Sportsman globe
Blow out price
Was $19
Now $8
Quick Cal
Just GRABBED this one for $10 3 minutes from my house. The sellers one pic was horrible. But I thought I seen a bulge globe but wasn't sure. Negotiated to $10 over the phone.

But I did love the tag line in his ad. It said, "I'm reasonable. Not stupid. No low ball offers".  He set the price.

Turns out to be a 8/80 200A in green. Pretty nice with a few chips in the vent, and a little rim rash, and a kinda rusty frame.

I oiled the rubber cup, pump felt a little funny. So I sprayed carb cleaner in the check valve. Might have been better. I opened the valve to listen. But it was full of fuel all ready. So things got a little wet. Normal I thought.

I tied a mantle on and of course the leaking fuel flamed up. I thought it would settle down but never did.

You can see the curved part of the tube is wet on one side. Hard to see but the gen is wet when running.

Do I have a gen problem, flooding problem or what. I know I need to take it all apart and clean the air tube.

Please advise. Thanks.

Is this worth $10,,,lol. I was shocked when I seen what they are going for on ebay.

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25 502s
That sounds like too much trouble. Better just ship it to me for say $15. Haha. I am sure someone who actually knows what the problem is will chime is soon
Jason
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TucsonVwColemanCamper
Check for a loose or worn generator tip, or could be over fueled and flooding the air / fuel pickup inside the fount not allowing the air to mix with the fuel when the valve is only opened at a quarter turn .  Also a good idea to make sure the air passage ways in the burner frame are clear . Good luck .
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Gunhippie
Run something through the entire length of the air tube and u-tube. Critters love to make their nests in those cozy spaces. All it takes to make the lantern flood is the tiniest of spider webs. A piece of stranded electric wire with about 1/4" of the end frayed out works great.

Also check that the gen tip is tight, as above. Very unlikely the tip is eroded after only 30 years.

I just picked one of these up myself. First I've seen in the wild. With the nasty weather that just moved in, I may get mine going this weekend.
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Majicwrench
Once flooded, they take a while to smooth out. Let it dry good, then try again, lever up to start of course.EDIT>>>>  DUH  WHAT WAS I THINKING?? This is wrong, silly, ignorant, had stoves on the brain......
Keith
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Quick Cal
Here's the seller's original pic. Hard to tell what it is to a newbie. I just seen the globe,,,lol. When I got there it was like seeing Patrick Swazie. I thought he was going to be bigger,,,lol.

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Then here's more pic's he sent after I was all ready there. I didn't even see them until I got home.

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Quick Cal
Majicwrench wrote:
Once flooded, they take a while to smooth out. Let it dry good, then try again, lever up to start of course.


Oh. I thought it said lever down on it. That might be my problem. You sure,,,lol. I better go ready the label.

Or do you mean since it's flooded lever up to burn off the fuel?
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Gand28
Check your mixing chamber for obstruction. 
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Majicwrench
Disregard my earlier post, I'm gonna edit it so I don't sound so stupid,  I had stoves on the brain....you can spin lever to clean but it should be down to light and run....open valve 1/4 turn to light, leave it there for first 30 seconds or so.
Keith
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Nightlight for Aliens
There is a 200A restore Video on YouTube, the guy swears there is a known problem with the 200A's that leak at the U-Tube and he suggests to put high temp gasket sealer on it (Air tube/U-Tube)

I think its best you take it apart, clean out the gen, air tube, u-tube.. inspect the inside of the fount.. any rust?

Do a normal check over before starting it up.

There are a few things that can cause your issues that can be resolved by doing the once over ' check list '.

Do a fuel leak test, pressure test under water or soapy spray.

A Routine maintenance check. 

Mantle screen clogged, 
Gen nut loose
Fuel leak on a loose jet top of generator
Air tube U-Tube clogged with a black widow ready to bite ya!

Just like Jason said, it is not worth it.. you got ripped.. I'll offer $15.01! /grin
Wish I could find $10 200's 😋
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Quick Cal
There is a 200A restore Video on YouTube, the guy swears there is a known problem with the 200A's that leak at the U-Tube and he suggests to put high temp gasket sealer on it (Air tube/U-Tube)


Got a link?
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JimL
There is a 200A restore Video on YouTube, the guy swears there is a known problem with the 200A's that leak at the U-Tube and he suggests to put high temp gasket sealer on it (Air tube/U-Tube connection) and that this is why they 'smell'. Unquote.


Sealing the U-tube resolves the issue of smelling raw fuel from there, or the occasional flame.   It does not make the lantern run any better, at least nothing you would visually notice.  I used to use aluminum foil, but now use muffler paste.  Both will work fine.

If you didn't remove the valve to clean the F/A tube, you could be drawing straight fuel with the valve open a quarter turn.  That flaming is an indication of straight fuel and not an air/fuel mix.  If you have a torch, you can remove the globe and preheat the generator on startup.  Just don't hold the torch in one place or use it for long.  If the torch resolves it, remove the valve from the fount and clean the F/A tube.  I consider cleaning the F/A tube a standard operating procedure for all lanterns I get my hands on.

-Jim

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Nightlight for Aliens
Quick Cal wrote:


Got a link?


8 minutes 24 seconds in.
Anyway, this video is good for you 🙂
* Watch where washers go if you disassemble.
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