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by mikew
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Milspec lantern remove the brass plug or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 162

Re: Milspec lantern remove the brass plug or not?

Did some tests on my milspecs 2 or 3 years ago from various makers. I took the plug out, lit them off. After giving them time to warm up, I used a small flat tip screwdriver to slightly lift the globe or panel. Then used a small piece of sheet metal to slide under the globe and block off one of the ...
by mikew
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's Estwing find!
Replies: 36
Views: 424

Re: Today's Estwing find!

I had one of those when I was a kid that I got at the S and H Greenstamp store, but lost it. Wanted another one since and found two about three years ago that had the leather shealths. New ones, I think, have a nylon or Cordura sheath. One of them had a gouge in the leather handle. I stripped it dow...
by mikew
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Best mantle for a 335
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: Best mantle for a 335

I use 24A on my 335 and it runs it well. Haven't had the need to try anything else though.
by mikew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: pouring from a full can of crown fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 249

Re: pouring from a full can of crown fuel

i https://i.postimg.cc/MZLcm74B/COLEMAN-FILTER-FUNNEL-RED-2.jpg photo upload The filter funnel is my go-to filler. Any speck of anything that can get into your fount can result in a plugged up fuel pickup. This filter funnel, or the older aluminum ones are the way to go. IF you have a 242, 243, 300...
by mikew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Box Stove TANK ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Coleman Box Stove ID?

The 3rd one down for the 413G will also fit the equivalent larger two-burner Sears stoves and maybe (not sure) the three burner Sears. The * listed for 413H and 426E for "different generator" also means the the valve is different to fit the slimmer generator.
by mikew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wickie problem
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Wickie problem

Unless it has paint your trying to keep, you could use electrolysis which will make the rust and paint turn loose from the metal. Paint will usually peel off by hand during electolysis.
by mikew
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Welcome to the New CCF!
Replies: 92
Views: 831

Re: Welcome to the New CCF!

Haven't posted in a while, but made the trip.
by mikew
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is the 275 a “good” lantern.
Replies: 34
Views: 792

Is the 275 a “good” lantern.

[QUOTE username=100LL userid=6903919 postid=1310762789]What date marks the switch over to the 275A?
Don't know the exact month, but thinking in the later part of 1979. I have a nice 11/79 275A, but still has the 275 collar.
by mikew
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is the 275 a “good” lantern.
Replies: 34
Views: 792

Is the 275 a “good” lantern.

Looks like a bird feeder. Have one and runs fine, however it is the later 275A which is slightly improved with the F/A tube and fuel rated schrader valve.
by mikew
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: catalytic heater
Replies: 29
Views: 526

catalytic heater

Here's what the label says on a 1966. Remember at that time, regular leaded fuel was available at the pump. The locals referred to unleaded fuel as "white gas". My dad always used American (now AMOCO) Super Premium unleaded fuel in his lanterns and called it white gas. Of course the unleaded fuel ba...
by mikew
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 730 Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 219

730 Heater

This is a pic of the correct fount for a 730. It has been repainted. Have two 730s that use the same type fount. Only minor differences in the fuel gauge as Doug noted. Will be embossed on the fount to "USE ONLY No. 500 PERFECTION WICK". There is a flame spreader (not shown) that fits on top.<br /><...
by mikew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stud Question
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Stud Question

[QUOTE username=bluepen61 userid=1278297 postid=1310535956]Interesting, I have never seen an "H" with an "F" type burner. Learning something everyday.Not the whole burner assembly, but specifically the mixing chamber.
by mikew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stud Question
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Stud Question

[QUOTE username=cainlp userid=4063570 postid=1310529986]Excuse the picture being fuzzy.<br /><br /><a target="_blank" rel="lightbox[1310529986] noopener" data-original-title="" title="" href="/files/attachments/4969542-Stud%20(small).jpg"><img class="bbc_img" alt="Stud (small).jpg" src="/files/attac...
by mikew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stud Question
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Stud Question

[QUOTE username=bluepen61 userid=1278297 postid=1310530485]I was under the impression that the stud was welded into the burner on the "H" model.The earlier H's had the F type burner and the later ones had the pancake type.
by mikew
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Some Monarch help?
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Some Monarch help?

Nice pair of lanterns, Mark. Great for power outages.
by mikew
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question
Replies: 47
Views: 492

12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question

[QUOTE username=VWguy userid=6638098 postid=1310419251]Ok, so I compared this to my black band. The parts are the same except the threads on the burner tube( cap end) are smaller than the threads on the black band. So a black band will take a standard burner cap, whereas the xmas lantern will not. T...
by mikew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quicklite identification help.
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Quicklite identification help.

Toby, I believe that is going to be a late 327 since no pump, date code 1929, turned down bale ears with dimples, and bake lite valve wheel. May be about the time the vents were changed from nickel plated brass to green brimless porcelain. More knowledgeable members will be along.
by mikew
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question
Replies: 47
Views: 492

12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question

[QUOTE username=VWguy userid=6638098 postid=1310411041]<br /><br />Well I have plenty of parts to sort through, the problem is this is the only one that works with the air tube in the frame. I am going to take apart my black band later and see what it looks like. </blockquote><br />Coleman changed t...
by mikew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question
Replies: 47
Views: 492

12/51 xmas lantern burner cap question

Something is wrong with your burner tube threads where the burner cap screws on. All 200s, 200A, and 242s use the same burner cap. The steel ones, brass ones, and ceramic have the same threads. Your Christmas lantern probably originally had a steel burner cap like in post #4 and #7. May need to repl...
by mikew
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a pump retainer. Screws or clip
Replies: 5
Views: 145

200a pump retainer. Screws or clip

They are very small sheet metal screws.
by mikew
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Heater paint questions
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Heater paint questions

Rustoleum also makes 2000 deg spray paint and primer, but the most common colors are silver and black.
by mikew
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Goldbond 413G
Replies: 14
Views: 355

Goldbond 413G

Sure looks like a Sears Mango, but the color matching one-piece fuel cap has me thinking repaint. Wouldn't the mangos have a 3 piece cap?
by mikew
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 502 burner salvageable?
Replies: 44
Views: 638

502 burner salvageable?

Love 502s. Have around seven and have restored two or three that were a whole lot worse than yours. The generators can be serviced and brought back to life also. In fact, I have never had to replace the genny on any of them, just cleaned them out. Good tough reliable stoves.
by mikew
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 powerhouse clicking
Replies: 27
Views: 411

295 powerhouse clicking

Just guessing another possibility, but that generator has a captured pricker where it is held centered by a brass bushing. Wondering if it is possible the pricker is vibrating inside the bushing.
by mikew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Aladdin questions
Replies: 43
Views: 587

Aladdin questions

This is the only Aladdin I have and it's as far as I'm going on this slope. Washington drape Model B.<br /><br /><a href="/files/attachments/4941789-aladdin%20Nutype%20B.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img alt="aladdin Nutype B.jpg" src="/files/attachments/4941789-aladdin%20Nutype%20B.jpg" class="bbc_img" /></a>
by mikew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Put up or shut up time again: Glueing a globe
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Put up or shut up time again: Glueing a globe

Thanks for the info, Timm. Have a couple of cracked ones to try this on.
by mikew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: best mantle for a 242B
Replies: 18
Views: 331

best mantle for a 242B

[QUOTE username=monkeyboy userid=2212661 postid=1310372283]Cool<br />i just realized one of the 242’s is clocked differently. This is the first time i’ve had them side by side</blockquote><br />I believe the 242B was clocked exactly opposite of the C from the factory, if your odd ball one is a B. Ha...
by mikew
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Xmas 228D
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Xmas 228D

Just checked some of my 220s. Most have about 1/8" clearance from the pump cap to the edge of the pump knob. However the one 220D I checked had 1/4" clearance. The only ones I could see without digging thru them that the pump knob touched the pump cap was on the older screw on type like 220B and mil...
by mikew
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C- Newbie questions
Replies: 15
Views: 859

242C- Newbie questions

Agree with others, painted green originally. Also appears to have been apart before due to the position of the valve. The 242s are great lanterns.
by mikew
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dating a 200A
Replies: 42
Views: 420

Dating a 200A

Gonna guess mid 50s due to the screws in the pump cap and larger holes in the vent. Also appears that the pump knob may be one of the blackened ones.
by mikew
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220k losing pressure
Replies: 18
Views: 240

220k losing pressure

I've had a couple of F/A tubes that had a hairline crack in the outer tube. Soldered one and JB Welded the other one corrected the problem. <br /><br />Also had a 295 that would loose pressure and dim over about a half hour. Finally discovered that the air stem in the pump tube was not sealing 100% ...
by mikew
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220e vs 220k
Replies: 7
Views: 152

220e vs 220k

<p>[QUOTE username=pongo userid=5754894 postid=1310319267]<br /><br />I wish I had an answer for you. Did you mechanically clean out any possible spider webs in the burner assy? Compressed air usually doesn't get them out. A zip tie or frayed copper wire is what is recommended. The K should run well...
by mikew
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426B Fuel air tube question
Replies: 5
Views: 133

426B Fuel air tube question

That F/A tube appears to be built like the ones on a 220B, C, and milspec. I think you are right about the groove being for air supply and don't think it matters as far as clocking.
by mikew
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My New Pump Cup Oil
Replies: 11
Views: 384

My New Pump Cup Oil

The mechanic at the local chain saw shop before it closed was a friend of mine. He once told me that bar oil was simply 30 weight motor oil with an anti-sling additive.
by mikew
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How important getting the right mantle ? Need a newbie primer
Replies: 18
Views: 238

How important getting the right mantle ? Need a newbie primer

The Coleman #11 is for large single mantle 500cp lanterns. It is the current mantle that replaced the SilkLite 1111 and equivalent in use to the Peerless 111. It is the correct current production mantle for the 236, 237, 639 types.
by mikew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quicklite fuel tube is cracked
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Quicklite fuel tube is cracked

I have never seen a restriction like that in the bottom of a Quicklite pickup tube. Sure it's not just some residue that hardened over time?
by mikew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1950 236 lantern
Replies: 19
Views: 437

1950 236 lantern

Make sure the square air stem shaft is straight. The slightest bow can cause it to bind a little when when inserted into the pump stem.
by mikew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quicklite fuel tube is cracked
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Quicklite fuel tube is cracked

Yes, it is supposed to be soldered in. If it were mine, I would just add some more solder to the cracked area and should work just fine.
by mikew
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec Generator question?
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Milspec Generator question?

I blew the stuffing media out of a milspec genny about a year ago with an air compressor. Seems I remember it being about 2 feet long. Couldn't get it all back in the genny, so stuffed what I could back inside, cut off the rest, and it worked just fine. Have used tiki torch wick material in a couple...
by mikew
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve Packing - String??
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Valve Packing - String??

[QUOTE username=Mike userid=1826934 postid=1310241462]I've used teflon string packing on CQs and 327s. It doesn't go all goopy like some of the graphite string materials. It can be tightened down very snugly and you still have an easy to turn valve.<br /><br />YMMV,<br /><br />Mike. </blockquote><br...
by mikew
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why a slant?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Why a slant?

Believe the slant is the first one in the 220 series and was called an L220. A good one to have in any collection.
by mikew
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wrench ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Wrench ID help

[QUOTE username=Scouterjan userid=1045994 postid=1310222902]Possibly AGM. Or PW. they used a similar wrench the big hex was for removing the filler plug<br />Jan </blockquote><br />Was wondering if it may be AGM since I have another wrench stamped LAMPS & LANTERNS that also has the 15/16 hex end and...
by mikew
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 426D 3 burner stove tank assembly
Replies: 12
Views: 214

426D 3 burner stove tank assembly

The 426D uses the same tank as the 413G.
by mikew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why a slant?
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Why a slant?

I think it was Coleman's first try at an InstaLite feature which would not require preheat.
by mikew
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wrench ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Wrench ID help

[QUOTE username=Gunhippie userid=4432969 postid=1310212238]I'm pretty sure it's for working on stoves.
Ha!! Now we're getting somewhere.
by mikew
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wrench ID help
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Wrench ID help

I try to keep my eye open for flat wrenches that may be GPA related. Found this one this past weekend. Checked Mr. Marsh's website and it's not listed. Only has "STOVES" stamped on it in the mid section. It's painted red, but may not be original.<br /><br /><a href="/files/attachments/4907147-100_06...
by mikew
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Where Milspec's produced in Satin Black?
Replies: 24
Views: 389

Where Milspec's produced in Satin Black?

May look black in the pic, but it is actually a dark green. Looks to be original and in nice condition. The painted vent and wrap around decal makes me think the contactor may be SMP (State Machine Products).
by mikew
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: reddish membrane in fount?
Replies: 8
Views: 246

reddish membrane in fount?

That is a spray in liner that Coleman used a lot in the 70s to prevent corrosion in the tanks. The red liners don't have a very good reputation for holding up well. I had a hard time getting all of it out of a 220J and had to use repeated BB shakes to do it.
by mikew
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Warm up time for a lantern
Replies: 20
Views: 430

Warm up time for a lantern

Just a guess here, but I would say about 20 to 30 minutes depending on outside temps. This would give enough time for some heat to transfer to the fuel in the fount and so it would be a little preheated when entering the genny for better vaporizing efficiency. Just theory though.