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by MYN927
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning mixing chamber for Quick lite lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Cleaning mixing chamber for Quick lite lamps

"I'm lazy and would like to use the easiest cleaning process." How lazy exactly? I'm lazy enough to skip the cleaning and just leave them as they are...if they aren't clogged or blocked in any way. I'd not attempt to remove the tubes or break the assembly down to their individual parts unless they ...
by MYN927
Fri Dec 02, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve wheel text restore?
Replies: 12
Views: 96

Re: Valve wheel text restore?

First, clean the wheel with carb cleaner and allow to dry off. Tape off the sides, spray the knob top surface with white marking paint and allow to dry. Gently scrape the paint off the flat surface with a blade. The paint will be left in the lettering. Well, pretty much similar to this anyway:- "Th...
by MYN927
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stubborn Generator Packing
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Stubborn Generator Packing

Make sure to heat and quench as suggested. Dull red hot and cold water quench. Repeat as many times as needed to loosen whatever carbon inside generator. Preferably, straighten the generator as much as possible by press-rolling it on a flat surface after the heat-quench. If the innards don't fall ou...
by MYN927
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term storage tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: Long term storage tips?

"What do you recommend for "Fogging Oil"?"

No specific recommendations.
Just about anything that's conveniently available to you and labelled as 'Fogging Oil'.
Example, STA-BIL Fogging Oil by Gold Eagle Company.
by MYN927
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Warning!! Industrial safety personnel may have a stroke or seizure watching this!
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: OT: Warning!! Industrial safety personnel may have a stroke or seizure watching this!

I guess it isn't too different from the conditions in the factories during the Industrial Revolution.
by MYN927
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Why is my nut purple?

From the pictures, both the nut and vent stud are not purple, but an iridescent, 'rainbow-like' color. Those aren't due to heat treatments. They are zinc-chromated for corrosion protection. Those had been done using the hexavalent chrome metal coating process. The process is based on the use of the...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Why is my nut purple?

The steel is usually first plated with zinc or zinc-nickel, followed by the hexavalent chromate conversion treatment. They are very thin and don't appreciably change the dimensions of the parts. The treated items remain electrically conductive as well. Steel cannot be hex-chromed directly. While the...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Why is my nut purple?

This is how some steel nuts might appear like after the zinc-chromate conversion coating: https://i.postimg.cc/6qYTkzCL/Chromated.jpg There can be some color variations depending on the substrate and exact chemical compositions and specific conditions of the treatment. They are usually iridescent, l...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Why is my nut purple?

In Southeast Asia. Malaysia.
by MYN927
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 34
Views: 559

Re: Why is my nut purple?

From the pictures, both the nut and vent stud are not purple, but an iridescent, 'rainbow-like' color. Those aren't due to heat treatments. They are zinc-chromated for corrosion protection. Those had been done using the hexavalent chrome metal coating process. The process is based on the use of the ...
by MYN927
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fiber Valve Wheel removal.
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Fiber Valve Wheel removal.

Experience is proportional to the number of items ruined :P...Uncle Sidney?
by MYN927
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing a NRV - frustrating
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Removing a NRV - frustrating

Not too different from what I'd normally use on a Petromax NRV. That is, a large flat-point screwdriver with a square stem, in case a wrench is needed. I think that these style of NRVs are less susceptible to screwdriver damage than the usual Coleman check valves. Ok, so I don't have the special che...
by MYN927
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"
Replies: 33
Views: 1318

Re: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"

There are different products with the Lime-A-Way label. Some of them:- 1. LIME-A-WAY® Cleaner Trigger . Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser. Contains up to 10% sulfamic acid. 2. LIME-A-WAY® - Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Liquid. Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser. Contains: Hydrochloric acid. 10 - 20% Alcohols, C...
by MYN927
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual -Fuel Usage!
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Dual -Fuel Usage!

Just got a new 285A Lantern. I use "blue" gas without ethanol in my old vehicles, so can use in this new Lantern. Wondering how long the Gen would last, versus Coleman Fuel, then No-Ethanol, versus Ethanol Gas? I also like to buy generators for this model, yet cannot find them here! OCP please help...
by MYN927
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Are new mantles brighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Are new mantles brighter?

If the wife says so, then yes, they are. There aren't any human-made light sources that wouldn't degrade over time and use. Some just sooner than others. The exact physical intergrity of a mantle that had been in use does change over time. That's due to cyclic thermal expansions and contractions. O...
by MYN927
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Update in OP(tried DNA)I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?
Replies: 35
Views: 426

Re: I bought my first kerosene lantern, preheat question?

If you can't find decent Denatured alcohol, Zippo lighter fluid or even CF would also do, preferably with fibrous wick in the cup. It'd be a lot less sooty than kerosene though it doesn't burn clean blue like DNA.
by MYN927
Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Are new mantles brighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Are new mantles brighter?

Gavercronos wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:55 pm If they are new red package 21s, then they very well may be brighter. I've noticed the newest batch of 21s are really good, a step or two up from the dark green package and better than new Peerless. Yeah, I said it. Coleman mantles are better than Peerless now.
That'd certainly be great news.
by MYN927
Sun Nov 27, 2022 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Are new mantles brighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Are new mantles brighter?

If the wife says so, then yes, they are. There aren't any human-made light sources that wouldn't degrade over time and use. Some just sooner than others. The exact physical intergrity of a mantle that had been in use does change over time. That's due to cyclic thermal expansions and contractions. Ot...
by MYN927
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Would you guys and gals pray for my family?
Replies: 62
Views: 610

Re: Would you guys and gals pray for my family?

Prayers to Mike and your family, Dean.
Hope the recovery goes well. Sorry, to hear.
by MYN927
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hello 911! This guy on Facebook is about to need a fire truck, maybe an ambulance as well!
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Hello 911! This guy on Facebook is about to need a fire truck, maybe an ambulance as well!

Wait! He might not be as stupid as we might think. Relax...Maybe he had just only unboxed the setup to take some pictures? The stainless pot looks new. At least he's still doing it in a 'controlled environment' indoors,..away from the wind, rain or snow... Nah..no worries...I don't see any open flam...
by MYN927
Fri Nov 25, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove globe imprint
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How to remove globe imprint

Clean the globe with carb cleaner and denatured alcohol to remove all oils before using muriatic acid. With muriatic acid, make sure to rinse off any excess acids after use, no matter what the results are. Preferably, with janitorial ammonia solution to neutralize it. Otherwise, boil the globe in wa...
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Favorite mantles on model 285?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Favorite mantles on model 285?

I've never lit my 285 before but I'd use anything on it for my first light up.
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Old mantle burn in
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Old mantle burn in

That's because they KNEW how to make mantles back then.
Mantles were critical items.
They'd be out of business if the mantles weren't any good.
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #95 Mantle burn in.
Replies: 35
Views: 608

Re: #95 Mantle burn in.

Obviously, there's something about those mantles...they ain't made the same.
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It only took em two decades but….
Replies: 29
Views: 684

Re: It only took em two decades but….

Or, could it be that some old school Coleman guy had finally taken up a post as a decision maker in Newell Brands?
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove globe imprint
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: How to remove globe imprint

Pre-soak the globe in muriatic acid, scrub off, thoroughly rinse clean and dry.
by MYN927
Thu Nov 24, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #95 Mantle burn in.
Replies: 35
Views: 608

Re: #95 Mantle burn in.

Yes, little tricks like that are many and about. I wouldn't be particularly surprised that the mantles hadn't been produced under strict quality control these days. Mantle production are no longer staple industries as they used to be anymore. Batch to batch variations are expected and there are defi...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.
Replies: 25
Views: 402

Re: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.

I don't know why you need it to be low in hops but any one the following might just suit:- 1. Kona Brewing Company’s Big Wave Golden Ale 2. Samuel Adams Boston Lager 3. New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale 4. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5. Lagunitas Brewing Company’s Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale 6. Deschutes Bre...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #95 Mantle burn in.
Replies: 35
Views: 608

Re: #95 Mantle burn in.

220F is a fine lantern. You should be able to make it work without much trouble. But then, it'd likely not be as fun and challenging as what you're at now. There are other little tricks you can still try out on the Northstar. That's provided you have a whole bunch of inexpensive #95 mantles at hand....
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Long term storage tips?
Replies: 20
Views: 337

Re: Long term storage tips?

There are plenty of ways to go about that. Assuming you're sticking on to this:- "Mine primarily get stored in my workshop. Unheated and no AC." Primarily, humidity would certainly be part and parcel of it. I'd consider occasional water leaks from the ceiling, roof, or whatever that's above the stor...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on a durable clear coat.
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Question on a durable clear coat.

Yep, well aware of that. That's just to let others be aware of the fact it certainly won't.

Anyway, when it comes to solvent-resistance, its hard to beat those isocyanate-cured stuffs.
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #95 Mantle burn in.
Replies: 35
Views: 608

Re: #95 Mantle burn in.

"It seems these mantles have some of the worst thermal expansion of any mantles I've came across. The hole gets bigger when it cools." That's due more to shrinkage than expansion. The amount could vary from batch to batch. It might eventually rip apart at full-throttle. There isn't much you can do a...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can’t get pump to tighten down
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Can’t get pump to tighten down

Possibly stripped threads? Either on the air stem side or the check valve side,...or both.
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on a durable clear coat.
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Question on a durable clear coat.

This one looks amazing but unfortunately I can’t vouch for how it actually holds up because I just display it. However I can say it actually has a catalyst that mixes with the paint when you press the tab on the bottom of the can. Once mixed be sure to use the entire can in a day or so. It’s suppos...
by MYN927
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Question on a durable clear coat.
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Question on a durable clear coat.

For glossy clear coats, there isn't a real guarantee that what you're getting from rattlecans are truly gas or fuel-resistant. From my limited experience, most solvent-borne, air-drying paints from rattle cans aren't particularly fuel-resistant. The only ones I find having very good gasoline or fuel...
by MYN927
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How hot to unbraze pump tube
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: How hot to unbraze pump tube

What Dean says. I have tried once with a propane weed burner (big a.. flame) no luck, get something hotter I don’t know if mapp will do the job or you will have to add oxygen bottle or better get an acetylene torch I'd say, not even MAPP alone would be adequate. Not that it can't get a particular p...
by MYN927
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Profane vs wg tube mantles
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Profane vs wg tube mantles

It only needs a little more air when running at full-throttle.
Yeah, the propane version is rated higher than the W.G. version.
by MYN927
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Barn relics
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Barn relics

If he's not selling them, just ask the owner to just drench the lanterns in fogging oil.
Otherwise, it wouldn't take many more years before that part of history really becomes history.
by MYN927
Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) Tools from a bygone era
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: (OT) Tools from a bygone era

The makers would quite likely possess a high level of craftsmanship themselves.
by MYN927
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It only took em two decades but….
Replies: 29
Views: 684

Re: It only took em two decades but….

Since plastic is derived from oil i bet the high cost of oil was passed down causing the metal cap to be more cost effective. The bean counters control EVERYTHING! Shawn I'm guessing this one too. Say, the metal cap wouldn't cost that much more to produce than the metal caps for bottles. If they ar...
by MYN927
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Need more shelving! Updated with list
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: Need more shelving! Updated with list

You are one lucky person.
I'd never even get any chance of having that kind of haul in my area.
There just ain't enough old Coleman stuffs around for anyone to sell off, let alone collect.
by MYN927
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the grease gun finished.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Time for the grease gun updated!

:cf_woohoo: It works great
by MYN927
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dang milspecs!
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Dang milspecs!

Is it really a Milspec or just what your friend though it could be?
Pictures could tell something.
by MYN927
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 654

Re: Baking a fount

I guess you can't really make the paint any better than what it has been made or formulated to be. Perhaps, its just either they could fully cure or not. At least I'm aware that oven curing the paints would often makes the finish appears somewhat glossier and harder if done right. They usually look ...
by MYN927
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the grease gun finished.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Time for the grease gun

Not sure how deep is that depression. Sometimes, you might not even have to activate the grease gun hydraulics. Did you try air-pressurizing the fount(pre-filled almost full with fuel or some liquids) to maximum with the built-in pump and attempt pulling up the valve block a little? It does work for...
by MYN927
Fri Nov 18, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 654

Re: Baking a fount

Ah, I mis-read what's been mentioned by Timm. Yep, you don't actually require VHT (that requires heat-cure for maximum performance) on a fount. I agree with that. Its the high temp performance that's not exactly required on a fount. You don't need it to be heat resistant, but you do need it to be f...
by MYN927
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sealing valve stem when lantern shut off
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Sealing valve stem when lantern shut off

Uneven surface(out of round), slightly bent, presence of deep scratches or nicks on old valve stems are common issues. It can further damage or loosen up the graphite packing if the stem is frequently turned. I'm not sure if any of yours are in the above situation. Often, its just the packing not be...
by MYN927
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It can happen to anyone!
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: It can happen to anyone!

As a teen kid, I was often up to some sort of mischief that's related to fire. Too many of them to recall. There was a particular instance when I was grinding a fair amount of flash powder(extracted from fireworks) in a mortar with a pestle. As anyone would have expected, it did blow up. Right in fr...
by MYN927
Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator issues
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Generator issues

This might not be for your case, but the needle is more likely to get bent if the generator itself isn't quite straight. Doesn't matter if its old or new.
by MYN927
Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #95 Mantle burn in.
Replies: 35
Views: 608

Re: #95 Mantle burn in.

They might if you could fit them in. If they have smaller orifices, then the light output would naturally be somewhat reduced.
But having said that, I think it wouldn't be that sensible to go to the extent of having to suit a lantern to its mantles. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

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