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by Brent
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing chrome plating
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Removing chrome plating

I am watching this with interest. For my interest, a bench grinder is too harsh on what I want to take plating off of. Too much detail would be lost I think. Hoping there is a household solution to remove plating without damage to the underlying metal (including too much abrasion). Thanks, Brent
by Brent
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228 1929 (1928) slant gen big hat
Replies: 67
Views: 3510

228 1929 (1928) slant gen big hat

On that nut on the value assembly you are trying to bust loose:<br /><br />Take your closed end wrench that will fit that nut tight, and clamp that wrench in your vice, nice and tight.<br /><br />Place the nut in the wrench to hold it.<br /><br />Then, get an adjustable wrench and place it on the sq...
by Brent
Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Something for the Arc guys
Replies: 36
Views: 2208

Something for the Arc guys

Great work, I would order one also! My ARC does not have an original genny on it. Brent
by Brent
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Request for information on 202's
Replies: 109
Views: 8745

Request for information on 202's

Keep this post for the new ICCC Green book, bumping to keep at the top. brent
by Brent
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fount Reshaping
Replies: 20
Views: 1557

Fount Reshaping

Stan! I was just thinking about you the other day...and here you are! The ICCC is going to redo the green book, we have fresh blood at the helm, and WHO BETTER to provide accurate and detailed 200 GLOBE information!

That would be Curlie! Brent
by Brent
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?

I noticed by looking at the older pictures posted, the Coleman name on the left side of the building has faded a bit more, Limited is harder to read in my pictures, and there is new office buidling construction on the left side. Brent



by Brent
Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?

I found the factory last week and took some pictures. There was not any easy parking, so we had to park quickly and take pictures fast. The mystery image on the left is very faded, but I could tell it was a table lamp and shade. I could not make any more sense out of the word/words at the bottom, bu...
by Brent
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Does anyone have the old Coleman Toronto factory address?

I will be in Toronto this week and want to look at the old factory if someone can figure out the address or the GPS location. Brent

by Brent
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 236 pulsing
Replies: 23
Views: 1767

236 pulsing

Try some Seafoam, I have found that product really helps to reducing pulsing, that may be caused by an older generator. Brent

by Brent
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slant 228 question
Replies: 20
Views: 1440

Slant 228 question

You can also grab it lightly with a pair of dykes in the P/U tube grove, and then place a flat piece of metal, like a paint scraper, on top of the bung, but hanging over the edge - to use it as a prying surface to get some leverage from the dykes. I am sure this is perfectly clear....Brent

by Brent
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 237 Fuel Leaking from generator
Replies: 47
Views: 9829

237 Fuel Leaking from generator

Where is the fuel leaking when you got it running? If it is leaking from the generator nut, then it is loose, finger tight is no where tight enough. I think the genny nut is 9/16", you should get a flared end wrench, the type used on brass fittings. This nut needs to be pretty tight.<br><br>Once you...
by Brent
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220A ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4381

220A ?

It has been suggested the Green Book has errors in it and this appears to be one of them. All of the 220/228B's that any of us have seen, with the 220B stamping on the base, and the "&" in the Coleman Lamp & Stove words, always have the long eccentric block and we all can confirm this model was bein...
by Brent
Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: POR 15 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 1998

POR 15 questions

I use Gerber baby food jars with celeophane between the top of the jar and the lid, works great. Brent

by Brent
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: blackband
Replies: 9
Views: 755

blackband

Hi Warren,<BR><BR>The frame rest is glossy black and he burner frame is almost a flat black. I have a great example of an original blackband and was able to verify how they looked originally.<BR><BR>Several years back, I restored a different black band, using Dupli-Color Engine Enamel found at the a...
by Brent
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What specifically do you use to preheat your kero lantern?
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

What specifically do you use to preheat your kero lantern?

Thanks, I need to go shopping now. Brent

by Brent
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What specifically do you use to preheat your kero lantern?
Replies: 31
Views: 1951

What specifically do you use to preheat your kero lantern?

I have tried 99% Isopropyl Alcohol, but it smokes too much. I have not been able to find the fondue fluid that some mention, at Safeway. Brent

by Brent
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: When is a lantern too far gone to restore?
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

When is a lantern too far gone to restore?

And Jan was PROUD when he found that one, paid $1 if I recall. <br><br><br>Sam, if you do ever pressure test your blackband, be very careful and wear eye protection, and point the weak area away from you. I blew out a rusted Aussy 242B before and it was VERY powerful when she blew, so be careful. Br...
by Brent
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: pulsing lantern
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

pulsing lantern

I usually have found pulsating from inside the tank is a F/A tube or spring issue. Sometimes they just misbehave, if you have any spares, try swapping one out and see if your problem goes away. Brent

by Brent
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: POR 15 question
Replies: 5
Views: 564

POR 15 question

aquarium pump is the ticket! And a wine cork to place in the pump housing, with a hole drilled in the middle for the pump tube. Brent

by Brent
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Dumb question(s) #237- F/A tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Dumb question(s) #237- F/A tubes

F & A tubes can go bad somehow, or maybe they were defective to begin with at manufacture, I have had to change about 2 over the years and it got rid of pulsing in the fount. Brent

by Brent
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Check Valve trick
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Check Valve trick

I use a paper clip also. brent

by Brent
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Mysterious "Doodad" inside of fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Mysterious "Doodad" inside of fount?

<P>The little nut on the outside of the base held this piece inside, at the base of the fount. The fuel pick up tube settled in this craddle. I think it was used a an alignment tool to keep everything straight while being assembled. It can also keep big chunks of debris from blocking the fuel pick-u...
by Brent
Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Mysterious "Doodad" inside of fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 968

Mysterious "Doodad" inside of fount?

I know what that is, was that on the inside of a table lamp, like a QL? brent

by Brent
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Tank repair
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Tank repair

Agree per your description of the failure, repairing would not be safe in the long run and there is no particular high value in the model. What does the tank look like, someone may have a spare for you. Brent

by Brent
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: PQ Bottom rusted. Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 939

PQ Bottom rusted. Ideas?

Lee, contact me for some pointers if you take on the project. Brent

by Brent
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: PQ Bottom rusted. Ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 939

PQ Bottom rusted. Ideas?

First question, does a PQ share a common base with any other models, like a CQ or a QL? Need to know if there is a donor model out there. Maybe some of our PQ owners can chime in. Brent

by Brent
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?

Ed, what were the symptoms of the TI not running right? I am basing my observation on just that (observation), it burns bright, steady and no oder. Maybe this lantern is the exception to the rule, or the tip is worn to .006 or thereabouts, and it is just happy? brent

by Brent
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?

Thanks everyone! Ed, that was the post I was thinking about. I suspect my 241G has a 242 style of genny in it. As I mentioned in my 241G post, I swaped the "6" tip out (incorrect and too large), and using Matthew's Tip Chart, found that I had a "T I" tip (.00575 instead of a "3" for the kero, which ...
by Brent
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1749

TK-66, K3 or 201 generator question?

What do the inners of these kero genny's look like, a coil spring to keep the heat? No cardboard, correct? Brent

by Brent
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Crack on seam on top of fount
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Crack on seam on top of fount

I agree to let it go. I have fixed my share of founts, but that is best reserved for something valuable. Also, a crack can spead. Brent

by Brent
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220B mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

220B mystery

How are the Civil Defense lanterns stamped? Brent

by Brent
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: I could cry, hole in fount
Replies: 28
Views: 1632

I could cry, hole in fount

Repairing from the inside, on a small hole like this, is the best way to go. Best to leave the repair obvious, dont try and cover it up. Brent

by Brent
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What's the difference between these valve assemblies?
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

What's the difference between these valve assemblies?

What makes the one on the left Canadian, it looks US to me?

I have noticed the early ones have the short threaded rod, the later ones in the 60's got longer. brent
by Brent
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Request for information on 202's
Replies: 109
Views: 8745

Request for information on 202's

8/57 on the fount, not on the bottom. I have several, they are all this way. Brent

by Brent
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 639 Reflector Quandry....
Replies: 6
Views: 657

639 Reflector Quandry....

Order a red globe from our host, your vision will return! Brent

by Brent
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help with a cv leak in 220C
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Help with a cv leak in 220C

Dan, evil, like Spock with a beard?<BR><BR>A fellow member has a rare model with a small leak from the pump end seam. Most of these leaks are really minor. We spoke of how could we approach a repair without getting real evil, as Dan said (removing the base for example). <BR><BR>A couple of ideas cam...
by Brent
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Dent: Is this fount trash?
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Dent: Is this fount trash?

<P>Is that a painted C or D? If so, it is brass. I am not reading here what type of material this is (steel or brass). You would have to be a gorella to manully push that in if it was steel. I would try the freezer method, dent on top. It shouldnt bother the solder joint. Cant move steel with safe a...
by Brent
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?

With packing tape, I would try the hair dryer first. Take is slow and see if the tape will release once it warns up. That usually works. Brent

by Brent
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help with a cv leak in 220C
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Help with a cv leak in 220C

Pump up the (empty of fuel) tank and remove the pump and air stem. Put a small amount of water, just high enough to cover the check vave and look to see where the air bubbles are. Low pressure is actually better, high pressure and the bubbles come out so fast it is hard to tell where from. <br><br>T...
by Brent
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?

Ok, I used a hair dryer at first, as you know. That took a couple of minutes. The Goof Off softened the adhesive, but I had a hard time getting all the gummy balls of it up. I used a white atheletic sock. It left the paint a bit dull, almost mared from the rubbing to get up the adhesive. Almost look...
by Brent
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?
Replies: 15
Views: 1227

How do I remove residual sticker advesive without paint damage?

I used a hair dryer to remove a current production vinyl sticker off a new lantern, now what should I use to remove the residual adhesive from the painted fount with damaging the paint? Thanks, Brent.

by Brent
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220B dating
Replies: 38
Views: 3957

220B dating

<P>Campmaster, thanks, I edited my comment because I see it was mis-leading. The 220B stamping (on the base) only lasted a couple of years into the run, then it was deleted. Yes, you are right, the 220B run was still active in 1940 for sure.</P><P>Terry Marsh and Fred Kuntz did a ICCC article based ...
by Brent
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220B dating
Replies: 38
Views: 3957

220B dating

Having 220B stamped on the bottom puts it at the early end of the run, by 1940 220B (base stamping) was certainly gone. My vote puts it as May 1930, toward the beginning of the run. It says Lamp & Stove on the bottom, not Lamp and Stove, correct? Not sure, but I think an etched globe. Brent

by Brent
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Pin hole leaks from inside pump tube, suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Pin hole leaks from inside pump tube, suggestions?

If that becomes a donor fount, maybe you can send it to me to practice on. A fellow PNW member has a rare model that has the same issue, and we have thought of a way to try a repair on the lower pump housing. Brent

by Brent
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Is this a 227?
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Is this a 227?

Dan, by 1929, the captured nut and indented vent for the most part was gone, replaced by the regular big hat vent. Both of 3/29's lack the earlier vent, and I believe mine to be original when found. Brent

by Brent
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 249 Problems (Pic added)
Replies: 22
Views: 1542

249 Problems (Pic added)

yeah, that would be the problem! brent

by Brent
Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 237 won't draw fuel only with gen installed
Replies: 10
Views: 810

237 won't draw fuel only with gen installed

<P>That hole should not be there, the fount is drawing the air, not the fuel. I would replace the tube. I have the remainder of the stock I have if you want it, just unsolder the old piece, measure the length and cut a new section from the stock, solder back in. My 237 did not have any bend in it, a...
by Brent
Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 237 won't draw fuel only with gen installed
Replies: 10
Views: 810

237 won't draw fuel only with gen installed

Jim,

I think Techie is on the right track. I had a 237 that had plenty of pressure, but would not pass enough fuel to keep the lantern lit. It turned out to be a cracked pick-up tube, which I replaced with some stick tube brass that fit perfectly. Brent
by Brent
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 316 Generator alternitive
Replies: 16
Views: 1269

316 Generator alternitive

I changed the 295 tip yesterday to a modern 288 (8/32 tip) and the performance really improved, it might be just right now. Brent