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by zoomkat
Fri May 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe (Success!!)
Replies: 70
Views: 892

Re: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe (Success!!)

"I would think tin sheets might be worth a try. Malleable, but I have no idea where to get tin."

Cut up an empty Coleman/Crown metal fuel can and you should have a sheet of metal maybe 9"x19" to experiment with. Aviation style tin snips can probably cut this metal easily.
by zoomkat
Fri May 07, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Drill hole in ventilator
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Drill hole in ventilator

You might try the HF diamond rotary bits to enlarge the hole. I would not try a bit that has a cutting edge on an existing hole, as the bit might catch on the metal edge and result in a chip situation. Grind instead of cut.
by zoomkat
Fri May 07, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Round vs Flat Gasket
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Round vs Flat Gasket

"is there any difference if to use a round ring gasket in 200a or 242a/b/c rather than flat?"

Are you referencing a fuel cap gasket? You have not specified your intended use. If it is for a fuel cap, I'd recommend the OEM style flat gasket rather than an O-ring.
by zoomkat
Fri May 07, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: EBay buyer beware fake Red 335
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: EBay buyer beware fake Red 335

One also has to consider the fine print.

Shipping:C $190.00 (approx. US $155.86)
by zoomkat
Fri May 07, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The cursed 220e Refurb
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: The cursed 220e Refurb

" I finished curing clear coat today, went to change the check valve and destroyed "

So what was the issue with the check valve?
by zoomkat
Thu May 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The cursed 220e Refurb
Replies: 18
Views: 154

Re: The cursed 220e Refurb

"My last attempt is coming up...just bought another fount from ebay."

Save the old tanks for the bung hole, which may come in handy for future projects.
by zoomkat
Wed May 05, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: thread tinning
Replies: 27
Views: 339

Re: thread tinning

"The soldering won't make the valve unusable, but yeah I'll have make some effort to clean it off." There is copper solder braid that removes solder, but you probably can do the same with very fine steel wool. Melt the solder, then twist the wool around the threaded area to pickup the solder. Heavy ...
by zoomkat
Wed May 05, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: thread tinning
Replies: 27
Views: 339

Re: thread tinning

If I was facing an overclocking issue, I'd first just use some Teflon tape to add some bulk to the thread interface to get the desired valve assembly position. The tape approach would probably also minimize the possibility of rendering the valve assembly unusable.
by zoomkat
Tue May 04, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Best Place to buy Lye
Replies: 38
Views: 335

Re: Best Place to buy Lye

One does not see red devil lye around much anymore in grocery stores. I may have seen some lye at a true value hardware not long back.
by zoomkat
Mon May 03, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: thread tinning
Replies: 27
Views: 339

Re: thread tinning

" I'm trying to bulk up my threads so I don't have to rely on loctite." You might search for "tinning flux" which has some solder mixed in with the flux, such as Oatey tinning flux. Just use enough to add a little solder to provide some resistance, and then use a non hardening pipe dope for the seal...
by zoomkat
Mon May 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there a market for etched globes?
Replies: 15
Views: 243

Re: Is there a market for etched globes?

"If there is interest, I'll come up with a few set designs and figure out pricing.
Looking forward to hearing what you have to say."

I don't know about one off designs, but there might be a market for the OEM style picket fence globes and variants as they performed a practical function.
by zoomkat
Sun May 02, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Straightening a gen tube the Hippie way
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: Straightening a gen tube the Hippie way

"The fact that they seem to crop up fairly late in the history of Coleman kinda' belies the idea that they are there to filter fuel as Coleman and other camp fuels became available in the mid-to late-50s." Just my opinion, but I don't the generator screens had anything to do with fuel quality or fue...
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT, anybody into these tiny steam engines?
Replies: 23
Views: 373

Re: OT, anybody into these tiny steam engines?

I had one of the simple German steam engines when I was a kid. Back then it cost $8.95 at a Western Auto store. My nephew played with it when he was a kid, now he has the engine so his kids can play with it. When I was a kid I also played with the little Japanese pop-pop boats. Those memories somewh...
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tried a Coleman 502 with kerosene and no joy
Replies: 15
Views: 204

Re: Tried a Coleman 502 with kerosene and no joy

"Well, I am trying to follow through with an experiment to see what fuel burns longer. CF, RUG or Kerosene are the fuel that I am trying." You probably need to nail down just what you are wanting to verify. The answer to the above premise is pretty much mass passing a specified point per unit of tim...
by zoomkat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 424 learning/advice - popping/lots of flame
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Coleman 424 learning/advice - popping/lots of flame

"I am having some trouble getting it started in normal warmer weather, and have occasion had the huge-flaming-metal-box to deal with due to excess fuel burning off." Well, you might have bug nest in the burner plenum, but for single burner use, you might have the fuel control valve open too much. Th...
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Need Custom Bail
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Need Custom Bail

" A friend has one in his collection and was good enough to make me a stencil of his." What is the total length of the bail material? I've thought about using 5 gal bucket bails, but they may be too short. With a good torch, vice grips to hold on to the wire, and leather gloves, you might be able to...
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe (Success!!)
Replies: 70
Views: 892

Re: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe

"I need to find a little brake like that first... haha" Harbor freight has a simple 18 In. Sheet Metal Folding Tool for ~$12 that might work with thin metal. Not sure what thicknesses metals it is made for, and it has fixed corner depths. There might be other ways to use straight edge materials to c...
by zoomkat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Propane line extension.
Replies: 15
Views: 148

Re: Propane line extension.

You might use a single burner butane stove similar to the below on the boat.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324083616100
by zoomkat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Propane line extension.
Replies: 15
Views: 148

Re: Propane line extension.

"Does anyone make either an extended regulator that can be bent to place the bottle behind the stove? " If you have a good torch, you might heat and bend the existing pipe such that the tank is somewhat located more behind the stove. There may be other solutions depending on your skill level and too...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can PDF files be attached to a post?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Can PDF files be attached to a post?

"Keep in mind that if they do decide to allow pdfs, their size will most likely be limited to the 215k limit set for images." The size limit would not be a problem. If one is scanning prints and patterns, scanning as B/W or grey scale instead of color, the file size can be fairly small. I have a sca...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe (Success!!)
Replies: 70
Views: 892

Re: Trying my hand at a homemade mica globe

Interesting project that I've thought about in the past. I don't have a mica globe to use as a pattern, but your photos provide the basic idea of how they are constructed. Just for DIY tin bending, tinkering, and experimenting purposes, an empty metal Coleman/Crown fuel can probably can supply a she...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can PDF files be attached to a post?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Can PDF files be attached to a post?

Can PDF files be attached to a post? I've tried to attach a pdf file to a post and get an error. PDF files are handy for patterns and such as they can be printed out the "actual size" of what has been scanned.
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Peerless 2c hg brown/red, skip the pre burn?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Peerless 2c hg brown/red, skip the pre burn?

"Believe it or not, some of the cheaper Chinese mantles are pretty good! I got some from a member here at Hartford and was pleased with their burn-in and performance." Below are a pair of the inexpensive 10cm ebay "Butterfly" mantles on a 220 lantern. Tie them off high with twist ties and they work ...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old Style Filler Cap Issue
Replies: 64
Views: 868

Re: Old Style Filler Cap Issue

" But you get the idea." Yea, that is basically what I was thinking of making up from wood. With wood I would use a small piece of wood or similar inside the cap to push in against the insert instead of a bolt. Just thinking of a way to use wood and clamps/bolts instead of having to source and cut/d...
by zoomkat
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old Style Filler Cap Issue
Replies: 64
Views: 868

Re: Old Style Filler Cap Issue

"can't get the screw out of the disc on any of them..." Not sure just how the tool previously pictured works, but something similar might be made from wood and two clamps to squeeze the cap and insert together to allow turning the screw. The below pictures are just a clearance test for using a small...
by zoomkat
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material
Replies: 26
Views: 306

Re: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material

Deanofid, I stand corrected. When I tested the screen with a magnet, it was still sealed in the small brown envelop as sent from OCP. When I took it out, screen was in indeed silver in color instead of brass colored. I suspect the screen is a stainless steel product due to its stiffness and the fact...
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228E 3 52 Disassembly
Replies: 45
Views: 537

Re: 228E 3 52 Disassembly

"Then I got it to remain lit with blue flames mixed with some yellow. Shouldn't it only have a nice strong blue flame?"

With out mantles, the generator might not being heated enough for a good flame. Do you have the globe installed as a wind break to help generator heating?
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material
Replies: 26
Views: 306

Re: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material

"Mike's may be brass-coated" I think the OCP screens are brass. I checked one I bought with a little piece of a super magnet and it was non responsive to the magnet. Checking the screens with a good magnet along with visual observation of the screen color should pretty much determine the screen mate...
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material
Replies: 26
Views: 306

Re: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material

The pipe screens are good for a 420 day, but probably will not work well in a lantern. Not sure what they currently cost, but the best bet is to buy several from OCP as backup spares and to replace missing screens. If one is careful burner screens can usually be removed and replaced without damage t...
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Peerless 2c hg brown/red, skip the pre burn?
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Peerless 2c hg brown/red, skip the pre burn?

Are the mantles "new" manufacture or "old" manufacture? The Peerless made in India may have some differences than the original manufacturing in the Philippines. There also could be a lantern issue that is also in play.
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material
Replies: 26
Views: 306

Re: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material

"However, the screen within the burner cap of a Coleman should reach the temperature close to that of the glowing mantle or the flame. That'd be around 1000deg C or so (~1830deg F). Doesn't sound too nice for brass." Well, I think this approach to what is going on with a burner screen may not be on ...
by zoomkat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material
Replies: 26
Views: 306

Re: ISO Part Number for McMaster-Carr Sheets for Burner Screen Material

"Is brass better than stainless steel for this application?"

For a burner screen, probably yes.
by zoomkat
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pulsating flame
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Pulsating flame

"I replaced the gasket, it was horrible."

Does the pulsating continue with the new gasket? Assuming this a stove, do you trn the starting lever from pointing up to pointing down after the stove starts? Leaving the lever up after lighting can cause the tank to lose pressure fairly quickly.
by zoomkat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pulsating flame
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Pulsating flame

An old fuel cap gasket is the most frequent pressure leak spot. You can pressurize the tank and then coat the cap area with soapy water and look for bubbles.
by zoomkat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Record selling price for embossed FS lantern.
Replies: 23
Views: 465

Re: Record selling price for embossed FS lantern.

It is all relative. $2500 is not much in the scheme of things in the world of collecting relatively rare items. If I had to chose between that lantern and my dad's old 11/55 220E we use to take to the beach camping in the late 50's, no contest as to which I would chose. ;)
by zoomkat
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Removing Fuel From Lanterns & Stoves
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Removing Fuel From Lanterns & Stoves

One can make a gimo similar to the below to suck liquids out of difficult places. Get a DollarTree turkey baster, some plastic aquarium tubing, and some hot glue or similar to attach the tubing to the tip of the baster. For the hard to reach areas, attach the tubing pickup end to a flexible wire so ...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: There are currently 220 pages of technical advice right here right now!
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: There are currently 220 pages of technical advice right here right now!

"Is there a tutorial or some hints posted? I have search for that too." The previous forum search/sort functions workeed reasonably well. The current forum search/sort features I would consider "bad" as compared to just "poor". But it is what it is. There may be ways to use google to search the foru...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First soldered frame
Replies: 36
Views: 396

Re: First soldered frame

"I'd still like to know what solder Paul used and how much heat it can withstand." There is a lot of info "out there" and on youtube about the various types of silver solder used in jewelry making. I think there are maybe seven different temperature compositions/formulations used. Silver solder past...
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Sparky Eviction!
Replies: 54
Views: 957

Re: A Sparky Eviction!

"Sparky" is probably following this discussion and loving the attention he is getting from some people. ;)
by zoomkat
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First soldered frame
Replies: 36
Views: 396

Re: First soldered frame

I would think most frame attach points would stay below the melting point of typical pluming solder and not require the higher temperature silver solder. This would be the frame parts generally outside of a globe.
by zoomkat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Sparky Eviction!
Replies: 54
Views: 957

Re: A Sparky Eviction!

Looks like "Sparky" has quite a few followers.
by zoomkat
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can someone give some insite on accessory safes
Replies: 24
Views: 351

Re: Can someone give some insite on accessory safes

I've stored mantles under the below folding reflector, but too close to hold much else.
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425E main burner burns dirty & only cleans up when 2 burner lit???
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: 425E main burner burns dirty & only cleans up when 2 burner lit???

" Really weird thing is that when I light the auxiliary 2nd burner, the main burner will finally turn blue and then will go back to yellow/orange when I put out the 2nd burner"

When it is getting too much fuel, throttle the fuel back using the fuel control valve.
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Aliexpress globes
Replies: 19
Views: 319

Re: Aliexpress globes

Strange that economic China bashers still buy Chinese products instead of domestically sourced products. An example are those that buy Chinese globes and then want to remove the "MIC" from the globe, when used domestic globes are available. Aside from politics, many Chinese are discovering the "Amer...
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: broken burner screen 290 lantern
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: broken burner screen 290 lantern

Perhaps the OP can post up some close up pictures of the situation if repairs vs. buying a replacement part is desired.
by zoomkat
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Imported knockoffs look almost exactly like Coleman
Replies: 31
Views: 572

Re: Imported knockoffs look almost exactly like Coleman

"It is amazing how a lot imported single burner stoves look like Coleman stoves :( Intellectual theft and patent infringements are all over the place. Quality of products will be inferior as well." The Chinese make a single burner stove that is very similar to a Coleman 533. I inquired of the compan...
by zoomkat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: broken burner screen 290 lantern
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: broken burner screen 290 lantern

"I broke the burner screen on my coleman 290 lantern. Can it be fixed or do I have to replace the whole burner assembly? Thanks"

I've carefully removed and replaced burner screens on the 220 series lanterns without damaging them. OCP may have replacement screens to fit your lantern.
by zoomkat
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken burner frame air tube
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Broken burner frame air tube

Maybe tack it back together with hard solder, then finish it off with soft solder.
by zoomkat
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Well, I'll be....
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Well, I'll be....

"Sad that the new folks are not even aware of the old yellow/amber Bug lights so many used on the porch lights of old. How does this get lost over time and we have to rediscover it." The probable reason yellow light was "lost" is that air conditioning is king now and nobody sits on the porch and fee...
by zoomkat
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replace gasket w/o harming filler cap screw
Replies: 24
Views: 356

Re: Replace gasket w/o harming filler cap screw

An appropriately smaller version of the below setup is a way to carefully keep the screw driver blade in the screw slot and apply controlled torque to the screw.