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by iceiceguy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help identify this one....
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Help identify this one....

Thanks all and Steve, i"m glad that one has been a keeper! I think I recall you sent pictures post clean-up and it turned out really nice.

Thanks!


by iceiceguy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help identify this one....
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Help identify this one....

Thanks! I guess I've always thought of them as having external pumps but I guess not!
by iceiceguy
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help identify this one....
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Help identify this one....

Spotted this lantern and am trying to ID it. I would guess 220B given the screw-in pump but the filler cap and valve wheel have me thrown off..... ??<br /> <a href="http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l517/iceiceguy/220B_2.jpg" rel="lightbox" target="_blank"><img alt="[220B_2]" src="http://i1121.pho...
by iceiceguy
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?

Thanks all! Gives me a project for the week.
by iceiceguy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?

Thanks Dan. I'll look for the two "fuel friendly" versions. Appreciate all the intel!

Dan
by iceiceguy
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I've got a great local hardware store so I'll start there. Thanks all!

Dan
by iceiceguy
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?

Thanks much. I"ll have to resort to Google for that one. Would love to salvage it if I can. Thanks Dan!
by iceiceguy
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Peak 1 fuel bottle; salvageable or throw it?

Hello all: Have a Peak 1 bottle that needs a "gasket". Does anyone know if those are available or is this a "disposable" bottle that I should just pitch? <img align="absmiddle" src="https://cdn.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/frown.gif" alt="[frown]" border="0" /><br /><br />Thanks!<br /><b...
by iceiceguy
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fred Kuntz
Replies: 11
Views: 4199

Fred Kuntz

About a year ago I was in Cleveland on a business trip and connected with Fred. He invited me out to his house and took me in like we had known each other for years. This was the 1st time I had met him. He gave me a tour of his collection. WOW is all I can say about his collection. Then he showed me...
by iceiceguy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: please lie to me!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1283

please lie to me!!

<p>whoa.....I've not seen one like that before. Does that center piece in your pictures screw in to the outer F/A sleeve or does it just slide in? I'm trying to figure out what purpose it would have. The fuel comes in via the orifice at the bottom of the F/A tube and the thin brass rod either opens ...
by iceiceguy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: '55 220E pulsing
Replies: 13
Views: 1283

'55 220E pulsing

Huh.....Good idea on swapping gennies. If that doesn't do it and you are confident the burner tubes/mixing chamber and air tube are clear, I would then look at swapping valves/FA tube. 220 valves are a dime a dozen and that might be a cheap, easy solution to the problem or at least will help you nai...
by iceiceguy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 243A Globe
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

243A Globe

I was afraid you were going to say that.....the most difficult of the options....
by iceiceguy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 243A Globe
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

243A Globe

I have what I believe to be an October, 1940 243A (stamped "0 0" on the bottom). I'm trying to accurately restore it and just wondering which globe would be correct for it. I'm thinking pyrex; either just the plain straight side globe or possibly etched? Any advice is appreciated.

Dan
by iceiceguy
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: please lie to me!!
Replies: 41
Views: 1283

please lie to me!!

shoot/post a pic of the F/A tube if you get a chance.
by iceiceguy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: update-lie to me, pic heavy
Replies: 9
Views: 787

update-lie to me, pic heavy

X2 on the bung....doesn't look good. Those BX/C founts are notoriously thin. Probably want to start there. If it is a steel fount, should be repairable with a welder I would guess.
by iceiceguy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever

Steve: Is it just the lever assembly that is from a stove or is it the tip cleaner body too? I'm just trying to figure out how much of the assembly is from a stove.
by iceiceguy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever

ahh. Thanks Steve!
by iceiceguy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Eccentric Block and tip cleaner lever

Got a weird one and I'm sure there is probably an easy explanation. I have a 228D that the eccentric block and tip cleaner lever seem to be out of sync on. When I turn the tip cleaner lever up, it moves the block down. When I turn it down, it moves the tip up. So, when the lantern is running, the ti...
by iceiceguy
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Square stem valve screws
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Square stem valve screws

Has anybody found a good replacement screw for square stem valves? I'm talking the screw that goes through the direction disk/wheel and holds the valve wheel on the stem. I'm just wondering if it is something I can get in a hardware store or maybe something Mike or Enoch sell? Help......

by iceiceguy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 228 and 200a kero conversions
Replies: 8
Views: 874

228 and 200a kero conversions

Freezy: That should be all you need for the 200a conversion. I have heard that because of the "multi-piece" burner assembly on the 200a, they tend to run a little stinky on kero and that the 242 is a better conversion candidate, but try it out and see what you think!

by iceiceguy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 200a wierd looking
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

200a wierd looking

I would chalk it up to a vent that took heat "differently" than other vents. I would guess not all porcelain was created equal and some is probably more prone to discoloration based on something that occurred during the manufacturing process. That is what it looks like to me if the vent looks like t...
by iceiceguy
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 202 Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 791

202 Problems

Bob: To remove the tip cleaning lever, you loosen the outer nut and then what?
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!

Yeah...I would not pull against it while it is still in the lantern. If you mess up the CV seat in the lantern, you will have much bigger issues. At least the CV is cheap and easy to replace if you do mess it up.
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!

<p>OK. Here is 1 suggestion; remove the leather from the pump. Then, pull the check valve out of the lantern (assuming you have a check valve removal tool). Once you have the CV out, screw the stem back into it. Using the jaws of a vice, close the jaws enough to catch the "top" of the check valve. I...
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Air stem stuck in pump shaft on 220!!

Ed: So, I'm assuming you have removed the stem from the check valve; in other words did the stem unscrew from the check valve?
by iceiceguy
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fount Reshaping
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Fount Reshaping

Steve: I understand what you are saying but I'm not sure what you mean by "fuel inlet hole". Are you talking the filler cap hole or are you talking about the valve? Since the filler cap hole is so small on the 242, I could see using a rubber tip on your compressor and that would probably block the e...
by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Nickle too far gone? Vent weld question?
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Nickle too far gone? Vent weld question?

Nice work! Another vote for Mother's polish. That stuff is fantastic.

by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Nickle too far gone? Vent weld question?
Replies: 17
Views: 1147

Nickle too far gone? Vent weld question?

Ed: Nice find on the 228D! That is an awesome lantern and you are going to love that thing when you get it back up and running. Just my opinion, but I'm not a big fan of steel wool (even 0000) on nickel. My personal opinion is that it leaves very small scratches which causes the fount to tarnish fas...
by iceiceguy
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: AGM 3708 Help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

AGM 3708 Help needed

You ever have lanterns you just need to walk away from sometimes? This one is one of those for me. Got the burner bottom plate off which allowed me to get the frame rest off so that was good. Got the pump apart and lubed and that works pretty well. Put some fuel in it and no stress cracks so that is...
by iceiceguy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: AGM 3708 Help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

AGM 3708 Help needed

Thanks guys! I really appreciate the help here. Based on what I read above, I think I'll leave the valve alone unless I can't get it to pass fuel. I'll see if I can get that plate off (burner floor). Thanks much and I'll keep you posted.

Dan
by iceiceguy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: AGM 3708 Help needed
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

AGM 3708 Help needed

I'm hoping someone here might have some experience with these. I'm trying to do 2 things; first trying to get the frame rest off so I can remove the valve from the fount and clean the F/A tube. Second, trying to service the pump. On the frame rest, I can't seem to get it off and the primary issue is...
by iceiceguy
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fount Bumper
Replies: 19
Views: 1369

Fount Bumper

I find myself putting rags under them wherever I go. Your method looks more convenient. Let us know how it holds up as the fount heats up, etc. Thanks for sharing the idea!
by iceiceguy
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Yellow flaming lantern??
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Yellow flaming lantern??

Kyle: Are you saying you tie a mantel on and then open the valve and burn the mantel in that way? I've never tried that if that is what you are describing....?
by iceiceguy
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Working on a nickel font - sanity restored
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Working on a nickel font - sanity restored

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/hijacked.gif" alt="" align="absMiddle" border="0" /><br /><br />I took this pic a week or so ago when I was at my local farm supply store. This is a chicken feeder and has a "fount".....<br /><img src="http://i1121.photobucket.com/albu...
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a brass directions disk
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Cleaning a brass directions disk

I used a little simichrome on it and it cleaned right up! Turns out it was just tarnish, not varnish. I've never seen a brass disk before and they really look great on the lantern, especially in contrast to the nickel fount. I'm in the process of cleaning this lantern before re-assembly but you can ...
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a brass directions disk
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Cleaning a brass directions disk

Now that I've been looking at this a little closer, I'm not sure if I'm dealing with varnish or if the brass just needs a polish. I'll try some brasso (since I have some handy) on the non-painted part and see if it polishes up. I'll keep you posted.
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a brass directions disk
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Cleaning a brass directions disk

Thanks guys; I appreciate the help here. Jerry, this is a July, 1930 220B so what you said about the brass coming on the 1930 models only holds true for this one too. Now I just have to decide if I run glass or mica in it. I was talking with Kehoe earlier today and it sounds like the lantern origina...
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a brass directions disk
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Cleaning a brass directions disk

<p>Hi all. I'm right in the midst of restoring an old 220B. The directions disk is brass and it is varnished. I'm trying to clean it without losing any of the printing and am not having any luck. I've been using CLR bathroom cleaner and rubbing it with my fingers but that doesn't seem to touch it. A...
by iceiceguy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Mica
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Mica

Anybody know when Coleman stopped using mica globes?
by iceiceguy
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics
Replies: 2
Views: 4323

Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics

Ok. Now to reassembly. Your first step is to put the cleaned screen back on the cleaned F/A tube (carefully). Now, screw the threaded end of the F/A tube back into the valve body. Once you have that back in, you are ready to put the valve body back into the fount. Drop it in and finger tighten it. U...
by iceiceguy
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics
Replies: 2
Views: 4323

Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics

Ok here we go. I'm sure I'll leave out some important details but if there is anything you have questions on, let me know. <br /><br />Here is our victim, I mean lantern:<br /><img src="http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l517/iceiceguy/IMG-20120712-00322.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br />Of course, with th...
by iceiceguy
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics
Replies: 2
Views: 4323

Inverted disassembly/reassembly...updated with instructions and pics

Thought I would pose this question. Tonight I will be tearing apart my Kamplite inverted (for about the 3rd time this week) and putting it back together. Would it make sense for me to take some pics and describe the process? I checked and didn't see the instructions posted anywhere but thought I'd c...
by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Orange FlameQuestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Orange FlameQuestion?

<p>Most lanterns of that age have brass air tubes so you wouldn't have any flaking, paint, etc involved. I'm not 100% clear on your opposition to dis-assembly. If you really want to understand lanterns and how they function, etc. the best thing you can do is disassemble and reassemble a few lanterns...
by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Orange FlameQuestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Orange FlameQuestion?

Back away from the lantern with the drill. Drop the drill and no one will get hurt.

by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Orange FlameQuestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Orange FlameQuestion?

I can't speak to the ash flash (never owned one) but on the 220, I would remove the burner assembly from the lantern and run some compressed air through it. As long as you have it that far apart, I would also consider pulling the valve and cleaning the F/A tube. There are some great instructions on ...
by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 200 A fuel problems
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

200 A fuel problems

+2 for Ed. Every lantern I work on gets the valve pulled (unless it is running like a champ as is). The more you do it, the easier it gets and it is worth it to me to avoid the problem of poor fuel flow. I use a bench vise to pull the valve and it makes it very easy (on most lanterns).
by iceiceguy
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Orange FlameQuestion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1024

Orange FlameQuestion?

Normally that is a sign of not enough air getting into the burner. What model lantern is it? Have you blown out the air intake tube(s)? It doesn't take much debris in the air tube to cause a poor burn. Spiders love air tubes and that is the most common issue of what you are describing. But a few mor...
by iceiceguy
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Kamplite inverted problem...
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Kamplite inverted problem...

That "F/A" tube is not removable from the valve is it? I have been working on mine and it doesn't appear that I can remove the tube, but wanted to confirm that. It would be much easier to clean if I could remove it....
by iceiceguy
Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fuel Cap stuck on 418 Stove Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Fuel Cap stuck on 418 Stove Tank

A good piece of leather is also a good tool to help protect the cap/fount from the pliers.