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Gand28
I posted this a year ago or more but the pics were photobombed.  Stripped some parts lanterns yesterday and took some more pictures to help new members understand how to quickly and easily disassemble a 220 or 228.  Don't start taking the tip cleaner out or the air tube off.  The entire burner assembly comes out in one piece in less than 5 minutes.  If you are so moved to take everything apart for detailed cleaning, it's much easier with the assembly free on your bench.  Putting it back together as one piece is a snap too!  You will need a bench vise and a large adjustable (crescent) wrench.

So here goes...

First remove the vent, globe, and generator.  Place the wrench in the vice with the open end up.  Slip the lantern upside down and place the wrench around the cleaner assembly where the generator attaches.  Some put an old generator nut or tape over the area.  If you do it right, it leaves no marks, but you may want protection for your first time.  I usually retract the e-block.

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Grab the bottom of the fount with both hands and twist CCW.  You will feel a "pop" as the fitting releases.  Usually the air tube comes out of the valve like this:

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It's then easy to get the valve out of the fount by placing it upside down in the vice.

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However, sometimes, especially if it's been apart before, the valve will unscrew from the fount first.

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Don't panic.  Just put the cleaner assembly back upside down over the open wrench held in the vice and use another wrench to unscrew the valve from the burner.
 
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That's it.  As taught to me by Murff who learned it the "Coleman Way" from Bob Hitchcock.

Sorry for the messy bench, but I know where everything is!  

Hopefully Dean can fix the sideways iPhone pics!



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offrink
Thanks Greg! Even though I have taken some apart it’s always nice to have an update and the pictures defiantly help!
Ben
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Smudge
Thanks for the info. You've probably saved many from damaging the tip cleaner part. I also employ your method. Here's some pluming wrenches that I use. Same procedure, except the wrench is held horizontal in the vice.
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wpnaes
Good reminder Greg!
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mikew
Great explanation and pics!  
Mike
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clc54
Thanks Greg,
I love working on the 22x's, but sometimes they are a real bear to get broken down. I'm trying your method next time. It should makes things a lot easier.
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Aspbear
Greg, since you posted that it is the only method I use works very easily. I think t thanked you then but I will thank you again no telling how many air tubes you have saved from the out of whack generator openin.
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SteveRetherford
i always put the generator nut back on before i do this to protect the threads .

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Aspbear
And yet another good idea. Thanks Steve
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mnhogrider
I do it from the side and leave everything on.
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Rhubarb
Cool beans. That's a top tip.
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Gand28
mnhogrider wrote:
I do it from the side and leave everything on.


That works too!
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poppa
Thanks for the info and great pictures.         poppa
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Asbestos
Smudge wrote:
Thanks for the info. You've probably saved many from damaging the tip cleaner part. I also employ your method. Here's some pluming wrenches that I use. Same procedure, except the wrench is held horizontal in the vice.



I can't believe it!  I have had a wrench exactly like that since  the 90's I just got it out about 2 days ago because I thought it would work better than a regular crescent. It does work really well. The Diamond Caulk Tool,  Horseshoe and lantern valve remover Co.  
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Ross226
mnhogrider wrote:
I do it from the side and leave everything on.


I have never worked on a 220 and have my first one coming in the mail (1958 220E).  After watching Curt's Lantern Lab I was a little discouraged as it appeared to require various specially modified tools - I've done 200s, 335s and a 236 but this looked like a whole new animal.  This approach looks inspired and much easier.  Many thanks for posting this!

Mind you...once it arrives I may be back to the forum seeking more help! 😉
Ross
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mnhogrider
No specialty tools needed. A 7/16" wrench, large adjustable wrench in a vice, and a small flat blade screwdriver.
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Eel
Asbestos wrote:
The Diamond Caulk Tool,  Horseshoe and lantern valve remover Co.  

I've had mine since the mid-60s - it was my grandfather's.  ;-)

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CaptainFantastic
mnhogrider wrote:
I do it from the side and leave everything on.


+1 except I take the air tube and burner off if it will come out easy. Otherwise leave it on and tackle it in the vice after.

Great instruction Greg, that should really help those who are a bit daunted by the 220/228's
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Rhubarb
I am working on a pair of 220s for a friend, this technique worked a treat. Thanks Greg!

P.S. What if a mod moved this to the archive?
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pongo
Thank you for sharing this. I have assembled a 1946 228 C that I received apart and struggled taking a 1963 220f apart, so much so,that I dreaded having to take another apart. I have enjoyed all the information that is shared on this forum. What a truly superb member base here. I can't imagine not having the tutorials and even attempting a tear down.
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kw12330
Been so long since I tore a 22x apart I almost forgot how to do it, glad I saw this post have 228C to redo. Thanks Greg for the quick tutorial.

Keith W  

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JDinOH
This post just MADE MY DAY!  I've been beating myself up trying to get that thin little nut loosened up!  I got a thin "furniture" wrench and filed it...to far...sigh.  Too a cheap wrench to my bench grinder and burned my finger...sigh.  Then found this thread!  Went out and had both lanterns apart in 2 seconds!  What a relief.  Still ordered the wrench from Mike, though, along with some other parts.  I think I am ready to clean up my 220F and have everything to reassemble.  The parts coming are for the $ special, bullet hole 228E.  My wife is looking at me like I'm crazy, but I'm just so happy!
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Gand28
Glad it helped.  You really only need the thin wrench to tighten that frame hold-down nut upon reassembly.  


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BSAGuy
I cracked my first 220E with this technique over the weekend.  Worked great and I can't believe I ever did it piece by piece from the top down.  Thanks, Greg.
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