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My first Coleman No. 1 restoration attempt.

Discussion in 'Coleman No:1' started by cornboy69, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. cornboy69 United States

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    Picked this ole guy up at a yard sale for 25 bucks. I enjoyed the hell out of myself restoring it. Made some mistakes, and solved some problems too. May do the tank over to see if I can do a better job on the logo. Anyway, thanks all for help, comments and encouragement. Dennis WIN_20160412_184922.JPG WIN_20160417_122913.JPG WIN_20160417_122947.JPG WIN_20160417_123041.JPG
     
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    Nice job!
     
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    =P~ Drooool!!!=P~
     
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    Dennis, what did you do with the old stove? Oh, there it is, nice work.
     
  5. cornboy69 United States

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    Hey thanks, and again, I appreciate your guidance. All i need to do now is get some fuel grade sealant for the feed fitting, and then light 'er up!
     
  6. snwcmpr United States

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    What do you mean?
     
  7. cornboy69 United States

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    That. Either yellow tape or permatex will seal the fitting. Plus, the fitting has been overtightened and the brass has stretched a tad. See how it bells on the left! Should still seal tho WIN_20160417_135137.JPG
     
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    Your No. 1 looks fantastic, Dennis! It's a looker now. You did a great job preserving the logo.

    sam
     
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    wonderfull job, My #1 is probably my favorite. You might want to use some teflon string in that line nut
    Jan
     
  10. snwcmpr United States

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    Just asking....
    Could a person squeeze the nut back down by clamping the 3 sides?
    It seems a gentle enough squeeze might make the seal work again.
     
  11. cornboy69 United States

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    That's just what I'll do. Thanks Jan!
     
  12. cornboy69 United States

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    Since it's basically a packing nut, it makes sense that there be packing in it. When I disassembled it, I pulled out a long spiral of the previous thread.....didn't have any to replace it with, so I tried a shortcut, and we all know how well shortcuts usually work.
     
  13. snwcmpr United States

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    The old stuff was not any good? I reuse graphite packing all the time.
     
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    Same here. If it stays together after pulling it out of a valve, I reuse it and maybe, if needed, pack a little more into the valve.


    sam
     
  15. cornboy69 United States

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    Well. hell. Didn't think of reusing it. WHY didn't I think of reusing it?
     
  16. snwcmpr United States

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    That's why we are all here, a group of minds is better than one.
     
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    wow wonderful reatored your

    coleman stove !:thumbup::thumbup:



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  18. cornboy69 United States

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    So, quick as that I repacked it with the old string and presto! Not a drop of leakage. Fired her up and got a beautiful yellow blast from both burners. Now, there's this.....why, when both burners are blasting, will it go POP and I lose my flame? I'd bet this is simple and common, but I don't know why.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I've seen that occur with dirty generators. May just have to run a bunch of fuel through since your flames are yellow (should be blue). Also, when there is a rich supply of fuel and not enough air (yellow flames are evidence) the pop can happen then too. Did you happen to take the generator apart and clean it? Just wondering. That may help if you didn't. There should be some metal rods in the generator. They're a bit brittle so be careful IF you decide to clean it out. Just be aware that the stove is over 90 years old.


    sam