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I love my 295. I have multiple lanterns but this was my first bought so it holds a special place. Works great but it is a smelly lantern. If I exchanged the generator with a 290, do you think it would take care of the problem? I figure I'll have to get the nut off the 295 to use a 290 generator, but do you think this will get rid of the stinky fuel smell? I figure that being a dual fuel lantern the orifice is bigger and that contributes to the gassy smell.
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You could empty the lantern out, then pump it up and use some soapy water to look for leaks. Open the control valve just enough to pressurize the generator and look for air leaks around the generator connection to the valve assembly. Leaks around the generator nut may not be noticed as the leaking fuel is vaporized prior to it being seen. 
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No reason to change generator.

Like was said above, a leak at the base of generator will make em stink bad, and you will never see it cause it evaps from the heat, and won't leak unless lantern is running.

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+3   You have a leak somewhere. You should smell no gas.

It could be that your generator as mentioned above is not sealing at the valve. Heat and Quench in water.....Remove and heat the base of the generator with a propane torch till just orange. It could be work hardened and not sealing as a result. Repeat the heat and quench three or four times and then reassemble and see if that solves the problem. While your there, check and make sure the gas tip it tight.

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If I exchanged the generator with a 290, do you think it would take care of the problem?"

First I would just try reseating the current generator.
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Why are you so deadset on changing to the 290 generator??

 It might fix the problem just cause you may get it tight enough to seal.

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Stinky 295 [sSc_wowoh][sSc_wowoh]

X5. Plus a 5 gallon bucket 3/4 full of water for a dunk test. Bumbles and bubbles , they always come back up. 

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Only reason I was looking at changing the generator was maybe burning a little less fuel due to the tip size. When the rain stops here in Chico, I'll work on reseating the generator. I do have one of the mantle tubes that is pretty wobbly. It's been loose forever. Could this also contribute to the smell?
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I would do a fully comprehensive leak check first. Take it from a guy that has had a lantern explode and one lamp become a flame thrower. Dunk that puppy and check for leaks.
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Only reason I was looking at changing the generator was maybe burning a little less fuel due to the tip size.


I just checked the tip chart and both the 290 and 295 generators have the same tip orifice size of .009". 

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I always figured that burning unleaded fuel called for a slightly larger orifice. Well, that theory is out the window. Thanks for info Jim.
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A loose airtube is not a good sign.... Yes it may be a part of the problem.
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 " I do have one of the mantle tubes that is pretty wobbly. It's been loose forever. Could this also contribute to the smell?"

Yes it can. If the vaporized unburned fuel/air mix is leaking out of the slightly pressurized fuel/air plenum, you will probably smell that mix.                
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