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by brucesheehe
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Twin 443 lamp shades
Replies: 13
Views: 132

Re: Twin 443 lamp shades

Those are the best! Made from uranium glass - they are radioactive and glow under exposure to black light.

Kremelite (Coleman) or Cremex (AGM) shades. The AGM model has two birds on it.
by brucesheehe
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 22
Views: 402

Re: D-Day

My Uncle Tom was wounded at Omaha Beach - abdominal wound - he used to show his scar at family picnics. He lived a full life and owned his own restaurant in Cumberland MD. My father, John, flew B-24s in The Pacific Asiatic Theater - 13th Air Force - island hopping with MacArthur - flew from jungle i...
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tree of Heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Tree of Heaven

I am on the board of directors of the local rails to trails - we have a terrible probem with Ailanthis and Japanese Knot Weed.

We are trying to minimize the impact of these invasive species and plant native plants to compete with them.

It is a terrible battle.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I bought a Northstar
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: I bought a Northstar

Take good care of it - they are a discontinued model.

Buy some spare parts while available.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tree of Heaven
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: Tree of Heaven

Invasive Species and hard to irradicate. Use Round Up on the root stump.

Grows from underground lateral roots.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Close call today - Coleman 530
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Close call today - Coleman 530

I remember the time that I was lighting a freshly painted 200A in my basement. The lantern was running fine - then I saw an expanding bubble in the paint job. I turned off the lantern. In just a few minutes - the expanding bubble on the side of the fount turned into a jet of streaming fuel. If I wou...
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Bernz-o-matic Lantern Dual Beam TX-750
Replies: 29
Views: 554

Re: Bernz-o-matic Lantern Dual Beam TX-750

The glass globes on those lamps are made from un-obtanium.

There are no replacements other than buying another lantern.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 275B6571 valve assembly for a 275A
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: 275B6571 valve assembly for a 275A

Also, a ton of donor lanterns are out there - cheap!

They are a little difficut to work on.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: WWII steel parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: WWII steel parts?

It is definitely harder to take a lantern with steel parts apart due to dissimilar metal reactions.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Close call today - Coleman 530
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Close call today - Coleman 530

Success breeds confidence = confidence breeds complacency = complacency breeds overconfidence = overconfidence leads to disaster.

Always view a GPA (especially new) with caution and potential danger
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Close call today - Coleman 530
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Close call today - Coleman 530

Call me idiot then.
by brucesheehe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Close call today - Coleman 530
Replies: 26
Views: 379

Re: Close call today - Coleman 530

Been There!

May I ask, were you inside of the house when this happened?
by brucesheehe
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears Single Mantle Globe
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Sears Single Mantle Globe

They are as rare as hen's teeth.

I will have to check for labeling.
by brucesheehe
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)
Replies: 28
Views: 218

Re: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)

Yes, hot blast it is. It is better to have them in front of you when you make comments. Bad memory. Dead Flame (similar to a candle) = 1 Candle Power Hot Blast (mostly recycled hot exhaust air) = 10 Candle Power Cold Blast (some cold fresh air/hot air mix) = 20 Candle Power You would be amazed how b...
by brucesheehe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)
Replies: 28
Views: 218

Re: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)

Yes, my bad, it is cold blast. Other RR lanterns are hot blast and most dead flame.

Cold blast is twice as bright, but uses more fuel.

I have a tall and short Vesta plus ACME inspector's lamp. They are cold blast.
by brucesheehe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)
Replies: 28
Views: 218

Re: Wickie Wednesday (Dietz Vesta)

Vesta = Hot Blast! NICE!
by brucesheehe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT new mower
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: OT new mower

With the new lawn tractors, if you hit a root - the deck bends like a pretzel.
by brucesheehe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stoves from Herter's 1967
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Stoves from Herter's 1967

Looks like the two Herters may be from different manufacturers.

The one on the left looks a little AGM, but may be Coleman.
by brucesheehe
Mon May 31, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Little lathe work, video time.
Replies: 22
Views: 308

Re: Little lathe work, video time.

Nice Dean! Wonderful workmanship.
by brucesheehe
Sun May 30, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: They are still out there.
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: They are still out there.

Original generator is prone to plugging - it has asbestos stuffing - and it is hard to remove.

Works just fine with a 220 generator.

I love the patina on that one.
by brucesheehe
Sun May 30, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?
Replies: 45
Views: 609

Re: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?

I was at the dealership on Friday. They don't even ask oil preference anymore. They only have Synthetic - the price has decreased to the point where it equals conventional oil. I hope it does not cause any oil leaks. They replaced the conventional oil for synthetic. You need synthetic oil for turbos...
by brucesheehe
Sun May 30, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1963 Ford Galaxy
Replies: 39
Views: 365

Re: 1963 Ford Galaxy

What will gas cost in 10 years? I have two collector's cars and I am re-evaluating ownership in our current climate.

That is a beautiful car!
by brucesheehe
Sun May 30, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: i love old fishing tackle
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: i love old fishing tackle

Love the Crazy Crawlers and Crippled Killers - and you can still buy them new!
by brucesheehe
Sun May 30, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Would you buy this?
Replies: 20
Views: 277

Re: Would you buy this?

Yes, but too bad about the globe - an original Sears globe is hard to come by.
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Clayton & Lambert ?
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Clayton & Lambert ?

If you can fettle them, they are very impressive.
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thermos crew
Replies: 17
Views: 305

Re: Thermos crew

I regard them as potentially dangerous. I seldom light mine.
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gold bond extreme?
Replies: 26
Views: 487

Re: Gold bond extreme?

I always say, "This is not Ebay it is a flea marker (garage sale). If you want Ebay prices, they sell it on Ebay."

I have the cash here and now, but not for long!
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: update,stomach virus led to severe dehydration
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: update,stomach virus led to severe dehydration

Always remain hydrated. Your body can go weeks with out food, but daily water intake is absolutely essential.

In a survival situation water and shelter are the top items to secure.
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gold bond extreme?
Replies: 26
Views: 487

Re: Gold bond extreme?

I have stopped shopping on Ebay.

If you are a seller, good luck with complying with all of the regulations.
by brucesheehe
Sat May 29, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Humour
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: OT Humour

There are good treatments for autoimmune diseases. Let the doctors help you.

New medicines have recently been developed to help with all types of autoimmune conditions.
by brucesheehe
Fri May 28, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Humour
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: OT Humour

Every Wednesday, The Amish in the valley gathered at the farmer's market. As their buggies arrived, the families seperated into groups - men, women, and children. The women's group was loud and excited - and the group visited all the displays. The baked goods, the crafts, the live stock, the furnitu...
by brucesheehe
Fri May 28, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How do you deal with stove accumulation?
Replies: 36
Views: 451

Re: How do you deal with stove accumulation?

No matter how bad the condition - you can't kill them - because they work! Some times you have to perform a selective stove euthanasia - and strip them for parts. They are amazing - tough as nails. Dented and with holes rusted in the case - they are like zombies - they are "alive" in a reduced state...
by brucesheehe
Thu May 27, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Interesting railroad lantern.
Replies: 10
Views: 270

Re: Interesting railroad lantern.

You could rig it as a fishin' lantern!
by brucesheehe
Wed May 26, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amber globes - how far back did Coleman offer them?
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: Amber globes - how far back did Coleman offer them?

I prefer frosted globes myself.
by brucesheehe
Wed May 26, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amber globes - how far back did Coleman offer them?
Replies: 14
Views: 261

Re: Amber globes - how far back did Coleman offer them?

Yes, green sunrise amber was the first I have seen.
by brucesheehe
Mon May 24, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - Old western "cowboys"
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: OT - Old western "cowboys"

NICE!
by brucesheehe
Mon May 24, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Electric F-150
Replies: 56
Views: 692

Re: Electric F-150

Electrics will be cheaper to produce and have fewer recalls and warranty costs. They have fewer parts and are simpler machines. They have tremendous torque and acceleration. We do not have enough power in the electrical grid to charge them in mass. Who wants a nuclear reactor in their community = NI...
by brucesheehe
Sun May 23, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How do you price your stuff?
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: How do you price your stuff?

I only sell or swap at meetings.

I find that prices at meetings are ridiculously low (usually).

Seasoned collectors don't pay Ebay prices.
by brucesheehe
Sun May 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Set Uncle Sidney Free!
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Set Uncle Sidney Free!

Uncle Sidney invented soap on a rope.
by brucesheehe
Sun May 16, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

Also - very important to simplify your family's life after you are gone. These plans are a gift to your family. Have a living will - final directives. Have up to date beneficiaries on retirement accounts and insurance policies. Have a proper will made by an attorney. Don't include mention of anythin...
by brucesheehe
Sat May 15, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

Agree on disability insurance - I had it until I retired - especially is self-employed. I only have term life insurance - I would rather invest than have whole life. I do have a broker for some things - retirement account. Low load mutual funds are commission free and it adds up over the years - for...
by brucesheehe
Sat May 15, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

Another way to simplify is to have 3 to 6 months savings as a cushion against bad times.

This cushion makes emergencies easier to handle.
by brucesheehe
Fri May 14, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

Deano - I guess that is where the phrase "buyers remorse" originates.

Whenever contemplating a big purchase - "sleep on it" - especially if buying online!
by brucesheehe
Fri May 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

The above advice is greatness. Remember, if you buy or own precious metals - you need the cost basis (original purchase price) when you sell them (or they are inherited). The tax man will want to know this - or you will have to pay capital gain tax on today's value. Keep those purchase price records...
by brucesheehe
Fri May 14, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 602

Re: simplifying life

AH! The only univerals in life are death and taxes. With age comes wisdom. Everytime money flows from you accounts - taxes are created. Just look at your utility bills - they all have hidden taxes and fees. Just like a piece of bread is whittled down by bread crumbs, you wealth is reduced during mov...
by brucesheehe
Thu May 13, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1964 WD-40 ad
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: 1964 WD-40 ad

WD-40 and Jergens Lotion. Don't leave home without them.