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by zoomkat
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?

"Odd thing is, as soon as I partially close off the air tube inlet the burner levels right out and runs steady as a light bulb. It made me wonder if double screens created a similar air restriction affect." Well, if the components currently in the lantern are different than OEM, then the performance...
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gee Walmart
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Gee Walmart

"Funny that none of the pictures show the stove burning."

Specifications:
Material: Titanium
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?

"Why do (some?) Quick-Lite burners have two screens in the burner caps?" You may need to closely examine the dal screens. If they appear to be stuck together, then that may be the reason why two were inserted in the burner. The manufacturing process may have produced them in pairs and they were stuc...
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gee Walmart
Replies: 18
Views: 440

Re: Gee Walmart

"If they can't hire an English or French speaking person to design their ads, they may as well lose my business."

So maybe you can "splain a little better just what has you all shook up?
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 32
Views: 523

Re: I'm tired

It couldn't be dumped in the yard?
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell
Replies: 29
Views: 398

Re: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell

"Looks like it ran out of fuel and no pressure."

When a stove or lantern runs out of fuel, the pressure is not far behind.
by zoomkat
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace
Replies: 41
Views: 594

Re: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace

Open box floor model.
by zoomkat
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 777

Re: Generator springs.

If one wanted to hand DIY a coil from soft copper, a simple wrapping form probably could be made from two appropriate sized dowels or similar. Drill a hole in the end of larger dowel in which a smaller dowel, or headless nail, will fit. Start wrapping on the large dowel and then down on the smaller ...
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 502 burner bowl won't budge
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: 502 burner bowl won't budge

The various oil filter tools might provide options. You might try clamping a pair of needle nose vise grip pliers on the rim edge so you will have something to tap with a hammer. Just hard to get a grip on the burner without damaging it.
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 579

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

"Any thoughts?"

Yea, kind of part of the "voo-doo lantern cult".
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank

"Now back to the pump. No, the neoprene pump cup rides straight down to bottom. There is no cushion of air." Have you re-oiled the cup and pump tube after using carburetor cleaner and similar in the pump tube and assembly? Making sure the cup sides are clean and then a good oiling might make the cup...
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank

"How the hell did that check valve stem get so butchered though, guy must have used a torque wrench one day..."

Probably had a fuel cap gasket leak and took it out on the pump needle valve. Maybe he had to pump it up more often than he liked and decided to "fix it".
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank

"The pump cup does not seem to produce pressure. " So how are you getting it pressurized? That being said, If you push down on the pump plunger with the needle valve closed (and thumb over the vent hole), does the plunger go down and bottom out, or is it sitting on a cushion of air? I don't want to ...
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

"Maybe needs less snarking, Zoomie."

Just relaying my observation of this discussion. So far it has been entertaining, but more 'splining is needed as it looks like "GM or Ford" are in the lead. Must... try.... harder... ;)
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?

For heat you probably going to need a torch. You may also need to remove the valve assembly from the tank as it might act as a heat sink and keep the solder area too cool.
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: Picked up a Coleman 400b - no pressure in tank

"Am I on the right track to clean or replace the check valve and pump cup?" The stove sounds like it is working good in the end. I suggest you trouble shoot the pump section further before you put any tools on the pump section to ensure you actually have an issue. The burn time seems reasonable so t...
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: End Of The Trail For My 1945 228C Fount?

If the lantern was somehow flooded on startup, some raw fuel may have been sprayed into the mixing plenum and run down the intake pipe to under the collar.
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ran across a 442 should I get it?
Replies: 15
Views: 223

Re: Ran across a 442 should I get it?

Well, in the long run, the stove will be cheaper than a therapy dog.
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: say "Pepsi, please"
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: say "Pepsi, please"

"There is one on ebay for like 400 bucks or something silly. Any resources on restoring it?"

IMHO, sell it on ebay.
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

"Zoomkat.... watch the news once in a while..."

I watch a lot of news from around the world but I missed seeing the Taliban move to "Africa". Your videos seem to be in Afghanistan. But that being said, the Toyotas are popular with military types in Africa too.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

'What would the Taliban use if it wasn't for Toyota trucks?" and "Toyota sales dropped in that part of Africa!" maybe needs more 'splaining.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

"Because he may have never owned one and want to hear firsthand experience from this awesome site."

Maybe the OP is just trolling you into doing the research and 'splaining. I have a 2015 Tacoma and I didn't need my mom or others to help me out. Just read the original post again. YMMV
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

Just curious why somebody has to ask that question.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288 o-ring
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: 288 o-ring

"Trying to diagnose why my 288 is flooding so badly on lightup (yes I'm aware that they "do that" , but mine is worse than it should be)"

What is your startup procedure? If this is an "adjustable" lantern, the fuel control valve needs to be put full open for starting up.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind

More room for more stuff. Better get the important things back out on the table where you can find them.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 19, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Something a bit different. Dang Ol' Propane
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Something a bit different. Dang Ol' Propane

"Is the smell normal or could there be a problem?" It might be either. Going back a bit, does the odor smell like raw unburned propane, or a post combustion different propane odor? Were you inside or outside while starting/running the lantern? With the filled bottle still attached and valve closed, ...
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning mica frame
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Cleaning mica frame

"Ideas to clean the globe frame for a 220 slant?"

Just what is on the frame that needs cleaning, grease, rust, or other? Mica is a layered material so delamination might need to be considered in what is done.
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?
Replies: 48
Views: 1118

Re: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?

"If you find one that actually fits like the original, please post that info." Well, you might not find an original fit globe, but you probably can make do with a little mod. Below is a frosted globe I got from OCP that I can use on my 285 lantern. The globe is about 1/8 inch shorter than the origin...
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Funky 228
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Funky 228

I would have inspected the vent closely to see if it was porcelain, and if so, might spring for the price as a curious piece due to the vent color.
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A humble request from Dean
Replies: 52
Views: 1050

Re: A humble request from Dean

" clicking on someone's profile and having no idea of their age, location, line of work, etc. is far too vague." For an alternative view, why are people getting all shook up because they can't get their noses far enough up the *ss of other people? Closet stalkers and forum "busybodies"? The people t...
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 424 generator disassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: 424 generator disassembly

" Any secrets to getting an old generator apart for cleaning?" I think one needs to be very careful with the pricker rod in the generators that screw into the end of the valve shaft. Apparently they are very prone to snapping off where the rod screws into the valve. Best to be careful and leave them...
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Friend sent me suspenders idea he uses. OT
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Friend sent me suspenders idea he uses. OT

Slippery slope to a secret motorcycle leather daddy!
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why a pressure gauge?
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Why a pressure gauge?

"This is a joke, right? Or you've obviously never tried to measure pressure from a low volume device." Well, you need a "better than trash" pressure gauge. The dial type (at least the one I have) have better sealing/efficiency than the cheap stick types. Also, the better manual tire pumps have built...
by zoomkat
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why a pressure gauge?
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Why a pressure gauge?

A Schrader valve fuel cap could allow the use a tire pressure gauge to check tank pressure, as well as other useful things.
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A collector near LaGrange,Ga
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: A collector near LaGrange,Ga

"Air does pump into the fount but when the valve is closed air come through the hole in cap. I thought that the check valve would not let air pass back out once the fount was pressurized?" The check valve assembly has two things going on, the ball check valve that adds in pumping the tank up (it can...
by zoomkat
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Concept test
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Concept test

"What do you think of my solution?"

What was/is the problem?
by zoomkat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425 Master Burner Color
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: 425 Master Burner Color

" Could I be over driving the burner, too much pressure?" Probably not. Did the burner have this issue before you took it apart? You have made an assumption that you have done things correctly, but yet it is not operating correctly. There is a reason the first thing i asked was "Have you taken that ...
by zoomkat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425 Master Burner Color
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: 425 Master Burner Color

"Should the master burner cup, cap and parts of the burner rings be red and orange when burning on high?" Probably not. A picture of the situation would help. Have you taken that burner apart? The burner rings act as a flame arrestor, and when miss aligned, this function may be degraded, allowing co...
by zoomkat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A collector near LaGrange,Ga
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: A collector near LaGrange,Ga

"Any ideas?" Well, I don't want to be a bugger, but have you tried a new fuel cap gasket, or a fuel cap from another lantern that is known to hold pressure? That is where most pressure loss issues occur. You still have not explained why you suspect the pressure loss to be due to the check valve asse...
by zoomkat
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up for the Crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Light up for the Crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald

if one is interested in the history of the lake boats, the below person has done a lot of research on them and their history's, with lots of photos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpBwIb ... AWQ/videos
by zoomkat
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove 426f
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Stove 426f

"The main burner seems to be ok , but the smaller on on the left burns more orange ." Sounds like something salty or similar probably was spilled on the burner in the past. I doubt that there is any air/fuel flow blockage issue as both burners probably would be having the same coloration as both bur...
by zoomkat
Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman 286/288 metal ecentric block
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Coleman 286/288 metal ecentric block

If the plastic block is not broken, I don't see going overboard to replace it. If the truth be told, the lantern may only get only a couple of hours a year use, if that much. I'd say that at least 95% of the lanterns owned by forum members are unused hanger queens that may sit for years unused. Just...
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A collector near LaGrange,Ga
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: A collector near LaGrange,Ga

"I have a 220F lantern that I suspect has a faulty check valve." What makes you suspect the check valve is faulty? If you follow the forum postings it is not infrequent that people suspect a bad check valve when the check valve is operating normally. There is some potential risk to the lantern in th...
by zoomkat
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 question
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 523 question

With thin tubing, like aquarium tubing, the tubing working end can be attached to a flexible piece of wire so it can be snaked into hard to get at areas.
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 421E - orange flame
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: 421E - orange flame

"Any ideas from the more experienced?"

Since the flames are not lazy yellow flames, the flame coloring may be from sodium/salty material/food being spilled on the burners in the past.
by zoomkat
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCP tutorials? 275? I remember why I hate 275s!
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: OCP tutorials? 275? I remember why I hate 275s!

" I decided I had nothing to lose, so got out the little butane blowtorch and tried some heat while pulling on the stem. It came out!"

Have you checked to see if there is possibly residual melted Schrader valve seal material sticking on the inside of the FA surface?
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: what makes it whistle?
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: what makes it whistle?

"this is the "DrDeals" thrift store $15 lantern."

I guess it needs to channel itself to everybody's crystal balls for a better evaluation of the situation.
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jon-E handwarmers. Again!
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Jon-E handwarmers. Again!

Most of the previous hand warmer discussions were probably purged when the forum changed. That being said, I find crown fuel works well in a good running hand warmer with very little odor. A lot probably depends on the particular hand warmer and possibly its age.
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jon-E handwarmers. Again!
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Jon-E handwarmers. Again!

If there is much of a gap/opening between the catalyst and the tank opening, then it will probably be a stinker. I have a large old Jon-E and the gap is huge.
by zoomkat
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: what makes it whistle?
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: what makes it whistle?

"or does something need fixin?"

Does anybody else hear it?