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Awwphooey

Hello everyone!

have a question, though I’m pretty sure I already know the answer. I was taking apart my dads dual burner Coleman stove to clean out rust and debris (413G, I think he picked it up the year that I was born which was ’69) and in unscrewing the valve assembly from the top, the fuel and air tube fell inside the tank. Guessing the only way to salvage this is find somebody who can cut the tank and re-weld it? Would I go to a machine shop for such a thing?

 

Seems silly as I know I could replace the tank, but it is the original from my dad’s stove and he has since passed.

 

Thank you for letting me post here,

 

Steve

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SteveRetherford
no its just part of the valve assembly , im sure ocp has em . fish thatt part out , take the tip cleaner out of the valve and the sest of the fuel and air will come out to add a new one , might be best to get a new tip cleaner before instalation , they dont always work again once removed .
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Gunhippie
Three options:

1) Shake, rock and roll until it somehow falls out the filler bung.
B) Get a long pair of hemostats and try to fish it out.
III) Buy a new FA tube and leave the old one in there. You'll get used to it.
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Awwphooey
Hey thanks for the quick reply guys. I was under the impression that the tube is too long to fish out of the fuel bung- Sounds like that’s not the case?
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macwacs
If it could fall in there it can fall out. I would be tempted to fish it out with the hemostat. Should take more than an hour or two.
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the trick is to get one end visible in any opening,  then grab the end with tweezers...
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Awwphooey
All right, I’ll make sure I have a cooler of cold ones next to me and set forth.
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D421
How's your neck feel? It will not feel this good after looking up at the tank while you jiggle it for hour's on end.  But have faith you can get it out. A small wire with a hook bent just right May help if you get it in just the right spot. Don't ask me how I know.
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Gunhippie
Awwphooey wrote:
All right, I’ll make sure I have a cooler of cold ones next to me and set forth.


Correct answer!
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.
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SteveRetherford
i have something similar to this , but mine is old and skinny fits in a lot of things

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BSAGuy
Hello and welcome from NC, Steve.  If you have enough patience and beer, you can fish that F/A tube out, no problem.  Good luck.
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SteveRetherford
im sure once you look over this you will see how to fix this issue , you issue is seen at the bottom of the first page  https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/resources/re_stove_a.php
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Awwphooey

Hey thank you everybody for taking the time to respond and the advice (and the welcome!). Finally managed it after about two hours of trying. My neck is sore and my shoulders are pretty fatigued. 😆

 

@SteveRetherford, yeah that tool did the trick I went down to Ace Hardware and found myself one for 4.99.

 

So I worked on it for about an hour and 55 minutes and then gave up. Moved on to getting all my other gear ready for a yearly camping trip I do with the buddies. Once I was done I decided I’d walk over and give it one last college try and managed to get it out in two minutes. Isn’t it funny how life works sometimes. 😊

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macwacs
Two hours that's about right and they always come out when least expected.
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Gasman64
[welcome], Steve, from another Steve in Pennsylvania!
Congratulations on performing surgery; I hope the patient has recovered and ready to cook dinner. 😃
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I once heard of a way to use a small rubber band on the end of a folded wire. The trick is to turn the wire, wrapping the rubber band around the part. Or even a mini lasso that you could pull tight and work the part out.
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D421
Drop it back in and see if you can beat you own record.
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BSAGuy
D421 wrote:
Drop it back in and see if you can beat you own record.


Now that's funny, D421.  Gave me a good laugh!
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BSAGuy wrote:


Now that's funny, D421.  Gave me a good laugh!

+1^^^😂
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