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by dsk
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

<p><img data-emoji="emoji" class="emoji bbc_img" src="https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/v/12.1.4/72x72/1f602.png" alt="😂" /> Automatic shutoff when the pressure is under...<img class="emoji bbc_img" data-emoji="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/v/12....
by dsk
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

<p>This is typical fuel here: <a href="https://www.aspenfuels.com/products/alla/aspen-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.aspenfuels.com/products/alla/aspen-4/</a> </p><p>I have an Idea regarding the <span id="first_coloumn_10"><span id="post_message_1310450024">Schrader valve</span></spa...
by dsk
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

<p>I am sure I may find something, I'm not as tough as McGyver, but I'm isnpired by him, and maybe Gyro Gearloose <img src="https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/v/12.1.4/72x72/1f601.png" class="emoji bbc_img" data-emoji="emoji" alt="😁" /></p><p>At the moment ...
by dsk
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

That is a good idea, I have already changed that valve once, and original parts are not available here in Norway at all, and the customs charges $35 for each parcel just for looking at it, and on top of that we get the vat +++.
by dsk
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

When I was shking it, it did feel far from empty, but you were right <img data-emoji="emoji" alt="😎" class="emoji bbc_img" src="https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/v/12.1.4/72x72/1f60e.png" /> filling it up, and the problem was solved. <img alt="😉" data-emoji="emoj...
by dsk
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 286A flickering
Replies: 17
Views: 377

286A flickering

<p>It is just a few degrees under the freezing point (- 2 deg C ) and not much white gas, but it burns bright lights up as normal, but flickering. <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://youtu.be/HJchYtu75W8"><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://youtu.be/HJchYtu75W8">https://youtu...
by dsk
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Getting a Peak 1 Apex Stove Again
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Getting a Peak 1 Apex Stove Again

Thank you! I might have to do so, whats most important, you came to the same conclution that I did, its most likely a generator issue.

by dsk
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Getting a Peak 1 Apex Stove Again
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Getting a Peak 1 Apex Stove Again

<p>I guess I want to wake up this thread again, I have 2 Apex ii stoves, and one is pulsing, (slow propeller sound and the flame is pulsing about 2 times/second)</p><p>I tried to change pumps and the stove is pulsing with no hence of witch bottle/pump I use, the other one is normal. I it is not dirt...
by dsk
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

I use denaturated alcohol, even that makes soot, but adding 20% metanol, and it burns soot-free.

dsk
by dsk
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

<p>I am not able to figure out what Panel wipe actually are, but we use to use alkylate gasoline, it is an distilled petroleum product with (almost) no additives, made for lawn motors etc. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://goo.gl/EffHmb">https://goo.gl/EffHmb</a></p><p>The cost of this...
by dsk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

Thank you again, the Coleman smells less than the kero lamps from Optimus and Petromax, but that may also be becaus it is a smaller lamp. I try to light up and turn off the lamps outdoors. The quality of fuel is of course an iportant thing, but some of the less smelly fuels is making more soot, the ...
by dsk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

Thank you, then I learned a little today to. [up]

dsk
by dsk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

More difficult in hence of filling the preheater cup, risk of sooting the globe, and almost only on-off. That is why I started it up without the globe, it was no wind, but cold, and as you see, it worked. I try to use the best quality fuel available, and that ensure the stove to run with a minimum o...
by dsk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

Pictures in this post: https://goo.gl/qwdftv
dsk
by dsk
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Running a kerosen almp on white gas?
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Running a kerosen almp on white gas?

I do have only 1 Coleman kerosene lamp, the lamp is marked 249 Scout and stamped 7 and 5 under the fount. I find that one much more difficult to use than my more modern white gas stoves, so would rather like to use white gas on this one, but I'm not sure if it is safe to just fill up with white gas ...
by dsk
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

That is at least a very clear warning!
Thank You!
by dsk
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

The valve is still good, so my conclusion will be, car tire valves are good enough.

dsk
by dsk
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

So far it is working:
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I have fired it many times, and it shuts off nice. Have not pumped a stroke since first test.

dsk
by dsk
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

<blockquote><strong>Rhubarb wrote:</strong> Schrader valve cores from automobile fuel injection systems are fuel resistant and should hold up fine. </blockquote><br />If my tyre valve solution starts to leak I could try one of those, or one from a refrigator system.<br /><br />Thank you all of you!<...
by dsk
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

No, I just fixed it, postage to Norway may take weeks.

dsk
by dsk
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?
Replies: 18
Views: 1061

Schrader valves, are car tyre valves OK replacements?

Impossible to get Coleman parts here, so I replaced the valve in my 286A with one random tire valve.
It works 2 days after the change, but????

dsk

PS
Did search for info about scrader valves but I did not get anything making me wiser.
DS
by dsk
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426B with yellow flames.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

426B with yellow flames.

I dont think I'm willing to spend the money to USPS, just the postage of the stove was almost $107.<br />On the other hand the hints and tips here tells me it may just be a rust problem. <br />I rinsed the tank with kerosene, and filled it up with new clean fuel. <br />It works OK but when it gets h...
by dsk
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426B with yellow flames.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

426B with yellow flames.

Thank you! It is much better now as you see of the picture.
Tried with my tank/generator from my 413E (only the right tab fits the case) and it burns pretty much better with this, no red flames.

dsk
by dsk
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426B with yellow flames.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

426B with yellow flames.

I did dismantle, and rinse the manifold with soapy water, then I tightened the <span id="post_message_1288139687">orifice, (more than 1 full turn)<br /><br />The burner rings looked nice and clean. I got some flames popping under the main burner on the right side, and some yellow flames were the gen...
by dsk
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426B with yellow flames.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

426B with yellow flames.

When I start it up with the lever in up position, it burns OK, and I leave it for at least 1 full minute.<br /><br />When I turn the lever down, I get some yellow flames, and sooting. If I keep on with lever in up position, it looks almost normal, but uses lot of pressure. <br /><br />All hints welc...
by dsk
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B

Seems like this solved the leakage problem. [sHa_yes2]
by dsk
Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B

Not possible, so I took a chance, and straightened the handle, removed the nut <span data-reactid=".3m.1:5:1:$comment10153432317830479_10153432812530479:0.0.$right.0.$left.0.0.1"><span data-reactid=".3m.1:5:1:$comment10153432317830479_10153432812530479:0.0.$right.0.$left.0.0.1.$comment-body" data-ft...
by dsk
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B

One idea is to straighten out the handle.... and putting in a new packing.
by dsk
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Leaking around prehat handle on my 426B

I have a leak around the handle for preheating. It is not possible to tighten the nut, an I cant get it out to put in a new packing. What t do? (I want to fix it not buy a new valve due to extreme shipping costs to Norway <img class="bbc_img" alt="smallbi2015-08-01 19.35.32014b.jpg" src="/files/atta...
by dsk
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured Alcohol and Methyl Hydrate Queston
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Denatured Alcohol and Methyl Hydrate Queston

<span id="post_message_1286178459">Denatured alcohol = ethanol with a poison added.<br />Depending of origin, the poison could be methanol.<br />Here in Norway it should not be as dangerous as methanol, but it has been accidents. <br />If you mix in close to 20% methanol in the ethanol or denatured ...
by dsk
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Warning for Petromax users
Replies: 47
Views: 6062

Warning for Petromax users

Some lamps are just not worth it: <img rel="lightbox" src="/files/attachments/2164471-Clipboard2.jpg" alt="Clipboard2.jpg" class="bbc_img" /> This were just not worth the job, so I just put in an 18W fluorescent lamp. not drilled a hole, sor it is just to start over if I ever get that idea. Hangs be...
by dsk
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pics added---Hose clamp other than radiator type?
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Pics added---Hose clamp other than radiator type?

You are fettling with equal problems like me.

Look here: http://tinyurl.com/njhmwe7

The only differens you sit in America working with scandinavian stuff, and I do it the opasite way :-)

dsk
by dsk
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?

That is what I use, and that seems to be equal to What Geir use. (and buy it for approx 1/3 of coleman fuel)

This stuff is what was on the recommendation list from Primus together with Coleman fuel until they started to sell their own stuff. (pure heptane)

dsk
by dsk
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?

Thank you! so it is just room for more soot and clogging stuff.<br /><br />I use to run on the 4-stroke version of this: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://tinyurl.com/n85ffdn">http://tinyurl.com/n85ffdn</a><br /><br />Coleman fuel are available in a small number of shops her, and only i...
by dsk
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Dual fuel generator: what makes it dual fuel?

Living here in a white area on the Coleman map, its not easy to get it. <img class="emoticon bbc_img" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/sSc_hiding.gif" alt="[sSc_hiding]" title="Hide - :hiding:" /><br /><br />I have wondered for years about , whats making the difference bet...
by dsk
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Changing hose on the Apex ii stove
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Changing hose on the Apex ii stove

Bad translation from Norwegian, looks like lugs are the right word. The connector clamped on the wire e.g. on the alternator or starter motor in a car.

Thank you for this question, helps to improve my English.

dsk
by dsk
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Changing hose on the Apex ii stove
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Changing hose on the Apex ii stove

The Apex ii stove has become my favorite single burner withe gas stove. It is never made anything close to this.<br /><br /><p style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: normal; mso-outline-level: 1;" class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN" style="mso-fareast-font-family: &...
by dsk
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413E Valve stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 403

413E Valve stuck

Thank you all, the stove was gummed of old automotive fuel, and the check valve are leaking, the spindle and the pump handle was so stuck so when I tied to remove it the valve needle broke into pieces. After some careful lurking(???) i got it OK.<br /><br />Borrowed the needle and rod, and pump from...
by dsk
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413E Valve stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 403

413E Valve stuck

Today, my 413E arrived. Since these are never sold here, it is the first I ever have touched, I have to ask and be careful. The only way to get one here are to by it on ebay, and pay for shipping it so just shipping and customs make this a valuable item. I dont want to wreck it, parts has to come th...