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by bdickson
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Won't light
Replies: 34
Views: 496

Re: Won't light

Phewwwwwwwwww, pssttttttt a little flame and it should light. Warm the genny first helps. If no fuel it is possible the rod in fuel tube even though you are releasing the fuel knob but the rod is sticking in the fuel tube. Generally if all else fails then you have to tear down which should be the la...
by bdickson
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!

Heat the genny, turn the fuel know on several turns, wait and apply flame. Generally not a big fuel ball. You have to wait until you hear the snake spit.
by bdickson
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

Just saying that I recently was working on one of the 335 that I have and could not keep it lit when I fired it up. After partial tear down I was able to get a steady diet of fuel out of the generator by simply opening the know several turns and not just the 1/4 on the dial. Works fine now. I also t...
by bdickson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian

No Mennonite or Amish near. So I have another question. Just how are the Air Pump assemblies inserted and secured in a fount? Has anyone ever removed one successfully? Failing a fix then this birthday lantern is going to be cleaned, polished and up on the shelf.
by bdickson
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Vent Refinish
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Vent Refinish

by bdickson
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Euchre'd? with a 242B Junior Canadian

Trying to clean my Junior Canadian made 242B and the air tube inside the font has somehow broken loose. I assume without removing the entire pump assemble and having it re-soldered I am as they say Euchre'd 2 points!
by bdickson
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Paint

Is there something wrong with a gleaming brass cap? Will never chip like painted ones. I am one who is starting to prefer some of my lanterns to be in a used looking condition.\
by bdickson
Fri May 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New 220k won’t light
Replies: 25
Views: 322

New 220k won’t light

Remove all of the fuel. Turn Lantern upside down in a vice (with protection) or use a B&D Workmate vice - the are great, right height and wooden jaws will not mark assemble. Lock onto the flat portion of the assembly and grab the fount with both hands doing your best to keep hands level and turn cc....
by bdickson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Whats this mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Whats this mean?

Oh Crap! I just saw the combination to my high school locker, now that is where I put it!
by bdickson
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 111

220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly

Thanks to all replies. Today I took some time and actually was able to re-install stem back in assembly. I had been working on it a few times and even though it started in on an angle I was able to get it going in correctly once it caught and I used a wrench. Dunk test shows no leaks.
by bdickson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 111

220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly

thanks for the link to OCP. I had done a couple of searches prior however nothing popped up. Was a case of not using the correct search words.
Thanks
by bdickson
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 111

220/228 Damaged Tip Cleaner Assembly

Tear down of 220F. Removed Tip Cleaner Stem with no problems. When removing Tip Cleaner assembly or perhaps when re-installing later I damaged the female threads so that Stem will not screw in. Wrench must have slipped and I have flattened one side of the female part. Only way I can get Cleaner stem...
by bdickson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman paint for stove
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Coleman paint for stove

I'm in total agreement with those that say [leave the stove alone and don't paint it]. I do not refinish every lantern or stove but prefer to get them running properly. Besides if it is a user or a shelfie they look great in any condition.
by bdickson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Placement of fuel knob gasket of 242C ?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Placement of fuel knob gasket of 242C ?

Sorry about the post. It appears I only half read the question and my answer was way off base.
by bdickson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman paint for stove
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Coleman paint for stove

In Canada I have found most Hunter Green's match fairly well. I have a JD painted stove and while it looks very nice it is not the correct shade. But what the heck, stove works, colour is nice and visitors notice.
by bdickson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Placement of fuel knob gasket of 242C ?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Placement of fuel knob gasket of 242C ?

Here is the link to the 242C fuel gasket from OCP.<br /><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=634&cat=22&page=1" target="_blank">< </a><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=634&cat=22&page=1>"><a href="http...
by bdickson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Bringing a lantern out of retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Bringing a lantern out of retirement

Check out the "How to" section and do a search. A lantern should be checked to see if it holds pressure with no leaks around fuel cap, pump and generator and fuel valve on top. Just pump up let set for a bit then re-pump to see if pressure feels similar? Or pump up and immerse to cover fount (large ...
by bdickson
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 220 lantern box plans
Replies: 21
Views: 443

Coleman 220 lantern box plans

Tried to find my original post on this but no luck so will have to go a bit from memory. I used Mike Freda's (Flyball Products) original 200 box plans and adapted as best I could. A bit of trial and error.<br /><br />1) Measure lantern height, width (with handle down and measure widest part).<br />2...
by bdickson
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a not holding pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 133

200a not holding pressure

Tighten the fuel cap, Pump in some pressure and then remove the pump stem so leather does not get wet. Remove glass and reinstall the handle. Submerge in water up and over the large nut on the generator. If there are any leaks you should see them easily. Remove lantern and dry off. Replace fuel cap ...
by bdickson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools ? To clean up valve seats, spindle, valve shaft tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Tools ? To clean up valve seats, spindle, valve shaft tips?

<span id="post_message_1307852959"><snip previous posting on leaking fuel valve for 242B which had a small groove in the tapered end of the stem from being forced closed to many time><br /><br />It looks like I have had success in a repair. Used a sanding sponge, grabbed the nut in my left hand, stu...
by bdickson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: OCP's cast aluminum 249 pre heater cups
Replies: 35
Views: 801

OCP's cast aluminum 249 pre heater cups

The picture posted shows the clip above the cup. I have a Cdn 237. Is the clip installed the same way. I had thought it was to hold the cup up off of the frame.
by bdickson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Vice Guard Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Vice Guard Suggestions

For the Canadians (actually anyone can order) watching this thread I just found these at Lee Valley and the price is in Cdn $.
<http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31125&cat=1,41637,41659>
by bdickson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288A Brightness?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

288A Brightness?

My 288A is running on 2 #21 mantles. Does not seem very bright but runs very quietly. I know the CP of #21 is 200-300 and the lantern is rated at 220CP. Question is with 2 mantles do you add the CP together to get 400-600? Doesn't seem right as this should blind you.
by bdickson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 242B Junior valve stem worn. Repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Canadian 242B Junior valve stem worn. Repair?

It looks like I have had success in a repair. Used a sanding sponge, grabbed the nut in my left hand, stuck the valve stem into the sponge, with some depth adjustments and hundreds of turns of the knob I was able to remove most of the groove. Re-installed, pumped up and ran a burn. Shut down and hav...
by bdickson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Does a 242B Sport Lite take some warming up?
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Does a 242B Sport Lite take some warming up?

hikerduane said " steel bristles break off and could hit an eyeball." Amen to that. Have found small wire pieces in sock and T's. Also don't last very long given they cost so much here in Ontario.
by bdickson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting Project 425e Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Painting Project 425e Fuel Tank

Dean0251 said "Spraying outside is so unpredictable." I have had success with a cardboard box with one side removed and cut the top so it flips up out of the way if needed. A heavy weight in the bottom stops it from moving in the wind.
by bdickson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Vice Guard Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Vice Guard Suggestions

I have had success with a rubber glove or pad. They fold nicely when you set valve block into vice. And vice does not have to be tight, just secure and of course turn counter clockwise with equal hand pressure. You could spray some carb cleaner on thread area and let soak in ahead of time to help. A...
by bdickson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 242B Junior valve stem worn. Repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Canadian 242B Junior valve stem worn. Repair?

3/47 lantern that leaks a minute amount of fuel from generator tip (new) when shut down and under pressure. Also takes long time to burn off the fuel. Pulled the valve stem and it has about a 1/32 of the tip worn down so that there is a grove. I took a valve off of my 3/39 version and installed. It ...
by bdickson
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stiff valve wheel problem
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Stiff valve wheel problem

I too had neuropathy in my hands and feet after chemotherapy in 2009. My feet are still quite bad however my hands for some good reason came back about 1-2 years later. While not 100% they are better. I found some activities where I now need glove for comfort and grip and also have used rubber jar l...
by bdickson
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with my smallest Coleman. Anyone know what bulb for this keychain lantern?
Replies: 16
Views: 575

Help with my smallest Coleman. Anyone know what bulb for this keychain lantern?

Probably available in any hardware that carries a large inventory. Or check the net. If this were done here in Canada I know you would pay more for the bulb than the light is probably worth.
by bdickson
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Drying the fount after vinegar soak
Replies: 23
Views: 526

Drying the fount after vinegar soak

I would add some K100 fuel additive to the RUG. It is guaranteed to "grab" the water and will actually allow you to burn it off in a gas engine.
by bdickson
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rinsing tank with vinegar/water question
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Rinsing tank with vinegar/water question

Here in the Ottawa Valley I buy 10% white cleaning/Pickling vinegar and use it full strength. Rinse as often as necessary, straining used vinegar each time. Then I use acetone and strain it each time. I have also use Toilet cleaner on especially dirty founts but do not leave it in very long, maybe a...
by bdickson
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rare Earth Magnet and BB's - 242b Cdn Junior
Replies: 39
Views: 720

Rare Earth Magnet and BB's - 242b Cdn Junior

Thanks to all for the replies. I especially liked "<span id="post_message_1306613831">Like the magnetic oil plug in the crankcase of many older cars, the magnet will keep any stray flakes of rust from clogging anything. Claim you did it on purpose</span>"<br />Why didn't Coleman think of this initia...
by bdickson
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rare Earth Magnet and BB's - 242b Cdn Junior
Replies: 39
Views: 720

Rare Earth Magnet and BB's - 242b Cdn Junior

Made the mistake of using BB's in the fount of 2-242B's ('39, '47). With the small fuel opening they were a bugger to get out. Successful on '39 but the '47 just would not co-operate. Got the bright idea to stick a magnet on the end of a screw driver to collect BB's. Big mistake the steel bottom suc...
by bdickson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve wheel packings
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Valve wheel packings

I am not an expert for sure however could the packing you have (if too long) be cut? And if too short perhaps adding a little graphite packing sold for plumbing help to lengthen it? I had a 500B stove (Cdn) that was leaking thru the fuel knob nut. This is a very small nut and packing, and only have ...
by bdickson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel-air tube compatibility between lanterns
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Fuel-air tube compatibility between lanterns

When I removed my 236 F?A tube to clean I noticed you can unscrew the outer tube however it does not come off and the threads feel like they lock after 3-4 turns. Do they come apart further?
by bdickson
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B genny
Replies: 16
Views: 142

321B genny

I assume that any spring will work to atomize the fuel as long as it fits. Isn't this why simply wrapping the pricker rod with stranded copper wire works. I fixed a friends 200 which was so bunged up the spring and tube were destroyed. Installed with just wire wrap and so far he says it is working g...
by bdickson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: painting the vent - high temp paint?
Replies: 17
Views: 555

painting the vent - high temp paint?

Mike, the frames look great. I noticed the first pic right away and just want to say that I have started to put a brass washer under the wing nut on the rebuilds I have on the go. Some lanterns seem to have a washer and some not. I happen to like washers and use them in a lot of other projects also ...
by bdickson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: painting the vent - high temp paint?
Replies: 17
Views: 555

painting the vent - high temp paint?

I have several 200 vents here that were given to me and they have been abused over the years and they all show rusting on the vent right where the welds are that fasten the top of the vent to the lower part. If the porcelain rusts like this how would we keep paint on it?
by bdickson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Re-Porcelin a Vent
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re-Porcelin a Vent

Was visiting a small site in Manitoba that has a refurbishing program starting @$65 Cdn. (about $40 US).<br /><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.vulcanlanternworks.com/services">https://www.vulcanlanternworks.com/services</a><br /><br />I make no recommendation as simply providing t...
by bdickson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mystery Part
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Mystery Part

My error should have called it a brass ring and not O ring. Based on my other 242B there is only 1 brass ring to retain packing on valve stem and this '39 has one. Also it was not an add on as suggested as this was my Dad's and when I disassembled it there was no ring on frame/vent stud. OCP single ...
by bdickson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mystery Part
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Mystery Part

I was re-assembling my Dad's '39 Canadian 242B and found a brass ring in amongst the parts, looks like an O ring. It measures approximately 1/4" inside dia. and 5/16 outside. Also has a slight rounding to one outside edge. I checked the fuel valve and it has the proper O ring installed and can't det...
by bdickson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacing funnel felt
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Replacing funnel felt

I am in Canada. Found some Bamboo towels at Lee Valley for another purpose but cut out some circles for filters and they appear to work. Also they are washable if need be. Also tried some "sham wow" a absorbing towel sold here which can be used to polish, absorb, wipe, or clean up messes. Again it i...
by bdickson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 220F 2/70, Pump Stem question
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Canadian 220F 2/70, Pump Stem question

Sometimes I can't see the forest for the trees. Thanks for the tip. Worked great
by bdickson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 220F 2/70, Pump Stem question
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Canadian 220F 2/70, Pump Stem question

My pump stem appears to have the leather secured with a type of lock nut. Others always were regular nut which unscrewed and stem could be disassembled and cleaned. Unable to determine how lock nut is removed. Suggestions?
by bdickson
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?

Thanks to all for the suggestions. Heating the block and then spraying with WD40 has freed up the lever. All is good now. Also burned out the generator with success.
by bdickson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?

I can undo the packing nut completely and have squirted oil to no avail. Is there actual packing behind the nut? Does the lever simply turn and the bend at the end then moves the eccentric block up and down? What about if I straighten the lever out, slide the packing nut off and work in there. I can...
by bdickson
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

242B Cdn Tip Cleaner Stem removal from E Block?

Refurbishing my Dad's 3/39 and cannot get tip cleaner lever to turn without considerable effort. Have soaked in CLR, Vinegar, Fuel. Have applied a bit of oil and even graphite. Still refuses to work. Suggestions?