200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Mystery
Haha... so I grabbed another peak 1.
It's Peak 1 Feather 400B dated (8 92) .
I also have a peak 1 400 dated (5 84).
These two are exactly same size.
One thing that's different is lack of adjustment lever on the feather.
On the feather, on/off lever is adjustment lever as well.

When I laid them on their sides, feather sits on two feet perfectly fine but 400 doesn't.
400 is top heavy or wider generator assembly on the tank so it tilts towards the top. 

Also I noticed that on the feather, generator heats up in around 20 seconds and flames become blue while it takes a minute on the 400. 
Same generator but heat time is different... hmmm...

Which peak would you pick?
Here are few pics side by side:
20170615_184610-coleman-peak1.jpg  20170615_184628-coleman-peak1.jpg  20170615_184732-coleman-peak1.jpg  20170615_184756-coleman-peak1.jpg  20170615_184815-coleman-peak1.jpg  20170615_184856-coleman-peak1.jpg 
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Kansas John
400 for sure. I want a couple of the 400b variations but the 400 with its better flame adjustment is better.
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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302w
Both
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MotorcycleDan
Another vote for both. You can never have enough Peak 1 stoves! Don't ask me why!!
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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Mystery
As for weight, Feather is around 4 oz lighter with some fuel in both.
Both have fuel just enough to test so not 100% accurate but Feather weighs in at 25 oz and 400 at 29 oz.
Does anyone know exact weight of these models?

MotorcycleDan wrote:
Another vote for both. You can never have enough Peak 1 stoves! Don't ask me why!!

Why?

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MotorcycleDan
Between the Canada and US models I have 23 of them. All different!
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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offrink
I guess it depends on what you want to cook. If you are hiking and ounces matter and freeze dried food and dehydrated food is all you'll be eating the the 400b is good. If you are actually cooking/warming up food/drinks then adjusting the flame the 400. Once the 400 has its o-rings replaced I think it is a better stove. I have never done side by side comparisons though.
Ben
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0035
Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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wiljen
I will happily take which ever one anybody will send me.   I'll gladly supply my address upon request.

Joking aside, the adjustment would be key for me in choosing the 400 over the Feather
Will from TN.

Quickly becoming a stovie.  Love HGPs, Military and Utility Burners, HeatMasters and any other gigantic Flame.  Always interested in 523s, HGPs, and 23x
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Mystery
MotorcycleDan wrote:
Between the Canada and US models I have 23 of them. All different!

Wow!
Pic or it didn't happen. [wink]
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Kansas John
http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1295103845&postcount=44&forum=181074


In case Dan is already on the road, here is a picture of his display a few years back.
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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Mystery
Kansas John wrote:
http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1295103845&postcount=44&forum=181074


In case Dan is already on the road, here is a picture of his display a few years back.

Dang!
And my wife says why I need two same stoves.
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Mystery
Feather doesn't have separate adjustment lever but it still goes down to very low flame without any issue.

offrink wrote:
I guess it depends on what you want to cook. If you are hiking and ounces matter and freeze dried food and dehydrated food is all you'll be eating the the 400b is good. If you are actually cooking/warming up food/drinks then adjusting the flame the 400. Once the 400 has its o-rings replaced I think it is a better stove. I have never done side by side comparisons though.

I think you are confusing feather with jetboil. [wink]
Of course having separate control on 400 is better but feather is not just for boiling stuffs.
It can be set to very low flame without any issue with that single control.
I'll make a video of both side by side when I get a chance.
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Kansas John
Mystery wrote:
Feather doesn't have separate adjustment lever but it still goes down to very low flame without any issue.


I think you are confusing feather with jetboil. [wink]
Of course having separate control on 400 is better but feather is not just for boiling stuffs.
It can be set to very low flame without any issue with that single control.
I'll make a video of both side by side when I get a chance.


Try adjusting that knob on the 400b after boiling to a simmer with a decent sized pot on it, and then do the same thing with the 400. The 400 is more user friendly under operating conditions.
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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Mystery
Kansas John wrote:
Try adjusting that knob on the 400b after boiling to a simmer with a decent sized pot on it, and then do the same thing with the 400. The 400 is more user friendly under operating conditions.

Okay. Will try them out sometimes.
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Mystery
Okay, it's almost exactly 2 years. 
I sold the brown one and have the black one.
It was sitting in the garage.
I tried firing it up yesterday and it's dead.
When I pump too much I see gas leaking from the big nut but no gas on the burner.
Looks like the generator line is blocked.
What do you suggest? Burn the tip to see if carbon burns up?
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Coldwaterpaddler
The 400 and 400B generators are not the same. The 400 and 400A generators do not use the wire all the way through the generator, but instead have the tip cleaner operated by a separate lever. Also, these use a schrader valve for on/off function.

This is how I would check it out. Open the cap to release the pressure. Remove the generator. Close valve and pump 25x. Ensure that fuel doesn't come up from the valve with the valve off. This will tell you if the schrader is still sealing. Next, hold a rag over the valve opening where the generator mates and open the valve for two seconds. Ensure that fuel flows, then close again. Next spray solvent through the generator to see if it is clogged. If it has the wire in it, like I think it does (I believe it's like the other stove generator designs of this era like 440, 442, 550), retract it a little to ensure that the wire is isn't blocking the gen tip.

So, if the fuel comes up from the fount and shuts off properly, then I'd be confident that there are no issues down below.

If the generator is clear then I'd suspect that the generator tip-cleaning/flame-adjustment wire wasn't connected correctly to the eccentric block, reassemble and try again.  If it's clogged when assembled you may have a damaged tip-cleaner wire which could be blocking the generator tip.
Stovie-Steve
The Coleman Blues - #95
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MotorcycleDan
Steve hit all the things to check. Most of the time on these with this problem is people will switch out the generator. They fail to hook up the pricker wire to the Eccentric block. The wire gets pushed into the fuel tip and it will not run or gets just enough fuel to flood and not light. 

Let us know what you find.
Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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Mystery
Is there a step by step thread somewhere on how to disassemble this stove?
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michiganphil
Mystery wrote:
Is there a step by step thread somewhere on how to disassemble this stove?


Here ya go.
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post?id=4940241
Philip
ICCC #1326
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MotorcycleDan
Your stove will come apart the same way. The main thing, is your generator and fuel valve are different then the one in the tear down. Here is a photo of the pricker wire that needs to be in the E Block that will be in the fuel valve with the red knob. It works just like the one in a lantern. 

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Dan ICCC #900
ICCC Treasure
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thewoodswatchman
I have a friend that's a stove guy. He is strange when it comes to certain things. Like OCD style and he swares the 400 is the best compact light weight single burner he ever had/has. He has tried many too. That's his 2 cents worth.
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Mystery
I dismantled it today and burnt the whole generator with propane torch few times with light tap all over plus splash in the water.
Heated again before putting back together.
One thing I noticed is the generator wire is not smooth. 
When I pull it, it gets stuck at that length. Not sure if that's how it's supposed to be.
Anyways, after putting back together, it does light up but it's very low flame even at full position.
Looks like generator needs replacement.
See the blue low flame, that's it.
20190630_141027-peak.jpg 
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