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by Uncleduddley
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Care of leather shoes
Replies: 32
Views: 530

(OT) Care of leather shoes

Doc Baileys leather tonic is the best i have ever used. wipe it on very lightly allow to dry, buff for a sheen or just leave it alone. works on any color with little darkening if any. great water proofer as well
by Uncleduddley
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tool question
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Tool question

appears to be what we ,in the dark ages, used for adjusting hydraulic door closers
by Uncleduddley
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Camping/travel boxes
Replies: 37
Views: 2216

Camping/travel boxes

Frame and panel construction no doubt. Alder is a good choice if available. Poplar would be a good substitute. Floor underlay from HD is strong and light and cones in at about 5/16. Line the inside frame work with 3/4 high density foam laminated to the 5/16 underlay. Strong, lite and protective.
by Uncleduddley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is the 290 frame finish?
Replies: 7
Views: 262

What is the 290 frame finish?

I have used VHT clear on freshly cleaned frames with good results leaves the natural metal look. VHT grey manifold primer also works but is a flat finish resembles weathered galvanize. i suppose its what ever turns your crank but is is best is its high temp IMO
by Uncleduddley
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 157 Canadian table lamp
Replies: 0
Views: 94

157 Canadian table lamp

i just acquired this from Warren. It may need nothing other than a cap gasket and generator cleaning. i haven't had time to check it out. If it will not pass fuel how do i remove the fuel valve without damaging anything. This is my first lamp. <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b...
by Uncleduddley
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tell Me About Turds
Replies: 19
Views: 564

Tell Me About Turds

Every one needs at least one. I have two one that has never been on fire. It is a virgin. It is not perfect but unfired. Got it from the bay years back. No box but all the paperwork and covered with price reduction stickers and a layer of top shelf dust and fly specks. The other one, it is a turd, w...
by Uncleduddley
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CV (Check Valve) Removal Tool. New Option!
Replies: 23
Views: 581

CV (Check Valve) Removal Tool. New Option!

several ways to remove a check valve but the best and easiest way is the proper tool designed for the job. its safer, faster and more economical in the long run. i've owned a cv tool for several years and can remove a cv in less than a minute with no damage.
by Uncleduddley
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The "Don't's" instead of the "Do's"
Replies: 43
Views: 840

The "Don't's" instead of the "Do's"

Don't open the fuel cap on a burning stove or lantern. Wait until it cools. A lesson learned the hard way nearly 50 years ago.<br />Don't snug up the vent cap nut unless you like chipped vents.<br />Don't put a hot lantern into a non-metal factory case.<br />Don't trust the push/pull bottom latches ...
by Uncleduddley
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: The "Don't's" instead of the "Do's"
Replies: 43
Views: 840

The "Don't's" instead of the "Do's"

don't use a wire wheel to "refurbish and repair" or J B weld to attach burner screens




















by Uncleduddley
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What do these blades go to?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

What do these blades go to?

As far as tool making goes either weld ,bolt or rivet 4 or 5 sections to a length of angle iron. Weld or otherwise attach a 2" length of pipe to serve as an eye for a wooden handle and a useful heavy duty weed rake is yours for cheap. These were often used as fire rakes and perhaps still are.
by Uncleduddley
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425 stove to duel fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 344

425 stove to duel fuel

What's in the charcoal brickett including the easy light stuff? Just a thought.
by Uncleduddley
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fastener question
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Fastener question

We used those to install guards on hanging turkey or chicken feeders. Slip in and a good quick tap is all it takes as long as the head is tight against the outer surface
by Uncleduddley
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check vavle
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Check vavle

Buy don't try. Ask me how I know!
by Uncleduddley
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: HF nitrile O-rings
Replies: 15
Views: 530

HF nitrile O-rings

I have used HF nitrile o rings for years Before there was an ocp and before I ever heard of a Coleman forum. Close to 20 years at least. No issues yet. Seem to last well. Granted most are in 3 piece caps. Yes fumes have a similar effect on vinyl or rubber as do liquids. Imo the flat gasket would mat...
by Uncleduddley
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A 242C fount swap?
Replies: 18
Views: 422

200A 242C fount swap?

I don't know about the looks but don't think it would really matter. I have a 242 frame with a 220a collar setup seems a bit more stable best runner I own. I frosted a China globe half way down for obvious reasons. Served two purposes. Need to do another globe lost that one due to careless planning....
by Uncleduddley
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alternate Ventilator on a 242c
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Alternate Ventilator on a 242c

Call me nuts but for kicks tale a look at a newer frameless design bail attached to vent style which uses a 220 size globe. Do a comparison of burner assembly bail points and the bail holes in the vent. The stud hole is smaller so it would seed to be enlarged. The 242 globe should still work and the...
by Uncleduddley
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Red letter globe
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Red letter globe

Thanks guys. Dennis that is the same one that I have. Ti his is my first Zebco encounter in the lantern world
by Uncleduddley
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: paint gun
Replies: 11
Views: 316

paint gun

A small booth would be nice. A knock down sat up with a belt driven fan for safety. Line with a disposable surface to avoid build up of over spray. An adapted low$ furnace filter before the fan would do wonders on trapping over spray. This is not production quality but would help greatly
by Uncleduddley
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Red letter globe
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Red letter globe

I have no pics but this globe on a 220 73 I think bottom is rusted. The globe is in great shape bot it is stamped in large red letters Zebco. Pyrex made in US A. How common are these globes. This is my first encounter



Thanks for thinking
by Uncleduddley
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: paint gun
Replies: 11
Views: 316

paint gun

For the $ H F can't be beat imo. I use the gravity feed w very small metal cup. About 3 oz. adj pattern very fine particle distribution. I run 50 psi. Less would work

This is an oldie. Don't know if it's still in production.

Good luck
by Uncleduddley
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing baked-on plastic from vent
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Removing baked-on plastic from vent

Go with a little heat and a blade usually sufficient
by Uncleduddley
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: vht paint question
Replies: 9
Views: 477

vht paint question

I have used vht clear over rusroleum and it worked for me however I think the color coat softened slightly. It is fine now. It is touch and go crossing brands as they may use different thinning agents. I n my opinion a case doesn't need vht. The fount. Tank could benefit because of the fuel resistan...
by Uncleduddley
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: L427 pumps
Replies: 3
Views: 203

L427 pumps

Thankfully I haven't had to cross that bridge either. My 5/25 so far has caused no trouble. Sorry no help unless pressure is escaping elsewhere
by Uncleduddley
Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Homemade tools
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Homemade tools

Some good stuff. I like the polishing adapters. Sure beats smashing a collar
by Uncleduddley
Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: wrinkled paint
Replies: 8
Views: 295

wrinkled paint

Sounds like your paint types could be different. Enamels and lacquers don't mix. Some acrylic enamels have compatibility issues as well. After re reading your post it would appear that your paint types should be the same unless you are using a different type of cc. On occasion paint will soften when...
by Uncleduddley
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting question
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Painting question

Jon I think you are on the right track. I don't always wet sand but if you do the finish should be smoother. As for the high gloss this can depend on the paint . A clearGLOSS coat that is compatible with your paint coat will give the super shine you are looking for. I don't always use clear. It depe...
by Uncleduddley
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Specialty Tool Availability?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Specialty Tool Availability?

This will be the best investment you will ever make for a complete fettle on a Coleman GPA I used a large flat blade 1/2 by 1/8 ground square screwdriver. Has a square shaft it works but the real deal is faster safer and easier. Makes cv removal and replacement a breeze. even on cv that have been da...
by Uncleduddley
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 Ball nut thread size/pitch
Replies: 10
Views: 435

242 Ball nut thread size/pitch

Hard to find and rather pricey. OCP sometimes offers used ones and a repo I think.
by Uncleduddley
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Newbie Here, and a little overwhelmed..
Replies: 49
Views: 1002

Newbie Here, and a little overwhelmed..

I agree vent waxing can cause real issues maybe cause checking in the finish or a permanently dull finish



I have some with a dull haze. I do not believe porcelain needs waxing it us relatively durable but bumps, wax, and water when hot doesn't make for good vent care imo.
by Uncleduddley
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Constipated Turd
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Constipated Turd

Always wondered why the bail was so wide. Goog shot. I have two turds 1 Unfired other runs great I just don't lite them. No reason unless it's the smell.
by Uncleduddley
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C vent stud hole in frame, thread size?
Replies: 11
Views: 331

242C vent stud hole in frame, thread size?

I don't know about your 242 but I successfully removed the stud I too had a brilliant idea that turned out to be o watts. I took the stud to a bolt and screw specialty store and they couldn't match threads on the top end I'm not sure if the bottom end was even checked I know they are a bit weird. Se...
by Uncleduddley
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 3F decals?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

3F decals?

Those would be great to have. I have a 3 that is also naked. It needs some cover. I don't Mike has those.
by Uncleduddley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Valve & F/A Tube Diagrams for Lantern and Stove
Replies: 13
Views: 3151

Valve & F/A Tube Diagrams for Lantern and Stove

A really good picture is worth at least two thousand words!
by Uncleduddley
Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a Leaking at the Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 104

200a Leaking at the Pump

I had that problem with a 220 once. CV was missing threads seemed rough. I ran a tap to clear the threads and added an o ring and a new C V problem solved. Good luck
by Uncleduddley
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 6f? knob at rear of burner
Replies: 23
Views: 371

6f? knob at rear of burner

Haven't seen one that sharp since they were in the show room!
by Uncleduddley
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 6f? knob at rear of burner
Replies: 23
Views: 371

6f? knob at rear of burner

I like that . thanks for the info. Almost looks mahogany from the pic. Either the rust.....or painter t... Would work well it appears. Great old stoves. Good to see them "hot" again.<br /> <br /> About the legs...mine had one. It was chromed. Bad shape when the latex came off. Thought about making a...
by Uncleduddley
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 6f? knob at rear of burner
Replies: 23
Views: 371

6f? knob at rear of burner

Seems to be a 3f. Three hinges ?would be nice if the labels would be available. Don't think Fred has them . Those are smooth runners sorry no legs. Need one for my 3 as well. What is the exact color mine was done in latex wall paint and was B S G Good score
by Uncleduddley
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: No fuel at 1/4 turn
Replies: 26
Views: 624

No fuel at 1/4 turn

To answer your original question yes I think so. I have had similar issues that took care of them. However I have found some inner tubes loose and suspected that as an issue as well
by Uncleduddley
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220K burners! ahhhh!!
Replies: 19
Views: 422

220K burners! ahhhh!!

I would suggest the wire and the compressed air. I run 160 ish psi. Tight fitting air gun makes a world of diff. This combo USually cleans quite well. Try to force air through one opening while at least. Partially blocking the remaining holes with a rag
by Uncleduddley
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to Clean a 295 Dual Generator!
Replies: 4
Views: 218

How to Clean a 295 Dual Generator!

I have used RUG and CF bootleg naphtha and RUG minus the ethanol. In my area it's called RV fuel. Not quite white gas but it runs well rather clean and very bright all for a fourth the cost of CF at the current $. If I could still get the bootleg I would continue using. CF likely tops for storage th...
by Uncleduddley
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check valve types
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Check valve types

Thanks. That confirms my opinion as to what I was told years ago. Someone had a Coleman without a slotted CV. What they had was then a CV that tad been twisted off at the bottom of the seating head making it appear unslotted. I had bad dreams about meeting a monoster irremovable irreplaceable CV. No...
by Uncleduddley
Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check valve types
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Check valve types

What I really want to know is are there CV that are not slotted ,Coleman, that is. I know the aux pump type isn't slotted but what about others? I hand never encountered any but suspect they extst.
by Uncleduddley
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to date a QL
Replies: 3
Views: 155

How to date a QL

Thanks guys. No embossing no sunshine emblem. Have a pair only I'd is on the collar. Very small stamped Coleman ........ W Kansas. Collars appear galvanized as does the frame.. Remainder is nickel. Vent caps(nuts have<br /> (closed ends appear to be period design brass. Valve wheel is pressed on A i...
by Uncleduddley
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to date a QL
Replies: 3
Views: 155

How to date a QL

I have had no experience with these Is there number code if so where? Thanks in advance for setting me straight.
by Uncleduddley
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Edit: Another 242! Identified! Resto done! Till I get a fuel cap!
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Edit: Another 242! Identified! Resto done! Till I get a fuel cap!

Looks great. 242 are great pieces then add a Peerless and its a super piece. Peerless are the best I've used since the 60s. Sure would hate give up the cvt though but that would possibly reduce the number of purchases. B T W , I have arrived at the "pit" stage but not yet a true prune.
by Uncleduddley
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: FYI- Posting picture problems on IPhone.
Replies: 3
Views: 132

FYI- Posting picture problems on IPhone.

I also have difficulty trying to post s picture. Not really sure how to do that. Advice is appreciated
by Uncleduddley
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A flame on and off
Replies: 7
Views: 289

200A flame on and off

If something is out of alignment it can sometimes cause an improper fuel placement. Tube could be bent twisted or genny cocked to the side. A bent frame base can also cause bad alignment
by Uncleduddley
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Globe frosting
Replies: 26
Views: 2828

Globe frosting

Uncleduddley here. I have been a Coleman nut since old Shep granddaddy was a pup. Got my first 200a back in 1969 for less than 20.00 with a can of fuel. That sounds cheap but at less than six grand a year go figure. Any way it served me well till years of tank crud and lack of use did a number on th...