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by Phredd
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Another Prentiss Wabers stove question
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Another Prentiss Wabers stove question

[Finally, finally.... got the spring out of the generator. Took many heat quench, evaporust baths, etc. But unless P-W used real short high wound springs, I think my pounding with a rod from both direction compressed the spring. Should I stretch this back out? https://i.postimg.cc/Tw4WtT5h/20230130-...
by Phredd
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: one piece cap gasket issue
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: one piece cap gasket issue

I have a batch of Bassnet one piece gaskets that a just a tad larger then Coleman replacements that I use on those kind of caps.
by Phredd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Porch Pirates
Replies: 28
Views: 498

Re: Porch Pirates

Some inventive folks will take an Amazon box and repack it will dog-s#*t. And leave it on their porch.
by Phredd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Thanks for the photo. Looks like the same as mine. But yours has smooth paint and mine has that silly-string like finish.
by Phredd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Decided to clean out the generator so fire up has been delayed.
by Phredd
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Contest. Ugliest heat shield
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Contest. Ugliest heat shield

Never seen one like that on a 237A.

And the green bean can is coming in a close second.
by Phredd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Contest. Ugliest heat shield
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Re: Contest. Ugliest heat shield

So far … I’m winning.
by Phredd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 236 #3 fs *price drop*
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: 236 #3 fs *price drop*

Nice looking. Does the price include shipping or is that extra?
by Phredd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Contest. Ugliest heat shield
Replies: 12
Views: 243

Contest. Ugliest heat shield

I got a 288 recently that is in great shape (thanks to TwoCanoes). It lacks a heat shield. So I thought, how hard hard can it be to make one. Starting with the bottom of a coffee and adfter some drilling, cutting, snipping, pounding and bending.... I ended up with a functional but very ugly heat shi...
by Phredd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kero score
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: Kero score

Looks nice. Fire that sucker up!!
by Phredd
Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Thanks. Got it back together and hope to send some photos with fire tomorrow.
by Phredd
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Another question...due to my not taking enough photos before taking it apart. Is this the correct orientation of the spring in the second burner control mechanism?. I have the spring it on the inside of the pivot. https://i.postimg.cc/3WQJn987/20230122-163701.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/QMfChpbk/202301...
by Phredd
Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Will a 290 generator work on a 295?
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Will a 290 generator work on a 295?

The 290 will work on a 295. But I think the compression nut is a dif size?

I’m sure others will chime in to help more.
by Phredd
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: hand pump stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: hand pump stuff

Spools are a Great idea.
by Phredd
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current
Replies: 25
Views: 563

Re: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current

I bet Coleman just had a lot of extra hex tips and put them on 220 gens….
by Phredd
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: AGM Catalog #34
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: AGM Catalog #34

Thanks for sharing this great resource
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Performing repairs and liability
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Performing repairs and liability

I like the question. I have repaired a few lanterns for some folks and never thought about them suing me if they missed the lantern or stove.

And I like your idea of a disclaimer when selling fettled GPAs.
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 8:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Antique store hilarity
Replies: 28
Views: 594

Re: Antique store hilarity.

I have a similar story to Carleton’s. About the same store. The owner was rather “crusty” and told me to leave the store after I if there was any breathing room on the price of a 502 stove. He told me to go breath outside. But he always had a bunch o lanterns and stoves for sale, so I always stopped...
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part

I would love to have the pattern. Thanks in advance. I'll PM my email.
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Thanks for the photos! I guess i will leave the rusted parts and see how it works.
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: What is it?

Thermos is my call.
by Phredd
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Also. Anyone have a photo of the main burner cap? It has a small screen on top and weird looking thing on the bottom. If this for simmering or. airflow?

I hope it not critical for function cause there's a lot of rist...
by Phredd
Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Here's a bit of an update. I used a wire brush, vinegar soak and some EvaopRust to clear up the cast iron burner and mixing chamber assembly. (Well actually my friend Paul did a lot of the work). Just put it back together after cleaning up the matting surfaces and making a new gasket. For the gasket...
by Phredd
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with ID of heater Wick
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Help with ID of heater Wick

Rob,

THANKS a bunch - I''ll put the part number on the instructions.
by Phredd
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Coleman 400 and 400B - $70 shipped SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: FS: Coleman 400 and 400B - $70 shipped

Pm coming
by Phredd
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS 288 CL2 6-85 SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: FS 288 CL2 6-85

Pm coming about shipping
by Phredd
Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Making a Svea flame spreader questions
Replies: 36
Views: 633

Re: Making a Svea flame spreader questions

I would not recommend using galvanized metal for anything that gets that hot. It releases Zn oxide which is not good for lung tissue.

Now in your case it’s a small piece of metal and if you only use it outside the risk will be rather low as long as you don’t smoke.
by Phredd
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F.S 1/83 621D
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: F.S 1/83 621D

is this the official mini-turd?
by Phredd
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with ID of heater Wick
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Help with ID of heater Wick

Thanks for date info. No part number anywhere I can see.
by Phredd
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 550 stove tools??
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: 550 stove tools??

Thanks for the info. I’ll make sure to keep them with the kero valve kit.
by Phredd
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 550 stove tools??
Replies: 4
Views: 173

550 stove tools??

I got these tools with a 550 stove that came with a bunch of extras. Including a spare Gen and a complete kero gen/valve assembly. I note that they do fit the gen compression nut and the square valve body. Any one ever seen these tools before? https://i.postimg.cc/hvdM7xQh/20230114-191944.jpg https:...
by Phredd
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with ID of heater Wick
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Help with ID of heater Wick

I got this heater wick and wonder if anyone can tell which heater it goes to?

There is the following number on the instructions. 1960A057 3-67.

Thanks.

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by Phredd
Wed Jan 11, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 640 Picnic Table
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Model 640 Picnic Table

I found some info in a couple places about Model types and dates for these 1950s picnic tables. Source included some old Coleman catalogs and parts lists, as well as the by year lists at ICCC. Please let me know if you have any other info on models or sizes and i will add it to the list. I have one ...
by Phredd
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 640 Picnic Table
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Model 640 Picnic Table

The seats need some rlnew fabric. I'll try to scans of the paperwork
by Phredd
Tue Jan 10, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 640 Picnic Table
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Model 640 Picnic Table

Wow. That's in great shape. And looks like a delux version. Anyone know how many types they made of this metal style and when they made them? I just picked up a 640 and could not find dates anywhere. https://i.postimg.cc/XqPkN8SC/20230110-174109.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/L89jdwZb/20230110-174145.jpg
by Phredd
Tue Jan 10, 2023 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repacking the graphite in a 132A lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Repacking the graphite in a 132A lamp

+1 on all the good advice above. And one thing I try before replacing the packing is to loosen the packing nut just a bit. Then heat the valve right on the nut with a small butane torch. Then retighten. I think this softens the packing material a bit and allows it to reform better. Of course, empty ...
by Phredd
Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 640 Picnic Table
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Model 640 Picnic Table

Anyone have 50s or 60s coleman catalog with the 640 picnic table. A photo of the page would be greatly appreciated
by Phredd
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 236 generator
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: 236 generator

Pm coming
by Phredd
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chinese mantles
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Chinese mantles

Thanks
by Phredd
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chinese mantles
Replies: 27
Views: 411

Re: Chinese mantles

12057dave wrote: Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:48 am Wouldn’t give 2 boops for them in place of a #21 mantle. But on a 639 Kero? Not to shabby. $10.99 for 20 on Amazon. Fantasyon brand.
Are they thorium or ytterium?
by Phredd
Sat Jan 07, 2023 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?
Replies: 37
Views: 668

Re: Secret to cleaning fuel jets?

Ultrasonic cleaner with dilute vinegar works wonders for me.
by Phredd
Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 236 generator
Replies: 2
Views: 229

236 generator

Anyone have a 236 generator without a pricker that they can part with? I have a pricker and would love to make a spare for my 236 lantern.
by Phredd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Work surface suggestions needed
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Work surface suggestions needed

+ 1 on old towels - little parts are far less likely to bounce off the bench and land where i can never find them
by Phredd
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Testing "A" fount?
Replies: 35
Views: 887

Re: Testing "A" fount?

Use a magnet - it the lumps still it is rust. Could be rust with other stuff - crumble into small pieces and retest with magnet. If it all sticks it's all rust.
by Phredd
Fri Dec 30, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part

Thanks for the tip that AGM parts might work.

One ring is barely usable and the other is 50% gone. So until I get replacements I’ll put the bad one on the second burner.
by Phredd
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is this an L327 Lantern
Replies: 22
Views: 435

Re: Is this an L327 Lantern

Great shape. I’m no expert, others will chime in, but make sure it holds pressure before you buy it. A photo of the bottom of the font is important,
by Phredd
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Long shot.Prentiss Wabers stove part

I know this is a long shot, but I have to ask. I’m looking for a burner screen (not sure of exact parts name) For a PW 408. I think the burner screens were the same for a bunch of PW stove models. Here’s a photo I stole from Classic camp stoves and added a red arrow pointing to the “screen”. https:/...
by Phredd
Wed Dec 28, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Good idea to see if I can get away with no painting.
by Phredd
Tue Dec 27, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove
Replies: 25
Views: 526

Re: Help with Prentiss Wabers stove

Thanks for all the info.

I also found some section of the case that looks like it has black paint underneath. Others that have green paint underneath.

Coldwater . Not sure at all how to replicate the original "cracked" paint job.

J think my first job it to get it running again.

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