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by hiddenhider
Mon May 17, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Weekend find Petromax 882
Replies: 16
Views: 236

Re: Weekend find Petromax 882

I tried five before I got in, luckily I’m a creature of habit.
by hiddenhider
Mon May 17, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Weekend find Petromax 882
Replies: 16
Views: 236

Re: Weekend find Petromax 882

I thought I smelled some pre WW2 German in here; your lamp dates to around 1936.

The globe may be original but I’m used to seeing a round white globe on them; maybe it used both as protection on the outside one.

Needless to say it is ultra rare; especially in that condition.
by hiddenhider
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228b rattle
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: 228b rattle

It ran fine two days ago with no noise at all, ticks just enough that the uninitiated would think there was something wrong with the audio. 🤣
by hiddenhider
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228b rattle
Replies: 3
Views: 71

228b rattle

So my 228b has a rattle when running. Now somewhere way back in the back of my mind I remember something about the eccentric block sometimes making a rattle; it runs fine and has a good gurgle at a quarter turn.

I guess I should pull it down and see what’s going on; any ideas on what to look for?
by hiddenhider
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: wtb #5 heater Generator - moved to keep info
Replies: 96
Views: 870

wtb #5 heater Generator - moved to keep info

If it’s leaking at the knob end you should be able to repair the leak with some graphite. You should not have to completely disassemble the generator.

if it’s any help I found my #5 with a #4 generator in it; fits and works just fine.
by hiddenhider
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless
Replies: 15
Views: 615

CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless

Yes, 30 psi is way overkill for the early models but not for the f/a tube models that we are all familiar with. My statement was to the ability of the mantle, not the lamp. <br /> <br /> I have several of these tester mantles, I've only burned one and it didn't shape up like I thought it should; I'l...
by hiddenhider
Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless
Replies: 15
Views: 615

CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless

<blockquote><strong>Gunhippie wrote:</strong> John--at 14.7 psi/bar, wouldn't that be 19.4 psi/2 bar?.</blockquote> <br /> Hello Timm,<br /> <br /> Bar is set, ohh that's bad; at 14.50 psi, so 2 bar would be 29 psi give or take a little, as most Coleman products I'm familiar with run at around 30 ps...
by hiddenhider
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless
Replies: 15
Views: 615

CQ mantle test--Petromax vs. Peerless

I wouldn't worry too much about blowing these mantles out, they are designed to run at 2 Bar, or 29.0075 psi.



I've always assumed that these would be too big to run on a 300cp lamp. There is a slightly smaller 300 cp variant of this mantle that I run on my thermos inverted.
by hiddenhider
Thu May 19, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Petromax fuel cap/work horse brand compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Petromax fuel cap/work horse brand compatible?

Hello Alex,<br /> <br /> I have two examples of the Workhorse lantern here and both of them have a cap slightly larger than the regular Petromax style cap. I was able to get the Workhorse caps to fit each lantern so they are threaded the same, or at least close enough; but the corresponding cap woul...
by hiddenhider
Sat May 16, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley Lantern Help
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Tilley Lantern Help

I would think a solid brass carriage bolt type fastener, tinned and inserted from the outside with a nut on the inside. Fill the tank with water and turn it to where the inserted bolt is up and dry then heat the bolt head while snugging it up. The upright mount and pressure tit should both be submer...
by hiddenhider
Sat May 16, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley Lantern Help
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Tilley Lantern Help

Hello Rob,<br /><br />That is a great project; it takes the standard 164X mantle. I notice in your pictures that the steel ring from a 164H "Happy" mantle is still on the burner; the ring isn't reusable so you can remove it. The regular two tie mantle will tie in the groove just above the multiple h...
by hiddenhider
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AIDA lantern parts lists
Replies: 8
Views: 898

AIDA lantern parts lists

An incomplete Aida 233, I'd like to see some pictures of what you have <img class="emoticon bbc_img" alt="[sHa_yes2]" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Emoticons/sHa_yes2.gif" title="Yes! - :yes:" /><br /><br />It's listed as a 200cp lamp so make sure your replacement parts are scale...
by hiddenhider
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mica Globe Homemade
Replies: 35
Views: 2566

Mica Globe Homemade

Welcome Yuuzou,

That is quite an accomplishment, the finished product looks great.
by hiddenhider
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slant lamp finish question
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Slant lamp finish question

Yes, the remnants on the bleeder screw do look like the same wrinkle finish to the naked eye, micro photography with a digital camera under electric lights just didn't work out for me last night.

by hiddenhider
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slant lamp finish question
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Slant lamp finish question

Yea, that's right, the odd looking double tube. Thanks for pointing that out Steve. That's the first time I've seen one of those.
It's a runner for sure, I think the lamp bug has bitten me again.
by hiddenhider
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slant lamp finish question
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Slant lamp finish question

Thanks for the info guys, I was hoping it was original. <br /><br />The last slant lamp I had was an air hog and took forever to settle down and burn, this one lit almost as fast as a F/A tube model.<br /><br />With the old mantles, they were tied on already and I did have to test it <img src="//cdn...
by hiddenhider
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Slant lamp finish question
Replies: 11
Views: 931

Slant lamp finish question

Evening folks,<br /><br />I found this slant lamp last month, figured I'd throw $20 at it. It's a later model with the barrel style pickup tube. From the look of those mantles it's been sitting somewhere for a looong time.<br /><br />The shade holder stud is missing, which I consider much better tha...
by hiddenhider
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Help with CL2
Replies: 21
Views: 1477

Help with CL2

The CL2 uses a new style valve, turn the knob and the eccentric block will rise out allowing removal of the generator pricker.<br /><br />I'm afraid i do not know enough about these newer ones to diagnose the problem but I believe they use a different style of fuel pickup tube; it will become appare...
by hiddenhider
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: So how do I light it?
Replies: 53
Views: 2816

So how do I light it?

Now that is interesting to say the least. Those two burners keep the generator heated during operation, the marks on the manifold attest to that.<br /><br />Does anyone know how the valve on it affects the burners?<br /><br />Thanks,<br />John<br /><br /><blockquote><strong>jcbcodywy wrote:</strong>...
by hiddenhider
Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: M1950 Fuel Cap
Replies: 9
Views: 915

M1950 Fuel Cap

Here you go Rob.



That line in the knurled cap is the split between the upper and lower parts that jeepfreek is talking about.

by hiddenhider
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: So how do I light it?
Replies: 53
Views: 2816

So how do I light it?

Wow, that one is in great shape; boy am I jealous. Be careful with the radiants as they are costly to replace.<br /><br />I'm not familiar with this particular model but it resembles my #5.<br /><br />It does take an external pump, the same one the lanterns and lamps use; the cap gasket is the same ...
by hiddenhider
Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman lamp
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Coleman lamp

Welcome Chick,

If you can post a pic of your lamp I'm sure we can come up with the missing parts. Coleman used a lot of the same parts on numerous products and there are spares in drawers everywhere.

by hiddenhider
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Missing burner screens 200A??
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Missing burner screens 200A??

Hi Ed,<br /><br />The 200A burner is larger and flatter than the 220 style, when removing the burner from the burner tube the screen is easily popped out. Something about years and years of being confined in the same position reduces their "spring" so they tend to fall out easier when reinstalled.<b...
by hiddenhider
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Valve open or closed-for storage?
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Valve open or closed-for storage?

Of all the old lanterns I've come across that you could blow the dust off of and light with the fuel in them, they all had the valve closed so I see no harm there.
by hiddenhider
Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bracket Lamp ID help.
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Bracket Lamp ID help.

Awesome lamp Chris
by hiddenhider
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Aladdin help needed
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Aladdin help needed

Very nice find.
by hiddenhider
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Stove ID date help!
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Stove ID date help!

Sounds like someone combined a few and made a frankie stove. I'll have to pull my 425 down but I think it's got the tube between the burners instead of the coleman marked bar.
by hiddenhider
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Stove ID date help!
Replies: 13
Views: 699

Stove ID date help!

Sounds a little earlier than a 425, were the legs round or flat steel?

Most cast iron burners end up coming home with me.
by hiddenhider
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Prentiss Wabers Internal pump rebuild (for lanterns)
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Prentiss Wabers Internal pump rebuild (for lanterns)

Thanks for posting. I've got one of each that I've got to get too someday, they aren't that much of a mystery anymore.
by hiddenhider
Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Aida(or petromax type) Filler/Gauge Cap Problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Aida(or petromax type) Filler/Gauge Cap Problem!

That air gap is important, if I recall correctly it needs to be right at 1/2 inch. My two Aida's have a dimple in the air tube that presets the gap.

These things love heat, if in doubt preheat it some more.
by hiddenhider
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Advice for a New Guy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1165

Advice for a New Guy?

Welcome Griff.<br /><br />If they both pressurize then your good on the check valve. Disregard the ezy-out section of the rebuild, there's a tool that removes and replaces it now in one piece.<br /><br />If you aren't getting fuel from the valve with the generator removed then the fuel/air tube is p...
by hiddenhider
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Aida(or petromax type) Filler/Gauge Cap Problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Aida(or petromax type) Filler/Gauge Cap Problem!

The way I understand it these gauges have a hollow spring in them. I imagine they can be repaired if not working but you'll really need to know what you are doing.

You have a PM.
by hiddenhider
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How to Torch light!
Replies: 13
Views: 969

How to Torch light!

Basically all kerosene lanterns or lamps are torch light. You really have to preheat it in order to get a vapor that will burn clean. The same thing happens with CF just at a lower temperature and most CF devices mix air with the fuel in the generator so it preheats faster anyway.<br /><br />The big...
by hiddenhider
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bialaddin 300x vaporizer question advice (pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Bialaddin 300x vaporizer question advice (pics)

Hi Ed,

Sorry but that's a one piece unit.

If you put the needle back in and push it down on a hard surface you should feel the tip come through just enough to be noticeable.

I've been tempted to try a sonic cleaning on one but haven't gotten to it yet.
by hiddenhider
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Advice on Bialaddin 300X please
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Advice on Bialaddin 300X please

Hi Ed,<br /><br />Go ahead and pull that puppy apart. Replacing the seals is a simple and probably needed operation. For testing purposes; In a pinch a good quality viton o-ring can be used in place of the two seals, one below the valve and one for the vaporizer; until the correct seals show up.<br ...
by hiddenhider
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: GI Chrysler Airtemp stove 1944
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

GI Chrysler Airtemp stove 1944

<blockquote><strong>danduhman wrote:</strong> I see a mushroom cloud in your future John ,i m bringing my M-2 to the October meeting</blockquote><br />Bring it on Dan, I'll bring the fuel.<br /><br />Skip,<br /><br />We'll be looking for pics, flame pics that is. <img src="http://img.photobucket.com...
by hiddenhider
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Dating a Aida??
Replies: 21
Views: 1417

Dating a Aida??

Thank y'all for yer opinions on some of that there grammer. let's all just get along and remember what this thread is all about.<br /><br />Look closely at the picture posted at the top of this page and you'll all remember that we can all use some some of the newby luck like our friend Mr. Hodges is...
by hiddenhider
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: GI Chrysler Airtemp stove 1944
Replies: 12
Views: 2389

GI Chrysler Airtemp stove 1944

Yep, seem to hear about one of these once or twice. I ain't afraid to light nothing so post a few pics and let's see if we can make a fire.
by hiddenhider
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Question regarding a 220f
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Question regarding a 220f

If it doesn't light up and burn right away, and you are sure of the fuel in it then I always check the air tube and burner tubes for spiders or dirt dobber nest first. It's the simple things sometimes.
by hiddenhider
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 228 Flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 882

228 Flickering

Yea, like Weasel said it's probably the f/a spring, sure was hoping you wouldn't have to go back into the fount.
by hiddenhider
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 228 Flickering
Replies: 6
Views: 882

228 Flickering

Welcome to the forum.

I can't hear the lantern running but it's hunting a little bit, if you have another 220 or 228 try swapping the generators and see if that helps.
by hiddenhider
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bialadin 300X Made in England
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Bialadin 300X Made in England

That's the good thing about these lanterns, the preheat cup is mounted on the vaporizer so that you don't have to find it whenever you want to light it. Fill it with denatured alcohol until the cup fills with fluid, light and wait, it'll burn for a while but the wait is better than the smokey globe ...
by hiddenhider
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bialadin 300X Made in England
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Bialadin 300X Made in England

One thing to remember, Tilley and the Vapalux/Bialladin lanterns are very similar. But the vaporizers have are threaded different and are not interchangeable.
by hiddenhider
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bialadin 300X Made in England
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Bialadin 300X Made in England

You can adapt a 21A to work, I've done it a few times myself. The correct mantle is rounder, almost bell shaped so it will put out a we bit more light with them.<br /><br />Here's a couple of pages that will help you out, you'll be used to it in no time.<br /><br />Base Camp - <a href="http://www.ba...
by hiddenhider
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Bialadin 300X Made in England
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Bialadin 300X Made in England

The Bialaddin 300X is a pretty nice 300cp lantern, easy to work on and not much to go wrong. A complete seal kit can be had for around $14 shipped and depending on the year everything less the vent is brass. Disassembly is simple and they are good little runners.



by hiddenhider
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Hello, new here, question about lowly 228E mantles
Replies: 31
Views: 3284

Hello, new here, question about lowly 228E mantles

Hi Duane,<br /><br />Welcome to the forum. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/resources/re_2lant.php">Two mantle</a><br /><br />There's the link to the two mantle disassembly that this site hosts, lot's of other good stuff there too. The CV removal is outdated, we have a tool now th...
by hiddenhider
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 228 positive ID needed
Replies: 7
Views: 912

228 positive ID needed

"B" ingo

Nice looking lantern.
by hiddenhider
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: help w/hgp
Replies: 34
Views: 1164

help w/hgp

"Keep in mind that there is a soldered/brazed joint all around the top edge that you do not want to compromise. " <br /><br /><blockquote><strong>dbosch wrote:</strong> The HGP fount is welded. The valve, gauge bungs and filler necks are brazed. You can braze the bung without worrying about the foun...
by hiddenhider
Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: How would you fix this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

How would you fix this?

It would have been inserted and soldered from the inside. My vote is for brazing also, just be careful of other connections close that may overheat.
by hiddenhider
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: cleaning nickle
Replies: 12
Views: 1221

cleaning nickle

Mothers works great, you may want to soak it for a few minutes in a citric acid mixture for a few moments to soften the coating, it makes it easier to polish away.

Be careful of polishing too hard, brass loves to come poking through.