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dbhost
I have a pair of dual fuel to mantel lanterns produced in 10 05 and I'm not sure what the model number is and I can't find anything  Printed anywhere on the lantern giving a model number. How do I find this information?
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mikew
Probably either a 285 or 295.  The 285 is the smaller of the two.  The 295 will generally have "Powerhouse" on the decal.  Both have a black vent with a silver fount.  If I remember correctly, the model number is on the collar in small numbers like "285-700".
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JimL
If the collar is intact, it’ll be in fine print, likely with three numbers and if a later version, also a letter for a revision.  Or better yet, post a pic.  We do love pictures here and should be able to easily identify it.

-Jim

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dbhost
It's not the powerhouse model...
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JimL
Ok, next clue.  What color is it?

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dbhost
I'll get photos up tomorrow.  Black top, silver gray tank...
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JimL
Probably a 285 then, but yeah, please post pics.

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bowenstudios
I agree please post pictures. Btw that's my sons birthday lantern and he was just talking about wanting one, I recently got my birthday. 
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dbhost
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Pretty sure this one needs a pump...
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Hot Diggity
Nice 285.  I have one with a couple changes running on kerosene, and it just purrs along.
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JimL
The 285A700 on the collar tells you it's a 285 model. 

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dbhost
It needs some cleaning and probably a pump kit... but overall its awesome.
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JimL
Even though it's a neoprene pump cup, unless replaced, you can try mushrooming it out and oiling it.

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Chucker
Try some plumbers silicone grease (very thin coat) or Vaseline on the pump cup. I've brought a few back to life. 
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zoomkat
My pimped out 285A.

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dbhost
I think its the check valve. I had fuel in the pump...
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JimL
>>I think its the check valve. I had fuel in the pump...

Unless seriously compromised internally, the only way you'll get fuel back into the pump is having a lot of fuel in the fount and tipping the lantern too much, allowing fuel into the snorkel.  The check valve stops air, but not liquid.  Pump it a few times fast to clear the pump tube all the way through the snorkel.  If fuel comes back with it sitting, get another fount.

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dbhost
JimL wrote:
>>I think its the check valve. I had fuel in the pump...

Unless seriously compromised internally, the only way you'll get fuel back into the pump is having a lot of fuel in the fount and tipping the lantern too much, allowing fuel into the snorkel.  The check valve stops air, but not liquid.  Pump it a few times fast to clear the pump tube all the way through the snorkel.  If fuel comes back with it sitting, get another fount.


It appears I did something stupid. I had fuel in this one when I put them up about a year ago. I have had them stored on their side. I am guessing this one the pump was aimed downward. No fuel leaked outside of the lantern. I have since emptied the fuel (used to light off some scrap wood I needed to burn off).
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JimL
Nothing wrong storing it with fuel, or laying on it's side(although I don't understand why).  I was merely stating how you'd get fuel in the pump tube. 

-Jim

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Hot Diggity wrote:
Nice 285.  I have one with a couple changes running on kerosene, and it just purrs along.
Are duel fuels and powerhouses as easy to convert to kero as say the 220s? sounds logical
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dbhost
Are duel fuels and powerhouses as easy to convert to kero as say the 220s? sounds logical


 If what I see on YouTube is accurate then yes the 285 and 295 are pretty common to convert to kerosene although it's not something I'm intrested in.
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dbhost
JimL wrote:
Nothing wrong storing it with fuel, or laying on it's side(although I don't understand why).  I was merely stating how you'd get fuel in the pump tube. 


 For the life of me I have no idea why I put the thing up with fuel in it. But I did. As far as why laid them on their sides was a matter of space in the tote I had them in period I have since re arrange things so that they could be upright.
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JimL
Are duel fuels and powerhouses as easy to convert to kero as say the 220s? sounds logical


As an FYI, Powerhouse lanterns are also dual fuel, at least the later ones.

-Jim

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Chucker
Are duel fuels and powerhouses as easy to convert to kero as say the 220s? sounds logical


If you are wanting a reliable newer conversion stick to the 290 Powerhouse IMO. Just add a 639 preheat cup and generator. Easy and BRIGHT. 

I've converted 220's and am much happier with what I see in the 290. 
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