It’s a lamp I kind of rescued sometime ago see;
I wonder if vinegar will work on this....
Cheers Neil, much appreciated. It’s really interesting to understand the age and history of these lamps / heaters.
Changed the vaporiser made all the difference.
Nice lamp. what silver paint have you used for the hood / above burner?
Picked this up at the weekend. Anyone any ideas on age, also it has a large heavy burner that appears more industrial.
Had it lit with not too...
You need a lacquer that is compatible with base paint used and (I believe) you really need to do it before it fully hardens. I have used Halfords...
I have had a couple like that..
I have used them but you tend to get a glow around the mantle for 15 - 20 minutes until they settle down, I also find that I end up breaking a a...
The big man got this reflector to nicely finish off a PL53
Great find, I think you got the better part of the deal.
Cheers for all the comments, I’m going to keep it exactly as it is, the pre heater actually worked quite well.
I kinda bought this wreck at Normous Newark with my best mate @Gareth Shepherd, it was thrown in with another Guardsman Lamp a fiver for...
So this follows a great post by @LatMag49 and comments by @M.Meijer on the Vapalux 300.
So I though I would share this with the rest of community,...
Thanks for the info @M.Meijer the fuel cap is certainly interesting, I have seen one stamped in that way before. Hopefully I’ll be able to...
The tank is steel and has the remains of the standard, empty and clean etc transfer.
A lot of Flames outside of the mantle is usually a sign of an enlarged vaporiser hole...
It seams we all have a similar problem...mines a old bookcase with scrap Ikea doors on..
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Is there plenty of pressure in it and have you tried agitating the control on / off quickly, or could be a blockage in the burner.
Ok, reason I asked is I picked the remains of one up early in the year, sadly not complete and not in the condition of yours. However it is...
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