200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Jay C B
While working on an Akron 103 this week, I repeatedly had to pressurize the fount using a Coleman lantern pump. That got old real fast so I ‘super sized’—I took the massive T-handled pump from a radiant heater. THAT goes much faster 😎

Because of the iterative attempts at lighting this thing with a stubbornly clogged tip and screen and the deliberate venting of fuel with the burner removed while flushing, I moved the whole mess outside the shop. Because I didn’t want to risk damage to the hard-to-replace heater pump, so I left it inside and cheated...

I attached a blow gun that is fitted with a rubber nipple to my compressor hose. Talk about efficient!  Just open the air screw, press the nipple into the hole, and squeeze the trigger for two seconds!

I set the regulator to 20 psi as I don’t know what the upper working pressure limit is on a fount...a 90-year-old one at that. A Coleman rep was stated that no human could over-pressurize a fount with the built-in pump but all bets are off with the compressor, although on venting, the fount seemed to have less pressure than after 50 strokes with the lantern hand pump. 

So, if you find your first CQ, for example, but without a pump, try using a compressor blow gun—cautiously!  Start with a low pressure. No sense in getting injured or damaging that nice find!

Jay
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Gunhippie
My lantern that have gauges--franks, one 237 and one 200A--like between 15 and 30 psi.
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Jay C B
Gunhippie wrote:
My lantern that have gauges--franks, one 237 and one 200A--like between 15 and 30 psi.


Good to know that at least 30 psi is no problem. 
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