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paulbarrette
Hi all,
I picked up a 425 from a local thrift shop today by chance.  3.99$ even if it is for parts that is a good deal.  The tank looks like it holds pressure and is clean.  Generator had a bit of corrosion but not too bad.  Case has some rust but looks like it will clean up nicely.  This might be a good candidate for repainting.

I plan to take it apart to inspect it, but is there anything that I should look out for?  I have a much older easy lite but this one is nothing like it.

Would post pics but the size limit is a problem.

Thanks
Pb coleman-425-top.jpg  coleman-425-tank.jpg  coleman425-front.jpg 
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yep, good topic for Bull Section, welcome to the forum
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Majicwrench
I wouldn't take it apart, but you sure can if you find it fun and rewarding.

Looks like a great stove to cook on!!
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JimL
Looks good from here.   If anything, you may want to run a wire or tie wrap through the bunsen to remove any possible bug nests.  Personally, I'd go ahead and fire it up to see if it needs that.

If you find you have a leak at the fuel cap or develop one, our host (banner at the top) sells replacement gaskets.  The one-piece cap gaskets have a tendency to last longer than the 3-piece ones.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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paulbarrette
Hi all,
Thanks for all the feedback and tips.  I ran a wire to check for bugs.  I serviced the tank, mostly because I like to, but also to see how it works.  I wasn't able to get the spring out of the generator, but cleaned the needle. 

I fired it up and it really works well.  I think I will clean it up and repaint it next.  I will use this camping trip next year.

I think it was donated because it has some rust and is dirty.  But the tank is in great condition.  Here is another pic running.coleman-426-runswell.jpg
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paulbarrette
outlawmws wrote:
Great find! an welcome to the madness!

And since no one else said it - Build shelves!


Thanks.
Lol!  I wondered at first what you meant.

Pb
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Kosterme
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paulbarrette
Found 2 issues which is likely why it was donated

1.  Leaked fuel from generator tip.  Fixed
2.  Disintegrated seal in valve sleeve.  Fixed with orings seems to work.  What do you think?  Thought I would ask before ordering parts.

See pics
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Gasman64
[welcome], Paul, from Pennsylvania! Nice find for what you paid; I, too, say leave it as-is; it's really not bad at all, and you'll find repainting stoves like that is a chore.

Yes, indeed, those O-rings are no good in place of what should be proper valve packing.  Our host, Old Coleman Parts, has the proper part here, actually a piece of graphite.
I think this is the correct part; (I have yet to replace valve packing on a stove, but doing so is very similar to lanterns, and I've done that.)Other members will be sure to give you the correct part if I'm wrong.
https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=22&cat=23&page=1
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paulbarrette
Gasman64 wrote:
[welcome], Paul, from Pennsylvania! Nice find for what you paid; I, too, say leave it as-is; it's really not bad at all, and you'll find repainting stoves like that is a chore.

Yes, indeed, those O-rings are no good in place of what should be proper valve packing.  Our host, Old Coleman Parts, has the proper part here, actually a piece of graphite.
I think this is the correct part; (I have yet to replace valve packing on a stove, but doing so is very similar to lanterns, and I've done that.)Other members will be sure to give you the correct part if I'm wrong.
https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=22&cat=23&page=1


Hi Steve,
Thanks for the response! I will order the proper graphite packing.  I will wait to see if anyone corrects the part number.

Maybe a good cleaning is all it needs.  I don't mind painting the case though.

Thanks
Pb
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TwoCanoes
According to the OCP description, that's the correct valve packing for 425F and later stoves.
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paulbarrette
TwoCanoes wrote:
According to the OCP description, that's the correct valve packing for 425F and later stoves.


Thanks for the confirmation.

Pb
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Chucker
Also IIRC that stove is powder coated. Not sure if a rattle can of enamel or acrylic paint will do what you want. 
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Is the packing at valve actually leaking?? If they do leak, a slight turn of packing nut usually takes care of it. They often appear ratty.
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paulbarrette
Chucker wrote:
Also IIRC that stove is powder coated. Not sure if a rattle can of enamel or acrylic paint will do what you want. 


I was thinking about that too.   I am not a fan of that powder coating.  Step one will be a good degreasing and clean up.  Then I will check my care meter to see if I go further.

I wonder if that powder coating can be stripped with paint stripper?  The metal is so thin on these modern cases.

Pb
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paulbarrette
Majicwrench wrote:
Is the packing at valve actually leaking?? If they do leak, a slight turn of packing nut usually takes care of it. They often appear ratty.


The packing was leaking.  It was breaking up and clogging.  Probably from over tightening.  I scraped a bit of it out and cleaned the valve   then I learned it was not a rubber gasket 🤔 when big chunks came off.  Great learning experience.   In the meantime, the oring hack works well but I ordered the part to be sure.

Thanks
Pb
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paulbarrette
Maybe clear engine enamel will work after cleaning it up?  Had anyone used 

Dupli-Color Engine Enamel

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Chucker
Maybe clear engine enamel will work after cleaning it up?  Had anyone used 

Dupli-Color Engine Enamel



Good choice for a light touch up, I use it. 
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paulbarrette
Chucker wrote:


Good choice for a light touch up, I use it. 


I am hoping that will prevent the paint from discolouring at the front near the main burner.

Thanks
Pb
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paulbarrette
Just a follow up: i cleaned and painted the case with rust-oleum hunter green.  It was a good leaning exercise.  I taped over the main instruction sticker, but the front Coleman one needs to be replaced.  I will order it off eBay.  I need one for a lantern project anyway.  Thanks to everyone who helped answer my questions.  Here are a few pics.  I didn't repaint the tank.

resize3.jpg  resize2.jpg  repaint1.jpg 
Pb
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Chucker
Looks good for another 20 years!
Chuck
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paulbarrette
Best 3.99 I ever spent!

Thanks
Pb
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Gasman64
That is a VERY nice paint job, Paul, well done!
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Oh, that Coleman label just might be available at OCP.
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paulbarrette
Gasman64 wrote:
That is a VERY nice paint job, Paul, well done!
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Oh, that Coleman label just might be available at OCP.


Thanks!  I saw since on ebay, not 425, just Coleman.  I will take a look at ocp.

Pb
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Gunhippie
JimL wrote:
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If you find you have a leak at the fuel cap or develop one, our host (banner at the top) sells replacement gaskets.  The one-piece cap gaskets have a tendency to last longer than the 3-piece ones.


The one-piece cap gaskets have a tendency to be much younger than the three-piece.
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