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by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning Aluminum.. Collars etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Cleaning Aluminum.. Collars etc.

When I went to work at a semiconductor manufacturing facility many years ago, they put the fear in us about hydrofluoric acid. They were clear that you wouldn't feel a burn from it, but that it was absorbed through the skin and would attack the bones. Although I didn't not work in the fabrication pl...
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ten hut CCF CONTEST we have a WINNER !!!
Replies: 49
Views: 369

Re: Ten hut CCF CONTEST we have a WINNER !!!

Cool contest Steve. I should have entered and may have been off by as little as one or two. One or two hundred that is. :)

Congrats to Steve, the winner.
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can Radiants be Repaired?
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Can Radiants be Repaired?

Ken, Note that Walmart isn't even the one selling the product. When I see third party sellers there, I feel confident the item can be had much cheaper elsewhere. I'm not suggesting that this is not the right product, I would have no way of knowing. Just trying to give you a heads up on the third par...
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning Aluminum.. Collars etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Cleaning Aluminum.. Collars etc.

>>Hydrofluoric acid - yikes! +1 You won't get me near the stuff. I'm surprised it's allowed to be sold to the general public in any concentration. For anyone considering it, you may want to look at the SDS here: https://www.shophighlinewarren.com/images/ProductSDSDocuments/SPRLJ701.pdf Not everyone ...
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mantle Lamp Monday - Montgomery Ward table lamp
Replies: 53
Views: 531

Re: Mantle Lamp Monday - Montgomery Ward table lamp

Wow Erwin, that is simply awesome. I suspect you're near the point of complete satisfaction.
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online

I had the impression that Aliexpress wouldn't tolerate this from any of their sellers. I'm not pleased to see that they didn't go to bat for you on this. Even though we're probably not talking a lot of money, I personally wouldn't drop it because I want to consider them an ebay alternative.
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yellow flame on the Canadian Solus Kero Stove
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Yellow flame on the Canadian Solus Kero Stove

>>The Kero is about a year old, so it should be fine.

Yes, if stored in a metal can. Not necessarily if it's stored in a plastic jug.
by JimL
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online

I've ordered from Ali on a few occasions. The only issue I had was when I ordered UV fairly lights. They were violet, not ultraviolet, but were priced low enough not to bother returning. Anything you can share on your experience?
by JimL
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 639c kero on sale right now on amazon
Replies: 32
Views: 657

Re: 639c kero on sale right now on amazon

>> This is my first brand new lantern ever, so I think I’ll just look at it for a while. If that makes any sense? I think some of you will understand :)

Yes, we understand. But sometimes ya gotta buy two of an item so you can display one and use the other. :)
by JimL
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online

Pancho, Yeah, that's the seller I purchased from. If someone is buying them, I suggest they go ahead and get five for the additional 40% discount. They won't go to waste. :) No, not that you will ever need to replace one, but they will work on your next stoves that are missing them or a buddy may ne...
by JimL
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online
Replies: 14
Views: 173

Re: Bought a Primus 71 and Optimus 8R online

The Fettlebox sponsors CCS (ClassicCampStoves) and if you're a subscriber there, you get a 10% discount. For the cap gaskets, I use the Coleman one-piece cap gaskets which are a perfect fit. For stoves I have that were missing the flame spreaders, I thought the prices on the bay for originals were j...
by JimL
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?

>>The isobutane in the mix slows down this cooling effect so the canister can be used at a lower temperature, such as we get in the Rockies in winter. What temperature would that be? I've not personally read of anyone being impressed using either gas at freezing temps, although the specs imply it's ...
by JimL
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: my latest "in the wild" find
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: my latest "in the wild" find

Is your tetanus shot up to date? If not, that lantern is a good sign to get the booster!
by JimL
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Model Operating Characteristics
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Stove Model Operating Characteristics

Wow John. I've had some serious gravitational problems myself in the past, but they were beer related.
by JimL
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gee Walmart
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Gee Walmart

Walmart does a very poor job of managing it's third party sellers. If I look for something on Walmart.com, I select Walmart only as the seller. Many, if not most third party sellers
want more than retail.

That product description looks more like you'd see on Aliexpress.
by JimL
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are your Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for yourself or others for gifts for Christmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 211

Re: What are your Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for yourself or others for gifts for Christmas?

Shawn, It's been years since one needed to wait in line for a Black Friday deal, at least for any place I'd be interested in. I go to the store's website and order. If the order meets minimum requirements, it's free delivery. Many places will let you order in advance of Black Friday, ensuring you ge...
by JimL
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are your Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for yourself or others for gifts for Christmas?
Replies: 17
Views: 211

Re: What are your Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals for yourself or others for gifts for Christmas?

I look through the ads as they're published on the net so I know plenty in advance what I plan to get. I've used projectors for TV viewing for many years, and picked up a spare in case my current one goes. I recently had to replace one because the film on one of the internal glass panes darkened and...
by JimL
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some fun little projects earlier this week
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Re: Some fun little projects earlier this week

Thanks for the comments folks! The sandblaster isn't mine, but my brother's. I'm in NC visiting family so I got to use it again. The grit used for it all was aluminum oxide at 65PSI. I don't recall the pressure I used with glass beads to frost globes a few years ago, but the best the glass beads cou...
by JimL
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 32
Views: 529

Re: I'm tired

Good catch Timm!

by JimL
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 32
Views: 529

Re: I'm tired

That looks like the ultimate maintenance free lawn! How's your back after this?
by JimL
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some fun little projects earlier this week
Replies: 12
Views: 222

Some fun little projects earlier this week

First, I sandblasted some globes for a friend. One completely frosted and another with roughly the bottom third unfrosted. A third one with the bottom third unfrosted is not shown, but had a visible blemish, so it was used to confirm the pressure I wanted to use for the sandblaster, just in case I e...
by JimL
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Asbestos wanted?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Asbestos wanted?

Interesting Brian. I see some old western episodes with snow and can't help but think that they used asbestos flakes. They sold this stuff to consumers to use as artificial snow.


Asbestos flakes.jpg
by JimL
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327

I don't know what crud you're dealing with, but I've switched to very hot to boiling citric. I find it removes rust as well as old fuel residue. Although probably not necessary, I'd remove the fuel pickup tube, but then, I leave it soaking overnight. I have forgotten to remove an F/A tube on a 200A ...
by JimL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 584

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

Prist is a particular brand of the anti-icing agent, so one should keep that in mind when asking about fuel. As far as it being added when the aircraft fuel tank is filled, not necessarily. I was offered all the jet fuel I wanted from a regional airport, but the airport manager advised me that it ha...
by JimL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace
Replies: 41
Views: 596

Re: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace

>>Funeral prices are outrageous. I just want to be cremated and put in the last coffee can that I emptied.


Wouldn't a fount be more appropriate? :)
by JimL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whose camp is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 560

Re: Whose camp is this?

Pretty cool video Steve, thanks.
by JimL
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shade id
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Shade id

If it does nothing for you, you won't feel too bad leaving it. However, it is a heck of a price and can at least clothe a nekkid lamp. :)
by JimL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shade id
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Shade id

Did you go back and get the shade?
by JimL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 781

Re: Generator springs.

Kevin,

I thought that was the thread that Dean addressed making those springs with the bulge(not in the video), but didn't make any.
by JimL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shade id
Replies: 24
Views: 293

Re: Shade id

A nice looking shade and for only $5, who cares who made it or when? I have more lamp shades than lamps, but only one is a Coleman which honestly does nothing for me. All others are shades that I think look very nice. I hope it's still there when you go back.
by JimL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 781

Re: Generator springs.

>>regardless of spring or coil. I still want to learn how they are made.

Here ya go:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26881
by JimL
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Diffuser plate usage on a M1942 or M1950
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Diffuser plate usage on a M1942 or M1950

I think one of my 530's may have a diffuser plate, but I've never tried it, so I'll be following this. I don't recall ever thinking the M-1942 or M-1950 ran hot. Certainly nothing like the 502.
by JimL
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Diffuser plate usage on a M1942 or M1950
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Diffuser plate usage on a M1942 or M1950

David,

You're going about it all wrong. Get a 502 to use in addition. When percolating coffee, I use a "Born to Boil" M-1950 to heat the water, then switch to a 502 for the percolating. Can one have to many stoves? :)
by JimL
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 584

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

>>Any thoughts?

Yes. Are you trolling us?
by JimL
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?

I would wash that fount out thoroughly until there are no fumes present. You'd be surprised how little it takes to ignite in a very unpleasant way.
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why a pressure gauge?
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Why a pressure gauge?

Hi Ed, It's a Ryobi. I don't know if you have Black Friday sales and Home Depot's in Canada, but for Black Friday here, you can get it for $20. I think it's at that price right now. However, it doesn't come with a battery or charger. I think they primarily sell these to folks that already have some ...
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning old gummy fuel from a fount
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Cleaning old gummy fuel from a fount

I use very hot to boiling citric acid. I find it does a great job of eliminating the residue as well as any rust at the same time. I haven't tried it with old kero residue, but would expect the same results.
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Used car prices!!
Replies: 58
Views: 799

Re: Used car prices!!

Having a vette doesn't mean you have a lot of money, only that you spent a lot of money. That's what I told people when I bought a four year old one back in '89, and it was true.
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: interesting 500A mod
Replies: 18
Views: 392

Re: interesting 500A mod

My first impression is that he could have melted a lot of lead on it and the grate sunk. Thinking it was destroyed, made a new, heavy duty grate.
This happened to me on a 502 while melting a lot of lead, but I grabbed a pair of pliers and straightened it back out while hot.
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Western movie
Replies: 36
Views: 488

Re: Western movie

For those not familiar with No Name on the Bullet, it's an Audie Murphy western. It's very different from other westerns I've seen. In this one, he's a hired assassin and when he comes to town, several people think he's there to kill them, so of course they freak out, but he never lets on who his ta...
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Western movie
Replies: 36
Views: 488

Re: Western movie

Hang 'em High
Tombstone
No Name on the Bullet
by JimL
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?

I'd like to know how that isobutane works in cold weather, like 30 degrees or so. Butane at 32 degrees is something like .8 psi, so useless. Propane is supposed to be good in cold weather, but seeing what folks have posted about using propane stoves in cold weather didn't bare this out.
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How many years do you get out of a lantern or stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 640

Re: How many years do you get out of a lantern or stove?

You may want to define 'something breaks'. A mantle can last from seconds to years. The 200A in my car kit still has the Coleman mantle it had on it a few years ago. A globe can break, typically out of carelessness. Other than that, I consider it all maintenance. If you're one that has issues with a...
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?
Replies: 10
Views: 204

Re: Exponenent Xcursion generator loose?

No explosion, but if not familiar with the lantern, you might get a 'poof' when you go to light it. It's hard to get the valve open, light a match, and get the match into the lighting hole before some gas builds up. It happens to me and it's no big deal, but I don't like it. :) Just so you know, you...
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday 11-17-21
Replies: 12
Views: 115

Re: Wickie Wednesday 11-17-21

Very nice. It's way cool that you have this piece of family history.
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Windows Update then Automatic Repair Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 251

Re: Windows Update then Automatic Repair Failure

Dean, The Synology is a NAS (Network Attached Storage) box, to put your backup drives in. It may have a CPU in it, but it's not a computer and does not include the backup drives. I'm not aware of any non-Chinese PC's at this time. Well, at least not the main/motherboards which are the heart of the c...
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Comments thread for the Christmas contest.
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: Comments thread for the Christmas contest.

Mark,

Yes I did, thanks for remembering. I love the pic and it's not valid for this contest, but I just shared it again.
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas Contest! It's been awhile since...
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Christmas Contest! It's been awhile since...

Frosty loved his Christmas presents, but was terrified of them.

DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS PICTURE.
by JimL
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in

If easy enough to fold it to choose, I'd go with the smooth side out. I'm basing this on occasionally seeing what appear to be leather bits at the bottom of the pump tube and believe this is the cause of some check valves getting stuck.
by JimL
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 639c kero on sale right now on amazon
Replies: 32
Views: 657

Re: 639c kero on sale right now on amazon

>>It doesn’t help that a certain percentage of fuel leaks through the crimp on the mixing chamber. These stamped burner/mixing chambers can often use a good going over, looking for possible openings in the seams and getting a little muffler cement. I had noticed a little kero odor on mine, but not b...