Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41,
10/25, and 8/07
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“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday” -A.A. Milne
Now officially ICCC member #1995. Most likely the youngest member with a registered name.
You guessed it, Levi Tomey
I pump 20 times, I have the lever towards light, turn fuel knob until I hear hissing, light it and open up fuel knob slowly until wide open then turn lever towards burn and add pressure sometimes on the 500a I do get flooding from where the generator comes out from the burner assembly when that happens I back down on fuel amount
The 508 design is easier to flood and you need to follow the directions (usually on the stove) to the letter. LOTS of pressure, have a flame source at the burner the moment you open valve, and pump LOTS more once lit. Anything nearing freezing that 508 should have the genny preheated with something. I was sure mine had something wrong with it, till I followed the direction TO THE LETTER.
Per the 508 User Manual; TO PUMP - 1. Make sure the RED FUEL LEVER is in the OFF position. 2. Open PUMP KNOB one turn. 3.With thumb over hole in PUMP KNOB pump approximately 25 full strokes. 4. Close PUMP KNOB firmly.
TO LIGHT - 1. Place stove on a smooth LEVEL surface. 2. Move BLACLK FLAME ADJUSTMENT LEVER to the LIGHT/HI position. 3. First hold lighted match at burner and THEN turn RED FUEL LEVER to on. 4. As soon as burner lights, open PUMP KNOB one turn and pump for ONE FULL MINUTE (60 pumps). Close PUMP KNOB. CAUTION: If fuel or flames appear below burner, immediately turn RED LEVER "OFF". Allow stove to cool. Turn stove upside down to empty any fuel that accumulated in the burner. Wipe dry. Carefully review instructions before relighting stove.
5. Adjust flame to desired heat with BLACK FLAME ADJUSTMENT LEVER. Additional pumping may be required for full heat output.
NOTE: IN TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING PREHEATING IS REQUIRED. Place generous amount of preheating paste on burner cap beneath the generator. Light the paste. After paste is almost consumed, follow the above lighting instructions.