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Rotary-type gen tips?

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My bookmark for the gen tip chart is broken, so I'll have to ask.

I'm working on a couple of 4A irons right now. One has a functioning gen, which has a T tip. The other has a gen that's pretty much FUBAR and missing the tip. I have several new R55s, which have V tips. I also have what seems to be a pretty nice condition rotary-type gen that has an O tip.

What is the O tip for? Is this an iron gen? Will it work on a 4A?
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The 604-299 gens use a capital I marked tip that measures 0.0085 where a typical 220 gen is 0.008. This is minimal and should run just fine. I'm not aware of any O marked tips... Are you sure it's not marked Q?
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Well, since I apparently read the capital I as a T, possibly.

What would the Q be? Are there other differences between lantern and iron rotary-type gens?
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Gunhippie wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:00 am Well, since I apparently read the capital I as a T, possibly.

What would the Q be? Are there other differences between lantern and iron rotary-type gens?
The Q is the same as a V at 0.008 but most are not shielded to protect the pricker although there are some out there. Only difference i see in a 604-299 and an R55 other than orfice is the gen body size.

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I guess it could be a Q?

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I have several old, salvaged R55s that look identical to the gen that came in the iron. I don't think I've seen the R55 version you have third from left.
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I've got I tips around here if you want them.
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I'm sure I have at least one around somewhere.

Besides--it's an iron. It's not like I'm going to use it to light up the BBQ for the night.

'Though--if we'd known about GPA irons back when I was a ski bum, we'd have had them stashed at ski camps for waxing skis!
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Gunhippie wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 12:12 am
I have several old, salvaged R55s that look identical to the gen that came in the iron. I don't think I've seen the R55 version you have third from left.
If your gen has a thin body with the not easily removable pricker lever it is a 604-299 instead of the R55. These all run fine in Quickliteing lamps and lanterns. The R55 I have photoed was the original that came out for the 480 heaters... the Jumbo R55's all have the fatter body with not easily removable lever.
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The V tip will work fine on a 604-299 iron generator. An iron generator will work on a lamp. A R55 generator will work fine in a iron.
My theory is the extra .0005” in the I tip allows the iron to be throttled down without shutting it off.
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Well, that's real helpful:

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ya have to be logged in Timm .
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SteveRetherford wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 3:52 pm ya have to be logged in Timm .
I'm never logged out!
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Thanks, Toby! That one works.

Re-bookmarked.
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I just tried the link I posted, and no go. Same error msg. And I’m logged in.

Then I noticed that when the screen moved to that post it showed me as logged out.???

Maybe an admin person can explain or fix this.
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this new link is from the WAYBACK Machine not our regular OCP file . it works but so does the regular OCP file for me here .
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i have never played with the wayback machine till now :-) curiosity got to me so i typed in Doron Papo and found some of his old website posts but not all of em ......i need to learn how to use this wayback machine better ???


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here are a lot of Doron's links that still work cuz of the Wayback machine . but im not finding all the old coleman catalog files he shared i see em but they dont work .

click on Tech - then click Coleman

https://web.archive.org/web/20190608041 ... o-art.com/
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