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by BobA
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Barn find... What is this??
Replies: 15
Views: 694

Barn find... What is this??

Lord, have mercy!



All of a sudden, I have a strong urge to have a few shots!




by BobA
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Globe Question
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Globe Question

Thanks, John!

A shame, really. I have a couple of lanterns that I'd like to try it on, but I just don't care for frosted globes.

Oh well...

by BobA
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Globe Question
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Globe Question

Was the 5156-0321 style globe (aka "G-Mod") ever offered in Clear, i.e., not frosted?


Thanks,

Bob
by BobA
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is there a project 275 thread?
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Is there a project 275 thread?

<blockquote><strong>Rhubarb wrote:</strong> BobA had a really good one at one time, his how-to threads really got scorched by the Photobucket BS that went down a while back.</blockquote><br /><span id="post_message_1303736805">Actually, Andy, I've since gone back and manually restored all the photos...
by BobA
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Propane Northstar Manufacture Date
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Propane Northstar Manufacture Date

Having a heck of a time discerning the mfg. date of the Propane NS that I just bought. Here are the numbers:<br /><br />2615 00363<br /><br />I'm thinking, perhaps, that this would be the 26th week of 2015, maybe the 363rd lantern made that week? Just a wild guess!<br /><br />Anyone know for sure?<b...
by BobA
Tue May 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Got Greek Fire with Leacock 107SS
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Got Greek Fire with Leacock 107SS

<blockquote><strong>Mister Wilson wrote:</strong> Leacock normally used a direction disc telling you to preheat, but often they're missing or illegible after years of use.</blockquote><br />That's a fact. Here's what it looks like:<br /><br /><a href="http://s953.photobucket.com/user/boba61/media/Le...
by BobA
Sat May 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Got Greek Fire with Leacock 107SS
Replies: 17
Views: 423

Got Greek Fire with Leacock 107SS

Not to be insulting, but you do realize that the Leacock lamp is <strong>not</strong> an Instant-Light type, correct?<br />You need to preheat the generator with your matches or lighter for about 20-30 seconds before turning the valve on.<br /><br />My apologies, if you are already aware of this!<br...
by BobA
Sat May 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: odd 214 lantern
Replies: 15
Views: 500

odd 214 lantern

Here are some photos to illustrate what I said above:<br /><br />This is the 214 (technically 214A):<br /><br /><a href="http://s953.photobucket.com/user/boba61/media/Coleman%20214A%20Lantern/IMG_0298.jpg.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="bbc_img" src="http://i953.photobucket.com/albu...
by BobA
Sat May 06, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: odd 214 lantern
Replies: 15
Views: 500

odd 214 lantern

Jim,<br /><br />From the photos in that manual, you can't tell about the offset since the views are directly from the front (over the valve knob). In reality, it is offset <em>toward</em> the valve knob. The illustrations are not that clear, either, but are not necessarily perfect. They are more a r...
by BobA
Sat May 06, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: odd 214 lantern
Replies: 15
Views: 500

odd 214 lantern

Steve,<br /><br />That is <strong>not</strong> a 214 fount. 214 founts (and 286's for that matter) had the valve outlet (bung) offset. This one is a 288 fount. They had the outlet dead center as this one does. I believe someone took a 288 lantern and put on a 214 collar and changed the label to the ...
by BobA
Sat May 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Peak 1 Model 400
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Coleman Peak 1 Model 400

I, for one, have never seen any, Roger.

Sorry.


Bob
by BobA
Tue May 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 639 Preheat Cup?
Replies: 19
Views: 523

639 Preheat Cup?

Current parts list for the 639 lists the 201-5101 for the preheater cup.


Bob
by BobA
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 Pump Plunger Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 276

M1950 Pump Plunger Spring

Thanks to Steve (Coldwaterpaddler), I've got a spring.

[sSig_thankyou]


Bob
by BobA
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 Pump Plunger Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 276

M1950 Pump Plunger Spring

Hi Bill,<br /><br />Thanks for the reply. While you are right on the money about the purpose of the spring, you're not so right when you say, "<span id="post_message_1295378819">The spring from most any other pump should work</span>". The diameter of this pump plunger is many times larger than the c...
by BobA
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 Pump Plunger Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 276

M1950 Pump Plunger Spring

OK, Mike definitely doesn't have any of these. So does anyone out there in Coleman land have one of these springs?


Thanks,
Bob
by BobA
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 Pump Plunger Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 276

M1950 Pump Plunger Spring

Thanks, Ron.



I do want to get one though, for correctness' sake. Although our host doesn't list this part, I will ask him anyhow. If not, maybe one of our members has one they could spare.





Bob
by BobA
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 Pump Plunger Spring
Replies: 9
Views: 276

M1950 Pump Plunger Spring

Working on an M1950 stove, 1982 SMP. It is not equipped with the pump plunger spring. I'm not sure if this was lost or if it simply wasn't a part of these late stoves (cost-cutting measure).<br /> <br /> Would someone who owns an SMP of this era please check to see if his stove is so equipped?<br />...
by BobA
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 621 Won't Hold Pressure
Replies: 21
Views: 319

621 Won't Hold Pressure

<blockquote><strong>CornCob wrote:</strong> So I broke it down and discovered the leak is actually coming from the tip of the generator. In the "off" position, all the air is escaping rapidly through the generator tip. I guess this explains why it's such a pain to light. I didn't find any leaks anyw...
by BobA
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 285 dual fuel vent nut tightness?
Replies: 8
Views: 241

285 dual fuel vent nut tightness?

This is what I do:<br /><br />When screwing down the ball nut - with the other hand I press down on the vent, so the heat shield springs are fully compressed. I then screw the ball nut down until it just contacts the vent. I then release the vent. I do it this way to avoid any twisting force or scra...
by BobA
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Will packing deteriorate with solvents?
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Will packing deteriorate with solvents?

Hi Ken,<br /><br />While I can't speak specifically about R55's, I can tell you that I've soaked valve assemblies (containing packing & sometimes tip cleaning levers & their packing) in lemon juice (citric acid) for 10 minutes to over an hour, and also sprayed them through with Gumout (carb cleaner)...
by BobA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Petromax frame post kit?
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Petromax frame post kit?

Brett,

Why don't you contact Britelyt and ask them if/when they plan on having it back in stock? Maybe that would spur them to work on it - maybe not, but it's worth a shot!


Bob
by BobA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Feather 400b - How to remove pump?
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Feather 400b - How to remove pump?

You do need to twist it about 1/8 turn counterclockwise and then pull out. It can usually be done by hand (good to wear a work glove to get a good grip). If that doesn't work, I use a rubber strap wrench to grip the plastic cap and turn it. Failing that - you can use the tips of a needlenose pliers ...
by BobA
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What sealer for F/a tube to valve
Replies: 27
Views: 528

What sealer for F/a tube to valve

<blockquote><strong>zeke79 wrote:</strong> Do keep in mind that loctite is a thread locker and not rated as a sealer. Not that it doesn't work but it is off label use as a sealer. </blockquote><br />Which is perfect, because it is being used in this application as a thread locker, <strong>not</stron...
by BobA
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What sealer for F/a tube to valve
Replies: 27
Views: 528

What sealer for F/a tube to valve

Well done!


Bob
by BobA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What sealer for F/a tube to valve
Replies: 27
Views: 528

What sealer for F/a tube to valve

Jeff,



You would most likely be just fine with Permatex #2 for this, but your choice for Loctite 242 Blue is probably a better one, and will definitely do the job!





Bob
by BobA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Early 400 stove won't keep blue flame
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Early 400 stove won't keep blue flame

Justin,

Just to add to that - you are using known good, fresh fuel?


Bob
by BobA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Early 400 stove won't keep blue flame
Replies: 11
Views: 1967

Early 400 stove won't keep blue flame

Before you do anything else, try this one thing. After the stove "warms up", run it on high for about 15-20 minutes. Then see what the flame looks like. These stoves have fiberglass pads inside the burner box. They absorb condensation as well as unburned fuel. When the stove heats up, these will be ...
by BobA
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How often should one replace the seals and stuff on a Petrromax?
Replies: 12
Views: 267

How often should one replace the seals and stuff on a Petrromax?

<blockquote><strong>Newfie wrote:</strong> Unlike a Coleman, turning the wheel doesn't stop the flow of fuel. It's not a positive shutoff. It just moves the needle so the fuel orifice gets cleaned.<br /></blockquote><br />Actually, Shane, that isn't true - at least, not for the 829. In addition to o...
by BobA
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: northstar lantern goes out when fuel tank is half full
Replies: 12
Views: 332

northstar lantern goes out when fuel tank is half full

My thought exactly! Change that F/A tube.





Bob
by BobA
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 519 valve removal. Please help
Replies: 13
Views: 347

Coleman 519 valve removal. Please help

If this valve is at all similar to the 459 stove (and, by looking at it, I think it might be), you'd need to first remove the valve from the fount, then unscrew the F/A tube & rod from the valve body. Then remove the stem nut, and the stem will pull out.


Bob
by BobA
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Carbon Deposits Around Burner Ring on 400a
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Carbon Deposits Around Burner Ring on 400a

When you scrubbed down the burner rings, did you also check out the entire burner box? Remove the fiberglass filters at the bottom & clean them. Also check that the tube going into the box was clean & free of debris, nests, etc.<br /><br />If Zeke's suggestions don't pan out, then that's what I'd ch...
by BobA
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stubborn 285-700T
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Stubborn 285-700T

It could also be another thing that these plastic F/A tubes seem to be good for - tiny cracks or imperfections that leak air into the valve.


Bob
by BobA
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 639b heat shield.
Replies: 9
Views: 317

639b heat shield.

All I can offer is that the parts list for the 639B (printed 7/97) does indeed show the heat shield.


Merry Christmas!

Bob
by BobA
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 275 not bright after rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 754

275 not bright after rebuild

<blockquote><strong>ecblanks wrote:</strong> ... or maybe I'm just crazy. I still think the mantles are not burning as brightly as they could be (especially the right one, so maybe an obstruction, but can't get that tube off), but it's light output compared to my standard bearing 220D and 242B is un...
by BobA
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 275 not bright after rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 754

275 not bright after rebuild

OK, Carlton. Let's go over a few things. Right off the bat, I have two questions. First, where did you get your replacement Schrader valve? You should be using Coleman part # 288-3651, which is available from OCP (our host). Second, are you <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">absolutel...
by BobA
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 - 201 conversion flaming up
Replies: 13
Views: 292

200 - 201 conversion flaming up

Don,

Try it again - this time, keep the vent & globe ON the lantern as you preheat and light. I'll bet that you have much better results!


Bob
by BobA
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Project 635B (Leacock)
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Project 635B (Leacock)

<blockquote><strong>dpatten wrote:</strong> Interesting that the tip cleaner has to be up to run. They must have used a stove part.</blockquote><br />It is my opinion that this is exactly what they did. Doing some limited comparison & measurements of the lever and nut on this lantern and on a 425 st...
by BobA
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Project 635B (Leacock)
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Project 635B (Leacock)

<blockquote><strong>Gand28 wrote:</strong> The only tip/trick I'll add is that if you load the air stem into the pump shaft first, then install the pump in the pump tube, it's an easier fit. </blockquote><br />Greg,<br /><br />After all these years, I've never even thought of doing it this way. I'll...
by BobA
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Project 635B (Leacock)
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Project 635B (Leacock)

Thanks guys! Glad you like it.<br /><br />Some direct replies:<br /><br />Frank - mine also seems to "flame up" a bit when starting. I think that this might be characteristic of this model. While servicing it, it seemed to me that the F/A tube on this is considerably thinner (smaller diameter) than ...
by BobA
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Project 635B (Leacock)
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Project 635B (Leacock)

<div style="text-align: center;">Project 635B721, a.k.a. 635B (Leacock)</div><br /><br />In this installment, we'll take a look at another one of the relatively rare Coleman products - the model 635B721 lantern. This lantern was made by Coleman exclusively for the Leacock Coleman Center. They are an...
by BobA
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Problems with a Brand New Model 424 Dual Fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Problems with a Brand New Model 424 Dual Fuel

What about Amazon, will they accept return (free of charge) of a defective product?<br /><br />Failing that, and if you must repair the stove, it seems to me that there are two possibilities:<br /><br />1) There is flash blocking the passageways of the mixing chamber or u-tube of the manifold assemb...
by BobA
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Problems with a Brand New Model 424 Dual Fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Problems with a Brand New Model 424 Dual Fuel

While this isn't an answer to your specific question, it is more an answer to the big picture. I really don't understand why you are attempting to repair this. It's a brand new stove, which is under warranty. Send it back, and let Coleman repair or replace it, at their cost! Do this before you mar s...
by BobA
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 621A problems
Replies: 3
Views: 139

621A problems

That is correct. It may only be a very small amount, but enough that the full diameter section is clear of the orifice, thereby allowing maximum flow through it.
by BobA
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 621A problems
Replies: 3
Views: 139

621A problems

You should notice that the F/A rod (or needle, as you referred to it) is stepped (or notched). That is, a section at the very end of the rod is the full diameter, then, going up the rod a short distance, the rod decreases in diameter (the "stepped" section). You should observe the following:<br /><b...
by BobA
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 flaring/pulsing
Replies: 17
Views: 456

200 flaring/pulsing

Good for you, Jim! Glad you got it straightened out.


Bob

by BobA
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 flaring/pulsing
Replies: 17
Views: 456

200 flaring/pulsing

<blockquote><strong>JimL wrote:</strong> I don't know why, but the pulsing/flare-up stopped on my lantern. The only changes since last night were that I swapped out the generator tip with one from another used generator, and replaced the mantle again. The first time I lit it, I only used 10 pumps wh...
by BobA
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: collar decals for 220H-K
Replies: 26
Views: 394

collar decals for 220H-K

<blockquote><strong>curlyjoe_99 wrote:</strong> <br /><br /><br />Bob,, I ran a full fount straight through it last weekend and it didn't miss a beat. The collar did get hot to the touch but the Rustoleum clear coat and decal held up fine.</blockquote><br /><br />That's excellent, Curly! You ought t...
by BobA
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321 B issues
Replies: 9
Views: 497

321 B issues

Hi Ben,<br /><br />If you want to, check out my tutorial on the <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a rel="nofollow" href="/post/project-621b-8091059?pid=1292105681" target="_blank">621B</a></span></strong>. According to Roland's info, it uses the same style valve.<br /><br />Any ques...
by BobA
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: collar decals for 220H-K
Replies: 26
Views: 394

collar decals for 220H-K

Fantastic job, Curly! Now, all you need to do is assemble your lantern and test fire it for a couple of hours, to be sure that it will stand up to the heat! I hope that you're successful. Again - great job!



Bob
by BobA
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrical wiring ? re: Electric Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 383

Electrical wiring ? re: Electric Motor

I'm honestly not trying to be tight in the anal region here, but - isn't this topic in the wrong category? Wouldn't this more properly belong in <em>Just Bull</em>? I thought that "Technical Assistance" meant "Technical Assistance for GPAs", <strong>not</strong>, "Technical Assistance for any old th...