Prentiss Wabers Stove Company Auto Kamp Kook Kits

Discussion in 'Prentiss Wabers (Preway)' started by MrAlexxx, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. MrAlexxx

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    @ArchMc I gave everything a good blow out and not much of anything came out but you're probably right. Some thing like that probably broke free with the fuel being in there. Thanks...

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    Compressed air cannot remove spider webs. One must use a mechanical means like a pipe cleaner or even a stick.
     
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    I've had plenty of spider webs come out with compressed air?

    That canned air stuff won't move anything, but 150psi from the air compressor shifts plenty. Not 100% effective all the time but well worth a shot if one has the ability.
     
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    I was using the shop compressor but those spider things can get anchored pretty good sometimes. I'll get it! :D

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    Well...PROBLEM SOLVED! I hope...lol

    Flushed out the tank again and drained the fuel through a coffee filter...All looked clean. Then fired the compressor up and gave everything that I could reach with the blow gun tip a good shot of compressed air. Pumped the tank up again maybe only 10 pumps and could hear air blowing out when I opened the valves. Fueled up and gave the tank 10 pumps and preheated both burners. Both fired right up and stayed lit for the maybe 10 minutes that I ran the stove. Going to get a better clean up and I'll try to straighten a few things out but I'm pretty happy with it so far. As long as I make it better rather then worse it's all good! :D

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    They are nice, huh?
    I do not understand why they did not last, as Coleman did. Union costs, as that is what I heard. I was a union machinist. I was not always paid 'way too much'. Skill should always trump cheap labor. I did work with a lot of people that did not care to 'do the best that they could'.
     
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    @snwcmpr They sure are different. Basically the same burner fuel valve/orifice setup as my Evinrude single. I guess that was the idea of the day.
    I worked union my whole life as well, mostly as a ticketed tradesman. Union costs ALWAYS seem to be the villain in any contract negotiation. When the line is tight between a company turning a profit or a lose the union never comes out on top and I get that. Geez...how did we start talking about work? I'd just started being able to forget about it most days now. *shudders* lol
     
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    I am long retired. I am always in the LOUNGE.