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by flatbrokeforge
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: check valve removal tool not fitting into 220J check valve
Replies: 32
Views: 1337

check valve removal tool not fitting into 220J check valve

I have Dan's tool, and have had no problems with it. I'm guessing the check valve is boogered up or something, not allowing the rod to thread into place as designed. <br /><br />If all else fails, you may have to use an easy out to remove the check valve and replace. If it is working as is, I would ...
by flatbrokeforge
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Replacing One-Piece-Cap Gasket (easy how to)
Replies: 10
Views: 5529

Replacing One-Piece-Cap Gasket (easy how to)

Exactly the same way I replace them, Dean.<br><br> A set of double-ended picks with different ends, including this type, is available for under $5 at Harbor Freight tool stores. They come in handy for so many things Coleman related, including removing/replacing the gaskets on the threee-piece caps a...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Mil Spec globe quadrants won't fit!
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Mil Spec globe quadrants won't fit!

Not up on all the manufacturers, so here's a ignoramus question--What company is AFM?

Thanks.

I have an AGM Frankie out in the shed, I think it has a mil-spec top end on it. I will have to compare it to my Coleman Mil-Spec and see if there is a difference in the rails and size.
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 967

what is it?

It's an Oxweld, it appears. I found <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Oxweld-Railroad-Lantern-Union-Carbide-/181030903837?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a2648601d">one</a> (click link) VERY similar on that evil auction site. <br /><br />Now do you believe me?<br /><br />Steve- If the tip is ...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: what is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 967

what is it?

Looks carbide to me. Generally, carbide lamps have the water drip control centered in the body. I would say that this is the knob you see that looks like a pump. The lid to the right would be the water fill. Looks like the base is the carbide tank. Does it unscrew from the body? Is that a flint-stri...
by flatbrokeforge
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: One piece filler cap gaskets.
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

One piece filler cap gaskets.

I bought all my gasket replacement parts from ejbasnett. Great guy to deal with. I have one piece gaskets, three-piece cap gaskets, and smaller three-piece cap gaskets (242, 500 stove) that I bought from him. He has them, just shoot him an email. That's how I placed my order. Very speedy delivery, a...
by flatbrokeforge
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Gold Bond, Black Bands, X-Mas and other fakes in the minefield
Replies: 34
Views: 17343

Gold Bond, Black Bands, X-Mas and other fakes in the minefield

Great information, Dan. Thank you.<br /> This is the first time I have seen this info in a condensed form. I never knew there were just certain months for the GB lanterns. I always thought there was a continuous run of them for a few months in succession. <br /><br />Now, where's my b-day 228F at......
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Pump Kerosene - Question
Replies: 32
Views: 5425

Pump Kerosene - Question

I use straight from the pump K-1 from the local stop-n-rob in my 639. Runs like a champ, no problems thus far. Last time I bought it, cost was $3.99/gal. It is un-dyed, clear as water. Same stuff I use in my Perfection heater. Damn near odorless, very clean burning fuel, in my experience.
by flatbrokeforge
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:55 am
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!!

Oil in from top of pump shaft, as curtludwig said. Most of the time, the stem is slightly "locked" into the pump shaft in the square area of the shaft.<br /><br />I had a broken one that I pulled out of the pump shaft like that....yes, someone cranked it enough into the CV that they broke the stem o...
by flatbrokeforge
Wed May 02, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What do you use for a alcohol bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 6005

What do you use for a alcohol bottle?

<blockquote><strong>Darren wrote:</strong> Thought I'd update this thread. I ended up with one of these from Harbor Freight, $2.99 plus tax. It's the one that flatbrokeforge suggested.<br><div><img src="http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95...
by flatbrokeforge
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What do you use for a alcohol bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 6005

What do you use for a alcohol bottle?

I used the Haba Flate bottle this evening just for $hits and giggles. Worked a charm. Will advise as to evaporation, but I don't think that will be too bad as the end will close it off.
by flatbrokeforge
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What do you use for a alcohol bottle?
Replies: 45
Views: 6005

What do you use for a alcohol bottle?

I picked up one of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.harborfreight.com/6-oz-squeeze-it-oil-can-96797.html">these</a> yesterday at Haba Flate. For only 2.99 it's worth a try for use as an alcohol bottle for my kero lanterns.<br><br>I'll report back on how it works. It is a little larger than the co...
by flatbrokeforge
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Interchangeable fill caps
Replies: 11
Views: 1391

Interchangeable fill caps

First off, WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!<BR><BR>Actually, that is what is known as a three-piece filler cap. Never heard them called an air-release screw before. The screw serves to hold the flange in that keeps the seal from coming out.<BR><BR>Yes, you can use any filler cap that fits. Only argument is w...
by flatbrokeforge
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: River trail
Replies: 20
Views: 3174

River trail

Wow, I just looked at Home Hardware Canada's website. They carry some really cool items. Wish I could shop online there. I couldn't get prices as I don't know any Canadian postal codes!!!
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 228F Pulsing
Replies: 13
Views: 3534

228F Pulsing

I had a 220F I just gave to a friend. It would light on the old fuel that was in it, but soon started pulsing and then would go out. I dumped the old fuel, refilled with new stuff that I mixed a little Seafoam cleaner in, and pumped it up. Lit right up, fluttered a little, then with a few more pumps...
by flatbrokeforge
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Electrolytic rust removal
Replies: 19
Views: 1456

Electrolytic rust removal

Safety note: Using stainless as the electrode produces hexavalent chromium, according to everything I have read on electrolysis. Stainless should not be used in the process, unless you want to be exposed to this nasty substance.
by flatbrokeforge
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1899

Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?

Thanks Terry. Good info to know. I don't figure I will keep this, but if I do I'll now know more to maybe restore it.
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: alcohol
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

alcohol

I've seen a little of the pure grain alcohol (moonshine) here in my area, but it's just too good for lighting a lantern!!! It mixes nicely with ginger ale.<br><br>I use regular denatured alcohol, which is $4.49 a quart at the local hardware. I'll be using that can for some time, as it only takes a l...
by flatbrokeforge
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: What vents will fit a 237?
Replies: 12
Views: 1369

What vents will fit a 237?

Ok, I realize I should already know this, but couldn't find any previous posts about it. I have the "shipwrecked" 237 almost ready for re-assembly. Still a little polishing to do, but I have tested the fount and it holds pressure. <br><br>I know the 237 vent was prone to chipping due to heat, but is...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1899

Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?

I wonder if a burner could be fabricated or found for it? <br><br>Provided it will still hold pressure. Nonetheless, an interesting piece I couldn't leave behind. <br><br>Seeing as how I'm not a stove collector, I'm open for offers of trade on it if anyone is interested. Joe P. has first dibs on it,...
by flatbrokeforge
Sun May 29, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1899

Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?

txbruno: I'll get some better photos of it in the morning and measurements and post them up. <br><br>Joe P: Not sure if I'm gonna sell it for parts or what just yet. I'd like to find out what it is first. May have to do a little cleaning on it tomorrow and see if any markings are on it. <br><br>Than...
by flatbrokeforge
Sun May 29, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?
Replies: 14
Views: 1899

Any of you "stovies" ever seen anything like this?

Picked this up at the flea mkt. today in a bundle deal for two old toolboxes with contents and this beast. <BR><BR>Anyone ever seen anything like this? I checked the Marsh site to no avail.<BR><BR>It's rough, and is tweaked in the fount a bit. <IMG border=0 align=absMiddle src="http://img.photobucke...
by flatbrokeforge
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Polishing Nickle
Replies: 17
Views: 6752

Polishing Nickle

Anyone ever try the small cotton 1" wheels with a dremel tool? May allow for better control on the top sections of fount along the curves. Don't know about the speed though, may be a little fast for some folks' liking!

by flatbrokeforge
Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?

CDW: Thanks for the photo. A 242 bail I do have. I think using your picture, I will be able to do this. I should be able to find something in the shop with the right radius to do the big loop, as I have a selection of different size pipes up to 10" in diameter down to 1/2" and several sizes in betwe...
by flatbrokeforge
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?

Wow, all kinds of cool replies here.<br><br>I'm going to give this a try, as soon as I can. Right now, the weather is not cooperating very well with all this rain.<br><br>I'm just going to use the picture as a guide, and bend until I have something that looks right seeing as how I don't have an orig...
by flatbrokeforge
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?

<blockquote><strong>steve_rea wrote:</strong> Go to your local hardware store and buy yourself a 3/16 rod which is almost the same diamater as a coleman Bail.<br></blockquote><br><br>I've got a LARGE pile of 3/16 rod ready for the job-election sign frames a local candidate gave me after they won!! <...
by flatbrokeforge
Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Bail fabrication. Anyone made their own?

Curious to know if anyone has made replacement bails for their lanterns such as a 242, 200A, 237, etc. My antique shop 237 needs a bail, and I'm figuring I won't find one in the wild too easily.<br><br>I've had a few thoughts about this lately and don't think it would be that hard to do. I have a st...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Models and Series?
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Coleman Models and Series?

Thirst for lantern knowledge must be fulfilled........<br><br>Thanks, now I can put an ad in the classified section when the time arrives.<br><br>Would be neat to have reference chart, with models, years of production, series, etc. to refer to. Might make a good book for someone to do.<br><br>Thanks...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Models and Series?
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Coleman Models and Series?

Alrighty then, I shall ask- What was the series of 228 that would have been made 6-72? I have one coming, and need to get a collar/frame rest for it, and need to know what to ask/look for. <br><br>Thanks to all who respond.<br><br>(This is my birthday lantern, first one I've found with the right dat...
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Models and Series?
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Coleman Models and Series?

Is there any resource on the web that has the different models of Coleman Lanterns and different series (ie: A, B, C, etc) along with the changes that each series underwent and the year that each series ran? <br><br>I've been searching, but can't seem to find much, other than the Marsh site, but it ...
by flatbrokeforge
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

Yep, I think we have a positive ID. I kept thinking the stamping on the gen tip was only partial.

Thanks fellas!!
by flatbrokeforge
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

Now, for the generator tip markings.<br><br>"SOLE" and 300 in an oval? I figure the 300 indicates 300cp generator. Anyone know what SOLE means and who used it?<br><br><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/keykeeper23/5500922073/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="bbc_img" src="http://farm6....
by flatbrokeforge
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

So, I've done some preliminary cleaning on the ventilator and fount of this lantern. Still no definitive markings has appeared, other than one on the generator tip, I will get to that later.<br><br>Is this worth saving? <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/helpNEW.gif" al...
by flatbrokeforge
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Deep Cleaning
Replies: 19
Views: 3577

Deep Cleaning

Good stuff for a newbie like me! Thanks for all the info!!
by flatbrokeforge
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

Thanks all for the advice. I think colag is right. My lantern is very similar to the one in the link posted. I can't wait to get this disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt. I think it will be a fun project, as long as I maintain interest in it and don't put it aside too long. I'll get some pics when I g...
by flatbrokeforge
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

Thanks, coz and doron.

So, how do you recommend cleaning it up? Tear it down and do a citric acid soak on the fount or just keep using brasso on it? I hope to restore this and use it someday. Who knows, I'm not as hardcore collecting lanterns, so may get rid of it later on.
by flatbrokeforge
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help me identify this lantern, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Help me identify this lantern, please!

I bought this old junker as is at an antique store. The price was right, so I jumped on it after I scratched a little crud and corrosion off with a fingernail and realized it was chrome plated (ventilator at least). I know it isn't a Coleman, but know of no other forums to get the expertise present ...