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by McGrath512
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: chipped porcelain on vents
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

chipped porcelain on vents

Don't bother. Vents get to almost 1000 deg. F. Any thing other than the dull Rustoleum header paint or the like wont work.
by McGrath512
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How NOT to screw up your paint job
Replies: 12
Views: 1922

How NOT to screw up your paint job

Let your base coats dry for the recommended time even after curing in the oven and you will have no problems with clear coating. I cure my painted fount in the oven at about 180 for an hour or two then allow to set for 24 hours after that then clear coat and oven again. I have never had a problem wi...
by McGrath512
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Anhydrous vs Denatured Alchohol?
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Anhydrous vs Denatured Alchohol?

anhydrous ammonia is what the crack heads use to mfg meth. You do not need to worry about anhydrous alcohol at all!



Brian
by McGrath512
Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Rust below filler cap.
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Rust below filler cap.

Old battery post cleaner works well for me. The small end fits just right.



Brian
by McGrath512
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slightly bent lantern question
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Slightly bent lantern question

Stunning! Amen. They are one of my favorites. Yea, like a crooked picture, they bug me too!

Brian
by McGrath512
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slightly bent lantern question
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Slightly bent lantern question

I straighten them all the time. I don't like Leaner's. Just be gentle and you should have no problem. I usually take them apart and straighten the valve in the fount, if that's the problem or the frame if it's whomper jawed. Sometimes if I don't want to take them apart, I just manhandle into proper ...
by McGrath512
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Is thread sealer necessary?
Replies: 31
Views: 3089

Is thread sealer necessary?

Coleman used their own sealant but it was very similar to loctite red. May have been the exact formula but that's a secret! Teflon tape has its advantages but DO NOT use it on your lanterns. They are not plumbing fixtures!



Brian
by McGrath512
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Is thread sealer necessary?
Replies: 31
Views: 3089

Is thread sealer necessary?

I would refer to the expert. Mr Coleman and his company. They built over 40 million and most had the thread lock sealant. Why would we try to change what worked so well all these years. I don't want mine to move or leak ever! I use the blue thread lock. Never had one leak yet. You can still take one...
by McGrath512
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Reassembly
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Reassembly

I use blue locktite. You should use some type of sealer. Some use Teflon tape but it has a lubricating effect that will allow the valve to turn easily when in the correct position. Coleman used the red loctite but as you discovered, it can be a pain to remove the valve. The blue is not quite as hard...
by McGrath512
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Taping over match holes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Taping over match holes ?

If tape works for you, tape them. You do not need to worry about air and the heat will rise whatever you do.



Brian
by McGrath512
Wed May 23, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Was this a ceramic burner cap?
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Was this a ceramic burner cap?

Could have even crossed paths at the grocery or something! Small world. Glad you got it ok. I always wonder when I use USPS





Brian
by McGrath512
Sun May 20, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Was this a ceramic burner cap?
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Was this a ceramic burner cap?

Darren, send me your address and I'll send you one.



Brian
by McGrath512
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle

SAM IS RIGHT. I have not yet tested the pressures but I went and looked at my 5th wheel aux gas tap and it is indeed tapped off of the line BEFORE the regulator. I did check my line pressure after the regulator and it is 12.7 inches or about 1/2 PSI. SO I will follow up but I am wrong I have not run...
by McGrath512
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle

Industrial combustion systems are more in my area but I am now intrigued and have to know. I have a digital manometer and some time so I will do some experimenting tomorrow and I will try to determine at what pressures there are measurable differences with light output? My 5th wheel is set up at 4 p...
by McGrath512
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle

I suspect the orifice is the determining factor as to the flow. The pressure is of little consequence. I also used to have a 60's Shasta travel trailer that also had a propane light over the sink. Same low pressure as the stove. The lantern on my grill is run off of a tee from the tank and the light...
by McGrath512
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle

I have one I run on my 5th wheel after the regulator. Runs excellent. I also have one that I run in my BBQ straight from the bottle. No difference. Give it a try.



Brian
by McGrath512
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Run Profane Lantern off of Big Bottle

Either works!

Brian
by McGrath512
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Vent temps...Kero VS CF
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Vent temps...Kero VS CF

I did the test about a year ago using a Type N 1/8" MGO thermocouple and a Fluke potentiometer both calibrated. The temp, just below the vent, on the inside of the single mantle lantern (200A) using #21 mantle and CF was just under 1000 deg. and the double mantle lantern was just under 800 deg F. I ...
by McGrath512
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fount bent?
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Fount bent?

I have straightened many a fount back simply by chucking the valve up in a vice and gently persuading it back. Never had a problem yet!

Brian
by McGrath512
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: First time painting fount : with questions
Replies: 36
Views: 2180

First time painting fount : with questions

I would leave it alone for a few days. I have clear coated some too soon and had the paint bubble even after baking. I usually let mine set for a week! Then if it is a water slide decal, I would put it on, let it set another day and put two light coats of Rustoleum 500 deg clear over the entire foun...
by McGrath512
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Dull Vent
Replies: 33
Views: 2096

Dull Vent

I have used 409 to clean vents and when I did not get it rinsed off good, they cloud after I fired em up. Nothing I have tried will fix them. I no longer use any cleaner other than Windex and 0000 steel wool. I rinse them very well! I have not had any problems since. It may have had nothing to do wi...
by McGrath512
Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Treating Canvas tents
Replies: 13
Views: 12778

Treating Canvas tents

You could just get a can of this. It is what I use. Takes about a can to do a 9' x 11' tent. I would get two! Just for canvas tents, shoes etc.<br><br><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanCom/detail.asp?CategoryID=6000&product_id=2000009210">http://www.colema...
by McGrath512
Sat May 28, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bounce an idea off some here. - Pictures added
Replies: 31
Views: 2768

Bounce an idea off some here. - Pictures added

Mark, now I see what the problem was, I didnt scratch hard enough

Brian
by McGrath512
Fri May 27, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bounce an idea off some here. - Pictures added
Replies: 31
Views: 2768

Bounce an idea off some here. - Pictures added

All, I have tried Armour Etch glass etching cream (sold at Hobby Lobby & Michaels) on numerous globes. It does NOTHING to the glass globes. Not the Pyrex, not the China, Germany or Mexico globes. I left it on for hours and it just rinsed off with absolutly no effect. Not even a dulling of the glass....
by McGrath512
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: BAKING YOUR PAINT
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

BAKING YOUR PAINT

Ken, Looks like your back in the kitchen. I know others may not agree but I have painted more than a few of them and usually I just run the darn thing a couple days after after I paint em. Have seen no adverse effects!

Brian
by McGrath512
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 200A Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

200A Check Valve

<IMG src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/sEm_oops2.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>. Sorry Rookie, Great catch. I did type brake cleaner. You are correct it is great for removing paint, especially if you dont want to!<br><br><IMG src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murf...
by McGrath512
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 200A Check Valve
Replies: 17
Views: 2385

200A Check Valve

It may not be the ball at all. If it leaks after the stem is tightened, after pumping, it could be leaking from around the threads. It could have been removed in the past and not tightened very good. Just another thought. I have learned this from experience. Might want to pump it up, close the stem ...
by McGrath512
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Were 200a burgandy in 3-62 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Were 200a burgandy in 3-62 ?

9/61 - 4/62 seems to be the dates for the burgundy lanterns. Thats not to say there may be a few outside these dates, thats Coleman. But I would say a 3/62 should be a burgundy. The other 62 lanterns are a deeper red than the traditional 200A and I have heard them refered to as "transitional lantern...
by McGrath512
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS
Replies: 102
Views: 13721

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS

Congratulations Mike. I have not met you, but feel I know you from your posts. I will commit to coming to you first for anything I need in the future. Good luck and Thank You.

Brian
by McGrath512
Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Little pump cap screw
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Little pump cap screw

Enoch has them. I have ordered several things from him and they are top quality, fair priced, packaged and shipped very well. I highly recommend him and his products.

Brian
by McGrath512
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Screw size
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Screw size

This fellow has them and is a forum member. I just recieved some from him a couple weeks ago. They are stainless and work perfectly.<br><br><A onclick="toggleTooltip('',document.getElementById('divMemberMenu1492461'),this); return false;" href="http://oldtownyucca.websitetoolbox.com/profile/1492461"...
by McGrath512
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Vent restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Vent restoration

Nope, in fact, I think they prefer you dont. Just send it!

Brian
by McGrath512
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Vent restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Vent restoration

Shawn, look at the other post here for IPE vents. They do amazing work. I just got 5 back that I had Jeff do in black. WELL WORTH THE COST. I see others here have posted prices and cost sheet. Takes about 4-6 weeks to get them back but they are well worth the wait. Send them you will be glad you did...
by McGrath512
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Burgundy 200A
Replies: 17
Views: 4415

Burgundy 200A

I am not sure but I have been told it was Oct. 61 through about June of 62.

Brian
by McGrath512
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: VHT spray paint
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

VHT spray paint

I agree. I have used the 550 F ceramic paint. It does ok on the founts although seems to chip easier than traditional enamel. It does not do very well on the burner frames. The 1200 and 2000 deg silver and clear works excellent. In my humble opinion.

Brian
by McGrath512
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 400
Replies: 10
Views: 14748

Project 400

Great job. Well done. One note, always remember, silly wabbit, Trix are for kids!



Brian
by McGrath512
Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 129
Replies: 20
Views: 5771

Project 129

Kept me captivated. Thank you Bob. Beautiful job, lamp.



Brian