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by RonMack
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 3927 Generator Question
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: AGM 3927 Generator Question

Dean made a couple for me out of 220 Gens.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Thump Gun
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: OT Thump Gun

This was in the NC mountains. What made it funny to me is my wife was one of the first females in our combat unit. She did everything we did and didn't agree with changing standards for women. She was a M79 Gunner a M203 gunner and a Saw gunner. Watching her shoot, I fell in love. It took me two yea...
by RonMack
Thu Jan 26, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Thump Gun
Replies: 3
Views: 151

OT Thump Gun

I was talking with a retired game warden. He told about an arrest he made years ago. A Vietnam Vet had smuggled a 40mm M79 home after his tour. He was using it to keep bears off his mountain property. Funny and sad at the same time.
by RonMack
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Porch Pirates
Replies: 28
Views: 499

Porch Pirates

I've just heard about these people and I hate thieves. Has anybody had any experiences?
by RonMack
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First camping trip!
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: First camping trip!

Great pics! I have the exact same cabin stove. Which reminds me I need to get to work on it.
by RonMack
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Volcán ceramic heater
Replies: 19
Views: 328

Re: Volcán ceramic heater

Pancho, That really sucks! So far the only issues I've ever had is a broken globe or two, but that happens. It makes me so mad when people don't do business the right way.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kerosene heaters illegal in Massachusetts
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Kerosene heaters illegal in Massachusetts

No Comment.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Left it behind today….
Replies: 29
Views: 679

Re: Left it behind today….

Dean,

I'm going to send you my Sea Anchor, so I don't have to look at it anymore.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: R.I.P. Jeff Beck
Replies: 24
Views: 421

Re: R.I.P. Jeff Beck

One of my favorite songs is Morning Dew. Covered by several artist later. RIP
by RonMack
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Fuel
Replies: 32
Views: 353

Re: Wickie Fuel

Coldwaterpaddler wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:13 am I use UltraPure. I haven't had any issues unless I leave the fuel in sub-freezing conditions over night, like I did last November. It works well enough for me and hasn't clogged the wick. Low odor is a plus.
What does the freezing temps do to the fuel?
by RonMack
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Coleman fuel

White gas and RUG will continue to go up.
by RonMack
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?
Replies: 37
Views: 668

Re: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?

Phredd wrote: Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:24 pm Ultrasonic cleaner with dilute vinegar works wonders for me.

Kevin,

What percentage for dilution?
by RonMack
Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why Haven't I heard of This Group?
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Why Haven't I heard of This Group?

Home Free is awesome! Also check out Sarah and the Tall Boys.
by RonMack
Sun Jan 08, 2023 3:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Spot welder?
Replies: 29
Views: 447

Re: Spot welder?

Would it be more cost effective to purchase a new frame? You didn't say what kind of lantern. Would the cost of the spot welder be more than lantern? If you have more than one use, I'd say go for it. A tool can always be used, if not in the hobby on other things around the house. So it's kind of up ...
by RonMack
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any lighter experts here? Streamliter
Replies: 20
Views: 373

Re: Any lighter experts here? Streamliter

Love it. I still have all my deployment lighters. Zippos of course.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Saving a pricey stove generator
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: Saving a pricey stove generator

Great Job!
by RonMack
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First finds of 2023!
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: First finds of 2023!

Nice!
by RonMack
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice foggy night for the rusty 200a
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Nice foggy night for the rusty 200a

Nice lantern.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally found an Arc! Now with Fire 🔥
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Finally found an Arc!

Looks great.
by RonMack
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2023 CCF Garage/Yard/Estate sale thread
Replies: 102
Views: 1616

Re: 2023 CCF Garage/Yard/Estate sale thread

Only use the Avon if you want people to stay away!
by RonMack
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Please pray for Damar Hamlin
Replies: 16
Views: 399

Re: Please pray for Damar Hamlin

I am. Chest to chest impact causing cardiac arrest. Very rare but documented cases. I played football from sixth grade till I graduated High School. I saw many injuries that would cause concern today, that would be blown off then. I hope he makes a complete recovery.
by RonMack
Mon Jan 02, 2023 3:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do I fire it up?
Replies: 19
Views: 554

Re: Do I fire it up?

I have one unfired NIB stove, a 413. The reason it's unfired is I already have a 413 that is my go to for camping. So my thing is use it if you need it. Our collections mean a lot to us. But when we go, what happens to it?
by RonMack
Wed Dec 28, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ceramic Coating
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Ceramic Coating

Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to give it a go on my next project.
by RonMack
Fri Dec 23, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ceramic Coating
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Ceramic Coating

Has anyone used an automotive ceramic coating on a fount? If so what are the benefits? My wife and I used to detail cars on weekends. More of a hobby than a job. We used to ceramic coat vehicles after waxing, and it would last usually over a year before recoating. I'm interested to see if anyone has...
by RonMack
Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 100th lantern
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: 100th lantern

Great Find!
by RonMack
Sat Dec 17, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman Range
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Re: Coleman Range

I saw one a couple of years ago at a indoor flea market. When I got to it there was a sold sign on it. Great Find!!
by RonMack
Fri Dec 16, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: For the Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 396

For the Collectors

How many of your lanterns and stoves do you use on a regular basis? I have four lanterns in rotation, that I use on my back porch two to four times a week. Spring/Summer tent camping, Four lanterns and two stoves. Fall/winter camping, same set-up but I switch to Kero, because I have a Kero tent heat...
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Asking for a light up
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Asking for a light up

May your Nephew find Peace.


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by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Thermos 8326 Generator Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Thermos 8326 Generator Rebuild

Dean,

I'll send you one. I destroyed a few lantern parts before I found the forum.
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220F vs current model 285/295
Replies: 49
Views: 1035

Re: 220F vs current model 285/295

I use older user lanterns as runners for camping and fishing. I also use lanterns on my back porch most nights. A 285 is in that rotation. Short is if it's a runner, No matter what lantern I throw a pre-heat cup on it and no drama. My main camp lantern is usually a 639 or 295, a couple of 220s or 20...
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dent repair question
Replies: 21
Views: 529

Re: Dent repair question

If it's just for looks. The Bondo sand and paint has worked for me in the past. When I used this method in the past I take before and after pics, so I have a record of the repair.
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Thermos 8326 Generator Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Thermos 8326 Generator Rebuild

Has anyone successfully rebuilt a 8326 Generator? I searched and didn't find anything. I found one in my parts box, that I destroyed the spring and packing years ago. I plan on making a spring and packing with brass wool. Also does the tip come off on these? I don't want to damage it.
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF user Treewater
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: CCF user Treewater

Randy,

Great info!
by RonMack
Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaners. What? How? Why?
Replies: 26
Views: 510

Re: Ultrasonic cleaners. What? How? Why?

Being a pistol and rifle armorer. I've always had one for cleaning parts. Using it to clean lantern parts is a bonus.
by RonMack
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 427 and 220J frank project
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: 427 and 220J frank project

Carlton,

Great work so far.
by RonMack
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thread for Voting in Christmas Contest
Replies: 45
Views: 869

Re: Thread for Voting in Christmas Contest

9, 5
by RonMack
Sat Dec 10, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old tape
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Old tape

You can soak a rag in hot water and lay it over the adhesive and it will soften it. You may have to do it more than once, but it won't damage the paint. If that is what your trying to accomplish. If you have a steamer it will do the same thing but you have to be careful.
by RonMack
Sat Dec 10, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 3927 Pricker Rod.
Replies: 3
Views: 140

AGM 3927 Pricker Rod.

Does anyone have a 3927 pricker rod that they can take a picture of next to a ruler? I need the overall length minus the tip.
by RonMack
Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: To buy [a generator] or not to buy
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: To buy [a generator] or not to buy

I've never sent a stove. But I sent two lanterns. One GPA and a propane yard light and they both came back completely refurbished. I did it just to see how it would work out and I was pleased. I'm sure someone will chime in soon to help you get it cleaned if you would rather do it yourself. I'm not ...
by RonMack
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I know how Sisyphus felt!
Replies: 28
Views: 654

Re: I know how Sisyphus felt!

When I was a Police Officer on traffic squad. The infrequent snow or ice storm was the Bane of our existence. We became the accident squad. This is in NC where a lot of people don't know how to drive in winter weather. You would end up working a 14 hour shift, make it back to the station covered in ...
by RonMack
Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C Mantle Overburn
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: 242C Mantle Overburn

What size mantle are you using? That sometimes makes a difference.
by RonMack
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on a durable clear coat.
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: Question on a durable clear coat.

I do two coats of VHT Flame Proof Satin Clear. Then cure in a toaster oven. Then two coats of car wax. Always works for me.
by RonMack
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term storage tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 659

Re: Long term storage tips?

I also leave the caps kind of loose.
by RonMack
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove globe imprint
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: How to remove globe imprint

When I'm going to etch a globe I remove it with Lime-A-Way toilet bowl cleaner.
by RonMack
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Target deal - 285 insane price
Replies: 61
Views: 1379

Re: Target deal - 285 insane price

I just kept saying to myself I don't need one, as I ordered it.
by RonMack
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM Milspec Frame Question
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: AGM Milspec Frame Question

I actually enjoy the military cobbled together/rebuilt lanterns more than those that are straight, as left the factory. Then imagine the stories they could tell if only they could talk. Real veteran Milspec's. Only thing that could be better would be finding one still on duty in country. I know tha...
by RonMack
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM Milspec Frame Question
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: AGM Milspec Frame Question

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by RonMack
Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM Milspec Frame Question
Replies: 15
Views: 403

Re: AGM Milspec Frame Question

The original should be a regular green 220 vent.
by RonMack
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C Mantle Overburn
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: 242C Mantle Overburn

Over burning the mantle and black spots usually mean to much fuel/or non-vaporized fuel. Are you using the original gen? The tip maybe to large. This can happen when cleaning. I had one that I cleaned and it was a fireball. I had enlarged the orifice thinking I was giving it a good cleaning. If that...
by RonMack
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 5120 Fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: 5120 Fuel?

Keith is a great guy, he will get you up and running. He's helped me out more than once.

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