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by Gunhippie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A couple of finds today - Not GPA
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: A couple of finds today - Not GPA

Great scores! I bought a pair of the same Asolos recently--and paid through the nose!
by Gunhippie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No cameras?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

No cameras?

I was using my Nikon D7200 this AM and it just up and died. One minute it was fine, the next... nothing. It's bricked. I tried everything I could think of (or find on the 'net) but no joy. I may be able to waste some money trying to get it fixed, but this feels final. So I'm looking for a new camera...
by Gunhippie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:
Replies: 12
Views: 107

Re: Wickie Wednesday - The Mini version:

My mini-wickie:

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Feuerhand Superbaby. That's a #0 funnel.
by Gunhippie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: one more for three
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: one more for three

I came home one night and threw my coat at the coat rack--as you do, and I've been doing for years. This time, though, I got the torque wrong and a sleeve flipped out to the side, hitting my 1/'51 US 200 w/original globe, which fell over, knocking a 200A w/sunrise globe off the shelf and landing on ...
by Gunhippie
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you do with all this lumber??
Replies: 22
Views: 296

Re: What would you do with all this lumber??

I'd build something with it. I don't really know what right now, so I'd stack it on a pallet outside and throw a tarp over it so that when I finally find that I need it, the wood has dry-rotted to dust.

But that's me.
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys

I'm trying to imagine how much noise that box full of pots and pans would make while rattling down a nasty dirt and rock track.... Probably as much as the ancient bus carrying it. :lol: I know it's weird, but I can't stand stuff rattling while I'm driving. I pad and separate everything that can rat...
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What's for dinner??
Replies: 27
Views: 311

Re: What's for dinner??

Don't be a tease, Shawn! I need the recipe for that orange chicken fajitas!

I haven't decided yet, but now I'm leaning towards fajitas... chicken or beef?
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New perforated globe added to my collection
Replies: 41
Views: 492

Re: New perforated globe added to my collection

Here's one of my somewhat problematic screen globes on a 242C:

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by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”

There are some cool ways to make coffee. Isn't there a "Chemix" vacuum design out of Pyrex? Something like that. Then those Italian two piece espresso makers. Chemex, but it's not a vacuum pot--just a borosilicate pot with a built-in drip filter holder. I seen to recall they once made one, 'though.
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New perforated globe added to my collection
Replies: 41
Views: 492

Re: New perforated globe added to my collection

I've made mine from brass and stainless window screen. They work great in most situations, but below 30F with a breeze blowing, the gen doesn't stay hot enough to generate, resulting in a flaming fireball if you're not paying attention. I've had to repaint one 200A because of this.
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Buna/n rubber questions
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Buna/n rubber questions

Here's some 50 Duro Buna-N cord for making o-rings: https://www.mcmaster.com/o-ring-cord-stock/oil-resistant-soft-buna-n-o-ring-cord-stock/?SrchEntryWebPart_InpBox=o+ring+material That should be perfect for pips. One foot will make many pips. For our uses, there is no effective difference between Bu...
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Funny funnel surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Funny funnel surprise

The copper funnels had a screen under the felt.
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Favorite 413 model stove...
Replies: 20
Views: 234

Re: Favorite 413 model stove...

I like 'em all, except it has to have extendable legs--I've melted the top of a Roll-A-Table using a 413G--and the fold-down lid. A cylindrical tank is just icing on the cake.
by Gunhippie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys

I'm trying to imagine how much noise that box full of pots and pans would make while rattling down a nasty dirt and rock track....
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sources for Thorium Mantles?
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Sources for Thorium Mantles?

Yard, garage and tag sales and second-hand/junk stores are my source. Silklite, Century, Primus... anything made before about 1990 is usually thoriated. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49961228287_f2c69b34df_b.jpg That was a good haul! Just don't be this guy: https://www.dangerouslaboratories.or...
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flexible Lighters...
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Flexible Lighters...

I've yet to find a BBQ stylle lighter that will fit the hole of a 200A or 275--flex or not.

My Bernzo flex lighter lasted about five fills, then just up and died. I won't buy another. I have a no-brand refillable rigid BBQ lighter I got for $1 at ACE that has lasted for three years to date.
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single mantle vs double
Replies: 32
Views: 375

Re: Single mantle vs double

BTW, some of the little singles--Coleman 242 and AGM/Kamplite singles in particular--can fill a much larger mantle than the 21A or 2CHG that most use. The 242CQ and AMG/Turd above are both wearing 99s and fill them out nicely, giving every bit as much light as a double--if not more.
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Single mantle vs double
Replies: 32
Views: 375

Re: Single mantle vs double

For the best of both worlds--large fuel capacity, light fuel use and a good, stable base, put a single upper on a double fount: https://live.staticflickr.com/4471/37964852892_d5432f7056_b.jpg That's an AGM 3016 burner on a Coleman 275 fount. The AGM founts were prone to stress-cracking, so they're a...
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Nice aluminum camp box, mostly for you VW guys

Nor would it work on my Vanagon.

The inside cabinets on the side doors remind me of why I loved the side doors so much. A sliding side door sucks--especially out here where it's frozen shut much of the winter.
by Gunhippie
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Buna/n rubber questions
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Buna/n rubber questions

I use large diameter, 1/8" thick o-rings. Either Buna N or Nitrile works, but Buna can often be found in a softer grade which works better for pips--60 Duro rather than 70.

The large dia makes it easier to cut a pip with parallel sides--something that makes all the difference.
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”

Modern "Pyrex" is not borosilicate, but simply tempered lime glass and has a bit of a rep for exploding. I don't recall when the change happened, but just Google "exploding pyrex".

Those Flameware pots above are aluminoisilicae and are blueish in color, predating the borosilicate.
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: I’ll Make The Coffee, Show Off Some “Pyrex”

My only Pyrex cookware:

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It's fun watching the flames through the skillet.
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Perfect match
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Perfect match

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Gotta agree!
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Repairing Others Items.
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: Repairing Others Items.

.... (Maybe there is some truth to "Old Man Strength"?) Working with younger people much of the time, I've noticed this pretty often. I'm a wimp, but some of us older guys know subtle tricks, while the kids just go for brute force. One of my favorites is when you're trying to break a nut or fitting...
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Filler Cap Gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Filler Cap Gaskets

Michael--Get me the ID and OD and I'll see if I have the right concentric punches for the job. I probably do and have plenty of Viton sheet at hand.
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump tube
Replies: 31
Views: 410

Re: Pump tube

" I can see that the flex hone might take some debris out of the pits, but the leather cup isn't going to seal the pits no matter what the bore is honed with." In the real world, the length of the pump cup skirt is going to seal any reasonable sized blemish in the side of the pump tube. Note that t...
by Gunhippie
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman tool box contents.
Replies: 40
Views: 709

Re: Coleman tool box contents.

wpnaes wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:56 am I like the Smith Victor slide cases as handy tool/parts boxes. They’re still fairly inexpensive and made of metal.
Mine are still full of slides....
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heartworm testing by your Vet, really!?
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Heartworm testing by your Vet, really!?

Considering the amount of counterfeit HUMAN drugs on the market, I'd have that test done.
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 355

Re: Electrical Question

The current in my house and shop can vary from about 114 to 121. Not sure why. I do live in a older neighborhood with most homes built from the 1920-1950's. things that can effect voltage changes are load, distance and sometimes bad connections. If you happen to be at the end of the line and the lo...
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nature's beauty
Replies: 37
Views: 516

Re: Nature's beauty

Holy roadtrip, Barrettman!
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: .
Replies: 25
Views: 355

Re: Electrical Question

Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. All solid copper 12-2 and 14-2 romex. The idea is to re-use lengths of wire from circuits I removed previously, plus add in a couple of lights using 14 gauge, which is obviously cheaper and waaay easier to work with I guess "adding" a circuit isn't really what's g...
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nature's beauty
Replies: 37
Views: 516

Re: Nature's beauty

Sweet, Andrew! Did you all cross the Cook Strait this year?
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: It may not be a GPA, but it does have a mantle (asking for a friend)
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: It may not be a GPA, but it does have a mantle (asking for a friend)

The model # is one the wheel that raises and lowers the wick. The chimney is a Lox-On, and appears to be the high-elevation chimney, which is taller than the normal one--and makes sense for Colorado. The mantle is a Lox-On too. Unfortunately, the newer Aladdin mantles are POS. Look at them funny and...
by Gunhippie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 500 posts again
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: 500 posts again

500 posts?

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Here's the beer:

Image2021-02-02 002 Depal by Timm Turrentine, on Flickr

Click on pic and it's a viddy.
by Gunhippie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Stove Temp...
Replies: 35
Views: 521

Re: 500 Stove Temp...

Mine runs great, but the flames seem to just barely exceed the height of the grate:

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500A seems just a bit more:

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by Gunhippie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Spring??
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: Spring??

Spring... I remember Spring... Isn't that like the last week in June?
by Gunhippie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. I was in charge of @ $91,000,000.00 worth of equipment today!!
Replies: 47
Views: 491

Re: OT. I was in charge of @ $91,000,000.00 worth of equipment today!!

Yowsers! I feel privileged to play with $100s of thousands of dollars worth on other peoples toys!
by Gunhippie
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I can't decide
Replies: 23
Views: 445

Re: I can't decide

Man up. Three at once? Go for it!
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How do you put a shade on this?
Replies: 12
Views: 160

Re: How do you put a shade on this?

First, shoot it to be sure it doesn't reproduce!
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Parts Safes
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Parts Safes

220/228 size should fit 236 and 237. I haven't tried it, but founts fit my cases with cut-outs for 220 size.
by Gunhippie
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why no single burner suitcase stoves?
Replies: 62
Views: 825

Re: Why no single burner suitcase stoves?

Cool, Pancho!

Did you cut the case and grate down? I don't see any welds.
by Gunhippie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stove fan with bent blade. Will it be an issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Stove fan with bent blade. Will it be an issue?

I've seen a lot of these on woodstoves. I don't recall one with a perfectly balanced fan, and some have been running for decades.
by Gunhippie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lantern line of sight max distance?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: Lantern line of sight max distance?

Are you a flat-Earther? If not, the horizon isn't far away. For instance, my eyes are 5' 2" off the ground. An object 5' 2" tall will go below the horizon--at sea or a perfectly flat plain--at about 3 miles. Here's a handy formula for distance to the horizon (in feet): SquareRoot(height above surfac...
by Gunhippie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Brass reflector for a 220E
Replies: 20
Views: 270

Re: Brass reflector for a 220E

Maybe shoot a coat of high-temp clear engine enamel on it? The brass will discolor fairly quickly even without the heat. The tendency for the clear engine enamel to yellow with use shouldn't be a problem on brass.
by Gunhippie
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: RIP Bruce Manning
Replies: 4
Views: 196

RIP Bruce Manning

How many people have invented an entire industry? Bruce Manning did. His Manx dunebuggy was the first of its kind. A vehicle built entirely for fun, that one could build in the backyard with ordinary tools most anyone had already. Just find a junker Bug, pull the body off (just a bunch of bolts), bo...
by Gunhippie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Baitcaster reel suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 246

Re: OT: Baitcaster reel suggestions

If you need any lessons in creating interesting bird's nests with a casting reel, feel free to ask!

I grew up with spinning and flycasting and baitcasters defy me.
by Gunhippie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - old surveying transit
Replies: 30
Views: 409

Re: OT - old surveying transit

If any of you have even a passing interest in the geology of the Northwest, get and read some of Ellen Bishops fine books. They're very accessible without being "dumbed down".
by Gunhippie
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - old surveying transit
Replies: 30
Views: 409

Re: OT - old surveying transit

Here is my favorite weird one - Topographic Abney, measures angles and calculates rise in feet/chain New in the box. Date is unclear - 5-27-0, which I expect means 1960, possibly 1950. I can probably figure it out by studying the name and address in some online resources. https://live.staticflickr....
by Gunhippie
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - old surveying transit
Replies: 30
Views: 409

Re: OT - old surveying transit

Mike, from your description, I'd say I live near and know that "Lady geologist". I'll ask her if it's true. If it's who I think it is, she still publishes the occasional book.