Coleman stove helped us during the winter power outage

Texasjack

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Texasjack,

OBVIOUSLY, you are qualified TOO as a COLEMAN STOVE MECHANIC. = CONGRADS.

yours, satx
LOL! Some guy posted a 4 part video on YouTube and I watched a couple of them. (Some of it wasn't important to me - like repainting parts of it.) It's really kind of cool how much went into the design. I never knew what that bent-rod lever on the fuel valve was for, except that you're supposed to put it up when you light the burner and then switch it down after it heats up. It changes whether the valve takes fuel from the bottom of the tank (liquid) or from the top (vapor). So you're lighting the vapor and then the burner heats up the pipe so it will volatize the liquid fuel when you turn the lever down.
 

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LOL! Some guy posted a 4 part video on YouTube and I watched a couple of them. (Some of it wasn't important to me - like repainting parts of it.) It's really kind of cool how much went into the design. I never knew what that bent-rod lever on the fuel valve was for, except that you're supposed to put it up when you light the burner and then switch it down after it heats up. It changes whether the valve takes fuel from the bottom of the tank (liquid) or from the top (vapor). So you're lighting the vapor and then the burner heats up the pipe so it will volatize the liquid fuel when you turn the lever down.

Texasjack,

FYI, I just cannot resist telling you a story from my misspent youth:
(The Devil made me do it.)

A fellow decided to become a skydiver, went to a local FBO, took some lessons & finally was allowed to try his FIRST JUMP.

He pulled the main chute, which tangled.
He then pulled his reserve chute, which failed to open.

As he streaked back toward Earth, he passed a fellow going the other way.

He yelled, "HEY MISTER, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT PARACHUTES??"

The other fellow yelled back, "NOTHING. .What do you know about LIGHTING COLEMAN STOVES?"

Fwiw, when I was in college (circa June 1968) & a RANGER for the local BSA Council, I actually SAW a Coleman BLOW UP.
(Made a right BIG EXPLOSION, too. = THANKFULLY, NOBODY WAS KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED.)

yours, satx
 
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satx78247

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LOL! Some guy posted a 4 part video on YouTube and I watched a couple of them. (Some of it wasn't important to me - like repainting parts of it.) It's really kind of cool how much went into the design. I never knew what that bent-rod lever on the fuel valve was for, except that you're supposed to put it up when you light the burner and then switch it down after it heats up. It changes whether the valve takes fuel from the bottom of the tank (liquid) or from the top (vapor). So you're lighting the vapor and then the burner heats up the pipe so it will volatize the liquid fuel when you turn the lever down.

Texasjack,

FYI, one main reason that I enjoy "messing about with" classic Coleman lanterns & stoves is that I CAN do those repairs/restorations.
(Fwiw, I am NOT "mechanically inclined" at all BUT those items are REALLY simple machines & rather FUN to refurbish in a couple of Winter hours.)

yours, satx
 

deemus

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I was going to rework my dads old Coleman stove, but when I found the propane adapter I did that instead.

but I’ve reworked several lanterns. Thanks for letting me know about the YouTube stuff. I’ve got a couple I couldn’t get working. I’m sure those videos will fill me in on what’s wrong.

As I get them working I hang them in my man cave.
 

satx78247

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I was going to rework my dads old Coleman stove, but when I found the propane adapter I did that instead.

but I’ve reworked several lanterns. Thanks for letting me know about the YouTube stuff. I’ve got a couple I couldn’t get working. I’m sure those videos will fill me in on what’s wrong.

As I get them working I hang them in my man cave.
deemus,

As you "get GOOD at repairing" the classic Coleman lanterns & stoves, I suggest that you give them as presents to family & close friends.

yours, satx
 

satx78247

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I have enough to do that for sure.
deemus,

I first repaired a pair of lanterns & a stove for our house.
Then "Little Brother" Ed WISHED that he had some, so I fixed a total of 2 + 1 for him.
Then "Big Brother" Rick asked why he had NONE, so I fixed 2+1 for his brood.

Altogether, I may have spent 25 bucks "out of pocket", so it's a CHEAP project that makes family & close friends HAPPY.
(Offhand, I can think of FEW fun to do projects for so little expense.)

I must have disassembled 15-20 pieces of JUNK to make the 3 good stoves & 6 refurbished lanterns.

yours, satx
 

Mr. Atoz

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We lost power for 60 hours. I have a propane stove (Stok brand) so we had hot for and water. I cooked inside with it in front of the fireplace so any fumes were pulled up the chimney and only used it long enough to cook. It was 45* in the house but hot food and lots of blankets helped make things a little more bearable.
 

oldag

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We lost power for 60 hours. I have a propane stove (Stok brand) so we had hot for and water. I cooked inside with it in front of the fireplace so any fumes were pulled up the chimney and only used it long enough to cook. It was 45* in the house but hot food and lots of blankets helped make things a little more bearable.
Kind of like camping at home, wasn't it?
 

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