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Rhubarb
Had to disassemble my IL last night because it would no longer light. Upon disassembly I noticed that the problem was varnished fuel on the fuel pickup tube that goes up into the fount.

The varnish had completely sealed up that pesky teeny-weeny fuel delivery orifice. To clean I soaked it for an hour in purple stuff/super clean and pricked the orifice with a brassy stovie style pricker.

This IL does not have the little protective screen wrapped around the fuel orifice, as it didn't have one when I received it, I noted little to no debris in the fount, as I had completely cleaned it two or three years ago when I got it. 

To my knowledge, I have only run Coleman or Crown fuel in it. I suspect that the varnished fuel is caused by running the inverted lantern in warm conditions with low amounts of fuel. I'm going to try my best to always keep it topped up! 

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Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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brucesheehe
Nice and bright!
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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SteveA
I have one of those, not that nice though.  Lately it will run for a while then fade out to nothing, all while making just as much noise as when it's running.
Sounds like an F/A tube issue to me but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Majicwrench
Steve, the #1 issue is like Bruce said above, the little itty bitty teeny weeny hole plugs. First thing clean the screen and hole.
Keith
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brucesheehe
I have had good luck putting CLR in the fount for several hours, then pumping it through the valve (after generator is removed).

Then rinse with water, and pump through the valve.

Then rinse with denatured alcohol, and pump through the valve (removes the water).

If everything is flowing well, then reinstall the generator, add fuel, and fire up the lantern.

Many times you can avoid a tear down of a lantern (or stove) with this technique.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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Lanterndude
Sub'd............

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brucesheehe
Those inverted lanterns are a real pain to tear down.
Bruce Sheehe
ICCC #889 - Connoisseur of Time, Friends, Leisure, & Coleman   Altoona, PA - The Mountain City - Near The Eastern USA Continental Divide
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gusty60
Easy to tear down. Not so easy to put back together. ;-)
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Fraggboy
+1 on putting it back together (It is a bit tricky).  I love mine. 🙂

Yours is burning nice and bright!
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JimL
Forum member Bill gave a few of us a lesson in tear down of an inverted at a True North gathering.  That lesson made tear down and re-assembly a piece of cake.

-Jim

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Rhubarb
In my experience, if you invert the inverted, they come apart pretty easily. Much easier than a 22x Coleman lantern, I hate taking those apart. 
Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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Chucker
The brass mesh/screen #80 or #100 will work on that fuel tube and can be had for a few bucks on the Bay. Just wrap it for two revolutions. Use a stainless steel clip or fine wire to hold it on there. I suppose fine brass wire would work as well. 
Chuck
"Be angry and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still...put your trust in the LORD." Ps. 4/4-5
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Rhubarb
Does the mesh make much of a difference?  I feel like in my case, the mesh would have been coated with varnish as much as every thing else on the pick-up tube.
Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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Chucker
Hi Andy. Maybe I just like a barrier between the fuel orifice and potential debris but I put it on each Inverted I work on. Maybe the mesh will varnish up before the hole? Just a guess but since it came with the mesh, I do see a benefit. 

Maybe if it does clog up with mesh you can just dump some injector cleaner or acetone in there and not have to tear it down. If it sits for years I'd say a full teardown to the fuel tube is still needed even with mesh. 
Chuck
"Be angry and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still...put your trust in the LORD." Ps. 4/4-5
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Rhubarb
Chuck , you make some valid points.  Thanks for the info!
Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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kw12330
They are not that bad to tear down and put back together I have done one all ready now i am working on a couple more. inverted lanterns 001.jpg  inverted lanterns 002.jpg  inverted lanterns 003.jpg 

Keith W  

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Shihan
My first teardown was an inverted.  Not too bad, especially nowdays when you can photograph every step with your cellphone. My Kamplite IL-1 is my favorite.
Dennis in Ventura, CA
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Eel
PM me for 100-mesh brass screen.

Some people come home from a GPA gathering with less stuff than they left home with.  Apparently I am not one of those people...

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campinut
Another common problem was the pump tube seam to the fuel tank. They were a weak point and tended to not hold pressure as the air escaped. Count yourself lucky this was not your problem. I had to sand pump tube and solder connection and repaint area. Came out sweet and turned out to ve one of my favorite runners. Good luck..campinut..
Like a moth at night, I am attracted to the light!..7/7/1964...Russ, from Missouri..
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Chucker
I think the number one issue with the Inverted's is losing the vent/chimney spacers or the little globe ring nuts!!!!

Okay, I suppose the little fuel inlet hole may really be number one. 
Chuck
"Be angry and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still...put your trust in the LORD." Ps. 4/4-5
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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SteveA
I've never torn into one of these, since all I've ever seen is one and it ran fine until recently.  Maybe I'll bring it with me to Hartford and work on it there.  That way if I run into a problem they'll be LOTS of expertise around!
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Gunhippie
My first thought about the inverts is always that I DON"T HAVE ONE. Yet.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Willy
It was a Inverted Kamplite that brought me to this forum.  There is a very good tutorial on how to disassemble them.  I remember that you should put the lantern on its side before attempting to separate the upper and lower halves so the little copper line is not stressed.
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parris001
The heat shield on the top of these things always makes me think of an air filter on a VW Beetle. 
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StanDahl
I have one that is nearly new, and runs great as long as I shake it every 30 seconds or so to keep the fuel going through the air hole. I’ve taken it apart and cleaned it repeatedly, but it always clogs again. Very disappointing.
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Rhubarb
I ran this one for three hours a couple nights ago when we had a power outage. It worked a treat.
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Andy in NV ICCC #1253 
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SteveA
StanDahl, it sounds like your inverted has the same problem mine had.  There's a small hole at the top (bottom really, I mean it's inverted!) that becomes blocked \ clogged and won't let liquid fuel into the lantern.  Gerald at
at the Hartford gathering helped me out and now mine runs like a top.
I found it easier to tear down than a 220E, just start at the bottom and work your way up.
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