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by BCosby
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: re-doing vents
Replies: 41
Views: 2268

re-doing vents

is IPE still doing vents?
by BCosby
Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How many hours on kero gennys?
Replies: 39
Views: 2126

How many hours on kero gennys?

The red dye is nasty stuff. Corrosive to steel in concentrated amounts. A couple of ounces will dye an entire semi (~7000 gallons).
by BCosby
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)

Thanks for the help guys!
by BCosby
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)

I've tried one and it doesn't fit. This is the blue top Sears.
Here's a crappy picture.
by BCosby
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Sears blue big hat globe size. (Picture Added)

Picked up a blue Sears today at a garage sale. It's missing the globe. Looks likes it takes a tapered one. Is there a common Coleman globe that will fit?
by BCosby
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Newer lanterns, theory of operation?
Replies: 17
Views: 1999

Newer lanterns, theory of operation?

I agree. I have a 288 that flames bad for a few seconds at startup.

by BCosby
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: NorthStar globe holder for lamps
Replies: 22
Views: 1534

NorthStar globe holder for lamps

Looks great!!
by BCosby
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman 242D 1967 information
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Coleman 242D 1967 information

That's a one in a million find!
by BCosby
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Porcelain repair and Nickle plating
Replies: 20
Views: 8550

Porcelain repair and Nickle plating

<P>Big Lew, here's a couple of posts in another forum from a person in England that was trying a DIY enamel on a Tilley hood. Interesting reading.<BR><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.be-back-later.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2596&p=18169&hilit=+enamel#p18169">http://www.be-back-...
by BCosby
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: max pressure on a fount?
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

max pressure on a fount?

I would have to agree with Jan. I wouldn't want to put 120 psi on even a new fount. If that thing would burst while pressured up, the razor sharp shrapnel with rip you to pieces.<BR>If you want to pressure test one safely with out the risk of using air, use water. That's how companies test pipelines...
by BCosby
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Close call on a Western Field (Rinnai) stove tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Close call on a Western Field (Rinnai) stove tonight

Sounds like a weak spot on these.

by BCosby
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Close call on a Western Field (Rinnai) stove tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Close call on a Western Field (Rinnai) stove tonight

Cleaned up a generator on this stove and reinstalled it. Noticed the threads were a little funny looking on the tank side of the generator. (Should have checked it out a little better<EM>.First mistake)</EM> <BR>Put it together, and lit it up to check it out. While I had it lit. I noticed it was pul...
by BCosby
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner solution
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

Ultrasonic cleaner solution

Last night I used a mixture of about 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 water with a good splash of simple green. <br>I read about it on a reloading site. They were using it for cleaning rifle brass.<br>Three or four cycles at 480 seconds and it really shined up a couple of generators, picker wire and a cruddy wick...
by BCosby
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaner solution
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

Ultrasonic cleaner solution

Finally got me a ultrasonic cleaner.
What cleaning solution do you recommend?
by BCosby
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Fount Rust (internal) Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Fount Rust (internal) Question

Here's my long term storage preparation.<br><OL><LI><DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Drain the fount</DIV></LI><LI><DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Add a couple ounces of ATF to the fount</DIV></LI><LI><DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Put the cap on but not tight.</DIV></LI><LI><DIV style="MARGIN: 0px">Open the fuel valve ...
by BCosby
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 242C date
Replies: 6
Views: 1332

242C date

-Welcome-
When you say pretty poor condition, is the metal rusted away or is the porcelain just chipped badly? If it's just the porcelain, IPE can re-enamel the vent for possibly cheaper than you can buy another one.

by BCosby
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 220J Kerosene conversion not so bright
Replies: 16
Views: 1545

220J Kerosene conversion not so bright

You also might try (If you can find them) a 201 orfice and picker in a 220 body. They have a smaller orfice than the 200s.
I had good luck on a 129 lamp with this combination.
by BCosby
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 413 Kero conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

413 Kero conversion

I've been thinking about this today. I don't think the picker wire totally closes off the orfice. When you shut down a stove it runs for quite a while after shutting the valve, burning off all the gas left in the generator. I don't think this will be an issue.<br><br>Here's a sketch of my idea.<br><...
by BCosby
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Old Silk-Lite Mantles
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Old Silk-Lite Mantles

I'll trade you a package of 11's.

by BCosby
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 413 Kero conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

413 Kero conversion

Thanks Sam, I'll keep that in mind.

by BCosby
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 413 Kero conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

413 Kero conversion

Did some looking and thinking the other night. I don't think I will put the preheat cup on top of the burner. It's too shallow to have enough volume to make the preheat long enough. <BR>I drew up a sketch today. I don't know if I will have time to get it off the computer and try it for real. (honeyd...
by BCosby
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Old Silk-Lite Mantles
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Old Silk-Lite Mantles

Wow that's an old package! If it was mine, I wouldn't open it.

by BCosby
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 413 Kero conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

413 Kero conversion

I recently ran accross a couple of 413 stoves so I have enough spares to fool around with a kerosene conversion.<BR>There's no particular reason why I want to do this other than to see if I can.<BR>I don't anticipate any changes to the generator or orifice.<BR><BR>My thoughts are to make a preheat t...
by BCosby
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 201/220 hybrid generator in a 129 lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 849

201/220 hybrid generator in a 129 lamp

Has this all ready been done and I missed it? I figured I had came up with something new. I don't see why this combination couldn't be ran on a 220 series lantern with equally positive results.
No comments?
by BCosby
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 201/220 hybrid generator in a 129 lamp
Replies: 3
Views: 849

201/220 hybrid generator in a 129 lamp

I wanted to run my 129 on kero tonight so I started to make the 200/220 gen. The only problem is the spare 200 gen I had laying around, the picker was stuck in the body. <br>Well I had a new 201 so I miked the wires from each a 220 was .007, the 200 was about .006, and the 201 was close to .005. <br...
by BCosby
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How do you light a 134?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

How do you light a 134?

Jan is right about the pressure.<BR>I light my 134 by holding a zippo lighter (butane lighter would work to) for a few seconds heating the generator (I used a 220 lantern gen). Then open and shut the valve while still preheating with the lighter. Keep doing this till you get it to light. No fire bal...
by BCosby
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: metal treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 725

metal treatment

Sandblasting might erode the pits. If you can find a shop that will let you use a glass bead blaster, they are less aggressive at removing metal.

by BCosby
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Concept Generator
Replies: 47
Views: 7019

Concept Generator

Did you put any packing in the outer tube?
Cool Idea!
by BCosby
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Making a preheater cup...
Replies: 18
Views: 2489

Making a preheater cup...

I use a 3/4 copper pipe cap cut down also, but I have found a brass ferrul in the hard ware store that works great for the center tube.<BR>I just looked around in the bins till I found what looked right.<br>I just used plain old acid core solider and it has held up great.<br>Be sure to drill the hol...
by BCosby
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: stiff valve repair
Replies: 10
Views: 835

stiff valve repair

I would order a new one. You'll be glad you did. I would imagine Bob has replacements.

by BCosby
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Calling 129 owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Calling 129 owners

Looks to me that the 35's are the sloped or curved and the 36 are the cone shape.

by BCosby
Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Calling 129 owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Calling 129 owners

I had a look on Terrys site and noticed that there are two different founts.
So the 129 is made that way. Should have looked there first.
by BCosby
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Calling 129 owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Calling 129 owners

Let me make sure that I'm dating this thing correctly. Year-left, Month,right.
Right?
by BCosby
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Calling 129 owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Calling 129 owners

What is the date code on yours Bob? Mine is a Aug 36.
I'm kind of thinking that it was made this way. It's straight as can be.
I would imagine if it was popped out, it wouldn't have kept that straight.
by BCosby
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Calling 129 owners
Replies: 15
Views: 1276

Calling 129 owners

Can you look at your founts and see if they have a straight cone top like the one on the left, or is it sloped like the one on the right. <br>I'm worried mine has been over pressured at some time. Or that's the way they were made.<BR><img src="http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k410/Bryan73834/Colem...
by BCosby
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Attn. Lamp lovers/experts
Replies: 28
Views: 1589

Attn. Lamp lovers/experts



And good find! Take your time with that one, it will be worth it!
by BCosby
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: A 242 butane conversion!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

A 242 butane conversion!!

We use straight butane in bulk where I work. We have a 30,000 barrel tank. The vapor pressure runs around 40 to 50 psi on a warm day. You can pour it in a bucket in the winter. I'm not sure what the composition of the fuel he is using. <br>I seem to remember that LP used in the 20 lb (BBQ bottle) or...
by BCosby
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: A 242 butane conversion!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

A 242 butane conversion!!

Farther down the thread they talk about it more.

by BCosby
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: A 242 butane conversion!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

A 242 butane conversion!!

Some guy in the UK converted a 242 to run on butane!
http://www.be-back-later.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3961
by BCosby
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 413 fuel tank leak repair question
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

413 fuel tank leak repair question

I had this happen to me on a 425D. I have to agree with Dave and Ed. You just can't trust it. No way to know where or when the next leak will start.

by BCosby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Vent restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1755

Vent restoration

I have had one vent done with great results.
He's here in Kansas City which is great for me (no shipping). I need to have a few more done soon after tax time.
by BCosby
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Questions about this lantern
Replies: 35
Views: 2296

Questions about this lantern

<P><IMG src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/sSig_welcome4.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>Nice one to start with. Especially it being you grandpa's. I have a 220 slant from my grandpa. <BR><br>The main thing that I would caution you about on a slant, is to test for leaks th...
by BCosby
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Homemade parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Homemade parts?

I have made various packings, legs for a Western Field stove (Like the folding legs on a 425D), preheat cups and just started making pump leathers. Mostly it's just fun to see if I can do it, sometimes it's a necessity because the money or parts are not available. Lately it's the money.<BR>Here's th...
by BCosby
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Making valve packing?
Replies: 15
Views: 3821

Making valve packing?

Thanks for the info DaveD! <br>I'll have to check that out. I have been making my own out of Swagelok teflon tape with good results but to go back with a graphite material for the packing would be better. Looks like this will withstand up to 800 deg F. You could have a total melt down and the packin...
by BCosby
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: storing my lantern
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

storing my lantern

Store for winter?!?!? That's when I use them the most! Got one running to see while watering the yard.

by BCosby
Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: "gummy" kerosene in fount
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

"gummy" kerosene in fount

Maybe hot water and soap with some BB's or small screws.

by BCosby
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Lamp 101 Me
Replies: 17
Views: 1600

Lamp 101 Me

<P>My experience with the large fount lamps and old quicklite lanterns are as long as the cap doesn't leak, you don't have to pump them up very frequently. Fill it up, pump it up and it should burn till it runs out of fuel. So I wouldn't discount the external pump lamps to quickly. Leacock make a gr...
by BCosby
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 129
Replies: 20
Views: 5771

Project 129

Well done!!

by BCosby
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 200 overfueling problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1837

200 overfueling problem

My 242C does the same thing.

by BCosby
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 502
Replies: 11
Views: 58898

Project 502

Very good job Murff!! I got to get a single lung stove. Haven't found one in the wild yet. One of these days.