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by Phredd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

A photo might help. See my other post
by Phredd
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!

The parts diagram for a 335 shows an octagonal shape at the top of the fuel/air tube (see figure below). Is yours not like this?
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by Phredd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Questions On Refurbishing Burner Stacks
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Questions On Refurbishing Burner Stacks

I soak them in EvapoRust then use steel wool to get rid of the black stuff. And I agree with above. No need to treat with anything - it will get burned off.
by Phredd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 9g
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: 9g

those stoves were built to last. i'd be surprised if it did not light up if you just make sure the fuel is clean (or dump out the old and add new)
by Phredd
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425F Start-up Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: 425F Start-up Issue

It should not be the cold. You can always preheat the gen with a torch to make sure. But is might be junk in the fuel. Every time you open the valve you move the pricker in and out of the orifice. And this might be cleaning out the orifice. My approach would be to take the tank and gen out of the st...
by Phredd
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner frame washers
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Burner frame washers

I found some replacements from Master-Carr for both washers used on the 200A. Note that I only looked for stainless or brass. There was a brass option for the stud washer but it was twice the price of the stainless. For the frame stud the best fit is a black oxide stainless steel. There is also a no...
by Phredd
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Faded globes...
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Faded globes...

Toby - nice paint job. I assume you use a stencil? And then spray paint?

Kevin
by Phredd
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Holes in Coleman #11 mantles
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Holes in Coleman #11 mantles

I have had good success with all the Coleman #21 4pk mantles I bought when MallWart had a big sale a couple years back (on sale for 59 or 79 cents for a four pack). And most of them work fine. I would estimate the failure rate to be about 4-5% - and since I got LOT of them this is not a big issue fo...
by Phredd
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner frame washers
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Burner frame washers

An added note. I measured 4 different washers under the generator from 200As and 1/4" thickness reported in the parts catalog is wrong.That would be a VERY think washer. The four I measured were all 1/64" thick. So i changed the post above.
by Phredd
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Refilling propane bottles
Replies: 50
Views: 839

Re: Refilling propane bottles

I always add a small drop of oil on the valve when I first connect a cylinder. And when disconnected most don't leak. Those that do leak I get rid of when empty. (I take em to haz waste recycling in my town).

K
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220f "throttle"
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 220f "throttle"

It is best if you run the lantern with the fuel valve all the way open when at full operating temperature. The valve is designed to let in a mix of air and fuel for lighting and warming up the generator. Once it is warmed up and the valve is fully open it lets in only fuel which gets vaporized in th...
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Smoke in the fount from lighting mantles
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Smoke in the fount from lighting mantles

Great deal - a working lantern for $16!

Kevin
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner frame washers
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Burner frame washers

I just ordered an assortment of US and metric washers that are not exactly the same size but might work. I will update this when i get them. The hard one to find is washer under the gen. 3/8 inner diameter is easy but the outer diameter cannot be bigger than 5/8....

Kevin
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner frame washers
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Burner frame washers

The 1955 Coleman Parts Catalog lists both washers for the 200, 200A and 202 as: My description...............Size......................Material .........Part No. Washer on valve stud........17/64 x 5/8 x 3/64....Stnls.Stl.........202-437 Washer under generator.....3/8 x 5/8 x 1/4*.......Stnls.Stl......
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Not just for old people.....
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Not just for old people.....

Zoomkat

I assume you use the welding glasses when working with a lit lantern. Do they darken everything as much as a welding helmet does - last time i used one of those i couldn't see anything except when the welder was doing it's job..
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Asbestos generator tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Asbestos generator tubes

Jim - Thanks. And I'm just a bit paranoid about asbestos. Asbestos is bad stuff - even in small amounts - especially for an ex-smoker like me. And I clean and blow out generators when I refurbish them. And since I've been doing this for a couple years now in the shop - I guess it is contaminated. So...
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Asbestos generator tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Asbestos generator tubes

Anyone know when Coleman stopped using asbestos tubes in generators? It seems clear that the real old “braided rope” style were asbestos. But what about the style that looks like a cardboard tube. Asbestos was not banned for most uses until the late 1980’s. And Coleman changed over to the tube style...
by Phredd
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 327 Burner Frame Flash Rust Prevention
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: 327 Burner Frame Flash Rust Prevention

I have used the VHT 2000 deg and it works fine to stop the rust. It does yellow a bit over time (and heat)_. But I think that is a great trade-off for not rusting.
by Phredd
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Smoke in the fount from lighting mantles
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: Smoke in the fount from lighting mantles

It is often the case that smoke from the burning mantles will go into the air tube and come out below frame and seep out through the holes in the collar. I have this happen all the time. I'm not sure how it could get inside the fount less the valve is open - even then it would have to go down the ge...
by Phredd
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Red Valve Wheels on 220Ds?
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Red Valve Wheels on 220Ds?

I have 2 220Ds from the late 40's (48 and 49) that both have red valve wheels. Anyone know if these are originals - or just replacements?

Kevin
by Phredd
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: dislodge broken tuner tube 242 lantern
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: dislodge broken tuner tube 242 lantern

Also - maybe remove the vent stud and spraying some Blaster in from the top. And as they say go easy with the not-so-easy-out.
by Phredd
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1953 220e burg. Vent. And green fount?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: 1953 220e burg. Vent. And green fount?

You have to downsize the photos to about 150kB.
by Phredd
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220/8 A-48 and B-48 Valves diffferences
Replies: 1
Views: 81

220/8 A-48 and B-48 Valves diffferences

I have a 220 A-48 and 228 B-49. And after disassembling for cleaning I noticed two differences. First is the imprint on the valves. One has a "D" and the other an "F". Second is the spring in the A/F tube. One is brass. The other might be stainless? Here's my problem. I thought these parts would be ...
by Phredd
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220 Repainting Advice..
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: 220 Repainting Advice..

For 220Fs I use Rustoleum Dark Hunter Green. And as mentioned above I alway do two coats of clean engine paint.
by Phredd
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusty pump cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Rusty pump cylinder

I would also suggest pump up the fount - If the check valve holds the pressure after you take out the air stem it will keep dust and other crap out of the tank.

Kevin
by Phredd
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)

Yikes. Not a delicate approach, but it worked.
by Phredd
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman heater melting
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Coleman heater melting

I've had a couple of these heaters and none had this problem. This heaters are started up by turning the thing upside down and letting fuel soak the burner. So maybe there was too much and it leaked down on the lever and decal?
by Phredd
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: anyone have experience making 222 size cases?
Replies: 19
Views: 766

Re: anyone have experience making 222 size cases?

Looks pretty cool to me. some foam at the bottom is a good idea. Also three strips down the sides (if you have room and a bit of foam at the top will help.

Also - why the large amount of room at the bottom?
by Phredd
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Manifold - Sandblast?
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Stove Manifold - Sandblast?

Be careful doing that. Some of the metal is really thin.

K
by Phredd
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: QC/C lamp question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: QC/C lamp question

Thanks! I learn new things from you guys on this forum all the time!
by Phredd
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: QC/C lamp question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: QC/C lamp question

thanks. figure 8? what's that?
by Phredd
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: QC/C lamp question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

QC/C lamp question

I got a QC/C lamp (ca. 1926) that has no nickle plating on anything. I assume someone removed it from the fount. But it is also missing from the valve, air tube and mixing chamber. My question is whether they made any without nickel plating on the valve etc. If all the plating was removed, whoever d...
by Phredd
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: painting inside a fuel fount
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: painting inside a fuel fount

Do folks regularly add a bit of ethanol into the tank to prevent rust? I have been rely on using CF (or Crown) to help prevent rusting.
by Phredd
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cardboard removal from generator
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Re: Cardboard removal from generator

were the rope-like kind the only ones that were made from asbestos?
by Phredd
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel Color
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Fuel Color

Good thought about seeing if it will ignite. Ill try that this weekend.
by Phredd
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel Color
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Fuel Color

not sure it's old rug - no RUG smell and no varnish like smell and no sticky stuff. And the generator was relatively clean. Also forgot to mention that the PO had a label on it "White Gas Only". Maybe it's a combination of white gas and little bit of RUG - and the preservatives in the white gas prev...
by Phredd
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel Color
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: Fuel Color

not sure it's old rug - no RUG smell and no varnish like smell and no sticky stuff. And the generator was relatively clean. Also forgot to mention that the PO had a label on it "White Gas Only". Maybe it's a combination of white gas and little bit of RUG - and the preservatives in the white gas prev...
by Phredd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel Color
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Fuel Color

I got a 220F the other day and it was full of fuel (and the inside of the tank is pristine). But it surprised me to see the color - kind of a piss yellow. It does not smell like RUG. My neighbor says it smelled like the kind of white gas he used to get at a local gas station many years ago. Anyone e...
by Phredd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cardboard removal from generator
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Re: Cardboard removal from generator

Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:03 am I don’t think the asbestos ones get stuck and you’d definitely ruin the asbestos tube (I think). Just burn the cardboard with a propane torch and get a new one from ocp
I burned and burned and burned a least 5 times. No luck. I wish it just burned out. It was an immovable object.
by Phredd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cardboard removal from generator
Replies: 16
Views: 509

Cardboard removal from generator

Ever had a cardboard tube and spring that just would not come out of the generator? Heat and quench repeated ad nausem... no effect. And if you push out or try to pull out the spring you usually bend it all up.... So my friend Paul had a idea. Make a tube 'cutter' out of hollow tube that just fits i...
by Phredd
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Testing without mantles: some questions
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Testing without mantles: some questions

Diito on the VHT paint. Just make sure you use the Very High Temp 'Flameproof' version.

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by Phredd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 337
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: AGM 337

If you work with anything plated with cadmium, please be safe and do it outside or in a place with a lot of ventilation. cadmium is VERY toxic. Too much and it can make you need new kidneys.
by Phredd
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Which fuel cap for an 11/'34 220B?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Which fuel cap for an 11/'34 220B?

And when did the go from the 3piece with a hole, to the three piece with slots.
by Phredd
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Bernzomatic Tx-750 orifice sizes?
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Bernzomatic Tx-750 orifice sizes?

Anyone know the orifice sizes for the TX-750? There are two - one is low altitude and the other is high altitude.

Thanks
Kevin
by Phredd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Think I need a deeper Emerald for nickel?
Replies: 29
Views: 736

Re: Think I need a deeper Emerald for nickel?

I'm not a electro expert - but i would say try it on a small piece and see how it works.
by Phredd
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: galvanized pipe on Propane converter for stove
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: galvanized pipe on Propane converter for stove

I cleaned off what i could with a damp rag and then put it in a muratic acid bath for a couple hours. Looks like it took off the galvanized finish that was on it. Now it look like reg iron pipe. And i don't care if it rust a bit - just don't want to breath zinc fumes.
by Phredd
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: galvanized pipe on Propane converter for stove
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: galvanized pipe on ropane converter for stove

Thanks. And i think I will replace the galvanized pipe.
by Phredd
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: galvanized pipe on Propane converter for stove
Replies: 4
Views: 157

galvanized pipe on Propane converter for stove

I just picked up a 425 recently that has a propane converter. And I noticed that the pipe is galvanized and the part that is right on top of the burner has a white-ish powder on it. COuld this be zinc oxide (which is not good to inhale...). ps. the 'stripes' in the photos are from my new LED shop li...
by Phredd
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: natural gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1671

Re: natural gas

Thanks for updating us on this old thread. How did you connect to the house gas system?
by Phredd
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: R55 clean up
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: R55 clean up

Thanks for the working link!!!

Kevin