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Thedudeinboise
What year did Coleman stop putting asbestos in their valve and generator packings?

I'm working on a 6/64 220 and the generator has a spring in it. I'm thinking it doesn't have asbestos, but I'm a little paranoid at this point since I've been a little careless blowing out the gennie.

Thanks,
Adam
-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
-Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1208
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Northman49
If you worked 30 years in an asbestos mine maybe you should be concerned. For the little amount of asbestos in a Coleman device, if you don't swallow it you're ok.
She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

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Thedudeinboise
I blew out the gennie with my breath. But I think it was just chatted cardboard in there with the spring and pricker. 

Thanks for easing my concerns, Ed.
-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
-Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1208
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JimL
@Northman49

>> For the little amount of asbestos in a Coleman device, if you don't swallow it you're ok.

Ed,
Swallowing it may be OK.  Just don't play scratch and sniff with it if it's the fibrous stuff.  🙂


@Thedudeinboise
I only know of the hollow rope type asbestos, but still wouldn't be concerned.  If you are, wet it down with something like carb cleaner so it couldn't create airborne particles, remove it, and clean it with more carb cleaner and reuse.  If you feel very strongly about it, you can purchase a replacement generator tube or get some bronze wool and wrap the cleaning rod/spring with it instead.

-Jim

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Gunhippie
I think the last gens that used the hollow braid of asbestos were the T44 and T66--whenever those were made.

The valve packings have always been graphite, right back to the beginning.
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Thedudeinboise
Thanks is everyone. I wasn't doing scratch and sniff, and I'm very sure it was just charred cardboard. Just had a minute of panic/paranoia since I definitely put some of it into the air. 

The 220 cleaned up really nice, I just need to repack the gennie now and fire this baby up.
-Adam
-Interested in anything late '82 or 3/55
-Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #1208
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JimL
Adam,

If the cardboard tube (it's actually NOT cardboard) appears charred but is in otherwise good condition, you can heat it to red hot with a blowtorch to burn off the impurities.  It won't be white again, but more like a gray as I recall.   A member here posted that they used an oxy-acetylene torch on one and got it back to white.  I don't have an oxy-acetylene torch to try this  myself.   Note that if you heat the tube with a blowtorch or use a torch to burn out a 3-piece gasket to replace it, do not heat it on concrete.  I believe the term is spalling, where the concrete pops, sending pieces flying.  It's best to usewear eye protection if going this route.

-Jim

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Gunhippie
Jim--I tried that with my MAPP gas torch. I got the tube to red hot, and then it crumbled.
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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JimL
Interesting Timm.  I've done it with a few and didn't have that issue.  But unless the tube was perfect to begin with, I didn't try to reuse since I have bronze wool.

-Jim

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MYN
Could the 'cardboard' tube made from asbestos paper? Asbestos fibers would become very friable and easily crumble to dust if it had been heated to very high temperatures(bright orange or yellow, say close to 2000degF). It also loses most of its carcinogenic properties when treated this way.
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stoves1234
Speaking of asbestos, I remember in 5th grade when I won a little contest that we had in class that day (around 1968). My prize from the teacher-a small plastic vial with about a teaspoon of mercury in it. I took it home and my brothers and I played around with it until little by little we lost drops of the mercury. Which might explain why I'm making a post on a camping lantern website at 10:48 at night.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@stoves1234 dang man. Mercury in fifth grade. I don’t think that has anything to do with you posting at 10:48. I’m thirteen and when I had physical school I was up at 3 am on here knowing darn well I got school in 5 hours. 
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Pancholoco1911
Dang, sometimes I woke up at 1:00 am or 3:00 am and I’m here reading all new posts or comments and have never did drugs 🤣 and never ever inhaled asbestos or played with mercury 😝 
the only thing I inhale after surgery is albuterol when muy lugs feel collapsed because of the respirator  
~Pancho~
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JimL
@MYN

>>Could the 'cardboard' tube made from asbestos paper?

I suspect it's most likely a ceramic.  Back when the asbestos scare took place in the 70's, everyone distanced themselves from it as quickly as possible.  Even the stuff that didn't make fibers, such as a roll of gasket material for an engine disappeared off the shelves, never to return.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
@Pancholoco1911 that’s different. Man, I sit there and read and read and post and read til like three, go to sleep, and wake up at 10 or 11 excited to read early morning posts.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Pancholoco1911
@Pancholoco1911 that’s different. Man, I sit there and read and read and post and read til like three, go to sleep, and wake up at 10 or 11 excited to read early morning posts.
 

i remember when I told you to join this forum on CPL and you said ????? Hahaha. I’ve forgot that conversation 🤣 

yup, pretty knowledgeable people here, I like to read long very detailed posts to absorb all the info they share. 
~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@Pancholoco1911 I said something like I made an account in April but it’s too complicated. Also, man cpl. I haven’t visited cpl since I got into ccf. I think my last post on there was about my dearly beloved 228c.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Pancholoco1911
@Pancholoco1911 I said something like I made an account in April but it’s too complicated. Also, man cpl. I haven’t visited cpl since I got into ccf. I think my last post on there was about my dearly beloved 228c.
 

im still active there, I don’t post at all but I do also enjoy their euro lanterns a lot. Having some Tilley, Vapalux, Hipolito, Hasag and Veritas I have to go there and read to get some knowledge too. 
~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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Leviticus Tomethreus
Man I’d be happy to collect those too if I didn’t have to order parts from Sweden and Britain and Germany. I’ve only got a few euro things on my wishlist. A Tilley fl6, a chrome or red Tilley, and one of the 500 cp models.
My friends don’t call me “Lantern Levi” for nothin’,
if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

The biggest lie I tell myself is
”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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Barrett
Dang... my roosters are starting to crow at 3.44am and waking me, it's only spring!
To original thread question, listen to the advice given, you'll be fine.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Pancholoco1911

I have ordered parts before but they take awhile to arrive.  

Tilleys pop up sometime and then on eBay. Mine all came from eBay just keep an eye for the good deals and don’t jump on expensive ones. 


last post here, we’ve hijacked this thread. sorry 😐 

~Pancho~
👀 for BD lantern  7/85, 10/04, 5/11, 2/19
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #101
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