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by zoomkat
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: fallen vent stud in 228J
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: fallen vent stud in 228J

"I think I need to learn hard soldering for this hobby. I stink at soft soldering so learning hard soldering is going to be a challenge."

A tube of 56% silver solder paste like below can get you started.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224772034932
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: fallen vent stud in 228J
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: fallen vent stud in 228J

"What can be done from there to stop it from falling every time I unscrew the ball nut?"

If you can get the stud back thru the hole, then there might be several options to fix it in place from the outside. Brazing/soldering the stud in place with the help of a wire wrap or washer comes to mind.
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: When listing an item in the classified?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: When listing an item in the classified?

"In other words, I'm saying if I didn't believe the offer that comes in to be worth letting it go, I am not under obligation to sell?" In general, this forum is not an "auction" site. You can offer something for sale for a stated price. If you are not sure about a reasonable price to ask, then put a...
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: fallen vent stud in 228J
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: fallen vent stud in 228J

Are you able to capture the stud and pull it back thru the stud hole?
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Provider, cell phone make, service level ?'s
Replies: 38
Views: 335

Re: Provider, cell phone make, service level ?'s

I have a Straight talk LG Rebel phone that I paid $50 for about 7 years ago that still operates well with no issues on the Verizon system. I make good use of the camera and a couple of apps on it, including the hotspot feature. The google maps app is handy for trips as it operates as a GPS unit that...
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Kamplite RL-3 Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: Kamplite RL-3 Generator

"The flare wiggles, but will not let go (as if it were attached inside)."

I can't see much in the picture, but if the lantern has a cleaning lever, does the generator move any when the cleaning lever is rotated?
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: High elevation lighting
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: High elevation lighting

" It runs perfectly normal after it gets going but it flames like crazy for 30 seconds or more after lighting."

If it runs good after the 30 second startup, then you probably best leave it be and maybe just concentrate on adjusting the starting technique.
by zoomkat
Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Turd owner
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: New Turd owner

"Well, I did it. Got it home and started working with it and it leaks. Guess I need to order parts"

Maybe, maybe not. Is it leaking air or fuel? What have you done to determine you need to order parts? The 275 may not be as easy to work on as the 220 type lanterns.
by zoomkat
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another bummer.
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Another bummer.

"so might just be inspired to try brazing that cracked nut back together. I have some good fluxed rod here and if I get it good and clean and cut a little relief for the brazing fillet, it should work." As that is not a component that gets really hot during operation, a good soft solder might be as ...
by zoomkat
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Issue I Have Never Seen Before
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Issue I Have Never Seen Before

" and going with a dab of thread locker on the check valve."

You might be better served with a "sealant" than a "locker".
by zoomkat
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 200 Generator ID
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: Coleman 200 Generator ID

"I was disappointed that the lantern pulses a bit, not allot, but enough to be noticeable. Some reading on here points to low pressure and/or a bad generator." Pulsation is typically caused by low tank pressure causing low fuel flow to the generator. When you pump the tank up to the point that it is...
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning cast aluminum
Replies: 24
Views: 378

Re: Cleaning cast aluminum

A pair of aluminum corn stick pans that belonged to my parents. Need to clean the dust and spider webs off and get them ready for vegetable soup weather.
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What generator stems are adaptable for the 425 stove
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: What generator stems are adaptable for the 425 stove

"Reason I need a new one is that something broke inside and the very thin needle inside that permits a low bur, got lodged in the hole at the tip, I had to pull the broken needle like metal out as no gas would flow through the tip end." Without a picture it is hard to tell the situation, but if it i...
by zoomkat
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Tools

Some time back I looked at a way to get easier access to the frame nut. Looking for something easier than bending and grinding a regular wrench, I looked at a thin DollarTree open end wrench set I had. The wrenches are 1/16" thick stamped out metal. I never bent and tried them out (9/16" nut?) on th...
by zoomkat
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: noisy 220/228 lantern globes
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: noisy 220/228 lantern globes

I shimmed a short globe on my 285 (heat shield spring tabs on the bottom) like below using folded aluminum foil to keep it from rattling.
by zoomkat
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 249 - hard to light up.
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: 249 - hard to light up.

" It was a questions of seconds, so I thought it would not cool down that much."

Well, it probably did. Generator tubing is thin and will not hold heat as you might expect, especially when cooler liquid fuel comes in contact with it.
by zoomkat
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Tools

looks interesting..., except for that extension.
by zoomkat
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220J too much fuel?
Replies: 18
Views: 129

Re: 220J too much fuel?

"I wonder what a pound of tannerite would do to a lantern????????????"

Got any guns?
by zoomkat
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220J too much fuel?
Replies: 18
Views: 129

Re: 220J too much fuel?

"Im about to go out there and pull the FA tube out of the tank just for shats and giggles."

Yep... ;)
by zoomkat
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: model 400, 07/80 leak resolved?
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: model 400, 07/80 leak resolved?

"My reasoning sound?"

Well, typically with the tank pressurized and fuel in the tank, If the valve was leaking, I would suspect some fuel leaking out and not air bubbles. Could be that the rubber poppit in the Schrader core has become stiff/compressed and just needs to be exercised some.
by zoomkat
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My 285 is dim. Help please?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: My 285 is dim. Help please?

"Anybody know what would cause it to be dim? I did notice that I never got much resistance from the plunger, even after pumping it well over 30 times. Maybe it’s not holding pressure correctly?" Typically low tank pressure is a cause. Learn to not count pumps, but pump it it up until it gets hard to...
by zoomkat
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term GPA storage
Replies: 56
Views: 874

Re: Long term GPA storage

"I'd just describe in an overly-simplistic manner, Zoomkat. The actual mode is a lot more complex and chemically involved. That'd certainly require a chemist to elaborate which I'm not." So why do you keep posting stuff to the forum as fact about chemicals that you seem to admit you don't know anyth...
by zoomkat
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term GPA storage
Replies: 56
Views: 874

Re: Long term GPA storage

"They are deliberately added mainly for clean air emission and octane boosting purposes."

That is quite a list of chemicals. By what method/mode do they cause any degradation of a lantern or be harmful in long term presence in a lantern tank?
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dumb-ass question, or just giving away my retirement?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: Dumb-ass question, or just giving away my retirement?

"These guys trying to sell you pest control? Yea, but others doing things similar. They are just in the neighborhood because they are doing work just down the street at xxxx"s place. ;) Tv news had a consumer warning that the $39 yard spray has a hidden contract in it that when one signs for the sin...
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 533 valve leaking
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: 533 valve leaking

"it does appear, however not accurate, that the fuel system stems in your picture do look a tad longer than the standard air. i will try to take some accurate measurements and post them" The picture below is from a while back and the core is not properly centered, but the length seems to be about 3/...
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 533 valve leaking
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: 533 valve leaking

"length of the stem"

Are possible replacements too long or too short? The valve core in the picture does not look like the typical automotive valve core. I have not been into the workings of a 533 stove, so I'm not sure what should be in one or how the valve and the pricker wire work together.
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term GPA storage
Replies: 56
Views: 874

Re: Long term GPA storage

"Oxygenated compounds are not at all desirable in GPAs."

So, what are these compounds? I've had little brush with chemistry and find this interesting.
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dumb-ass question, or just giving away my retirement?
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: Dumb-ass question, or just giving away my retirement?

Recently I have had two door to door sales people ride up my drive on what seems to be combination of hover board and Segway. They had a handle bar stick or a bicycle type seat in the middle. The easy way to do door to door selling.
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator
Replies: 31
Views: 496

Re: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator

"I’ll ask that for sure. It’s not a big deal for the tubing but the pricker tool would be handy."

That would be the part I would be interested in. Even just pictures of the pricker rod crimp/swage tooling would be interesting.
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term GPA storage
Replies: 56
Views: 874

Re: Long term GPA storage

To keep it simple, I'd probably make a 5 to 1 mix of 1 part 10 wt. oil in 5 parts lantern fuel and swish it around in the tank to coat the inside surfaces. Maybe leave an oz. inside so maybe once a year one could swish each stored lantern around to ensure the surfaces are coated. If the volatile fue...
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 533 valve leaking
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: 533 valve leaking

"the core is different sized than most everything else"

What dimension of the valve core is different from the typical auto valve core?
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1957 200A
Replies: 23
Views: 329

Re: 1957 200A

"I am in the process of returning the lantern to the seller. I’m not one on new or refurbished lanterns unless I was informed first prior to purchasing."

If the lantern had a good price and runs good, I wouldn't let the cleaning lever be a show stopper. It can be your first "head scratcher" lantern.
by zoomkat
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator
Replies: 31
Views: 496

Re: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator

Maybe the manufacturer would consider selling the tooling he used to make the generators.
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator
Replies: 31
Views: 496

Re: First Test of Mexico Made 200A Generator

"Worked great, but the tube does not last long."

What was/is the failure mode of the tube?
by zoomkat
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Original flat fuel cap gasket or fuel rated o-ring? What's your preference and why?
Replies: 24
Views: 353

Re: Original flat fuel cap gasket or fuel rated o-ring? What's your preference and why?

"I'm genuinely curious what everyone else thinks on the subject."

I think Coleman chose a flat washer over a round O-ring because they probably had a technical reason for doing so, and just looking a the mating surfaces, I would agree.
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting
Replies: 47
Views: 453

Re: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting

"Thank you. I open the main valve a quarter turn and light it. I then open the valve a little bit more. I just opened it all the way and a decent amount of fuel runs down the generator and out all over the fount." You might just need to polish your starting technique a bit. Start the lantern as you ...
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Welding hinge
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Welding hinge

" Sorry no picture but I cannot figure out how to post them on this site." There is a FAQ section in the forum that might have the instructions you need. I take pictures with my cell and email them to myself. When I email the picture (on an android phone), I get choice of sizes to send the picture i...
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting
Replies: 47
Views: 453

Re: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting

"I filled the tank all the way and added a capful of seafoam. When opening the valve, I can hear a constant flow of air and the fuel makes a sputtering noise. It’s off and on and the flame lights up, burns for a bit then goes out as the fuel noise stops, it’s just air. I then clean the tip and the f...
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting
Replies: 47
Views: 453

Re: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting

Probably time to test the lantern with full tank of fuel to see how it runs before starting to take it apart.
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting
Replies: 47
Views: 453

Re: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting

"The needle valve does not let any pressure out unless it’s in the down position and the main valve is open. Is this what you’re referring to?"

No, I'm talking about the needle valve in the pump assembly. It is opened/closed by turning the pump plunger left/right.
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting
Replies: 47
Views: 453

Re: Coleman 220E Lantern - Troubleshooting

"1 - When I pump air into the fount, the pump lever gets really tight and pushes back on my fingers. It makes it really hard to close while keeping my finger on it, is this normal?" If you can pump the lantern to the point it gets hard to pump, the check valve ball is operating reasonably well. The ...
by zoomkat
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 533 valve leaking
Replies: 14
Views: 157

Re: 533 valve leaking

"Only thing I didn’t submerge was the burner, I’ve dunked it all the way to the gen nut, so that’s the only thing left" Dunk it all the way. A fresh water rinse won't hurt it and be sure to empty the water out of the pump tube before you start pumping again. Camping stoves are use to being caught in...
by zoomkat
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ash flash generator
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: ash flash generator

"Anybody have experience refurbishing an Ash Flash lantern generator? I'm wondering if a copper wire wrap, or a bronze wool method work?
I'm dealing with the single-mantle 1010 model."

What was in the original generator and what are the current issues?
by zoomkat
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Part locater 200A Generator?
Replies: 20
Views: 378

Re: Part locater 200A Generator?

"Carefully remove very fine rod, spring, and cardboard insert to clean-checked for any debris in tip-reassemble and it fired right up"

One also needs to be aware that there might be a small brass screen in the generator that can destroy the pricker wire if one is not aware or warned about it.
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Electrifying a Turd- hear me out before you condemn :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: Electrifying a Turd- hear me out before you condemn :-)

"Perhaps someday, you can actually provide helpful, on-topic information, instead of trolling." Sorry I was on the harsh side, but just getting to the point without beating around the bush. People interpret what they read in various ways. My interpretation of the situation is that the lantern donors...
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lantern reflector variation(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Lantern reflector variation(s)

The folding reflector I have (which may be after market) does not have any tabs. If one wants to experiment, the below attached pdf file can be printed out "actual size", then cut out to make an actual size template of the reflector (one half). The white paper in the middle is just to cut down on fi...
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: R-55 Gen leaking
Replies: 14
Views: 208

Re: R-55 Gen leaking

"You can anneal the brass flare by heating till slightly red then letting it cool, this will soften the brass and make it easier to seal." One needs to be mindful that after making the flare softer, over tightening the nut may actually start cutting the flare off off of the generator horizontally. N...
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What to do now, delimea
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: What to do now, delimea

Worse case it would make a handsome urn...
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term GPA storage
Replies: 56
Views: 874

Re: Long term GPA storage

" One thought that I have is to leave the valve stem open to take pressure off the F/A spring, and to leave the fuel cap loose to take pressure off the gasket. Does this make sense? Does using fogging oil inside the fount make sense?"

Sounds reasonable.
by zoomkat
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lantern reflector variation(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Lantern reflector variation(s)

If one really needs a reflector, one can polish up an aluminum can and use it without all the added weight of the old styles. There was even a folding reflector made for the 220 sized lanterns that snaps under the tank when not in use.