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hikerduane
Treated the seepage on my Kerosafe lamp and tried it again today, the 2C-HG mantles burn yellowish, also over running them some.  Noticed when blowing on them but not into the horizontal air tube, that the mantles burned much whiter.  Was wondering if bigger cp mantles would resolve this, hate to waste two mantles if this won't help.  Also see the pricker wire isn't poking thru.  🙁
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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zoomkat
Do they seem to brighten up some as the tank pressure goes down?
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hikerduane
I have not released pressure.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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MYN
I don't think bigger cp mantles would resolve that. You've got an air-fuel ratio or mixing problem to fix. Obviously its running richer than optimum.
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Chucker
MYN wrote:
I don't think bigger cp mantles would resolve that. You've got an air-fuel ratio or mixing problem to fix. Obviously its running richer than optimum.


What Mark says. 
Chuck
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hikerduane
I can't recall if at the Norcal campout at Davis Lake if the mantles were white or yellowish.  Lower pressure stopped the over run of the mantles, but if I blew on them, they got whiter.  I'll take the genny off and try not to mess the mantles up and see if I can fish anything out.  
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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JimL
I had that happen once with an AGM 3927 (double mantle CF lantern).  I went through it more than once, but could find nothing wrong.  I even swapped the tip for a 200A.  It was a little better, but still not right.  I then went through it far more thoroughly than I ever did and found the issue.  One burner had two screens.  You wouldn't think this would make that much difference, but it did.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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hikerduane
I'll look the top over and poke and prod.  Plenty of fuel out the riser.  I had it out in the sun a little when I sealed the bottom, plus I laid it on its side for a few days.  Who knows what happened. 
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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JimL
Get a strong flashlight to see if you can make out any screen detail by viewing through the mantles.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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zoomkat
If the burner tubes are steel, then rust particles can flake off of the inside of the tubes landing on top of the screen blocking some flow. You might be able to carefully invert the lantern and lightly tap on the sides of the burner tubes to get anything just sitting on the screens to drop back into the mixing plenum. If the mantles get trashed, you can use an inspection mirror and flashlight to check the screens for blockage. I've used a very small safety pin to clear rust and stuff that is stuck in the screen holes.
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hikerduane
Even before morning coffee, I grabbed the lamp and right off saw that in messing with shade and globe holders, that the finial for this one was loose, so screwed it in without the holder since the two weren't a good match.  Lamp ran a little brighter with some halo effect.  Will look into it further, like I said, can't recall how bright it was at the campout or if then out in the sunlight it looked fine.  I have poked at the screens before with a safety pin or pricker wire.  Thank you for the suggestions.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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hikerduane
Got it.  
Hot vinegar soak for the genny, pricker wire is MIA.  Soaked the burner in hot citric acid for a bit, bubbled away.  Noticed one burner cap was loose, so both of those got dumped in with the burner, only seven holes in the cap, no screen.  I noticed that the genny tip poked up into the horizontal air tube by quite a bit, so when reassembled the parts, added a washer under the hoop that supports the burner which raised the burner so the genny tip wasn't intruding into the air tube as far, this lamp is sensitive to air movement.  Success, also tied some Silk Lites on.  White mantles now, have to seal the genny threads as they leak a bit after removing the genny a few times.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Chucker
Great detective work Duane. You have given me hope for an old AGM carb lantern that ran dim on me. 
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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hikerduane
Thank you, thinking now that instead of a washer, could have squeezed the hoop support to raise the burner.  Might give it a try while running.  Brilliant.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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