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by vmax29
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 32
Views: 458

Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to my CCF friends. I got nice 53 220E from my son! It looks to be in nice condition. He bought it off eBay I wondered if it was from one of my fellow collectors here?
by vmax29
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 693
Views: 9934

What did you do in your shop today?

I went back and zoomed in. Then got my good readers. I see the differences you pointed out. Good eye. Different lantern companies on a similar design contract most likely.
by vmax29
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 693
Views: 9934

What did you do in your shop today?

That is identical! Very cool lamps. I light mine and hang it on the fence in my yard. They are neat with the 3 fresnel lenses.
by vmax29
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 693
Views: 9934

What did you do in your shop today?

Thank you for the BAT site and the information. I am familiar with hugo schneider aktiengesellschaft and the interesting but sordid history of that company. One of the lamps I have in the collection is a Polar No. 1 and when I got it from overseas I couldn’t understand why all the markings were remo...
by vmax29
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 693
Views: 9934

What did you do in your shop today?

Those lanterns look great!
I have a wickie barricade lamp which is a Bat Dodo that says made in England. Is that the same company or a spinoff after the war?
by vmax29
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?
Replies: 102
Views: 1685

How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?

Look up Coleman Cut Away Fount on eBay.

Problem solved.
by vmax29
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: compressed air opinion changed
Replies: 21
Views: 633

compressed air opinion changed

I guess I am fortunate then. The pvc has lasted over 20 years without breaking. I don’t dispute the fact that it could blow apart. My Craftsman compressor only goes to 130 so it’s not constantly at 175! I like the Pex aluminum idea. Thanks, I may look into that for a replacement to be safe.
by vmax29
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: compressed air opinion changed
Replies: 21
Views: 633

compressed air opinion changed

I piped the air around my garage using 1/2” pvc tubing. I have never had a leak or blowout. I think the pvc is rated for somewhere around 150 psi. Very easy and inexpensive to do. I got the idea from seeing it in an auto body shop. I use it all the time cleaning out lanterns. Especially getting all ...
by vmax29
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Converting a lantern to an electric bulb table light
Replies: 79
Views: 8758

Converting a lantern to an electric bulb table light

Oh no. Its like turning a stove into an easy bake oven! I will admit that I got mad at an old Petromax that was giving me trouble and hung a night light in it. Kind of like putting it in the penalty box until I had time to get it lit again. LOL
by vmax29
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: HGP 457 - Main Fuel Valve may be bent - Advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 216

HGP 457 - Main Fuel Valve may be bent - Advice?

I had molten lead in spots on my HGP burner. I got the burner going on high for some time then turned it down low and used a small fine stainless wire brush on it. that seemed to work very well for removing the lead. Still working on replacing the valve wheel on mine which was missing altogether.
by vmax29
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Elementary CV Question
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Elementary CV Question

You can also try a bit of penetrating oil like PB Blaster. A little goes a long way so use it sparingly. Remove the pump and cap then spray down the pump tube let it sit for a while then blast some compressed air through. Repeat that process a few times. I find this cleans out most sticky CVs for me.
by vmax29
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

Thanks! I will check that plunger piece out.
by vmax29
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

evoos pointed me to a link on OCP. Mike had the exact valve I needed. I looked and saw the decals and missed the valve. Ordered it up with some other parts I needed.



Thanks to everyone for the help!!!
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

Thanks Warren, that is what I thought. I will try the classifieds here.
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

Ok. I found some reference materials on Doron Papo's site so I included the parts pic. The missing part is #599-202 in the diagram. I also took it apart and shot a couple close ups. I do not see any broken off metal splines. I am wondering if someone brazed the nut to the stem as a repair job or if ...
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

It was $25. Couldn't pass that up!
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

Yup, looking close the plate after cleaning with more windex looks like 460 too. Just very hard to see under the burner. Here is a close up pic of what is missing...<br /><br />if you are wondering the valve isn't leaking that oil stain on the tank was the pb blaster i used to free that up to get it...
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

It's interesting the decal says 460g but the plate riveted to the tray beneath the burner says 450.
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

Yes, it is the lower valve on the tank that is missing. It has the little safety stop for 1/4 turn open but the Bakelite knob seems to have cracked off the stem. The stem has a hex top to it and I made up a makeshift valve from some tools I had lying around. Not sure if it is just a knob or the whol...
by vmax29
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant, HGP
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Handy Gas Plant, HGP

I just picked up a HGP I found locally on Craigslist. It was sitting for a long time but overall it looked in ok shape. I broke and displaced my elbow while hiking in the Catskills with my sons scout troop so I am going stir crazy. It took some time today but turned out that it was an easy bit of wr...
by vmax29
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Electrolysis Questions..
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Electrolysis Questions..

I used a piece similar to a bicycle hand grip to insulate around the metal anode to do an old lantern that had the filler plug rusted shut. First I submerged the whole thing for a day until the filler cap came loose with ease. Once I got the outside halfway decent I did the inside this way (first pi...
by vmax29
Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: wenzel Lantern
Replies: 14
Views: 4573

wenzel Lantern

Kleen Heat has very little to no odor but is also very expensive to run on.



by vmax29
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: walk me through the The Electrolysis process
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

walk me through the The Electrolysis process

For safety sake keep your dog away or their nose will begin to glow brightly!


by vmax29
Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: repairing radiants ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1218

repairing radiants ?

There is a product called Firefix that is very similar to muffler mender but seems to be much stronger. For some reason seems hard to find in the US even online. A collector in Germany was able to send me some.
by vmax29
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: LIFE LONG MANTLES!
Replies: 18
Views: 7677

LIFE LONG MANTLES!

Don't throw away that old arc lantern just yet. It doesn't look too bright in the few photos online. But the concept is very cool. It still amazes me how fragile a burned in mantle is and yet they take quite a bit of pressure from the fuel air mix being pushed through them. <br><br><div align="cente...
by vmax29
Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Kamplite Inverted
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Kamplite Inverted

My guess is the cap. You can go through the trouble of putting in a new seal or.... Take the fuel cap to the hardware store and pick up an O ring that matches it. I just threw the empty pack out or I would have the exact size to give you. Most likely losing pressure from the cap if it lights then go...
by vmax29
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS
Replies: 102
Views: 13715

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS

Mike, Nice to see you continuing the legacy here. Congrats!!!!
by vmax29
Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Broke my Wenzel
Replies: 27
Views: 3439

Broke my Wenzel

Britelyt has a <a target="_blank" href="http://store.britelyt.com/servlet/-strse-500CP-parts/Categories">stainless nozzle</a>. I have one on a petromax and it works great. No worries about it ever falling apart. I also use a bit of either Firefix or Muffler mender on the threads to keep things toget...
by vmax29
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Petromax ID
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Petromax ID



Scott, Very nice. I just orderd from Southern Lamp Supply. Very fast shipping on parts. They have a nice rebuild kit available.
by vmax29
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Aida express 1500 help
Replies: 10
Views: 4203

Aida express 1500 help

Looks to be in great shape! Looks like all your questions were answered here. Love this forum. Great people! I know I'm a pain in the arse with this but Ill say it again. Stick with Kero in these.
by vmax29
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Air-O-Lantern fiber/felt wheel is separating
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Air-O-Lantern fiber/felt wheel is separating

I haven't run across one quite at that stage of <span class="dct-tt">delaminated hell</span> yet. I can offer some advice to preserve them before they get there. I use <a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=&q=weiman%27s+furniture+cream&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS280US28...
by vmax29
Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Arc comparison
Replies: 24
Views: 2235

Arc comparison

<img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_0UnLbNfI-qo/TNn1rRz8LII/AAAAAAAADQs/zzlaQweNJaU/s576/IMG00246-20101109-2016.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0UnLbNfI-qo/TNn1r1lN6oI/AAAAAAAADQw/8EDjIEAi6bY/s576/IMG00247-20101109-2017.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0UnLbNfI-qo/TNn1sMjkBBI/AA...
by vmax29
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 400
Replies: 10
Views: 14748

Project 400

Bob, Thanks for posting that. Nice work!
by vmax29
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: warning - use the apropriate fuel for you lantern
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

warning - use the apropriate fuel for you lantern

I believe they use viton seals. Safe for unleaded fuel. Here are some of the parts I mentioned. They can be used in any Petromax with the exception of the old hanging lamps of course.
by vmax29
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: warning - use the apropriate fuel for you lantern
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

warning - use the apropriate fuel for you lantern

If I am not mistaken, I read a post a while back on a different forum that noted the German army put out a directive that the Petromax lamps being used should only be run on kerosene. I have run mine on diesel and I'm sure an equivalent #2 product would work but remember the additives can cause dete...