Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

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Re: Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

Postby KCStudly » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:39 pm

Slow, That's just what I decided to call this thread because it seemed to me that everyone has a 228 big hat, and now I have one, too.

You know the old saying, something like, "They're like belly buttons, everyone has one."

Thanks for checking it out!
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Re: Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

Postby campmaster-k » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Just getting caught up around here. So I read the saga. Here is my 2 cents. Not being critical - but , IMO taking the main packing nut off of a Coleman lantern is a mistake. It only causes problems that can be difficult to identify. The intake gas/air tube is the one that always give me the problems you are describing. Clean, scrub and polish the intake tube and the cleaner rod that sticks down into the inlet opening. Those passages are small and can be partly blocked by ultra small crust or deposits.

Another thing I do when starting Coleman lanterns is a use a small butane torch. It does two things when you use a torch. Firstly you can apply the torch directly to the generator and preheat and melt varnish or otherwise force the devil to light. A match or lighter just wont. Secondly with a small torch you can see early on if a leak is going to catch fire.

After I do all the things you did. Bravo by the way. I normally speak nicely to it and burn it several times.

After that Coleman lanterns with a bad personality have a target on them in my shop. Fun loving Colemans with a good personality are out there in force. Recently I had two devil lanterns as you describe. I pulled the pumps, polished the glass and set it with the other extra glass, took off all the good screws and vents. And yes junked them both.
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Re: Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

Postby KCStudly » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:05 pm

:frightened:

Junked them? Both? Is that like when the generals of the armies have so many troops that they stop seeing them as individuals and start thinking that they are expendable? :lol:

Sorry, not a very funny attempt at humor. :oops:

But seriously, she ran great all last night.

I have been using a sliver of wood as a long match, light that first then stick it right between the two mantles up close to the genie and she seems to start easier.

(My other lantern, the Turd, gave quite a large pop and big fire ball :frightened: when lit it after a refueling, but I think I may have pumped it up a bit extra that time :roll: ... pump seemed a little loose/dry to me so I gave that one a couple of drops of oil and worked the pump around a bit... guess I should use the long match for this one, too.)

Thanks for the advice on the packing and fuel pickup. One of these days I'll strip her back down again and do a better job cleaning and/or replacing parts.
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Re: Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:28 pm

I can get them to lighte even the big hat that gives me troubles they may not burn to bright as the others but they light.

and I take them all apart everything.

I can get the genny warmed up with a normal butane lighter no problems.

there are just some lanterns I won't grab when i need light in a hurry and some I don't take camping.

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Re: Belly Button 228E - Adding to my collection

Postby campmaster-k » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:56 pm

KCStudly wrote::frightened:

Junked them? Both? Is that like when the generals of the armies have so many troops that they stop seeing them as individuals and start thinking that they are expendable? :lol:

Sorry, not a very funny attempt at humor. :oops:

But seriously, she ran great all last night.

I have been using a sliver of wood as a long match, light that first then stick it right between the two mantles up close to the genie and she seems to start easier.

(My other lantern, the Turd, gave quite a large pop and big fire ball :frightened: when lit it after a refueling, but I think I may have pumped it up a bit extra that time :roll: ... pump seemed a little loose/dry to me so I gave that one a couple of drops of oil and worked the pump around a bit... guess I should use the long match for this one, too.)

Thanks for the advice on the packing and fuel pickup. One of these days I'll strip her back down again and do a better job cleaning and/or replacing parts.



I do like a good "pop" of fire now and then. Thats what makes them fun.
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