by stoves1234
Sat Jan 07, 2023 7:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT A film about Bofors AA gun production. History buffs and machinists both should enjoy this.
Replies: 21
Views: 320

Re: OT A film about Bofors AA gun production. History buffs and machinists both should enjoy this.

The factory in that video was just one of thousands across the country producing goods for the war effort, ranging from toothbrushes to tanks. One of the reasons we won that war on both fronts.
by stoves1234
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chinese mantles
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Chinese mantles

The ad states no thorium.
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 06, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chinese mantles
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Chinese mantles

Thanks for the heads up, 12057dave. I looked them up on Amazon. Interesting that almost all of the Amazon reviews complained about the mantles being too big! One reviewer seemed to know what they were for, as he said they worked well on a Hippolito. I just put a Coleman Silklite 1111 on a 237 yester...
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 04, 2023 2:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: in a pinch fuel
Replies: 41
Views: 673

Re: in a pinch fuel

That's what cracks me up about Coleman's Dual Fuel line of lanterns and stoves. The OP is correct, every lantern and stove that Coleman made would burn RUG. I guess people think Coleman developed some breakthrough technology with Dual Fuel.
by stoves1234
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New shop light for the workbench
Replies: 29
Views: 551

Re: New shop light for the workbench

I went the same route recently, switching to LED shoplights over my workbenches. The old fluorescent light in my unheated shed would take a couple of minutes to get going in cold weather.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 02, 2023 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Crown vs. Coleman fuel
Replies: 231
Views: 6599

Re: Crown vs. Coleman fuel

If this thread makes it to 200 posts it could be the sign of the coming Apocalypse.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Years GPA Resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 799

Re: New Years GPA Resolutions

I resolve to stop over-filling the founts on my lanterns and stoves.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: coleman 400b tailgate use
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: coleman 400b tailgate use

It's satisfying to put a stove to use. I'm in Michigan also, we have to take advantage of this break in the weather.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lantern vents; a few tips for newbies
Replies: 25
Views: 624

Re: Lantern vents; a few tips for newbies

It's disappointing to find a real nice vent except for porcelain missing because someone torqued down the vent nut.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finishing touch for my Hydrocarbon Burner Co stove
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: Finishing touch for my Hydrocarbon Burner Co stove

That grate is not only functional it's also attractive. I know little about European stoves. That stove came with what appears to be a silent burner?
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 28, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley heater fettle and light up
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Tilley heater fettle and light up

And the fuel guage still works!
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley heater fettle and light up
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Tilley heater fettle and light up

Timm, making a chimney is next on the list. So your chimney doesn't have a top? Chucker, I'll try that with the other chimney.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 28, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley heater fettle and light up
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Tilley heater fettle and light up

With assistance from the helpful guys on this forum I fettled this Tilley radiant heater recently. I replaced the gaskets and pip and made a pump cup in addition to the usual cleaning. For the first light up I took it outside and preheated the heck out of it. You guys advised me these things need a ...
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 27, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I dodged a bullet
Replies: 8
Views: 390

I dodged a bullet

Phew, that was a close one! One of my daughters asked me for Christmas gift ideas. I mentioned that I wouldn't mind a gallon or two of Crown fuel, then told her about the online deal from Walmart. Christmas Day I unwrapped a box containing two gallons of Coleman fuel. My daughter explained that Walm...
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 25, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman at work
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: Coleman at work

critmass_34: Regarding collecting stoves, it is fun to cook up a meal with a lantern and stove that you fettled.

Cajuncook1: I think it's a 6 quart pot. It was half full with meat and water. Personally I think a 500 stove could handle the weight, but you'd need to keep it centered on the grate.
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 25, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Oops, or, I don't think I'm doing this right
Replies: 21
Views: 378

Re: Oops, or, I don't think I'm doing this right

That black globe is the reason why I'm holding off lighting up my newly-fettled Tilley radiant heater for the first time. You guys have said they require a LOT of preheat so I'll wait until the balmy temps in the 40's arrive in a few days.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 24, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Make your own shipping boxes
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: Make your own shipping boxes

I've altered boxes to make them smaller a few times. For me it was time consuming. The last time I shipped a GPA I stopped in at U Haul and got the size I needed for $2, so I'll probably go that route next time.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Safety Check In for members experiencing Arctic Blast Conditions
Replies: 66
Views: 995

Re: Safety Check In for members experiencing Arctic Blast Conditions

Here in Western Michigan we're bracing for the storm. It was nice today, 34° and calm. Then the snow started at 4:00. I dropped off a Coleman catalytic heater (a modern one) and a stove at my eight month old grandson's house.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: doing chores with Ash Flash
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: doing chores with Ash Flash

And I thought I was a hunter. Is the critter on the fencepost? Nice to see an Ash Flash, by the way.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 21, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Crown vs. Coleman fuel
Replies: 231
Views: 6599

Re: Crown vs. Coleman fuel

Holy smokes, this thread is like the Energizer Bunny.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 17, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Just for giggles........
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Just for giggles........

Thanks for the advice. From what I've heard the Tilley heaters like LOTS of pre-heat so I'd rather heat it longer than necessary than not long enough.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Just for giggles........
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Just for giggles........

Good information. But now I'm thinking the fuel valve, or petcock, should be wide open when doing any method of pre-heating.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 17, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Just for giggles........
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: Just for giggles........

Hmmm, now you got me thinking. I just finished fettling a Tilley radiant heater and I still have to make a pre-heat cup. For the first fire-up I was going to use a propane torch for pre-heat. The fuel valve is connected to the pricker. Therefore when I'm pre-heating the fount should have no pressure...
by stoves1234
Fri Dec 16, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hope you live near this!
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Hope you live near this!

Likely already gone, buy ya never know.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Old hunting camp picture............
Replies: 38
Views: 1004

Re: Old hunting camp picture............

Man, you have more Christmas lanterns than me ( I have 0) and now your racks are bigger than mine! Sheesh!
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Crown vs. Coleman fuel
Replies: 231
Views: 6599

Re: Crown vs. Coleman fuel

Wow, an unbelievably long thread on Crown fuel. It works. It's much cheaper than Coleman fuel. Buy it.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 12, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Crown vs. Coleman fuel
Replies: 231
Views: 6599

Re: Crown vs. Coleman fuel

In my area (Western Michigan) I can buy Crown for $6.83 less per gallon than the cheapest Coleman fuel available. I'm going buy Crown as long as I can. I even asked for it for Christmas!
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 12, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Crown vs. Coleman fuel
Replies: 231
Views: 6599

Re: Crown vs. Coleman fuel

Hello Michiganjoe, this is Jim from Michigan. Check out the online price of Crown fuel for store pickup at Walmart. If I remember correctly it's $7.64/gallon while the in-store price of Coleman fuel is $14.99. In my opinion buy all the Crown fuel you can. Otherwise in the not too distant future you'...
by stoves1234
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More globe fun
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: More globe fun

Impressive work. That looks very good.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 08, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Coleman Military Stoves
Topic: 520 1943
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: 520 1943

Although my 530 is shiny, I somehow prefer the 520. It's not just because of the three fold-out legs, I guess it's that OD brown color.

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