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by JimL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:
Replies: 25
Views: 230

Re: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:

Feuerhand has been around a while. According to their website, since 1893. It appears they only have one wickie currently in production, the Baby Special 276, which has been in production for over 100 years according to their website. It's cool that they're still in business and manufacturing in Ger...
by JimL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 636

Re: Covid Vaccine

>> I remember a few yrs back in England they put out a vaccine (Don’t remember the name) everyone was getting it. Next thing you know a bunch of kids were being born with no arms etc. Joe, Your statement piqued my curiosity and I had to try to look it up. The only thing I could find like that was re...
by JimL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1929 REO Speedwagon Motorhome-Camper
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: 1929 REO Speedwagon Motorhome-Camper

That is simply gorgeous!
by JimL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flexible Lighters...
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Flexible Lighters...

You must have hit it on re-stocking day. :) Due to their prices, they get tons of customers, and obviously sales. Although, since the pandemic, prices of many items have gone upwards towards $2.
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Military lanterns 252a
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Military lanterns 252a

The main obvious difference is the generator being so far away from the mantle. If you have it pumped up a lot, you'll flow fuel too fast for it to get heated and begin vaporization in a decent amount of time. It was written up here a while back that Coleman didn't believe a lantern could run on lea...
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flexible Lighters...
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Flexible Lighters...

Glad you found one you could use. Even though Dollar Tree is a chain, they all seem to have different items, even ones not far from each other.
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found a very unusual Coleman lamp. Unfortunately someone wired it!
Replies: 34
Views: 307

Re: Found a very unusual Coleman lamp. Unfortunately someone wired it!

Nice shade!

>>Unfortunately someone wired it!

That one was always electric.
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrolysis question
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Electrolysis question

>>While I have heard that electrolysis is just line-of-sight, experience has shown otherwise. Same experience here. I don't recall ever having to shift or turn something in an electrolysis bath. Heck, with wickies, I've found that even the inside of the founts will get de-rusted if I leave the burne...
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is this dangerous?
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Is this dangerous?

Reese,

I was not speculating whether or not this could happen, it did. Try it for yourself.

The fuel didn't fill the tube and then pour out, but sprayed out of the hole at the end of the pump plunger. I'd estimate the spray was at least three feet in distance each time. Again, try it.
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman heater melting
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Coleman heater melting

Paul,

I don't know if these ALL come apart the same, but hold the fount between your legs, grab the catalytic element at the base and unscrew it (counter-clockwise).

Before going this route, did you follow Coleman's procedure for cleaning the catalytic head?
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 636

Re: Covid Vaccine

Glad to see that people are able to get the vax!

Unfortunately, there's a loophole in New Jersey that's allowing perfectly healthy 20 and 30 year olds to get the vax ahead of the seniors that really need it. Among other listed ailments, you only need to claim you're a smoker to be qualified.
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:
Replies: 25
Views: 230

Re: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:

Here's my collection of small wickies. The two green ones I posted about over the weekend, a FeuerHand 175 Super Baby, and a Canadian 200 in the background for size perspective.

Small Wickies.jpg
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 636

Re: Covid Vaccine

>>So one of the first vaccines..Pfizer??...needed to be kept at -70 degF. Now it seems like it is ok to store at regular refrigerator temps. What suddenly changed? More competition? I guess this means formal testing is no longer a requirement of a vaccine. And most likely, if you can store a vaccine...
by JimL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is this dangerous?
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Is this dangerous?

Even if you have a fire extinguisher handy, would you be able to operate it on yourself if you forgot, opened the pump, and had ignited fuel spray on you? Maybe I'm too cautious, but don't want to be anywhere near a situation of uncontrolled fire. I've had fuel spray out of a check valve twice. The ...
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 636

Re: Covid Vaccine

I only know of one person to be called from a list in Jersey. I am on four and still haven't been called. I found out that one needs to get online from about 11:45PM to sometime after midnight, choosing a particular vaccine supplier, such as one of two local drug store chains offering it, refreshing...
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Covid Vaccine
Replies: 63
Views: 636

Re: Covid Vaccine

Personally, I wouldn't have waited a second! I'm scheduled for Saturday and my fear is being offered the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. If so, I'd likely refuse it and try to schedule all over again, which is a major effort in New Jersey.
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm Still an Alkie!
Replies: 17
Views: 220

Re: I'm Still an Alkie!

Those are very cool. I too like that swan neck.
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is this dangerous?
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Is this dangerous?

I can't imagine that it would matter how you got air into the fount, but know that the check valve is designed to stop air, not liquid. Even under normal circumstances, if you have the fount full and tip it to where fuel gets into that snorkel, you can expect fuel to come spraying out of the check v...
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: tomato soup cake
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: tomato soup cake

Tomato soup cake doesn't sound interesting to me, but this recipe linked on that page might be a good alternative.
https://www.today.com/recipes/granny-s- ... pe-t210046
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amazon Shipping Failure
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Amazon Shipping Failure

That's truly disgusting ed. They even publish their third-party seller guarantee.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer ... NECJKTFYQV
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time to Make Some Saw Dust
Replies: 58
Views: 756

Re: Time to Make Some Saw Dust

Jeremy,

That parts rack is awesome! That's some serious skill and it shows.

I'm in the appreciation camp and there's obviously nothing fraudulent about it since you're not making it to sell as original.
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whimpy Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Whimpy Dog

What a cute pup!
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you do with all this lumber??
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: What would you do with all this lumber??

I checked with my friend that just bought a 'handyman special' house and he's paying $8.27 for an 8' 2X4 studs. That's insane!
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Converted 200A ..
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Converted 200A ..

If by chance you have a handgun cleaning kit, you can ream the tube with the wire brush. Just make certain to flush with carb cleaner afterwards to wash away any loose particles. And if you use an ultrasonic cleaner, flush with carb cleaner afterwards to remove any residual water. Only on rare occas...
by JimL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do People actually get paid $1000 or more for lantern on e bay??
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Do People actually get paid $1000 or more for lantern on e bay??

Greg, See the third paragraph in the original post. He's talking about using ebay to sell, and then going outside of ebay to collect the money so ebay doesn't get paid. Outside of being wrong, the buyer would have no recourse if goods were not delivered since ebay wouldn't have a record of the sale ...
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Source for 249 Generator?
Replies: 26
Views: 291

Re: Source for 249 Generator?

Thanks for that explanation Dean! I tried looking the term up, but nowadays, most results are ads from Amazon. :(
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Source for 249 Generator?
Replies: 26
Views: 291

Re: Source for 249 Generator?

>>Either hard solder or even soft solder paste might be a reattachment option. By hard solder, I'm guessing you mean silver solder? Not sure what the silver content would need to be to handle the 700+ degree temps. I snapped off the threads on a tip once and then realized just how soft brass is. In ...
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you do with all this lumber??
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: What would you do with all this lumber??

Find a builder! Lumber is up 142% over last year. Offer a decent price and I bet it would be a win-win for both of you.

Scroll down about half way on this page. Note that this gets updated regularly and likely won't be on this page tomorrow.
https://www.calculatedriskblog.com/
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Saturday night camping light-up
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Saturday night camping light-up

There's nothing wrong with that lineup! Looks good!
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flexible Lighters...
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Flexible Lighters...

>>Which dollar store?

Dollar tree.
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flexible Lighters...
Replies: 24
Views: 338

Re: Flexible Lighters...

>>I've yet to find a BBQ stylle lighter that will fit the hole of a 200A or 275--flex or not.

Timm,

Not a flex lighter, but I found this at the dollar store this morning and it fits the 200A and 275A slots with room to spare. Overall length is 5 1/8".
Lighter.jpg
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Boil
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: First Boil

Mmmmm. Where exactly is this setup? GPS coordinates would be fine. :)
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: MilSpec generator problem

Erwin, Glad to see you got it going! Your efforts certainly paid off. The burner cap of the mil-spec is not a 1:1 comparison to the 200A burner cap. The next time you change a mantle on the mil-spec, notice the difference in size of the opening and I think you'll see why the generator tip orifice ca...
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do People actually get paid $1000 or more for lantern on e bay??
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Do People actually get paid $1000 or more for lantern on e bay??

>>Maybe the best thing to do whether e bay likes it or not is to tell the seller after they won it to send the money directly to your paypal account without ebay getting a cut so you for sure have that money in your account. If a seller tried that with me, I'd figure scam and report it to ebay. That...
by JimL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tonight’s Light Up!
Replies: 24
Views: 177

Re: Tonight’s Light Up!

Nice, very nice.
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My favorite movie detective...
Replies: 23
Views: 302

Re: My favorite movie detective...

And let's not forget Detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin.


Frank Drebin.jpg
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single mantle vs double
Replies: 33
Views: 421

Re: Single mantle vs double

>>I grew up with doubles. Not what I prefer!

I find that surprising.
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 149

Re: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend

>>Hmmm - Lets make this coming Wickie Wednesday for Minis!

That's a cool idea.

I got them for a dollar each, so they were within budget, virtually everyone's budget. :)
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Last years of Coleman quality?
Replies: 33
Views: 514

Re: Last years of Coleman quality?

Wow, many of you folks are really down on Coleman. I'm not. I may not agree with everything they're making or having made, but they gear for the then current market. And at this point, CF lanterns and even propane lanterns are going by the wayside in favor of LED. I like the adjustables, especially ...
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single mantle vs double
Replies: 33
Views: 421

Re: Single mantle vs double

To me, this is another question of preference. If you grew up with one or the other, that's likely what you'll want, and in my case, it's the singles. Although there's no reason the double mantle lanterns like the 220's can't burn as bright as the singles, they rarely do. The only other difference i...
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 149

Re: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend

>>Jim you have the largest hands I've ever seen!!!

I did try to be deceptive by hiding the wick knobs in the back. At most, I figure it would have taken folks only a few extra seconds to realize these weren't large. :)
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 149

Re: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend

These were more of a novelty. I went for an UCO candle lantern, but missed it. On my way out, I saw these. The estate sale was at a mansion. Four levels of ugly design. This was the coldest, most unimaginative design for a mansion I've run across. It had quite the cold, industrial look to it. Suppos...
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 149

Re: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend

>>Do they even hold a shot of oil?

I haven't run either yet, but suspect the fount capacity isn't quite that much. :)
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Darn! 26 New Members Since Friday! Welcome New Members!
Replies: 16
Views: 224

Re: Darn! 26 New Members Since Friday! Welcome New Members!

Hopefully, some of them added their first name. :)
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 149

Picked up a couple of wickies this weekend

I'm not the biggest fan of the green color, but this is all I saw at an estate sale that sort of interested me. The chimney's didn't have much quality control as you can see how they were cut at the tops. Although I'm out of room, these won't take up too much space. This is after cleanup. After.jpg ...
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: AGM 3927-A
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: AGM 3927-A

Yes, my 3927 was determined to be from WWII due to US stamped on the fount base. And being double mantle, was before the Aladdin conversion. I have one with and one without the Aladdin conversion.
by JimL
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label

>>If you are going to put it on the "bay" do not say it was a mistake but that it was a rare generic variant that is hardly ever seen for sale.

+1, but leave out the word generic. That sounds like a de-valuing word. Maybe say brushed nickel look if you feel you must.
by JimL
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec generator problem
Replies: 35
Views: 490

Re: MilSpec generator problem

A piece of good advice I got from a Peerless rep a few years ago to preserve a mantle from developing a hole is that after burning the mantle in, start the lantern with low pressure on its first lightup. With a mil-spec, this should be no problem as most recommend starting these with five to seven p...
by JimL
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Alladin and shades , drool people , drool!
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Alladin and shades , drool people , drool!

I can't say that I admire the collection. They may be nice, but they're virtually all display only. Admittedly, I skipped around, but in what I viewed, ignoring that they didn't have kero in them, saw only two with mantles, and only one of those was unfired.