I have gas and small orifices (camping appliance repair)

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Re: I have gas and small orifices (camping appliance repair)

Post by HTRN » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:08 am

Alcohol makes a great cleaning agent - it doesn't leave any residue behind. Before we got mission specific agents to clean the surface plate at work, I used alcohol..

Also, it's what I use to clean my windshield whenever I have to put registrations on - for some reason, the glue on the stickers does not like windex..
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Re: I have gas and small orifices (camping appliance repair)

Post by Greg » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:11 pm

HTRN wrote:Alcohol makes a great cleaning agent - it doesn't leave any residue behind. Before we got mission specific agents to clean the surface plate at work, I used alcohol..

Also, it's what I use to clean my windshield whenever I have to put registrations on - for some reason, the glue on the stickers does not like windex..
Alcohol is the cleaning agent in eyeglass lens wipes you can buy. My wife and I go through a fair number of them. It's also the cleaning agent of choice for things used to clean lcd monitor screens.
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Re: I have gas and small orifices (camping appliance repair)

Post by Weetabix » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:56 pm

Windy Wilson wrote:Old gasoline in the tanks forms a sort of varnish that is soluble in denatured alcohol, available in the hardware stores. Isopropyl or rubbing alcohol has water in it and won't work. Pour out the gas and pour in the alcohol and let it set for two days (IIRC the Coleman site says one day, but I'm cautious).
Excellent! I hadn't run across that yet. I'll try it.
Oh, and the brass crank on one side of the lantern operates a cleaning needle in the generator and should be in the down position when you're running the lantern.
I did not know that and the needle on the family lantern finally burned out after 50 years, so I guess it really doesn't matter all that much.
That was the problem with one of the lanterns. When I took the generator apart, the cleaning needle was bent over, and I assume it had jammed in the body of the generator so that no gas would flow.
And buy the plastic cases for the lanterns. I finally did and cut the expenditure on mantles to about 10% of before we had the plastic case.
It's on my list. My lost propane lantern is in a plastic case... somewhere.
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Re: I have gas and small orifices (camping appliance repair)

Post by Yogimus » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:59 am

I have a bottle of everclear in the freezer specifically to be used as a disinfectant cleaner

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