200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

ZRE2009
Hey guys and gals just a quick question about a Coleman branded Solus stove that I just picked up today at our areas largest swap meet for a decent price. Don't worry I will get some pics up later on as of right now I am enjoying some of the first of the cool weather here in Ohio outside on my patio. 

My question is, under the burner head where it screws onto the pipe going into the tank is there supposed to be some type of washer or lead o-ring of some type that goes under there and seals? When I got the stove lit up after a nice long preheat it likes to have a little pilot light in the preheat cup from some kero sneaking out of there. It gets a little more pronounced when I apply more pressure to the tank as well. I tried taking the burner head off and putting it back on but it still has a little pilot light there at that connection. 

Also do these operate like a kero lantern where you can run them on CF after a preheat or are they strictly Kero? 

Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
Looking For Anything 6-90
ICCC Member: 1760
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JimL
No to CF, kero only!  It could be a very bad situation if running CF. 

I'll let an expert chime in on what you need for a washer to seal it.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


I've missed you!  But I'm reloading.
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ZRE2009
Ok 10-4 on no CF just checking before I tried it glad I did. 
Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
Looking For Anything 6-90
ICCC Member: 1760
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hikerduane
It takes one or two heat proof washers.  Only kero!
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Gasman64
Great score, Zachary! That is one NICE find! [sSig_woohoo2]
Steve
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hikerduane
Sandwich the priming cup with washers.
Duane
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Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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ZRE2009
Here are some pictures of the stove for all to enjoy. I am going to work on polishing it up tomorrow I have a good reason to think it will shine up pretty nice.
[20200905-200505]  [20200905-200515]  [20200905-200542]  [20200905-200558]  [20200905-204318]  [20200905-204324]  [20200905-204326]  [20200905-204512] 
Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
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ICCC Member: 1760
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ZRE2009
Thanks Duane I think that I will try to get some of the crush washers that we use at work on the fuel lines for the Detroit Diesel engines. They are an aluminum crush washer that I think is the perfect size and should me malleable enough to seal it up and work. I'll get some Tuesday and see if that works. 
Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
Looking For Anything 6-90
ICCC Member: 1760
Turd Appreciator #0219
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Barrett
I like that one with the claw feet and the burner embossing, cool trivet too, I have one trivet just stamped Coleman once that came with an English Solus, and the other is stamped Coleman & Canada once each on the CA Solus
 
If your crush washer don't fit I have some luck finding fibre washers that have handled the heat.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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hikerduane
If the washers don't work, let me know, I can mail a pair to you.  Funny, the heat proof ones aren't supposed to be tightened too much.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Macburner
Just fill the threads with copper slip and it will seal fine. I tried that in desperation after destroying three new washers and it worked without leaking. I have not fitted a washer on that joint since and it works every time. ::Neil::

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

 Author-The Pressure Lamp Catalogue (PLC).

Neil A. McRae. ICCC #306. Director International Guild of Lamp Researchers Ltd.

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Gunhippie
A US Solus? Don't see many of those!

What's the plural of Solus? Soli?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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ZRE2009
So what do you guys think this is as far as a year? Is there any way to date these or are there any clues as to how old it is? 
Zachary E.
Delphos, OH
Looking For Anything 6-90
ICCC Member: 1760
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