Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Johnny19, Apr 20, 2021.
I decided to give the AFC Ashflash an outing tonight, so here's a few shots!
That’s making a very good light and it’s in very good condition also.
That does the job.
Its a nice lamp, but its a job to get it going.
You have to turn the pump rod and get a sweet spot to build pressure. Then when first lit you have to drop a bit of pressure to avoid a flare up. That's even with the quarter turn of the valve. Only then can you crank it up and build pressure and she runs lovely.
These lanterns fire up much more cleanly if you fit a metho pre-heater, or use a metho torch to heat the generator first.
@Tony Press Yes, I was thinking along those lines.... I reckon one of those cheap butane torches would do the job.
Don’t go that way - all you need is a Coleman-type priming cup or a long brass wire with a wick on the end that you use like a match.
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