200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Emorr123
Replaced filler cap gasket...fount pumps up and holds pressure. As soon as I open the valve wheel you hear hissing for a couple seconds then it loses all pressure. Any ideas on why it's losing pressure so fast? 
Eric
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SteveRetherford
you likely have the fuel tank too full not leaving enough room for air pressure , only fill the tank about half way and try again .
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Emorr123
Ok will do. I used the measuring can to ration the amount of fuel...?
Eric
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SteveRetherford
i have lit quite a few of these and there finicky to get started , but once lit n going the heat keeps the pressure built up just fine . trust me , they start easier with less fuel so you can get more air pressure in it .
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SteveRetherford
there is one more possibility , there is a type of fuel and air assembly inside the tank . if the bottom hole is clogged all that will pas is air thru the top hole . not likely your problem so try lighting with less fuel before you start taking things apart .
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Emorr123
I will mess around with it later and see if it will fire before ripping it apart. Thanks Steve!
Eric
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Emorr123
Looking like a full tear down. Tried lighting it half full...longer hissing time but no ignition.
Eric
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SteveRetherford
full tear down is probobly best BUT ill bet if you spray some oven cleaner or use some lye inside the tank it may clear and start working . basicly you just unscrew the tank to get to the guts to go that rout .
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Mister Wilson
Chances are, if you remove the tank from the valve assembly, you will see the fuel pickup.  At the bottom of that will be a cylindrical piece with screened ports.  Hold the hex with a 5/16" wrench and unscrew the screened thing with what you got.  Toward the base of the tube there should be a very small hole that tends to plug, even if the screens don't look too bad.  Unscrew that pickup tube from the valve, make sure it is clean, find a wire of appropriate size and clean that orifice.  Put it together and try it again.  As Steve mentioned, they can be finicky to start.  Some will light right up with no drama, others...well...
John
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Emorr123
[smileyboom]
Like this but with a blue iron?!
Eric
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Gunhippie
Here's what the FA tube looks like--at least on mine:

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The screen unscrews to reveal a tiny hole:

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The hole is pointing to the right and not very visible.

Both the screen and the hole need to be clean.

A "full tear-down" of the fuel system on these is about as easy as it gets.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Emorr123
It should be easy but the tank will not unscrew from the valve...going to have to soak it good overnight and then try it in the vise at work. 
Eric
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Mister Wilson
They can be tough to get off. Remove the generator, clamp it in a vise like Timm shows, or a large adjustable wrench. Use a 11/16” wrench on the hex on the bottom of the tank and show it who’s the boss. 
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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Emorr123
Tried the two wrench trick...just scratched the heck out of the paint  on the hex on the bottom...Didn't budge. Next up is the vice. Hopefully I can break it without more paint damage.
Eric
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Emorr123
Well the vise didn't work and neither did heat. I actually bent the valve where the valve wheel screws in to the point where the valve does not function correctly anymore. I guess this one is destined to be a display piece unless I get a  parts iron and replace the valve and tank assembly. I still think it was a good purchase as it has all the parts and paperwork. It is sad to admit defeat...! image2.jpeg 
Eric
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Phredd
Great looking iron - i have a couple and none look this great.
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Emorr123
Thanks! Too bad it can't make fire
Eric
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offrink
That maybe why it looks so good. Some of the best looking pieces never worked from the factory!
Ben
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