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Postby doitright » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:52 pm

I will be working on the stove this weekend. I will go for the soldering of the crack. I just got to go to Radio Shack and get some fine solder. All I have is plumbing solder and it is thick for what I need.
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Postby robert johnson » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:12 pm

I hope you use a soldering iron not a torch. fuel tanks can go BOOM. :o
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Postby doitright » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:17 pm

Saftey first that is true. But this tank I have had in vinigar for a week. And has been in a barn for five years. I do not think there is a problem with old fule. But then my wife ensured me she uped my life insurance if that happened.
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Postby doug hodder » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:27 pm

Kevin...how did the vinegar work on it? I find that it cuts the tarnish pretty quickly. 0000 Steel wool also work wonders once the big stuff is off to polish it up. Doug
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Postby doitright » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:47 pm

Vinegar and steel wool 0000 works great. But I forgot to wear rubber gloves my hands are still black. I have used everything even gas and it will not cut it. Rubber gloves are going into my fix it box for sure.
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Postby Lazybones » Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:55 pm

You guys really have too much time on your hands. :lol:
Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Ask yourself these simple questions every time you are in doubt about any action.
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:37 pm

That from someone that has more scooters than I have Coleman lanterns.....huh..... ;) :lol: Doug
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Postby Lazybones » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:49 pm

OK. you've got me there. :lol: :applause:
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Postby Mark72 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:33 pm

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Postby doitright » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:12 pm

Well I got my tank repaired. It dose not look very good but that part will be by to stove
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Postby doitright » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:18 pm

Well I am going to do this again. This is a photo of the stove as I found it.
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Postby doug hodder » Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:56 pm

It may not be real pretty Kevin...but you saved the stove. I didn't try to take my valve assy off my tank. I couldn't see any threads on the shaft of it and thought it best to just leave it if it worked. My tank is also attached to the support straps permanently unlike yours. So how goes the rest of the resto. work? Doug
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Postby doitright » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:55 am

I got the first coat of paint on it yesterday. It is coming along. I pressure tested the tank and not leaks. Now all I have to do is sand repaint and polish the brass. I got scared and had to take off my valve assy. I thought that the lift tube had got hot and dropped. In checking it was only the solder that fell in the tank during the repair.
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It dose not look as good as yours yet but I do hope that it will with another coat of paint and lots of polish.
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Postby doug hodder » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:12 am

Great job!!! It's really looking good! Amazing how these things can clean up and operate after decades of neglect, with a little effort. Doug
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Postby rainjer » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:44 pm

Make sure you do a good pressure test on the tank before you put fuel in it. I would pump it up & leave it over night. Then dunk it in water for a while.

Also, My wife does stained glass work & you can get brass pint pens to touch-up the solder.

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