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ecblanks
I got a 242C last weekend, and I noticed the burner assembly was a little skewed to one side. Mostly because the globe was touching on one side and had a good half inch clearance on the other.
I can see threads on one of the air tubes, so it looks like it just wasn't tightened all the way and is what is contributing to the lean.
I'm guessing it came from the factory this way. Is it possible to loosen it from the frame enough to get it a couple of turns in to the burner, or are these things pretty well set?  
Not looking to use any tools and risk boogering it up, it's useable as is. Just a minor annoyance.
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holliswood

That might be a tough one to adjust without any tools. I’m assuming you already checked with your hand if the tube was loose? Seems like those were one of the “don’t remove” or mess with scenarios. Unless someone knows different, and it irks you enough, a rubber strap wrench might be as gentle as it gets. 


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SteveRetherford
get some surgical tubing and wrap it a bunch of times tight around the offending tube , now try n spin it , it gives you something good to hold onto . if that one doesnt turn maybe try backing out the other one till level . some will spin others are too tight good luck . i actualy have a kinda rough looking frame that is level if you want it . it was pure black so i tossed in some citric for a bit trying to clean it , it shows brass in quite a few places , you can have it if ya want . might look good painted .
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ecblanks
Thanks Steve, for the offer, but I'll keep hold of this one.  It's in pretty good shape except doesn't have a trace of nickel on the tubes(?).
Here's the pic.  It feels loose where it enters the burner, but it's pinched in tight at the base.
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SteveRetherford
maybe a bit of oil on the base would help
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ecblanks
Right now I'm just flexing and twisting with my hands. I've got until tonight to get it straightened out. If not, it'll stay that way. Putting on a silk-lite #99 that I've been saving and once that goes on there it's on for good.
Like I said I'm pretty sure it came from the factory this way and it has been run a good bit so it'll be alright, albeit a little wonky (but aren't we all?).
I did hit both ends with propane torch this morning.
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ecblanks
maybe a bit of oil on the base would help

good idea
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the tubing will give you so much more torque , try it . its how i remove stubborn burner tunes n such .
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ecblanks
Gave it a shot of PB blaster at both ends of both tubes.  Let it sit for an hour and try again.
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Carlton, as a curiosity, does the bottom set flush on a completely level surface? 

Other than the lean, it looks great!

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ecblanks wrote:
Gave it a shot of PB blaster at both ends of both tubes.  Let it sit for an hour and try again.


PB Blaster is good stuff but the smell compared to others.... 🤢🤣
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ecblanks
the tubing will give you so much more torque , try it . its how i remove stubborn burner tunes n such .

Yeah I know but I don't have any on-hand, except what I'm looking at on my son's slingshot.  I don't think he'd be happy.  
holliswood wrote:

Carlton, as a curiosity, does the bottom set flush on a completely level surface? 


Yes. the lean is entirely at the burner level.
holliswood wrote:


PB Blaster is good stuff but the smell compared to others.... 🤢🤣

Yes, I hate it. I'm really gonna be hating it when I go to do that final round of mothers and have to get it all off.
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I may be able to "borrow" the tubing off the slingshot and get it back on there without damaging.
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not sure thats enough , i have like 4 foot piece i use , i wrap a tube 10  times or more till you have large mass to grab n turn .
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ecblanks
I may have some bicycle inner tube laying around...
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Fatherly advice, your mental health will be better off leaving the slingshot alone 👍🏻👍🏻

He might decide something of yours would be a great substitute for something in the future 😆

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Well it turned a little bit using the slingshot 😃 ; maybe half a turn so that's a good sign.  My dam hand is too big for the frame.
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I've now probably made close to full turn tightening the one on the right, and was able to back out the left side almost 2 full turns.  Don't seem to be buying a lot of clearance on the globe. Maybe also have tube height issue going on?
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OK, now I've got the "short" (left) side backed out enough (using a rubber glove wrapped around it) so that it is roughly level again, but now I've got 2 full thread exposed.  Maying progress and not sure where I'll ultimately end up, but I guess we can consider my question answered.
Thanks for talking me through this. 
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 the truth will be known you put the frame on the lantern , the genny has to fit in the mixing chamber hole . but glad to see your making progress .
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ecblanks
Yeah the genny will tell the tale, but it was a slight bit curved.  
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I did this one a long time ago. Now I don’t remember how or why other than Murff (I believe) had a thread saying it could be done. One of the tubes turns freely in the base and the other one doesn’t move at all so I’m going to have a difficult time getting it back together unless I can get the other tube to turn.  31799CE2-C1A7-4A99-8A55-FB69420C54AD.jpeg 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Banjoman
You could try a large reamer that mite grab enough inside the air tube from below
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Dvan95
I have had to do this with a few 242 air tubes! I just wrap my pair of channel locking pliers with electrical tape a bunch or times and I haven't scratched any tubes up yet. Be careful! 
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