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Oasisbob

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Posted: 09/20/12 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just picked up a two mantle Coleman White gas lantern. Replaced leaking fuel cap seal and works find. My questions are as follows
1. How many pumps does Coleman say to give to pressurize the tank?
2. Why is there a round turn knob and a wire handled valve? How do they work together? Confufed. Thanks much.


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How to use a Coleman White Gas Lantern


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Posted: 09/24/12 09:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to all who posted on my question. I soaped it up and saw no bubbles after replaceing the filler valve seal. Works good now. Is it alright to use regular gas? Why or why not? Thanks again

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Posted: 09/20/12 08:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It doesn't matter how many times you pump the lantern but if you don't pump it ENOUGH it just doesn't burn as brightly. No mattrer HOW many times you pump it, the pressure will go down over time and it may need to be pumped up again.


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Just pump it up for 30 seconds or so, and light it. The wire valve is to clear the jets. It should be hanging down. Spin it around quickly a couple times to clean the jet if it needs it. Be sure to get some extra mantles.


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Posted: 09/21/12 12:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You'll get accustomed to the feel of proper pressure. When the tank is full, it will take fewer pumps to get that pressure than when it's not so full. It will also need to be re-pumped after a shorter time to maintain that pressure.

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Posted: 09/30/12 05:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK NO REGULAR GASOLINE. Makes sense to me. Lantern is working great so far. Gettin a feel for pressure etc,. Thanks again.

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Posted: 09/30/12 07:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Question for the experts: Didn't Coleman make a duel fuel lantern where you could use both white gas and or unleaded fuel? and if so, would the fuel ports be larger to allow for all the fuel additives to pass by making it less efficient, but functional?

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Posted: 09/24/12 10:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NO! You will immediately gum up the lantern and render it useless. Regular gas has all sorts of additives that will prevent the gas from going through the very small jets and it is not nearly has highly refined. White gas is pure with no additives.


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Posted: 09/25/12 03:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been using one for years. Use regular Coleman fuel. It will almost guarantee that you will have no problems for many years to come.

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