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Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2024 8:01 pm
by ESFdad
Re-assembled the lantern, brand new graphite packing in the valve and it still is leaking...I'm kind of stumped, does anyone have suggestions why it would be leaking?

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:11 pm
by critmass_34
Where is it leaking from? If it is around the nut, tighten it some more. If it is through the top of the valve assembly, the valve stem could be 180 degrees out.

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:32 am
by ESFdad
critmass_34 wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:11 pm Where is it leaking from? If it is around the nut, tighten it some more. If it is through the top of the valve assembly, the valve stem could be 180 degrees out.
It's leaking from the jamb nut behind the valve wheel, I tried small increments of tightening and checking and it leaked no matter what, I tightened it even until the valve wheel was uncomfortably hard to turn for what it is

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:15 am
by Whitegas Extraordinaire
Images of your stem n packing installed may help.
Perhaps you didn't install the bushings and packing in the correct sequence?
Maybe you missed a bushing that was attached to the original packing?

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:40 am
by Gasman64
Good luck as you work on it, ESF, nice that it lit up once, so looking forward to see what you can do with it.

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:31 pm
by ESFdad
Gasman64 wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2024 3:40 am Good luck as you work on it, ESF, nice that it lit up once, so looking forward to see what you can do with it.
Thanks Gasman!
I appreciate it, unfortunately it leaked when I first bought it, that was part of the reason I wanted to rebuild it

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2024 12:38 pm
by Stone_Blue
I could be wrong, but if youre *sure* you installed the bushing/packing correctly, then maybe tighten down the jamb nut, just a hair past where the stem wont turn *at all* by hand. When doing this, I have the valve roughly half open. ie, not threaded all the way in to the stop (closed), nor all the way out to the stop (fully open).
Then back it off in increments, till the stem is still snug, but can be comfortably turned by hand... Might take doing it a couple times.... To compress/snug the packing in properly.
...???

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 4:52 pm
by ESFdad
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I got some new graphite and repacked it the way stone suggested and it worked like a charm

I enjoyed the process but I couldn't quite get the nickel to shine the way I had hoped it would but that's ok, I think it gives it character

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:36 pm
by Stone_Blue
Glad you got it going nicely!
She still looks great!
What did you use on the nickel?

Re: Help date 228B possibly?

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:28 am
by critmass_34
Nice light up.