Solus Coleman USA

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  1. Lew Atkins

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    My recently acquired Solus Coleman USA will not pressurize. I think the pump leather may be bad but looks okay. When I pump the tank gets very slightly pressurized but the moment I stop pumping the pump handle pushes back out. The pump handle is solid, no hole in center. I’ve turned it every direction to see if it locks or unlocks but it spins endlessly in either direction. Should there be a check valve on the stem or inside the tank to prevent air pressure backflow? I’m stumped and can’t find a diagram regarding the pump assembly or if there’s a check valve in the tank. I’ve ordered leathers for the pump but assume the tank if pressurized will just push the pump handle back out. Thoughts? Ideas? Otherwise the stove is in excellent condition.
     
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    There is a non-return (NRV) valve screwed into the bottom of the pump tube. You'll need a special tool to remove it but they don't cost much. Just type NRV into the CCS search box and you'll find lots of information on how they work and how to remove, repair, or replace them.

    Ben
     
  3. OMC

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    WELCOME @Lew Atkins
    re "Thoughts? Ideas?"
    Solus comes with quite a variety of parts
    Knowing your Solus is US narrows it quite a bit but
    we don't know what you have.
    Re the US Solus 531 roarer 532 silent
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    do pics of my 531 resemble yours, noting the bottom of pump tube.

    re "There is a non-return (NRV) valve screwed into the bottom of the pump tube. You'll need a special tool to remove it..."

    I suggest don't jump to removing it just yet.

    I've not had mine apart and can only "guess" yours is a Coleman US check valve (vs NRV).
    I could provide PN but
    a. have not seen yours so not sure it is same and
    B. PN detail is from CCS ref. library (subscriber access).

    As an aside: You won't "need" to subscribe to repair your stove but in-general I recommend subscription to anyone interested in stoves such as yours. That and re SOLUS there is a legible parts diagram / list for US Solus stove in the ref. library (subscription req'd.).

    OK, re my "guess", if yours is functional equivalent of billions of uber reliable coleman check valves … if a coleman check valve is not functioning properly it is usually not necessary to remove it.
    There are hundreds of hints online for your same issue, here is one on CCS and it's for a Solus !
    link
    credit @Kenh157

    All that said, yours "might be" an NRV (i'm open to that possibility too), and in the end Ben may be right but before removing it
    >>> consider the link and or maybe find out what it is:
    coleman check valve or
    NRV (2 different animals)
    and go from there. That's all from me, I gotta run,
    thx omc
     
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    Methinks it will NOT be a standard Coleman check valve or you would spin the pump knob to lock it. You have a bad pip in valve in bottom of pump tube.
    Ben has the right idea. Do a search, buy the tool.
     
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    Definitely not a Coleman check valve. It is a standard brassie NRV.
     
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    I have subscribed. I ordered the tool but not the NRV yet. I can find no model # to indicate the model. My pump stem looks like yours and base of pump tube appears to mimic your picture.
     
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    Thanks....every piece of info regardless of how small, is appreciated.
     
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    Hello again subscriber Lew !!
    There is a wealth of info on the site, example, subscriber can navigate from home page:
    click Reference Library … then > Catalogues, > America, > Coleman … and also from home
    click *Auction Watch (for subscribers)
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    Yesterday my search found link to fix stuck US Solus check valve (and did see "check valve" on Solus parts list... not for your US Solus :oops:). I thought the info might be good for you to know. oops

    but I credit Ben, Majicwrench, and chb… pointing out NRV in US Solus.
    With benefit of hindsight, I agree with them. I was wrong. We all recognize it does not have the slot on top of familiar coleman check valve (of course that is my stove but, now, you confirm base of your pump tube looks same).
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    It's a new day, today's search I share:
    > one link, I can tell you it is a Coleman US 531 (roarer type)…
    the credit goes to >> @Sparky for his Solus examples and includes NRV comment:
    "...the pip sitting cockeyed in the holder ..."

    If your stove has same clawfoot tank as Sparky's 531,
    if yes yours is either a 531 (roarer) or 532 (silent).
    If so, you can find your parts list (incl. PN 250-538 Pump Valve Complete) from home page
    click > Reference Library , > Instructions, > America, > Coleman, > page 2,
    > Coleman Solus Instructions (for US No.s 531 & 532 "SOLUS Kerosene stove" ) credit Hazet
    thx omc

    PS * The site's search function is excellent, if you type in [ US clawfoot version ]
    that should open a comment that includes a pic of another
    Coleman US 531 (roarer type). that pic & comment in Auction Watch will expire.

    tag @Lew Atkins
     
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  9. Lew Atkins

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    Here she is “roaring”!

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    Thanks to many kind word and advice from several folks on the forum!
     
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    The top photo is the preheat, the Second is low heat, the third is roaring.
     
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    Excellent!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Hey, @Lew Atkins ,

    Great job on getting your Coleman Solus up and running!! Well done! To what record album are we listening, as your stove happily roars away?!?!! Like you, and some others here, I still have an extensive 33 1/3 set of record albums, and love listening to them on my old Philips 312 Electronic turntable! Having a good stereo system is another hobby, and one I've enjoyed for as long as I have Stoving!! I should start a thread on music systems. That might be fun!! Thanks for sharing your Solus, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Congratulations :thumbup: