200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
scl
i put a new cap on my 200 and it ran amazing and the coleman mantle had no holes at all but i moved the bail to the other side i heard a pop and the lantern made a quiet sighing noise without light but a neat little blue flame so i quickly shut it down. that cap was good and tight when put on, never had one do this before.
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Gunhippie
Sometimes the threads in the cap an/or the burner tube are eroded, not leaving much to hold the cap on. You can use a tapered steel mandrel (knife steel?) or the base of a large drill bit to expand the end of the burner tube just a little. Heating the end of the tube to red-hot first will make it easier, but not really needed as that tube is annealed well from years of heat.

Or just replace the tube--I have a few.
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Chucker
I have a punch that slowly tapers larger than the 200a burner tube and I use that to expand the tube so the cap catches the threads. I tap it in and wiggle it loose little by little until the cap catches the threads good enough. 
Chuck
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zoomkat
"that cap was good and tight when put on, never had one do this before."

How many turns did you get on the burner when you attached it to the tube?  If not many the threads then the threads may be seizing before full engagement. If the threads are worn and the burner is lose fitting, you might use bit of high temp muffler patch on the threads to make a jam fit. A very thin piece of wire might also be wound in the threads to fatten them up.             
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Dmacp
that'll teach you to move the bail :-)
Dan
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gpaguy
I had a burner cap come loose and fall off breaking the mantle on a Nite Hawk 701 lantetn. Don't know how it became loose and there was no way any worn threads were involved.


John
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scl
i did expand the tube a little and all is good now. it was a new cap from pitman marine and the lantern seemed to have unscrewed it while running like it did not like it and the gentle action of moving the bail to the other side so i could turn the valve off was enough to let it loose,maybe it was mad at me, who knows.
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Gunhippie
A little bit of muffler repair paste or wood stove gasket adhesive on the threads should prevent this from happening again. I've been using this for a while now. I had the same thing happen once, and thoriated mantles are getting scarce.
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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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