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Gunhippie
While trying to use my 500A to keep 50 gallons of water hot last week, I discovered that I can't turn the flame all the way up. When I open the valve more than about halfway, the flames separate from the burner and start producing soot.

Otherwise, it performs beautifully.

When I fettled it, I was unable to remove the little tin cover over the air intake. As the screw was firmly rusted in place, I decided it was wise to leave it be. Do y'all figure there's still something in the mixing chamber that's blocking airflow? I cleaned everything in my big industrial ultra-sonic cleaner, which usually removes 100% of anything in the tubes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Barrett
Timm, when I got my 500 from Alex I got a length of picture hanging SS wire and tied a fluff ( think bow tie)of steel wool at the half way mark, then with more patience than I knew I ever had I manage to feed a end through either the genny entrance or vent hole (can't quite remember right at the mo) down around the bend till I could get it at the burner hole, I then worked it back and fourth until I figured I'd done the best I could with the limited amount/spread of the steel wool that I could. Burns like a champ, so I'll never know if I achieved much for my pain or if it was already clean?
Did the last 4m I got the same way too tho.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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pagrey
I've read somewhere that when the generator overheats the flame detaches from the burner. I have that problem with a 500A and a homemade wind shield when I put a big pot on it. No black soot though, maybe your jet is just enlarged?
Paul
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JimL
I had that beginning to occur the other day when making sausage, peppers and onions (Yum!) on it.  I thought I had too much pressure so I shut it down and started with lower pressure.  After running with lower pressure for a few, I was able to pump it up and crank it up and all was well.

-Jim

Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
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zoomkat
"I cleaned everything in my big industrial ultra-sonic cleaner, which usually removes 100% of anything in the tubes."

Well, that might not remove spider silk/paper insect nest. You might try pointing a flame from a propane or butane torch in the burner hole that the generator goes in. I've burned out this type of material using this method before using more intrusive methods.                         
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Gunhippie
Thanks, folks!

Jim--Overpressure is a possibility. I tend to get a little carried away sometimes. I'll try it again the afternoon (after picking up a couple of lanterns) using less pressure and working up slowly.

Zoom: The mechanical action of the ultra-sonic cleaner might not get rid of those by itself, but the very hot caustic solution usually does the trick. Still, I'll have to see about that if using less pressure doesn't work.
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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Eel
I have this problem fairly regularly with whoever's the daily-driver 500.  Manifests as overpressure, and to a degree that's what it is.  It usually has to do with some combination of
1)  rust/debris/carbonized-oil in the rings and
B)  an overenthusiastic Eel with a sonic screwdriver, torqueing the rings down to 43 ft-lb
because any condition that reduces the (designed) area of the burner openings increases the speed of airflow through the remaining openings space, and for a small stove the 500 gen can make a lot of gas, so...  the flames get blown off the face of the burner.
Smashed wavy-ring set?  Perhaps adding one pair of rings would help.
Last I looked Mike was out of stock on 2-inch ring sets.  I can make flat rings but not wavy rings.  Existing wavy rings can be re-waved fairly easily.

EEL Eclectic Lanterns, div.  Doofenshmirtz-EEL Incorporated.

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Gunhippie
I'll take a look at that, too. I brought my shiny nickel B/'47 500 in today so I can compare them directly.
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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Gunhippie
Well, I finally got  back to this. It seems over-pressure was the problem. I pumped it 20 strokes with a full fount, lit it, let it warm up and now it roars like a lion! I added another 20 strokes after lighting to make up for lost air from the instant-lighting circuit.

I also made some wind screens from some 316L stainless I had in the boneyard:

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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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BSAGuy
Glad you solved your dilemma, TImm.  Sometimes too much really is too much!
- Courtenay
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Chucker
Good call. The 500 just rarely disappoints once fettled. BTW, if you want to punch out a couple more of those ss windscreens, I'd buy a couple. PM me. Sure beats my aluminum ones for longevity. 
Chuck
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Gunhippie
Feels good to have it working 100% now. I'm planning on cooking dinner on it tonight.

Chuck--My new plasma cutter seems to have taken a crap on me. It might be a while before I have it running again. I have enough material to make several sets, but I need to buy some SS clips since they're a PITA to make and mine look rather crude.

I was hoping to run off a set for my nickel 500 yesterday, but the PC is apparently bricked.
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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Chucker
Actually Timm I'd be fine with just the shields. If I have to use VHT for my clips, I'm good with that. I'll make this easy as possible for ya.

I'm just happy you would consider making them. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
Eye-SEE-C-C Member #1333 -- MilSpecOps #003
"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Gunhippie
Since the grates on these old stoves have each taken the beatings of the years in their own ways, it would work better if you installed the clips yourself. I know the supports on mine are no longer symmetrical.

Like I said, I need to get the plasma cutter fixed before I can make more--at least make them easily.
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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