200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

10gage
Who makes a good one that works on all size lanterns? I’m usually able to pull them out with some homemade tools but I’ve got a pesky one on a 53 220 that just won’t budge and I don’t want to destroy it
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
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SteveRetherford
old coleman parts dot com usualy has em . he must currently be out but im sure another batch is in the works ......... fits most lanterns but no tool fits every lantern .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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10gage
But will those work on 220 and 200 style lanterns?
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
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Tgarner01
IMG_20200117_144550950-600x800.jpg Here are some home made ones. If your interested in making some yourself I'll send you some dimensions. Work on everything I've tried them on so far. I've found the earlier check valves had a little bit narrower slot than the newer (60's+) GPAs I've worked on. That's why there two different tools.
Toby Garner
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mikewells
10gage wrote:
But will those work on 220 and 200 style lanterns?


Yes it will fit them. 
Mike has been out for a few days but a new batch is currently sitting at his post office waiting to be picked up.🙂🙂
Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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TwoCanoes
My OCP check valve tool fits the '46 220 and the '55 200A that are sitting on my bench. Should fit a '53 220 just fine.  In fact, the tool has fit every lantern and stove I've worked on since I got it over a year ago. I made a couple check valve removal tools.  They worked fine, but I haven't used them since getting the OCP tool.
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10gage
10/4 thanks for the help
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
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rob_pontius
You won't regret buying the tool from OCP. Mike Wells makes those tools, and they are very high quality. I have one, and won't ever try to to remove a check valve without that tool. The tool that Mike makes has two different sized ends for wide or narrow check valve slots, and a stud to prevent the tool from camming out of the slot. It's a very well thought out tool with great quality. 
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Phredd
I agree with Rob. I bought more than one of Mike's tools.  Very high quality!  And the work great!

Phredd
ICCC#1799
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #40
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10gage
Sucks just got a big order from him 2 days ago. Ohh well
James sizemore
milspec syndicate #1941
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Dmacp
I hear a lot of complaints about an certain ebay seller. The tools don't fit and he will not accept returns. This is a guy in the states. I'd steer clear of him and purchase from Old Coleman Parts.
Dan
ICCC member #604
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Pancholoco1911
Go OCP, two slots sizes in one tool. eBay seller offer two different slot sizes and if you buy both they will cost you more. 
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85
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rob_pontius
The bottom line is that the tool that Mike Wells makes is by far the best tool there is. Plus, if there is anything wrong with the tool, Mike will be right there to make it right. Mike is a local collector in my area, and he's one heck of a good guy. 
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Gunhippie
I have one of Mike's from OCP and it has fit nearly everything in my collection, including some non-Coleman NRVs. It has worked just fine on everything from the 242 and 427 up to the recent lanterns.
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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Bumpkin 95
Mine from OCP has been great. as stated it fits 2 size slots and 2 different thread sizes. It has worked on all my stuff thus far. Well worth the money 
  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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Gunhippie
Hmm. I guess I have an older model, as it only has one size tip and two threaded rods. I added a knurled knob in place of the nut for greater ease of use. 3/4" copper tube makes for a nice case.

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But it was still able to remove a CV that was busted nearly in half!
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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Rhubarb
Mine looks just like Timm's.  It works a treat.  Highly recommended.  It was made by a member here, I don't think he makes them anymore.

Old Coleman Parts:  http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=2179
Andy  -- "It was a pleasure to burn." Ray Bradbury
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holliswood
I can also vouch that the CV tool is worth the investment. 
-Fred

ICCC Member #1871  -  MilSpec-Ops #1278  -  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #41
Perfection Heater Collectors #2   CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE #57  Coleman Slant Saver #65

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Phredd
Dmacp wrote:
I hear a lot of complaints about an certain ebay seller. The tools don't fit and he will not accept returns. This is a guy in the states. I'd steer clear of him and purchase from Old Coleman Parts.


Whoever this guy is that you refer to - it is NOT Mike Wells.  He makes very high quality tools and stands by his products!

Phredd
ICCC#1799
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #40
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Tigerfans2
When I first became addicted not knowing any better I bought a tool off Ebay, it worked but after a couple of stubborn valves the ears(?) are twisted. Then I bought one like Timm's from OCP and it's all I've used since on everything up to brand new (~1980?). However being tool proactive I purchased the double ender that Mike makes and it's where I can find it in the main Coleman tool box.
Coleman Slant Saver #58
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #8
Coleman Blues 243's #16
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Bumpkin 95

Gunhippie wrote:
Hmm. I guess I have an older model, as it only has one size tip and two threaded rods. I added a knurled knob in place of the nut for greater ease of use. 3/4" copper tube makes for a nice case.

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I like that storage case might have to make one myself 
But it was still able to remove a CV that was busted nearly in half!

  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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JeepJeepster
Gunhippie wrote:
Hmm. I guess I have an older model, as it only has one size tip and two threaded rods. I added a knurled knob in place of the nut for greater ease of use. 3/4" copper tube makes for a nice case.

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But it was still able to remove a CV that was busted nearly in half!


This is the one I have also. While I only have fairly common lanterns, its worked on everything I've used it on. Only thing I dont like about it is the diameter is so small. Its hard to keep it from side loading the threaded rod. Would be nice if it had some spacers that you could put on it so it fit somewhat snug in the bore. 

The new one on his site looks like its larger and I see some sort of spacer. Not sure if thats to solve the issue Im talking about or not. 

I too like the copper sleeve.  May need to make me one. Where did you get the knob? Machine it yourself?
Lookin for birthday lanterns:
2/57
8/59
6/2010
6/2013
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Gunhippie
The aluminum knob came from some piece of surplus equipment--don't remember what. It was drilled and tapped for a #10 machine screw. I drilled it out and tapped it to 1/4"-20tpi for the threaded rod of the puller, and it's easy to tighten it by hand enough to get the job done.

To snug the puller up in the pump tube, I sometimes use a few wraps of electrician's tape. I remove it afterwards.
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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arizonacamper
I made this while back works perfectly it's made out of a piece of aluminum stock you should think about doing something like this it'll keep the check valve removal tool centered makes it really easy to use
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Gas is what you use for washing parts diesel is for making power!
Why do they have Braille on the keys on a drive-up ATM?
Looking for any lanterns or stoves dated 5/63 or 1/72
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Bumpkin 95
Yes the one from OCP I got a few months ago only has a small gap around the shaft. The silver spacer on the new one is to give a flat surface for the wing nut when you tighten it down 
  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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SteveRetherford
when i said it doesnt fit all lanterns , i was saying it wont fit Agm Akrons and a host of others . but it will fit a lot of coleman made lanterns , lamps n stoves . dont know if a list was ever made of all the models it fits , but 242B and later , 220/228E and later , all 200's , 236/237's . most all the later coleman stoves . any of em that use this style of Check valve early n later ones as well .

Check Valve With Stem
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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Dmacp
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Hmm. I guess I have an older model, as it only has one size tip and two threaded rods.

I think I know the guy who made that one.

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Dan
ICCC member #604
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mikewells
Dmacp wrote:

I think I know the guy who made that one.




Yep I know him too, I think he made about a million of them and it is a great tool!!

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Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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Gunhippie
Steve: Mine has removed valves from 220/8Bs and several AGM/KampLite  valves. Some don't have a threaded hole for the rod, but with pressure on the tool and a few wraps of tape to keep it tight in the pump tube, it works.
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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Dmacp
the shortcoming of that (1/2") tool is when you try to pull an 8-32 check valve. That is when a bushing, or tape must be used. A Delrin bushing with a head was planned at one time but just cost too much.
The 1/4-32 is stout enough that no bushing is needed. Fifteen years ago there were very few 8-32 check valves. even today, I detest the  8-32 check valves. I repair the older ones. They pump better too, IMHO
Dan
ICCC member #604
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