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Dcaswell
My wife doesn’t care about this so I figured I go somewhere that does. Found this bad boy hanging from a tree sans globe out in the hills by my house, looked like an old homeless camp.  Would this be a good lantern to use? What are things I should replace so I don’t blow up when I turn it on? Any advice is appreciated!060F422A-BD56-4D3C-BAC6-EB654D929123.jpeg  C357076E-DF1D-4C54-B161-BA23C53BC7AF.jpeg  5E03E0E5-A5F0-4AA6-BD65-D459EB21FF62.jpeg 
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RobSchroff
You probably won't blow yourself up.  You'll want to make sure there is some clean coleman fuel or camp fuel in the tank (not stinky/bad gasoline). You will likely need to oil the leather cup on the pump to make it pliable so it will seal against the walls of the pump tube.  Once you pressurize the tank, crack the valve and listen for air/fuel to begin spitting out.  If you get that far, get some mantles and tie them on.  Try to run the lantern with the mantles. If it runs, go get a globe,and you're all set.  If it doesn't, let us know what it's doing/not doing.  The CL2 is a fine lantern.
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KSC
Welcome!  I think that will fire up if you follow Rob's recommendations.  I'm surprised it's in that good of shape hanging out in the weather like it was.  Maybe it wasn't there very long.  After you get that one up and running you will want more.  Trust me. 
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Gunhippie
You have one frame member with a broken spot-weld. Take the frame to an HVAC or auto body shop and they should be able to redo the spot weld in less than a minute. Get the mating surfaces of the break clean as possible beforehand.

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Dcaswell
Thank you everyone for the advice! I will definitely let you know how it all works, I have a dual fuel 285( I think) and I’m just addicted the way these fuel lanterns glow compared to propane or electric, it definitely adds to the experience of camping. Also with the sparked on there, is there a special flint to go in there from Coleman or will any old one do?
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Yup, a fine lantern once running properly, also my birthday lantern. Please update us
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BSAGuy
Hello and welcome from NC.  That's a nice find that should clean up just fine.
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Rustytank
Welcome! The sparky will take a standard Zippo flint. 
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Vintageish
Dcaswell wrote:
Thank you everyone for the advice! I will definitely let you know how it all works, I have a dual fuel 285( I think) and I’m just addicted the way these fuel lanterns glow compared to propane or electric, it definitely adds to the experience of camping. Also with the sparked on there, is there a special flint to go in there from Coleman or will any old one do?


You can salvage flints from used up discarded butane lighters too.

The sparker I've used has an appetite for flints. Hard to use with cold hands in winter too!
Left it on a lantern , but will save it for a somehow not having any other way to light it.
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Don't feel bad about your wife not caring. mine doesn't either she she just made me promise not to burn down or blow up the house or garage!
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zoomkat
You might be able to simply soft solder the broken spot weld, as that area doesn't get terribly hot.
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Dcaswell
Don't feel bad about your wife not caring. mine doesn't either she she just made me promise not to burn down or blow up the house or garage!
Welcome from Southern Arizona 
Shawn 
good to know 🙂 thanks for the welcome 
zoomkat wrote:
You might be able to simply soft solder the broken spot weld, as that area doesn't get terribly hot.
 
I will definitely look into it thanks 
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Dcaswell
Vintageish wrote:


You can salvage flints from used up discarded butane lighters too.

The sparker I've used has an appetite for flints. Hard to use with cold hands in winter too!
Left it on a lantern , but will save it for a somehow not having any other way to light it.
Im leaving it on because I like it but I’m not expecting to much from it, it seems to far from the mantles right be effective 
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Leviticus Tomethreus
@Dcaswell the sparkers really only work right on the 228/220 b through f models. It angles just right towards the mantles. I have one on only one lantern because if something goes wrong, and it’s pitch black, I use that because it’s easier in the dark. 
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Kgam1020
Hi and welcome from western Massachusetts. Nice find in the woods. I have the same lantern and it is a good runner. I would definitely oil the pump. Check the fount for old fuel if it has anything in it. You could do a dry run and pump up the pressure 20-30 pumps and crack the fuel knob. If you hear air hissing you should be all set for some CF or white glass. Maybe check the air tube for spider webs or other insects that make nests restricting air flow. Nice lantern and good luck 👍🏻 
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Duck
That’s in nice condition for being just found in  a tree. If it was a homeless camp they may have been using reg gas in it. If so generator maybe  plugged. Doesnt mean it’s finished they can be cleaned or a new one purchased so don’t give up. And if it does run these are neat globes for that lanterns  https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=738&cat=32&page=2

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Dcaswell
Duck wrote:
That’s in nice condition for being just found in  a tree. If it was a homeless camp they may have been using reg gas in it. If so generator maybe  plugged. Doesnt mean it’s finished they can be cleaned or a new one purchased so don’t give up. And if it does run these are neat globes for that lanterns  https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=738&cat=32&page=2
indidbt even think of that, does have some liquid in it, can’t tell if it’s regular gas or not but more than likely it is
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Duck
Does it smell like the fuel you use in your other lantern? If it’s camp fuel no worries drain it out into a clear jar and make sure there is no contaminates. If it’s reg gas drain it out rinse the fount a few times with denatured alcohol or Coleman fuel.
edit: Coleman fuel is clear, RUG is yellowish

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74HARLEY
Welcome from Washington! 
That was a great find, quite literally. Those are nice runners.
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[welcome], David, from Pennsylvania! You've got plenty of advice, so I wish you good luck, and have fun.
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Willy
Welcome to the forum.  Those models work well but, they have the plastic eccentric block which has been known to melt.  A metal replacement or heat shield will usually do the trick.  I have both on my CLX.  It is easy to make a heat shield with an old soup can and some tin snips.   DSCN7173.jpg 

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Dcaswell
Zulu Kono wrote:
Those usually need the plastic eccentric block replaced with a metal one, and you're good to go.

How hard is that to replace? 
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zoomkat
I'd do some basic checks to see if it seems operational. If that checks out, then put on some mantles and a globe if available, and see if it will run. If it does, you can make a simple heat shield from heavy aluminum foil if desired along with the frame repair.
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Smudge
Greeting and welcome. The CL2 is a nice lantern and worth the time and effort to repair.
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Dcaswell
Well guys I’ve finally gotten around to pressurizing this thing and it holds pressure after being pumped and I can hear gas coming out when I turn it on. My question is how do I clean out the gas lines leading up the mantles? I can see there is crud on the screens so I’m sure the lines need cleaning too. 
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Chucker
No lines, it is a feed tube in the fount, fuel is pressurized up through the valve, into the generator, then the fuel mixes with combustion air from the air tube, to the burner cap. Dirty screens are probably rust from the mixing chamber above. 

Open/close the the valve knob to clean the gen tip. If you are getting air out the burner caps fuel should come right along with it. Just tip the lantern on its side after opening the valve to check the feed tube function. If the air stops and/or you get fuel now - you should replace the fuel tube in the fount. 
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zoomkat
"My question is how do I clean out the gas lines leading up the mantles? I can see there is crud on the screens so I’m sure the lines need cleaning too."

I really don't see the connection in that statement. If there is debris on the burner screens, it is probably rust flaking off of the insides of the burner tubes. You can simply turn the lantern upside down and lightly tap on the burner screens and burner tubes to get the material to drop back into the mixing plenum, where it will probably be harmless for the rest of the lantern's life. If the material stays on the screens, the screens can be cleared using a very thin pin or needle.
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Dcaswell
All torn down for a little cleaning and a beer of course. B9ABF0AF-B0C0-4AF8-B03E-80C5E5536A58.jpeg 
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