200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.

After Burn
Okay, so I bought my first Tilley while at the big antique show yesterday, it cleaned up okay, but even after flipping the NRV pucks? they still want to leak a little, any better suggestions for replacements?, also what mantles will work in these or can a different "modified" mantle work?, random pic shown...1286981485-Til_X246-De-Lux-1958 (382x640).jpg 
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Mark
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Deanofid
Mark, you will need to replace the pips if they have been there very long.  You'll probably need other gaskets for the pump and valve as well.  You can get them from The Fettle Box.  In England, but very reasonable.
https://fettlebox.co.uk/tilley-washer-kit.html

There is not really any mantle that you can cut down.  These take a large double tie mantle.  I think you can find them on ebay, or there may be some members here who have a few spares.
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curtludwig
Dean is right, it's new pips or nothing. Fettlebox is good, I've had poor luck from other eBay sellers. I modified a petromax mantle to work once, cut a hole in the bottom and add a thin wire to hold it on. Still working 4 years later. A real double tie mantle is better though.
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After Burn
Thanks for the info and tips guys, this one may go on the back burner for a while...
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Gunhippie
Dean--What Coleman mantle would fit? I have several packs of #51 Gold-top mantles that were given me--might be what he needs.
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Vikingson_1
That lantern should restore well enough and Tilley mantles are available on USA., Ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XTilley+mantle.TRS0&_nkw=Tilley+mantle&_sacat=0
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Deanofid
He'll need a Tilley or Vapalux, or something like that, Timm.  The Coleman 51 is tiny compared to what it needs.  The Tilley is about 3X larger.  It looks sort of like a large Pmax ball type mantle, but has two ends to tie on.
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dwillie
I personally think the 500 Optimus mantle works better. Just cut where the closed end is tied, and retie. Maybe I am doing something wrong as the genuine stuff has shrunken up way too small. There are other Ebay sellers who have what you need. Juliands has treated me very good.
A piece of Buna in the cup will work, but sooner or later the seals will start weeping. No fire, just smell.
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Deanofid
Here's a pic of a Tilley type mantle.  The largest washer in the pic is for the pump, and is about 1" diameter, so the mantle is about 3.5" dia.  The back side of the mantle looks like the side you see, with another tie there.
There are a number of sellers on ebay for these mantles.

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Guff
I recall some members here trialling a double tie Tilley type mantle here earlier this year, with good results. I think the mantles were being trialed for Peerless mantles?? Maybe those are now in production and available.

Yep, these early Tilley x246's are a very robust and reliable lantern. As others have said, replace all the seals and NRV pips, and you should be right to lite it up. You will need to give the vapouriser a good long preheat before you open the control cock on very low pressure. About 5 pumps only. If it flames up at the mantle close the cock immediately and give it some more preheat. When the mantle lights run it for a few minutes on low pressure then pump it up to full pressure.
Also remember the straight fuel pick up tube is soldered into the top of the tank is not removable for cleaning. Just run a wire or pipe cleaner down it with some carb cleaner to give it a clean out.

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Deanofid
Keith (Guff), yes, it was Billy sending out the test mantles.  I'll see if I can find his user name and write him.  I've forgotten what he goes by.

(Edit to add)  Billy is 1Frugalhiker, and I've sent him a message to see if he knows when the new Peerless for Tilley are coming.
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kerry460
G,,day .
i tested some of the double tie peerless mantles .
part number DT-140

excellent mantles 
and the suggested way of tying them on is much better

kerry
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Here's hoping Mike gets some DT140's in soon.
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Austramax
quote " yep, these early Tilley x246's are a very robust and reliable lantern. As others have said, replace all the seals and NRV pips"

What is a NRV pip ?
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Tony Press
NRV pip is the viton rubber disc that sits in the brass cup that sits in the spring that fits in the bottom of the Tilley pump (similar piece in your control cock). NRV is Non-Return Valve.
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Mister Wilson
Mine is using a Petromax 500CP mantle.  Open it up for good access to the gathered bottom.  It's tied with a string.  Cut the string.  Install the mantle and use a twist tie on the bottom.  Works well.

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mcdugal2
I usually get my Tilley Mantles from The Base Camp UK... look for 164... Most of the seals from the Fettle box are 'OK' the the ones from the vaporizer tend to be too thick so the prickers don't reach the end of the vaporizer.. so I make my own from 1/32" thick Viton (When I can find it that is..).
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Asbestos
I ordered a bunch from the UK direct from Tilly. I got 10 and they were about $2.70 each including shipping. Kind of expensive but I only have one Tilly and they seem like they should last a long time. Now If I could get the lamp to stop haloing so much
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Austramax
Tony Press wrote:
NRV pip is the viton rubber disc that sits in the brass cup that sits in the spring that fits in the bottom of the Tilley pump (similar piece in your control cock). NRV is Non-Return Valve.


Ah thanks. I am learning the terminology step by step !
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Mike
I used Coleman #1111 mantles with good results using the cut-the-bottom-and-wire-on method.

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philbotha
Mike wrote:
I used Coleman #1111 mantles with good results using the cut-the-bottom-and-wire-on method.

Mike.


Turn the 111 mantle partly inside inside out so the bottom seam pokes out through the neck, cut off the bottom seam, put the cut end over the burner spigot, tie on with salvaged mantle string, arrange folds evenly, roll up neck of mantle over burner groove, tie it on. Works very well.
-Phil

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