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by magikbus
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: These guys aren’t hunters, they’re poachers
Replies: 21
Views: 387

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

It's not just hunters and it's not new at all. When I was a kid in the late 50s my family used to hike in to a remote mountain lake near the border to camp. We built log shanties and rafts etc. I will always remember my family would wait till 4pm to go fishing and always caught prime dolly varden fi...
by magikbus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: anybody got one, do I want one?
Replies: 30
Views: 361

Re: anybody got one, do I want one?

I'd say also get it if you can. You can get your own "Svea key burn tatoo) from it like many of us have. Btw one of my son's old girlfriends is Swedish and it's pronounced svay YA. Accent on the YA.
Stan
by magikbus
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheat Cup Wick Material
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Preheat Cup Wick Material

Other than replicating the material that was in the cup originally, what benefit does the wick material provide? I find the wick holds more preheat liquid (I use marine Ethyl alcohol) so it burns longer, it also keeps it in place if you happen to bump the lantern/stove while it's still burning etc....
by magikbus
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?
Replies: 62
Views: 880

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

Here's a tip. Next time it's warm and dry and you are tempted to take a walk, go for a walk around your own neighborhood. Keep an eye out for that house with a nice big ham radio antenna in the backyard, either a tower or a long wire strung about. The next time there's an emergency and you want to f...
by magikbus
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?
Replies: 62
Views: 880

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

OK looks like lots of folks have alternative power supplies/facilities, heat and light. Most probably have radios to receive info on roads being plowed, when the power may come back on etc. How many have ham/CB radio equipment to contact "out"? You may be worried about auntie Mable in the next count...
by magikbus
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are you really prepared for a cold weather power outage?
Replies: 62
Views: 880

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

Our heat, domestic hot water and cook-top are propane so there normally isn't much load on the generator. With a 14kW unit we have the flexibility of running everything in the house on generator, but in an emergency situation would only operate the necessities to keep fuel consumption as low as pos...
by magikbus
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cf for cheap in Mississauga ontario
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Cf for cheap in Mississauga ontario

I guess we just live on the wrong coast eh?
Stan
(the image below is not be construed as anything more than proving a price for a Coleman product)

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by magikbus
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 200 valve bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Canadian 200 valve bodies

I've got one (undated red 200) Shane if you want I can dig it out and answer any questions you may have. Conventional wisdom says they were made between Nov 66 and Dec 67.
Stan
by magikbus
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Questions about a Coleman 150
Replies: 25
Views: 272

Re: Questions about a Coleman 150

About the Aspen fuel. If it is made primarily for use as a substitute for regular unlead gasoline (RUG) I would hesitate to put it in a lantern until I learned a bit more. Questions like: What additives does it have to make it compatible with RUG? Does it containrust inhibitors (important for livin...
by magikbus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cf for cheap in Mississauga ontario
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Cf for cheap in Mississauga ontario

Let me know if you find it Shane.
Stan
by magikbus
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Questions about a Coleman 150
Replies: 25
Views: 272

Re: Questions about a Coleman 150

We have a "chemical Gasoline" here in Canada called "Aspen". It's made from propane and has no toxic chemical in it like ordinary gasoline. It's available in Europe also. https://aspenfuel.co.uk/
Stan
by magikbus
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wrong timeframe for this lamp shade??
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Wrong timeframe for this lamp shade??

I've always automatically designated the enameled green steel one it's Coleman 334, but if it's green glass it's an Aladdin Student. There were a lot of generic shades like it for sure.
Stan
by magikbus
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hideous yellow shade 👀
Replies: 44
Views: 400

Re: Hideous yellow shade 👀

Coleman didn’t make many of any in green I think. There are Aladdin and such. [/quote] Yup the 307 comes in "Opal or Green". I don't have any problem with running copies or Aladdin shades on lamps to save and protect the originals from damage, in fact I do that myself. What I do have a problem with ...
by magikbus
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hideous yellow shade 👀
Replies: 44
Views: 400

Re: Hideous yellow shade 👀

Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:03 pm
Bunch on ebay
Most of the ones on ebay are not Coleman shades.
Stan
by magikbus
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hideous yellow shade 👀
Replies: 44
Views: 400

Re: Hideous yellow shade 👀

You know those look like Coleman Shades No. 307, from what I can see from the pictures, and they are advertised to come in "Opal or Green" according to "Coleman Glass Shades for Table Lamps" published by the Coleman Lamp Co.. Although the top rim seems a tad too tall for a genuine Coleman shade. But...
by magikbus
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Upside down, really?
Replies: 28
Views: 454

Re: Upside down, really?

Dominic, That third horse or mule looks like it did not like it's picture taken. Ha. Good eye. Didn't like the mule behind her getting to close. There's always one horse/mule in the string that likes to crowd the back end of whatever's in front of them. Causes no end of trouble. Sort of like the ta...
by magikbus
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just dropping in
Replies: 19
Views: 257

Re: Just dropping in

Hi Jan, me too, havent been on for a couple of years, life gets in the way sometimes. got a line on a nice looking 236 at a place called A Vintage Storm in Cobble hill if your interested.
Stan
by magikbus
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Polishing and cleaning using a Dremel
Replies: 20
Views: 329

Re: Polishing and cleaning using a Dremel

Sounds like most think the Dremel is a no no. How are you doing these days Shane.
Stan
by magikbus
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 Extreme
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Peak 1 Extreme

I was sorting through some boxes still packed from our latest move and found a little Coleman Peak 1 Extreme backpacking stove. I have a couple of the Coleman powermax cartridges for it but might have a use for the little stove if I can get some more power max cartridges or some sort of adapter to a...
by magikbus
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season

Bill, the one up the small trail to the top is called an Earth Cache. In them you must email some characteristics relating geological features to the cache owner. For example, standing at the GZ (ground zero) look due North and count the number of cinder cones visible from your location. Email the a...
by magikbus
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season

[/quote] Hi Mark. I’d be glad to give you a tour of the Keck telescopes if you find yourself back on the Big Island. 8-) [/quote] Hi Bill, did you know that there are two geocaches up there. One on the ring trail right across the road from the observatory, and the other on the trail right at the top...
by magikbus
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Baby white gas lantern
Replies: 33
Views: 479

Re: Baby white gas lantern

They are a great little lantern, not just on the shelf but in hard use in the field. There is an abandoned railroad tunnel East of Seattle at the top of the Snoqualmie pass that is over 2 miles long (one way) and curved. It is very very dark inside. Occasionally there is a geocaching event held ther...
by magikbus
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fresh snow, snow thrower first pass
Replies: 27
Views: 360

Re: Fresh snow, snow thrower first pass

I too used to go through a bunch of very expensive shear bolts due to the type of gravel on my old driveway until the guy at the shop where I bought them finally told me to get ordinary cheap old bolts the same size and use them. He had used that type of old common bolt for years and non of his or h...
by magikbus
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Importance of the tank shield on a 111
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Importance of the tank shield on a 111

I have an old 111 that needs a complete rustoration that came without the tank shield. Are there any templates out there that might help me one bend up one, or is it really needed.
Stan
by magikbus
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: Hawaii- First Winter Storm This Season

We decided to rent an expensive 4x4 for one day to go up as all the car rental companies warned us our insurance would be void in a regular car. Not knowing any better we started up and all we encountered was a bit of washboard, and tons of toyota corollas and hyundais with rental stickers on their ...
by magikbus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Embossed CPR.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Embossed CPR.

Yes, the band Chilliwack was from Vancouver but named their band after my hometown. We had a large garage band following many bands whos members interchanged constantly making it impossible to follow. They all used to play at our high school, the dark smoky Elks hall and the band pavilion at Cultus ...
by magikbus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Embossed CPR.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Embossed CPR.

I remember the BC Electric well Alex. As kids a bunch of us used to stand in the middle of the trestle behind our farm and try to be the last to jump off into the slough just before the train would get to us. Nuts I know but we were tough farm kids and the shouts and threats from the cab of the trai...
by magikbus
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Understanding the covid-19 vaccination
Replies: 47
Views: 951

Re: Understanding the covid-19 vaccination

No worries Ed, nothing political about it up here in Canada. Were getting much the same info up here as you guys down there. For example if you have had covid you might be ok for a few months but some have been getting re-infected after that. And yes, we all need lots of folks to get vaccinated befo...
by magikbus
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Embossed CPR.
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Embossed CPR.

They are indeed ice melters. To show you how old I am, my mother told me about how she and her rascallian brothers used to sneak over to the CPR tracks at night when the engines were parked near their house in Chilliwack. They would pull clumps of grass and pack them around the drive wheels. Bear in...
by magikbus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: 1941 CANADA COLEMAN LANTERN 249 247 ?

Nice find, I've only been able to find one of those in all the years I've been collecting. Tried to reproduce the cast aluminum pre-burn cup didn't have much luck as mine is melted on one side. So I repaired it with metallic high temp jbweld and it works like a charm even after a prolonged burn. Stan
by magikbus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: To Decal or not to Decal...
Replies: 15
Views: 460

Re: To Decal or not to Decal...

Ok, a subject near and dear to my heart. I think the question could be answered by considering the rarity of the appliance and your own thoughts as to preserving vs restoring. I have a very rare 234 which can be faked by slapping a new decal on a 242 to try and fool people so I decided after buying ...
by magikbus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?

rob_pontius wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:36 pm My best advice for light in a 530 stove, don't light it with your face above it. Same goes for a handy gas plant. 😂😄😂😄😂😄
Or the same advice for any open flame device, NEVER in a tent :cf_275boom:
by magikbus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?

Willy. I dont think the diameter of the glass rope is important, mine is about one quarter inch and it works fine but bigger would also work. The alcohol seems to burn longer than if its just liquid in the cup. The main purpose of it is to stabilize the ethyl alcohol and keep it from sloshing out if...
by magikbus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 295

Re: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?

You can make a terrific pre-heat cup out of a cut down copper end cap and drill a proper sized hole that will fit a copper pipe of the appropriate size that can then be soldered in. Put some wood stove door glass rope wrapped in a bit of copper wire to keep it in shape into the cup to keep the alcoh...
by magikbus
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured alcohol in Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 780

Denatured alcohol in Canada

Hi Shane, things are going well. Lots of irons in the fire (metaphorically, I only have one Coleman iron it's blue) and we've been hunkered down due to the covid thing for a few months now. The house is almost finished, just a front porch and an inside basement stairs to replace and it's officially ...
by magikbus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured alcohol in Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 780

Denatured alcohol in Canada

[QUOTE username=Newfie userid=1943892 postid=1312584871]I'm in Victoria, BC and I can find denatured alcohol in a store called Industrial Plastics and Paints. </blockquote><br />Try Spencers Marine in Sidney, they will have it. Rich sailboat people like using it in their stoves. It's mostly ethyl wi...
by magikbus
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Age of Coleman cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Age of Coleman cooler?

Nope, nothing stamped on it anywhere. Here's the logo on the center of the inside lid. Maybe that can be matched with one that has a date stamped on it.<br />Stan<br /><br /> <a href="/files/attachments/3465274-P1010658.JPG" target="_blank" rel="lightbox"><img alt="P1010658.JPG" class="bbc_img" src=...
by magikbus
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Age of Coleman cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Age of Coleman cooler?

<blockquote><strong>Wildbirder wrote:</strong> Nice cooler Stan. I have its twin if not a very similar one. Mine is marked made in Wichita, Kansas and dated on the underside. Is yours unmarked? </blockquote><br />It appears to be unmarked Mark, but I'll check much more closely now that Ed has twigge...
by magikbus
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Age of Coleman cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Age of Coleman cooler?

That's it Steve, that's our cooler's twin right there. I think I'd better attach a rider to our VW van insurance for "antiques". LOL
Stan
by magikbus
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Age of Coleman cooler?
Replies: 19
Views: 1797

Age of Coleman cooler?

Hi guys. Been awhile. Life get's in the way sometimes, it's been months since I bought anything Coleman for myself. Got a stove for Jan sometime back by accident.<br /><br />Found this Cooler for $5 and need to know if it's period correct for old Betsy. Any age opinions? It fits between the front se...
by magikbus
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: preheat cup patch?
Replies: 34
Views: 324

preheat cup patch?

I also just use good old plumber's solder to solder up my copper pre-heat cups. Haven't had a one melt on me yet!
Stan
by magikbus
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 single burner stove vs later models
Replies: 9
Views: 625

500 single burner stove vs later models

Jan's right! There's nothing like a big multi-quart pot boiling on a 500 with a couple of nice big lobsters "hot tubbing" it inside. Found that out while camping at Dildo Run Provincial Park in PEI. Nothing else in a one burner stove will do that.<br />Stan<br /><br />edit....well, maybe an hgp but ...
by magikbus
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 single burner stove vs later models
Replies: 9
Views: 625

500 single burner stove vs later models

I found a slow cooker that was defunct. The heater element was burned through and "not available" so it became recycled as a wind shield for a '38 500.<br /><br />Stan<br /><br /><img src="http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj219/magikbus/PICT3987.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://i273.phot...
by magikbus
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1 gallon CF= ? bottles of propane
Replies: 39
Views: 1981

1 gallon CF= ? bottles of propane

Those complaining about propane being a poor fuel to use in cooler temps are correct. As the propane boils away inside the can, it's evapouration causes it to cool drastically. See the reason air conditioners work for technical explanation of evarourative cooling. The evidence to prove this is the f...
by magikbus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Moving... How the heck do I transport 45+ lanterns?!
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Moving... How the heck do I transport 45+ lanterns?!

Been there, done that 3 years ago. The trick I learned was to use that stretchy clear "saran wrap" type stuff that you can get on a small roll. Wrap it around the globe right on the lantern so it won't move and then put a couple of wraps around the bail also. I never broke a single globe in the move...
by magikbus
Thu May 05, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Recent 234 purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 533

Recent 234 purchase

My philosophy is, if it's a common as dirt 220 or 200 and it needs help, go to town on it. Paint it pink, zebra stripes anything you want, you can always find a hundred others just like it.<br /><br />But if it's a super rare, ultra desireable lantern like that 234, keep it in original condition. I'...
by magikbus
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel advice
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Fuel advice

Looking good so far Dave. Thanks for being our guinea pig.
Stan
by magikbus
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel advice
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Fuel advice

Thanks Dave. You'll have to let me know how cleanly the stuff burns when you get a few tanks full through your lantern.
Stan
by magikbus
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Hot Beam heater - colac paint question
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Hot Beam heater - colac paint question

Ah, so that's what a hot beam looks like. I've never seen on in the wild. It's amazing how many Coleman things there are out there that are much rare than an arc.

I wouldn't strip and paint the fount of one of them if I had it Shane. But that's just me.
Stan