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by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Where the 7734 did my replies go?
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Re: Where the 7734 did my replies go?

Not that. While I find that feature (or flaw) extremely irritating, I make sure to hit "Submit" again. Not that I'm real into submission. PS: For the young among us, find a calculator that has 7-segment display. Enter 7734, then turn it up-side-down. It was extremely amusing to 15-year-old nerds whe...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Rare typewriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: OT Rare typewriter?

Ah, the sound of old typewriters! I really miss the riiiip and ding! of resetting (returning) the carriage. I still miss the old NPR theme music that incorporated those sounds.

Anyone remember the IBM Selectric with the ball? Loud? You ain't heard nothing yet.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: When we’re these made, and by (or for) who?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: When we’re these made, and by (or for) who?

I'm guessing that they were made for all makes of lanterns burning white gasoline, kerosene or pressure fuel.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Where the 7734 did my replies go?
Replies: 9
Views: 163

Where the 7734 did my replies go?

This seems to happen every dozen or so times I try to reply. The reply seems to go up on the thread, and then vanishes next time I look.

Kinda irritating. Do I need to copy every reply to my clipboard before hitting the Submit button?
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 29, 2023 9:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Rare typewriter?
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: OT Rare typewriter?

I reckon that a manual Dvorak keyboard is pretty rare! QWERTY keyboards were invented to intentionally slow a typist down. Those old manual keyboards were very prone to jams if you type too fast. Dvorak was invented for the opposite purpose--to allow a typist to type faster. All Dvorak 'boards I've ...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Meandering thoughts on targeted advertising
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: (OT) Meandering thoughts on targeted advertising

What gets me is how untargeted most of the ads I see are. I'm constantly seeing ads on some of the sites I visit for things like heavy construction/agricultural equipment, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. I've never searched for the like. I see ads for women's swimwear--not much use to a si...
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: He-man light up tonight!
Replies: 19
Views: 190

Re: He-man light up tonight!

Congrats!

They're good runners once you get 'em fixed up!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Porch Pirates
Replies: 28
Views: 498

Re: Porch Pirates

I get my packages delivered to my workplace, which is also where I get the packages for the workplace delivered. Problem solved. I also get my personal mail as my mailbox was shared and stuff tended to just vanish.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current

Aside from the asbestos packing, they're indistinguishable from the newer 220 gens. I've used one or two for deserving lanterns, but, since there's no way to tell they'reT44s from just looking, I guess it makes no difference. I traded off a pack or two and think I'll just hang onto the rest for vint...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: NOS older style 220 Generators vs Current

Older 220 gens?

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Those are as old as it gets.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My luck continues, 242A, 220B and a Sigg Tourist
Replies: 29
Views: 263

Re: My luck continues, 242A, 220B and a Sigg Tourist

242A and 220B BOTH WITH ORIGINAL GLOBES?

That doesn't happen.

I do hereby declare: Thou sucketh!

The Sigg Tourist set is great, too. I carried one for several years of hiking/bike camping.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp and acron 134g!
Replies: 37
Views: 362

Re: First lamp and acron 134g!

Oops. Yes, yours is what I think is the newer version. I was looking at another picture posted above of what I'd call the older version. As noted above, both vents have the slots. One version uses them, the other doesn't, but the slots are still there. In my examples, the one I think is older also h...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:52 pm
Forum: Gatherings, Meets & Get-Togethers
Topic: Lewiston Idaho Gathering
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Lewiston Idaho Gathering

As the time for this gets closer, I'd appreciate it if someone would remind me about traffic lights and how they work!

There are no traffic lights in Wallowa county, and it's been a while since I've seen one.

Look forward to seeing you all and meeting some new folks!
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp and acron 134g!
Replies: 37
Views: 362

Re: First lamp and acron 134g!

Here's the fuel seal: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52430508673_b987a8303b_b.jpg I found a small o-ring--I don't recall the size--that did the trick. And here are the two types of 134G: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52432411276_6585f6488c_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5243348...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unusual seafoam
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Unusual seafoam

When I think of unusual sea foam, this is what comes to mind:

by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 21, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp and acron 134g!
Replies: 37
Views: 362

Re: First lamp and acron 134g!

Lookin' good, Paul!

Too bad about that mashed nut on the gen. Considering how tight these should be (finger-tight using the knurled nutwrench), I can't imaging how someone mashed that without breaking the gen off!
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 21, 2023 3:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gathering in Lewiston, Idaho... DATE & VENUE HERE...!
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Gathering in Lewiston, Idaho... DATE & VENUE HERE...!

I'll bring beer. And trade goods.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good Ole Acetone! FTW
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Good Ole Acetone! FTW

That's varnish from years of leaving it filled with regular gasoline. I've seen it many a time. Your generator, unless new, will probably be equally cruddy.

Lye works wonders for dissolving the varnish, too.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This might explain some of the lack of thorium
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: This might explain some of the lack of thorium

Well, aside from the fact that thorium reactors are still only in the experimental--and just starting to enter the commercial--phase, maybe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium-b ... lear_power

I think yttrium is just cheaper right now.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kinda on topic, living in a van down by the river
Replies: 35
Views: 929

Re: Kinda on topic, living in a van down by the river

I spent more than twenty years living out of my Vanagon for at least half the year. I still had a "home base" I could return to occasionally--any where from every few moths to every two weeks, depending on where I was working at the time. The fixed bed in the van and an outdoor kitchen and toilet ma...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 17, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gathering in Lewiston, Idaho... DATE & VENUE HERE...!
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: Gathering in Lewiston, Idaho...

That's within day-trip distance of me. I can see it being a good chance to meet some of y'all!

Maybe wait 'til the snow and ice are off the Rattlesnake grade?
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp and acron 134g!
Replies: 37
Views: 362

Re: First lamp and acron 134g!

Folks, I just tightened the packing nut and: [img}https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51100548400_ba992247f5_o.jpg[/img] it worked just fine. That's the first of my two. Yes. it's chrome. Called "flash chrome" and it sucks. My first had none left, not surprising as it looked like this: https://live....
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp and acron 134g!
Replies: 37
Views: 362

Re: First lamp and acron 134g!

.... Those Akron's are nice but be cautious with pricker control leakage. You mean this isn't right? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51169284489_0282e7aba3_b.jpg Your Akron is in much nicer shape, plating-wise, than either of the two I've recovered. They're different, but fun to work on and use...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.

Ahhhh... this morning has gone much better! I got hold of a plumber friend last night who was willing to drop off a box of ten of the 3/4" PEX X 3/4" NPT fittings in exchange for a case of beer. Done and done! A two-to-three hour drive averted--but no honey-hole visits on the clock. Everything went ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 15, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.

Brian--This will make the 11th conical-bottom fermenter we have, going from the tiny 1 1/2 bbl pilot ferm up to two 110 bbl ferms, plus two 25 bbl bright tanks for packaging. Most are in the 30 bbl range. We brew about three days/week, limited by fermenter/bright capacity and how fast we can turn th...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.

Thanks y'all. That last pic did turn out kinda purty, didn't it? Seems the problem is with the (supposed) 304 stainless fittings. From experience, this alloy is a royal PITA to thread. I suspect they're using worn-out taps and dies to do the job. They are definitely tapered NPT (see the NPT on the t...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.
Replies: 14
Views: 378

The half-hour plumbing job from hell--or, A tale of woe.

I'm in the process of commissioning a new (used) fermenter for the brewery. This will be something like the fourteenth time I've done one of these, so you'd think I'd kinda have it down by now. In the past, I've built the cooling system manifold from soldered copper (time consuming, expensive, diffi...
by Gunhippie
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: AGM Kooklight question
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: AGM Kooklight question

Mine has a few founts full of running with a globe and no breakage.

You're right that the 330 (200A) globe doesn't quite fit, but this does:

by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: California residents, CalFire maps
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: California residents, CalFire maps

StanDahl wrote: Thu Jan 12, 2023 4:38 am ....Interesting how the lines are straight in some places, although right in the middle of similar habitat....
Property boundaries.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: RR mail car lamps ( update)
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: RR mail car lamps ( update)

Bee's wax candles will probably fail you. They produce too much wax which will end up gumming up the works.

"Plumber's candles" or the Uco brand have high levels of steric acid, which causes them to burn hotter, brighter and produce less wax.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No GPA, but good score today!
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: No GPA, but good score today!

Those are about 1/10th the prices asked at yard sales around here!

I still occasionally find decent deals on old CI, but most "know what they have".
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: RR mail car lamps ( update)
Replies: 31
Views: 808

Re: RR mail car lamps

PICTURES! Bob, you know us!

ID of the tube would help. If a plumber's candle will fit, it'll work. Sounds like they're very similar in function to the Uco candle lanterns?
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How did you get started?
Replies: 54
Views: 945

Re: How did you get started?

I bought a 426A back when I was in college and dinosaurs walked the Earth. I used it for about thirty years for camping and field-work and loaned it out one summer to some friends who were experimenting with living "off the grid". In return, they decided to clean it with foaming oven cleaner... whic...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPA fettling skills applied elsewhere
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: GPA fettling skills applied elsewhere

I made a pump from a beer-keg "party tap" into an external pump for a lamp. First thing you'll find is that it takes a LOT more force to get pressure from that large-diameter pump. Fewer strokes, but more effort.
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: this was hacky even for me

Tiki torch wicks I use are made of fiberglass, so no burning. I cut them into about 1/2" pieces and stuff the pre-heat bowl full with the wick pieces oriented up-down. They soak the DNA up much faster than it can run out the hole the gen passes through--this was to save me from making that center tu...
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1st 2023 score!
Replies: 16
Views: 232

Re: 1st 2023 score!

Great score on one of my favorite lanterns!

Check the vent carefully. It should have red speckles on the blue inside, and white speckles on the red outside. Seemed to be unique to the early '50s 200 and 200As.

I've found three so far here in NE Oregon (11/50, 2 X 1/51), so keep your eyes out!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT I hope our west coast friends are ok
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: OT I hope our west coast friends are ok

We've been spared entirely over here. Strange thing is, Interstate 84, about 35 miles as the crow flies from here, has been closed most of the last two days due to extreme winds. We've barely had as much as a gust over here. Usually, a storm system like this brings Chinook winds here, with speeds of...
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: C'mon Baby Light My Fire!
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: C'mon Baby Light My Fire!

I'm really not co0mfortable with pictures of naked stoves while I'm at work.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any lighter experts here? Streamliter
Replies: 20
Views: 372

Re: Any lighter experts here? Streamliter

Obviously, due to the streamlining, that will go much faster than a Zippo!

I've learned the hard way that salt water dissolves strikers very quickly. I think it would turn that one to dust, as it's done to the strikers of lighters I've gotten wet while sailing the salt.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this was hacky even for me
Replies: 21
Views: 595

Re: this was hacky even for me

I've used Tiki torch wick, cut into short pieces, to stuff pre-heat cups. You don't need a seal at all with the wicks as they soak up the alcohol. Also lights much easier in the cold.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Old coleman lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 465

Re: Old coleman lantern

$5 or run, don't walk, away. That fount was seriously compromised in the past and hasn't gotten better over the years. Parts only, I figure.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ships deck prism light
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Ships deck prism light

Similar to what was used in old sidewalks over delivery tunnels. The last of these here in town went away about ten years ago. The prisms were a beautiful purple--made that way or from age?--and the crew doing the tear-out managed to shatter every one of them. I was hoping to score a couple.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Testing "A" fount?
Replies: 35
Views: 849

Re: Testing "A" fount?

Pi times radius squared gives you the area of the pump tube, so 1/2" X 3.1416 ^2=~2.5 in sq. Multiply that by the length of the tube and you'll have the volume of the tube in cubic inches. This is how much air you displace with each stroke.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New shop light for the workbench
Replies: 29
Views: 551

Re: New shop light for the workbench

I've replaced almost every bulb around the brewery ad pub with LEDs. Shop lights like you have, outdoor fixtures, even high-bay lights for the big, cold spaces like the warehouse. One of the things I really like--aside from saving lots of $$s on electricity--is that the LEDs are instant-on, regardle...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Testing "A" fount?
Replies: 35
Views: 849

Re: Testing "A" fount?

Duane, chill a bit and go to the hardware store and get a 1/8' NPT by Schrader tank valve. Look where they have the compressor stuff. It'll fit your valve bung. Now use a tire pump and get it to at least 30 psi, then dunk test and over-night test it.

I hope it'll pass.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: French Signal Lamp - WWI
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: French Signal Lamp - WWI

From the looks of that big box it's sitting on, I'd guess this was probably electric. Likely a carbon-arc lamp.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another mystery generator
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Another mystery generator

What a coincidence! Just took a look at Mark's post and it is the same. I have absolutely no idea when I last worked on a 288, but now I have a clean spare for one.

Thanks, guys!
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator question?
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: Generator question?

Wow! I just found a mystery gen buried on my workbench. I posted a question thread over at JB, but it's the same as yours! Right down to the outer brass coil and inner steel one with long tip extension. Now, when did I last work on a 288? I don't even remember. This may have been dwelling in hiding ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another mystery generator
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Another mystery generator

That Akron should have had a non removable tip though. It’s also not baseball bat shaped and not S shaped either. It’s got to be something else. Well, duh! (Applies dope slap to forehead.) Steve--I'll have to take a look. I don't have any 288 gens, just a couple of NIB 290/295s. Update: The outer p...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Years GPA Resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 799

Re: New Years GPA Resolutions

I resolve to always thoroughly pre-heat my lantern gens so I never do this again:

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I also resolve to try to get out camping more, even if I'm stuck with a Toyota Corolla for now.

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