200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

firebug
Could anyone give me an idea for clearing this gen?  Have tried heat and pushing wire in from both ends to no avail.  Was hoping to save it being they cost 40bucks!  Maby pipe cleaner? Don't have any on hand. Any help would be greatly appreciated.My first encounter with one of these.
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Chucker
I saved this from the forum earlier this year. I tried the search function and couldn't find original:

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#2 VERSION OF CLEANING Q-99

 

Posted 06/25/12

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just get a syringe, buy a bottle of "the works" (muriatic or hydrochloric acid)  now inject the Q99 full of the stuff with a syringe. then drop it into a small tub with the rest of the works.

 Every 10 mins or so, pull the gen out and force more works through it.

 

 so far... my Q99s are like new after this treatment.

 I had one that the rope was WASTED on, and i ran 14 gauge copper wire through the gen. Now it works like new.  http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif 

But the works dissolves carbon like NOTHING i have ever seen"

I would add that TOO LONG in a solution like The Works will degrade the nut on those gen's in time.

Chuck
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firebug
Thanks Chucker--have sryinge will get "the works" in the morning. Thanks again.
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Deanofid
Jack, when you use The Works, I suggest you wear some kind of vinyl or other
plastic/rubber gloves.  I've used it, and it works quite well on some things, but
it makes my hands sting, especially if I have "winter hands".  It will burn your
eyes, too.  I wear safety glasses.

These Q99 gens are packed with some kind of fabric and what looks like a
twisted wire.  So, unless the packing is somehow completely burned away, it's
normal that you couldn't get a wire through it.
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Scouterjan
I have soaked a few overnight in vinegar with the tip removed, them gave them a blast of air from the tip end, blew the guts right out, never did find them, then thread a piece of fishing line through, attach to a long thread or 2 of TIKI Torch wick, then carefully pull through genny. Might help to soak wick in some C Fuel
Jan


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JustOneMore
Here is a procedure that sounds promising but I have not tried it yet. Still gathering supplies.

http://www.classicpressurelamps.com/forum/showtopic.php?tid/1589/
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Mike
That Classic Pressure Lamps link is great and gives a bunch of options. I've used the heat it up, and use air blast to shoot out the gutz method as detailed by Bob Meyer and it worked well. The Zippo lighter wick with the wire works really well for repacking.

Mike.
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JimDouglasJr
If all else fails, you can use the R-55 generator. They're about $18.  Has a tip cleaner rod built in.
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firebug
Thanks to all that responded. Ok Deano will take precautions. I knew there was somthing in there stopping the wire. Thats when I quit til I got some expert instructions,didnt want to wreck it completely when I saw the cost at OCP.Thanks again guys,always help on here.I put a 55 on it to get it going til I got the 99 cleaned up.
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mcdugal2
The Guts are wire twisted with asbestos string doubled up. I've removed the guts from one Q99 and replaced it with a replacement Zippo wick. Works just like new. and I haven't had any problems with it yet..
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firebug
I have used the Works on 3 Q99s as Chucker suggested and all 3 run as new---------Jack
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curlyjoe_99
JimDouglasJr wrote:
If all else fails, you can use the R-55 generator. They're about $18.  Has a tip cleaner rod built in.


that was what I ended up doing. even though I cleaned my and put new wicking in it, the thing still clogged after 4 or 5 tanks. I'm not talking the tip, I'm talking the generator clogged. did the flush rinse and all of that as well. now I'm on my 10th tank since installing the R-55 and it is going strong.

BTW: I did the slightly straighten of the loop, soaked it for a day or two in vinegar, and shot the guts out with 50PSI while still wet, but I caught them in a box-what was left.
Robert (AKA Curly)-- Heart-of-Texas! "Keep 'Em Working"  
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JimDouglasJr
There's also no need to track down that one brand (The Works).  Any toilet bowl cleaner with hydrochloric acid will work. Check the label.
Kyle. Kaptain Kamplite - America's Finest Lantern Fettler.
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RB5962
You can also find new old stock Q99s on EBay and you can buy reproductions on line from Old Coleman Parts for $26
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