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gotac65
Had a leak in stem assembly, after removal and re-installing a new graphite gasket and 1 O ring on the tank side of the gasket i still have a leak.
I then found what appeared to be an extra O ring in the removed gasket remains. The diagrams on the net show only 1 gasket. Wondering if using an extra gasket on knob side of stem is a common practice to prevent or stop a leak. Advice or recommendations will be appreciated.

Tony IMG_2581 Gaskets.jpg
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Tgarner01
Do you have a picture of your valve stem? That looks like 220/228 stuff to me
Toby Garner
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hikerduane
Never seen a oring in there, just graphite.  Graphite has to be sandwiched in correctly between pieces, shine the valve stem up with 0000 steel wool in the area the graphite would contact.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Sierra Roadrunner
+ 1 on what Duane wrote.

 What you have pictured there Tony looks to me like the graphite packing and the metal slip ring that goes with it into the packing nut. The metal slip ring has a concave side and a side with a rim on it. The graphite packing should go into the packing nut first followed by the slip ring with the rimmed side towards the packing. Thus the concave side of the metal slip ring would be pressed against the split  ring on the valve stem itself when all is reassembled onto the valve stem and the assembly is screwed into the valve then tightened with the packing nut.
You then need to tighten the nut down pretty good to avoid any leaks. Hope this helps.

   Joe
ICCC #1893
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Tgarner01
Is this how your packing was oriented? Picture borrowed from internet.
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This is how 220/228 packings are. Your 242 should not have the brass piece against the nut as it seals differently.
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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SteveRetherford
Toby is the one who got it right here . this looks a 220 rig not a 242 . a 242 only used the one small brass ring not two . the empty nut on the shaft , a new packing , the small brass ring flat side against the packing concave towards the small wire ring , tighten up the wire ring , now this is what you tighten to the valve body .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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gotac65
Was able to get the leak fixed, I guess some tried to repair it and added the thicker gasket on the knob side of the jamb nut.
Thanks to all for the info!
Tony
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MYN
There are no o-rings inside those. O-rings are the 'rubber' kind of seals that don't quite work well in heated assemblies like lantern valves. Not even the Viton ones would do. They are at best, a temporary fix in these.
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gotac65
Tgarner01 wrote:
Is this how your packing was oriented? Picture borrowed from internet.
unnamed.jpg  You are correct, this is how the fuel knob was assembled.
This is how 220/228 packings are. Your 242 should not have the brass piece against the nut as it seals differently.
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Tgarner01
Glad you got it working. It's funny the things you'll find done to these over the years.
Toby Garner
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Sierra Roadrunner
Great eye Toby & Steve- you guys are good teachers, I need to enroll in your next class. gotac65 titled his post "242c stem assembly Oring"  so that is what I based my reply on but you guys spotted his trouble right off the bat. Which brings up the questions; Is a 220/228 valve assembly installed on this 242C fount? Or was it a 220/228 Lantern to begin with? In any case I'm glad you got your leak fixed gotac65 and Toby and Steve were able to help you out.

   Joe
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Phredd
Glad you got it fixed. Next step is to post a pic of it making lots of light!!

Phredd
ICCC#1799
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