200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Judamonster
Last time I used my user 236 I left it alone for a while and it went out. Everything was coated in fuel. I cleaned her up and fired it. Old mantle was kept on as it's an old peerless. When fired it pulsed a lot at startup, for way longer than normal. Eventually ran ok. I assume it ran low on pressure before and went out, sleeping fuel on everything. Then evaporated leaving a residue. Could the generator have been buggered up and cleaned out after a while? Any other possible concerns?
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Eel
Yes, sounds like a "you ran out" evening.  I doubt you have any big problem here: if the gen was wanting help you would have known that when you started it up (it would have fought you).  Pulsing on 236 is common, it's a looooooong thhhhhhhin gen!  When you get everything else working correctly, come back to the gen with some solder-wick.

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Gunhippie
A 236 self-pressurizes pretty well from all the heat it generates, so running out of pressure to the point it would quit would be unusual, unless your FA tube is not working properly or the fuel cap gasket is shot.

Another possibility is that the gen clogged on you. This would easily cause the lantern to quit working, yet allow enough fuel to pass to make a mess overnight. Been there, cleaned it up.
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Chucker
You didn't say how old the gen is. I'd start with making sure it is useable or get a new one
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Judamonster
Thanks. Fyi, the gen isn't that old, but i keep them as loooooong as possible with these as they are hard to find. It seemed fine all weekend, this one never pulsed before and seemed to do it a little. May add some brass wool and see if that helps.
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Dmacp
I've seen them go out when it is really cold out. Not enough heat to vaporize. Usually with very low pressure. That's a problem if you use a globe made of screen.
Dan
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zoomkat
Pulsing/surging might suggest inadequate fuel being supplied to the generator. The typical culprit is low tank pressure resulting in a fuel/flash pressure oscillation after a run when tank pressure is low. I doubt the generator has changed in a way to cause the problem.
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Judamonster
I was not watching it. I think the pressure dropped too low to stay lit and then fuel kept trickling out. It was somewhat hard to start but ran fine all weekend. Some minor pulsing i do not recall before, but i was not watching as closely before.
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Dmacp
there's one more thing. the repro generators do that. the ones with just a brass coil. Bob Meyer said it was "Liedenfrost effect".
It needs that little paper (or fiberglass) tube.
Dan
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