200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

deepmarsh
36819FAF-2343-4691-A138-25B81110A45F.jpeg  I heard these are supposed to be good for a coffee percolater because it will simmer. I assume the lever that rotates from light to burn should be what controls this? I got this stove and it seemed pretty weak so I stripped it down and cleaned everything. Now it seems to burn pretty good, but I can’t see any change when swinging the lever or by adjusting the valve wheel. The cleaning tip of the generator is broken off, is that what controls the flame? 
Tbm
Quote
Tgarner01
The black knob is what will control your flame when working correctly
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
Quote
stoves1234
The lever should be in the "Light" position when the stove is lit, then turned to "Burn" after the stove has warmed up. When you say "cleaning tip" I assume you're talking about the pricker wire. Yep, if that's not there you won't be able to adjust the flame.
Jim Brizzolara
Quote
deepmarsh
Ok well that’s what I needed to know. Thanks. 
Tbm
Quote
Majicwrench
Um,   will not the valve control the flame?? What happens if you turn valve off?? Does flame not go out?? Then turn it almost off, flame should go down.

Most stoves do not use the pricker to control the flame. That said, I have never run my 500 without the pricker.
Keith
Quote
Gunhippie
Most adjustable stoves--500, 500A, 502 (I know there are more singles) and all suitcases use the needle at the end of the rod connected to the valve shaft to control output. Try running one without it and see what happens--you'll have a stove that's basically on/off.

Some of the newer singles use a separate lever for the pricker rod and output control, but it works the same way.
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.
Quote
Majicwrench
Good to know, I will have to play with one sometimes.
Keith
Quote
deepmarsh
Yea right now it’s basically a jet engine or its out. I just thought the lever would change the flame like the lever on a 502 does. 
Tbm
Quote
Gunhippie
Completely different critters. The 502 uses the same 1/4 open to light valve as a lantern, where the 500 and 500A use a lever like a suitcase stove to activate the instant light circuit. Like a lantern, the lever on the 502 controls the pricker rod, which can be used to choke the stove down.
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.
Quote
deepmarsh
I see. I ordered a generator from ocp. Just need to fashion up a wind screen. 
Tbm
Quote
Gunhippie
Here's a plan for the windscreen:

[49312446976_c4f8aa79cf_b]

Stove with windscreen::

[49838888406_9f563b3ef8_b]

Oh, right, 500A:

[48192266336_ef5c0770a4_b]

Works well there, too.
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.
Quote
deepmarsh
That’s awesome! Just need to find some metal. 
Tbm
Quote
Gunhippie
That's 22 ga. 316L stainless. Probably not something you have sitting around the shop. Others have used galvy or copper roof flashing.
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.
Quote
My Name Is Earl
Just Salvage the control panel off of a discarded patio LP grill.  Or the side trays or the doors. Its amazing where you can find SS sheet. Ask At the scrap yard or recycle center.
 I used the doors off of a LP grill to make a set of side trays for my 3 burner stove. My 500 windscreens are next.
Thanks to Timm for the Idea and engineering.
Quote
Chucker
Gunhippie wrote:
That's 22 ga. 316L stainless. Probably not something you have sitting around the shop. Others have used galvy or copper roof flashing.


or aluminum flashing for the cheapo's. Mine were made from aluminum platter's found at Goodwill. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
Quote


...
...
Welcome to the Coleman Collectors Forum, an international forum of Coleman enthusiast and collectors, as such people from all over the world come here to read about Coleman collecting, repair, and to meet and make friends. The pages contained here are intended for the use of amateur collectors and people interested in Coleman collecting, restoration and repair as a hobby. It goes without saying to refrain from political posts, personal attacks and inflammatory posts.

Please note, all postings are the personal opinions of the members posting, the owner, administrators and moderators of the forum do not warrant the accuracy of posted information or endorse the safety of such.