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AmateurE
Gents, last night I fired up all my lanterns and it was awesome, got all of them going. I did have some issues with a couple of them where I could hear the air coming through the mantles, but no sputtering (gas but no liquid). Not sure where I read that some folks give the lantern some vigorous shakes (I assume the sloshing gets liquid into the F/A tube), well that did the trick and they started and burned well.

I need to fire them all up individually to see which ones are problematic (I was in such a rush to get them all started, I can't remember which ones needed a shake).

I'm hoping for some knowledge from the experienced members. Is the F/A tube not clean enough and the splashing pulls liquid into the upper air holes?  Or am I just too impatient as some lanterns take a longer time for the initial sputter?

Bob

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pongo
I'm my brief experience,  if I have to shake one to get fuel to spray out of the generator; it is time to pull the valve and clean the FA tube.
Phil
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Gand28
Yes Bob, that is usually the case. If you need to tip or shake the lantern to get it yo light, it’s often the fuel air tube that needs cleaning. 
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Chucker
Be sure to gently ream out the fuel inlet at the bottom of the F/A (tooth pick?) as well as steel wool on the fuel rod. 
Chuck
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Gunhippie
Having no idea how long you waited, that might be part of the problem. Some of my lanterns take quite a while (< 1 minute, > 30 seconds) before the first sputter, especially if they've been sitting for a while since last being lit. It seems some fuel remains in the system for a while after use.

Be gentle shaking lanterns! I usually give a lantern a shake or two to see if I need to fill it before lighting, and just yesterday had a mantle break off at the burner cap while shaking it.
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bowenstudios
Off topic but I have to ask, where did you get the blue globe?
-Mike
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AmateurE
Mike, at this point we are going to call that one a work in progress.  The blue one and all of the amber ones were sprayed with stained glass paint.  The amber ones are multiple coats of orange then yellow.  They work very nicely on the lanterns to curb the harsh white.  I was hoping for a deep cobalt blue like you see on some railroad lanterns, but even after 8 coats, it is a white-ish blue at best, so it'll be back for a couple more layers.  I mask off the top of the globe when spraying so no paint is on the inside of the globe.  I've seen no flaking or scorching on the amber ones after hours of use.  I believe the paint came in red and purple if anyone wants a one of a kind globe.

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bowenstudios
Bob,
That's really cool. I thought I remember a pistol about using those paints but dont remember any reports after longer use.
Thanks
-Mike
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JimL
There was a 'temporary member here that used the stained glass paint with good success.  Shortly after, he went through and individually deleted all his posts, and then deleted his account.  I never understood that one.  

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AmateurE
Well my experiment in cobalt blue is a spectacular fail.  I was going to apply a few more coats of the blue today and I couldn't find the lantern with the blue globe (I mean really, they were all in my shed, and I only have 7 lanterns, I thought I was losing my mind).  Looks like the blue didn't fare too well with the heat of the mantles.  The somewhat dark blue is looking a bit on the amber side.  So maybe my amber ones are amber from the heat treatment.  Back to the drawing board.

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BSAGuy
That's weird that the heat turned the blue to yellow.
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offrink
Looks like burned paint. The amber stated amber because it was burned. 
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bluepen61
Krylon Q&A replied to a similar question: "As long as the globe does not get hotter than 125F, then it should be fine."
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enelson14
bluepen61 wrote:
Krylon Q&A replied to a similar question: "As long as the globe does not get hotter than 125F, then it should be fine."


That makes sense. I wouldn't have expected any kind of paint to hold up there, certainly not any from a spray can.

If Coleman could have used paint on the vents instead of porcelain, and regular glass for the globes instead of Pyrex, they would have done so. They do get kinda hot, ya know.
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