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WPEG
Greetings all,

Went to remove the check valve from my recently-acquired 242 and the entire sleeve/collar that the valve screws in to came out with it.

Salvageable?

Cheers,

Will
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74HARLEY
Unless you're a master at soldering a new fount is in order. Even then, you'll need to remove the pump tube to repair it. It can be done, but it's a lot of work.
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Rustytank
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Coldwaterpaddler
Ouch! That's rough.

Did the check valve come out from the pump tube part before you took the photo? The weird thing is that the check valve is angled in the pump tube part and looks like it might be cross threaded. If so, never seen that before. It might have been damaged before you received it. Have you ever run this lantern?

As Joe said, it can be fixed, but it won't easy or fun. Search on the forum for pump tube repair. I also thought I saw a post about it once.
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WPEG
Good morning Gents,

Coldwaterpaddler - Never ran the lantern - Picked it up on eBay for a reasonable price. I threw the entire sleeve/collar in a vise after it all came out of the fount and was able to remove the check valve at that time. I put the valve back in the sleeve/collar for reference purposes, so no - there were no issues with cross-threading.

My soldering/welding skills are non-existent, so it sounds like this fount might go in to storage (unless you guys know anyone interested in un-usable founts).

Appreciate all the input. 

Cheers,

Will
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scl
you can heat and slip out that pump tube and fix it or put a new pump tube assembly in just like you would have slipped out the old one, just slipping it back in and soldering it. not fun but easier than trying to fix it in place.
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Tigerfans2
WPEG wrote:


My soldering/welding skills are non-existent, so it sounds like this fount might go in to storage (unless you guys know anyone interested in un-usable founts).

Appreciate all the input. 

Cheers,

Will


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SteveRetherford
i would think the air tube on the pump would make this difficult to pull out ?

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Majicwrench
I would learn a new skill here.....

If not, I would be happy to take that off your hands, would be interesting to see how that came undone...(see Steve above) and repair it. 

Compared to a  lot of things soldering is fairly simple.

And this is another good reason not to take things apart unless they really need to come apart.
Keith
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WPEG
Sounds like I might be parting with it to give someone else a chance at tinkering with it and potentially fixing it.

Ill be interested to see how it turns out.

Appreciate all the input.

-Will
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