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Poor heat on the stove
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Ludwig    Posted 07-31-2001 at 14:31:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
It just occured to me to post this here, I've been thinking about it for a month now...
I've got my grandfather's Coleman stove, I keep it around mostly because I was a little worried about what we'd do in the apartment if the power went out. Well the power hasn't gone out but I took it camping about a month ago its about a 1960 model. One of the other guys had a brand new one and his put out WAY more fire than mine.

This is the whitegas kind of stove with the tank on the front and the arm that runs over the burner.
I think maybe the fuel flow isn't what it should be, the burners themselves seem clean enough, maybe some crud got into the tank? There was gas in it when I took it from my grandmother's house. Who knows how long that had been in there. I burned all the old gas out and it sat for awhile before this trip. On the trip I put in new gas.

Maybe I should put a pipe cleaner down the tube there? Soak some solvent in the tank and rinse it?

Any other ideas from this fine, thinking group?

Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 08-01-2001 at 14:54:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Those old stoves are great. I use mine all the time.
If none of the tricks below work out for you, they have a pretty complete line of replacement parts at (ahem) Wal(cough,splutter)Mart. (Whew, almost didn't get that out)

Ludwig    Posted 08-02-2001 at 08:05:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Dan, but due to an unfortunate incident last april I'm not allowed in stuff-mart without supervision.

I'm not sure if it was just the screaming or the threat of blowing the place and all the morons in it to kingdom come......

old hoot gibson    Posted 08-02-2001 at 19:49:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check for spider webs in the orfice as well as the ventura/air intake of the burner tube. Matt.24:44

Spence    Posted 08-01-2001 at 13:59:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a low flame problem once and coudn't figure it out. I unscrewed the 2 burner screws
(left and right) and found out the burner was full of crud on the inside.

LazyHorse    Posted 07-31-2001 at 18:26:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Make sure you oil the washer hole on the pump area, been a long time since I used the stove, but the lanterns have a cleaning setting on them. As far as the white gas or Coleman brand fuel, we always just used regular unleaded gas, and had no problems. More than likely if you had old gas in it, it had some moisture in it also.

Burrhead    Posted 07-31-2001 at 19:39:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's exactly right LH. I use Mobil reg unleaded in mine and have no probs. The Coleman gas here is about $4.50 per gal-gas has'nt been over $1.50 so far.

If I don't do like LH says at least once per year it does like you described Ludwig.

Ludwig    Posted 08-01-2001 at 08:43:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Makes sense, surprised I didn't think of it earlier.
We always used to use unleaded too, but seeing that I'm not supposed to keep gas in the apartment at all the whitegas is easier to smuggle in. I'll be danged if I'll live somewhere without any kind of backup.

Burrhead    Posted 08-01-2001 at 16:48:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Naw forget it Ludwig. You won't need any backup heaters.

You can sell your backup heater now since we have a Prez & VP with an energy policy but you better sell it quick before the market falls down on them things.

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