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hikerduane
I've soaked a Thomas Kerosafe valve in citric acid, vinegar, poked and probed and can't clear whatever is blocking the valve on the "in" side.  Any thoughts?  I have flow from the top thru the hole the missing spindle goes.  I could by-pass the missing spindle by closing off the hole and use a valve lower down that comes off the lamp fount.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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hikerduane
Thinking what looks like sloppy factory soldering or a repair, that maybe some excess solder found it's way to the entry side of the valve and plugged the orifice.  Definitely used.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Tgarner01
I guess your valve is brass? I'm not familiar with a Thomas Kerosafe but I'm thinking if it's old fuel or even solder you could use a propane torch and either burn it out or melt the solder and blow it out. Hopefully the valve packing is graphite?...
Toby Garner
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hikerduane
A member has a valve for me, will be camping by him at next weeks Gathering in California.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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SteveRetherford
soak it in lye and try again . if its crud it will clean it out .
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Chucker
What Steve said. 

If it is a drop or two of solder in there hit it with a micro torch for 15 sec. inside of it and lightly tap it on a piece of wood. If you're getting a second one anyway it couldn't hurt. 
Chuck
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hikerduane
Funny, the solder around the nipple? for the spindle looks homemade, but nothing inside unless some was melted that got there when the nipple was sealed.  Nothing to loose, maybe a heat sink on that nipple. ?
Marty has what I need, bought a cheap TK fount this AM off the bay, back in business I hope.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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zoomkat
"Thinking what looks like sloppy factory soldering or a repair, that maybe some excess solder found it's way to the entry side of the valve and plugged the orifice.  Definitely used."

If it is a factory defect, it probably would not have worked when new. I'd be careful "fixing" factory soldered joints.
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hikerduane
zoomkat wrote:
"Thinking what looks like sloppy factory soldering or a repair, that maybe some excess solder found it's way to the entry side of the valve and plugged the orifice.  Definitely used."

If it is a factory defect, it probably would not have worked when new. I'd be careful "fixing" factory soldered joints.

Yes, forgot that yesterday, wouldn't have been used if from the factory like that.  Maybe a slight leak a PO tried fixing.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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hikerduane
Well, after a bit, was a easy fix.  Nipple was threaded, maybe PO had nothing to seal threads so soldered.  I heated the valve, nothing falling out, but solder job had melted off so unscrewed the nipple and poked the semi obvious inlet hole and crud fell right out, maybe the heat burnt it to a crisp.  Flow thru both ends now, but without the valve stem, not usable, so good thing Marty has one I can buy at the Gathering next week.  Coleman parts are too big.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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