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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:16 pm

Many thanks to Andy for talking me into this trade. 8)
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:29 pm

campmaster-k wrote:I got it to go but wow it is a un-ruley bastard. Fire and lots of it. It has a twisted up generator so I ordered some from Mike.
The whole thing just bursts into flame randomly .


They say that all lanterns have their own personality...that is especially true on a military, or at least that's what I've found. Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:36 pm

Get the globe and vent on it so it will direct it heat to the generator and it should settle down.
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:37 pm

:thumbsup: Yup...they are more heat sensitive...Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:49 pm

Just now.
First fire up after painting the cage and air tubes. I put the globe and vent on soon as she fires up.
She runs good, steady and strong. :D
I did have to take the new generator off and poke it with the included tool.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:01 pm

Mukilteo wrote:Get the globe and vent on it so it will direct it heat to the generator and it should settle down.


That worked. Now it purrs like a 747 at take off.

It works really good now.

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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:03 pm

Mine is a 1952 Coleman. Which lanterns had the quadrant glass?
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:10 pm

I don't know, mine's a "52" also.
I don't want to repaint the fount. I don't want to loose the H/5. What ever it means.
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Re: Military 252

Postby doug hodder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:10 pm

For the cage on a military...I got some rattle can spray from a company called Aervoe. It's a flat camo paint, not high temp, but it's held up fine on the cages on my military ones and it's been through a ton of heat/cool cycles. Gives it that nice OD appearance. It's a flat paint, but you can rub it with a rag and it will go a semi gloss once cured. FWIW. Doug
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:51 pm

doug hodder wrote:For the cage on a military...I got some rattle can spray from a company called Aervoe. It's a flat camo paint, not high temp, but it's held up fine on the cages on my military ones and it's been through a ton of heat/cool cycles. Gives it that nice OD appearance. It's a flat paint, but you can rub it with a rag and it will go a semi gloss once cured. FWIW. Doug


I can get camo aervoe. We have it in our store its good stuff.
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Re: Military 252

Postby campmaster-k » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:18 pm

So Eric has the funnel mine does not. His parts lid its painted my is not. My parts lid and fuel cap are not painted. What is correct for this lantern? And what is the correct glass for this lantern?
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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:35 pm

This is the fuel cap that came with mine.
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I cleaned up the funnel and painted it with hi-heat silver than hi-heat clear and baked it in the oven.
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Re: Military 252

Postby logman7777 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:14 pm

campmaster-k wrote:Many thanks to Andy for talking me into this trade. 8)


Thanks for trading Kirk! LOVE my 200A :D
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Re: Military 252

Postby alex k » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:24 pm

are the 252's affected by the wind ?
mine is fine on the table , but when i hang it on the deck and there is wind gusts over 15mph it flickers and dims . :cry:
move it out of the wind and it brightens up .
anyone else have the same occur ?
not to be confused with alexk from california

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Re: Military 252

Postby Mukilteo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:50 pm

Being a apartment dweller where if it isn't bolted down it disappears, none of my lanterns have been out much.
but ya got me wondering.
Maybe next camping trip to the ocean I'll have to take them all and light them up to see.
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