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dps3006
I attempted to outfit my 243 lantern with a 500cp Petromax mantle. After burning it off, lighting the lantern produced a gapping hole. 2nd attempt produced the same result. Is this mantle just too large for the lantern? On my 3rd attempt I tied on and burned in a Peerless 24A with no drama, works perfect.

Duke from Buffalo, NY the City of Good Neighbors
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Eel
Hi!  Now, I like big mantles and I cannot lie.  My first concern would be for your beautiful 243 vent! 
That said, the average strong-running 242 will fill anything I could put on it (up to Light House 625cp so far), and a Petromax mantle looks great but touches the gen.  I have a two-piece vent on the one with the 625cp behind me - I use it to apply heatshrink tubing to cables...

Not Sure why you should consistently get holes.  I will ask, as there are two grades of 500hk Petromax mantles: does your packaging also say "superior quality"?  It makes a big difference.  Search the forums for more Pmax mantle discussion.

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Chucker
Agreed. There are different quality Pmax mantles as well as various CP ratings. 
Chuck
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JimL
The only issue I've had with the non-Superior Quality is primarily that you don't know what shape or size they will end up after burn-in.  Not really an issue, but an inconsistency. 

What I suggest you try is for the first light-up after burn-in is to start the lantern with very low pressure.  You can pump it up once lit.  You only need do this for the first light-up.

-Jim

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dps3006
+1 on concern for the vent. It's in pretty nice shape. The mantles are the Superior quality ones. I also agree that they might work better on one of my 242C's.They run like nobodies business. BTW, the 243 was my first collector lantern.I garbage picked it from a neighbor. Thanks everyone for your input.
Duke from Buffalo, NY the City of Good Neighbors
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monkeyboy

so i’m thinking of using a 500cp on a 200A. is 500cp too hot for a 200A?


thanks for your reply,

buzz

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Chucker
It can be and IMO will be. You will notice the fount and valve wheel getting very uncomfortably hot. 

Coleman recommended the 21 size (or 2CHG Peerless). Still, if it work for you, it works. 
Chuck
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Mister Wilson
I’ve put them on a few good running 200A. I burn them in on light up so they shrink a bit. They’re quite bright, but they do generate some heat. The base rest and top of the fount get pretty warm.
John
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zoomkat
"is 500cp too hot for a 200A?"

That is a somewhat difficult question, as generally a lantern will output the same amount of heat independent of the mantle. That being said, the mantle shape, weather long or round, may affect how the generator is heated.
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Mister Wilson
I’ve put 24A mantles on good running 242 and 200A lanterns.  They work well, but the extra length really seems to transfer heat to the fount and knob.  The Petromax are more bulbous and keep the direct heat a bit higher, but let’s face it, a strong 200A gets pretty dang hot after it’s been running an extended time, regardless of mantle used.
John
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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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