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JimboEH
This Roddy has me beat. I have replaced everything (used obviously) except the fount. The mantels burn with black spots all over them as it did before. They burn with flame outside of them. As it did before. If I pump like mad I can reduce the flame but not completely. I did a pressure leak test.
There is a small leak through the check valve. I replaced the check valve and there didn't seem to be a gasket. The check valve isn't like a Coleman valve. The valve is tapered where it seats in the fount. I can't see where a gasket would actually work. I used a goopy Form a Gasket product designed to be compatible with fuel. It still leaks. I tried Blue Loctite. It still leaks. It's hard to imagine that this very small leak would cause such a large problem. Can anyone help?
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campinut
Not sure about Roddy's but did you disassemble fuel pickup tube and clean? Usually black spots are restriction in burner tube, starving for air...campinut... 
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mnhogrider
Pressurize the fount then take out the pump. Fill the tube with some CF and see where the bubbles are coming from. You may have a leaking pump tube.
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JimboEH
campinut wrote:
Not sure about Roddy's but did you disassemble fuel pickup tube and clean? Usually black spots are restriction in burner tube, starving for air...campinut... 

I actually bought a used AFC 1022 and replaced the A/F tube, valve, and generator. I cleaned all before reassembling. I kept the original fount and globe. You are right though. Maybe I'll just start again as if I just found this lamp. I'm wondering if somebody screwed up the check valve threading in the fount. I have replaced the check valve too.
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Asbestos

I got a roddy a while ago. I made a frankenlantern out of everything but the font. I had the same issue with the valve, I messed with it some, but the font looked questionable. I'll send you my check valve or even the whole font for postage if you want it. 
BTW. I looked up persistent in the dictionary and they had a picture of you. If I ever get a really destroyed, but noble lantern, I'm going to give it to you. 

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scl
i have a 220h like that plus it's frame is starting to rust again, darn little troublemaker.
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cricket
I had exactly same issue with the one I had. I lost patience and got rid of it. Life if too short to waste time fettling Roddy lanterns.
Tim.
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mcdugal2
I have 2 Ash Flashes that pump up just fine.. The problem with mine is they can't get enough air up through the air tube even with it clean to burn without a halo on the mantles. If I blow up the air tube they get really bright, but only when I'm physically blowing up the air tube. And this is with a brand new Repro gen.. And there are no blockages.
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egroscup
How are the burner screens? E.
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JimboEH
Thanks all for the replies and support. Seems like Roddy may have purchased a bunch of Ash Flash rejects. Still it's an AFC 1022. In my quest for parts for this Roddy I bought a 1022 from a local online buy/sell. It was sold as a parts lantern. When I picked it up, it was new in box. The globe was broken when I got the cardboard off but the lamp works perfectly so I didn't use the parts for the Roddy. All lamps are just small machines with moving parts. It bugs the snot out of me not to be able to fix this one.
The only good parts lamp is one that works..
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JimboEH
egroscup wrote:
How are the burner screens? E.

Yep, screens look good. Mixing chamber is spotless. Now, are they correct screens? I hate like heck to dismantle a perfectly good AFC 1022 to compare parts. When I originally dismantled this Roddy, I found a twisted piece of wire up inside the mixing chamber. And no spring and rod inside the A/F tube. It seems like this lamp always had an air/fuel problem. The wire would have slowed down the fuel flow (perhaps also impeded the air flow). All new/used parts have been installed. I can get the lamp to burn almost normal with the pricker rod in the up position while I pump like mad. Turn the pricker rod down and the lamp goes up in flames.
The only good parts lamp is one that works..
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JimboEH
mcdugal2 wrote:
I have 2 Ash Flashes that pump up just fine.. The problem with mine is they can't get enough air up through the air tube even with it clean to burn without a halo on the mantles. If I blow up the air tube they get really bright, but only when I'm physically blowing up the air tube. And this is with a brand new Repro gen.. And there are no blockages.

Thanks, I wondered about replacing the gen. I was about to order one from Mike. It's probably not the problem.
The only good parts lamp is one that works..
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74HARLEY
Sounds like a flooding issue. Have you checked the gen tip? Or possibly the depth the gen goes into the mixing chamber?
Joe
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JimboEH
74HARLEY wrote:
Sounds like a flooding issue. Have you checked the gen tip? Or possibly the depth the gen goes into the mixing chamber?

The gen on the Roddy (an AFC 1022) is not like a Coleman. There is no tip per se, just a hole in the top and the gen is designed to seat snuggly into the chamber. You are right though. This seems more like a flooding issue than an air one. This is my second gen, second valve, and second A/F tube. Same problems. Looking at the responses over the years here on this forum, the Roddy was always crap.
The only good parts lamp is one that works..
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campinut
Crap you say? Bring it!...Lol...campinut...

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