200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Hobiecat111629
I've now managed to pick up a few lanterns, and a couple stoves, but no heaters....At least not yet and I really like white gas. And I'm thinking we can use one on our screened in patio when we sit out side on cold autumn days. 

What's a good heater model to look for at  yard sales? Average going rate? And things to look out for on them?
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Majicwrench
They all work, more of less. You will find them cheap cheap, they have no real value. I would expect you can find a dang nice one for $10 with a little snooping.
 So find a clean one, make sure it has the snuffer, read all the good and bad reviews on here and enjoy!

They work really well on a porch, like under a chair on a  cold day.
Keith
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JimL
As Keith stated, make sure it has the snuffer cap as that's required to shut it off.   $10 should be at the high end for a really nice one.  If you can make it to a gathering, you should be able to find one real cheap.

-Jim

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DougA
I am planning to bring a NIB one to sell at the Chautauqua gathering next week.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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CdnColemanGuy
Some heaters have value, such as a 519.  Others, like 510's, 513's, 514's etc. have lesser value. I like the mushroom 513's and 514's that have the adjustable temp, from 3000-5000btu.
513 7 (800x559).jpg  519 1 (800x533).jpg 
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Chucker
The biggest weak spot in these seems to be the O-ring at the tank if you pull the burner head. They can harden over 40-50 years. I had a guy at ACE hardware make me one for cheap as they used a spool of O-ring stock then glued the ends. 
Chuck
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SteveRetherford
i find these propane heaters to be much better :-)

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25 502s


What's a good heater model to look for at  yard sales?


The heavier they are the better the boat is kept in place. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Hobiecat111629
25 502s wrote:


The heavier they are the better the boat is kept in place. 


Ha!  I'll sail all the way down to 50* air temperatures in the fall, so a nice heater would also keep my wife happy while she waits by the campsite. 
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atomicbee
Hi Steve, Looking for another heater and the COLEMAN focus 5 looks promising, do I need to look for any issues if I find one in the wild? 
 Bally Coleman Bill
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SteveRetherford
well , some have an instant lighting feature i like . but most important is the screen burner ball needs to be in good shape not deteriorated  . they come with a small perfectly round hole in the screen that is original , any other holes means it toast !!!
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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fuel brained
All of the catalyst heaters have one thing in common. They are HEAVY drinkers. They use a lot of white gas.
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
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242burner
My very first scar was caused by one of the 513's my Dad had for camping.  It was under the table in the fold-out Apache tent camper, I slid in and it kissed me good.  These have no real practical use in modern tent camping as the tent will "burn" to ash completely if touched. His first heater was a 220 in a metal bucket.  He moved up to a 513, then went electric.  
1928 L-220 "Slant" from Russ
1919 Air-O from Jerry
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Gand28
well , some have an instant lighting feature i like . but most important is the screen burner ball needs to be in good shape not deteriorated  . they come with a small perfectly round hole in the screen that is original , any other holes means it toast !!!


OCP has had reproduction mesh balls and there is a fellow in Indiana who has parts and rebuilds these heaters. But as Steve says, if the mesh is bad, it should be reflected in the price you pay. 
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Chucker
FOCUS 5 is what I've gone to for quick, early morning heat at deer camp (in my trailer) next to my bed.
Just got my second one last summer at a Flea Market in the box. I have added a generic grill igniter to mine too. Works as I hoped. 
Chuck
"Stop being angry, and forget about getting back at people; do not worry -- it only causes harm." Ps. 37:8
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Gand28


Ha!  I'll sail all the way down to 50* air temperatures in the fall, so a nice heater would also keep my wife happy while she waits by the campsite. 



I think the joke is they make a better boat anchor!
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
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stoves1234
A few years ago I saw a NIB Coleman catalytic heater, it was a bigger version of the 413 and rated for 5000-7000 BTU's. I wouldn't be surprised if it took a gallon of CF to fill the fount. I could have gotten it cheap, but I went home without it and am glad I did. If anyone wants a working 413 for free, come on by. The Focus 5 is an excellent heater that is much easier to use than a mushroom heater.
Jim Brizzolara
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