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Donnellym
Hello folks I have two newb questions for you this morning. First, I like to run my lanterns nice and bright so they are usually pumped right up pressure wise. Does anyone know if running lanterns with high pressure all the time will wear out a generator tip any quicker than running them with lower pressure/ fewer pumps? My second question is self inflicted I think. Last night before I fired up my 242B I spun the tip cleaner a few times. After doing this, the lantern lit and the silk lite was nice and bright but I couldn’t get it to roar. This generator probably has 50 to 100 hours on it. I’m thinking I knocked something loose and am looking for direction to try to fix it? I really pumped the lantern until it was very hard to pump and it just wouldn’t run like it does usually. While it was running I did continue spin the tip cleaner and it didn’t help but the lantern would dim when it was spun up and come back on when the tip was down. Thanks for everyone’s insight. Mark
Mark
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Collectaholic
I don’t think running a lantern at full pressure wears out the gen .
Also on your 242B check to see if the pricked wire goes up all the way through the jet,I had one that did not .
It would still dim the lantern like you describe.I think there is a thread on here about this by Deanofid.
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djpslim
Running a Lantern at high pressure (pumped by hand) will not wear out a Gen. You did not state what you are using for fuel, RUG will plug a Gen in that length of time. Coleman fuel if clean and fresh will not. I would pull the generator and look and see if it is first functioning as stated above (tip cleaner up through the tip then if it is fouled inside)  Be careful as the tip cleaner wire is very fragile and can be bent or broken very easily (ask me how I learned that!) good luck getting your roar back.

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Donnellym
Sorry, I did not mention I’m running CF only. After my coffee I will verify the cleaning tip and pull the genny if something appears wrong. Mark
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mnhogrider
You'd have to sacrifice your mantle, but check the burner cap screen and tubes for any loose crud. Blow back through the screen with compressed air.
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Aspbear
Lanterns just do weird stuff sometimes. I had my 242 running last night because I like the roar but it seemed quite then my wife came out and said do you know you still have your ear plugs in from the workshop.

I thought that was what the lantern was trying to tell me. So nothing personal but have you checked your ears
G.B. Harp
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Donnellym
That’s funny about the earplugs. I once couldn’t figure out why I had to keep pumping a 220. I never fully opened the valve.... worked great after that.
Mark
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Donnellym
Well thanks Steve, I was hoping to avoid the dreaded "Break off a perfect silkie" After checking the generator and that looked very good I took the frame off and cleaned the cap, manifold, and air tubes.  They all looked clean but obviously something was in there.  She is now roaring away with a 2C-HG.  Thanks again, Mark
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