200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

liseverewx

Hi all,

I have a 242C lantern.  When I light it once I open valve to halfway point or more fuel starts leaking out while lit. Can you guys please point me in right direction to fix.  Not sure if I should just a replace a part or if something could be adjusted. 



Thanks!  

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hikerduane
Can tighten the packing nut a little at a time until leak stops but still enable valve to be opened.  If not helping, use some 0000 steel wool to shine up valve shaft and/or add graphite packing.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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SteveRetherford
you have to explain a little better than that , where is it leaking from ?
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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liseverewx
It appears to be leaking from the control valve area. While the lantern was lit fuel was dripping down the outside of fount. 
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liseverewx

I am going to try this. Thank you


hikerduane wrote:
Can tighten the packing nut a little at a time until leak stops but still enable valve to be opened.  If not helping, use some 0000 steel wool to shine up valve shaft and/or add graphite packing.
Duane

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SteveRetherford
id empty the fuel first , snug that nut a little bit . then pumped up stick that valve portion under water . sometimes i just use A GLASS OF WATER  and dunk that packing nut ..... its a lot easier if you take the frame off first , if you see no bubbles your good to go , if you still see bubbles tighten some more till it either stops bubbling or becomes to hard turn the knob , if the knob gets hard to turn its time for a new 3 dollar packing ..... if you dont do it like this your a risk taker , to just relight a lantern that leaked ...... its about doing this safely , not everyone is as safe as i try to be ....
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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liseverewx

Packing nut had to be tightened a bit like you guys said. The gas cap def needs a new seal ring. I have to tighten it super hard for it not to leak air. Otherthan that if its running good I guess I will leave well enough alone unless you think I should change out any other parts that wear easily?  

Thanks for the help getting my lantern lit!

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rob_pontius
If it's running properly, I would just change out the fuel cap gasket and call it a day. 
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