Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Juan, Jan 10, 2019.
Hi. Should I service this vaporizer? What is inside it?
If your pricker is working, I would service this vapouriser by soaking it for 24 hours in acetone, then soaking it in Coleman fuel. If the vapouriser will then not allow the passage of fuel, you might have to replace the packing (which is most likely asbestos). The asbestos packing can be replaced with fibreglass.
Thank you, Tony. The pricker works very well and specifically I was asking for the second part you wrote.
Just of interest what model gloria is that from .
Gloria or Knight?
From this one
Typically these have a steel rod inside the generator with asbestos string wound round it. Sometimes you may find a small staple shoved at the end to stop the packing cigar rising up the tube. The packing does clog with carbon and often requires burning out or replacing. Simplest solution is to re pack with a fine brass wire mesh but I normally make a new cigar with a wire rod and new asbestos string. ::Neil::
Yes, I guessed that a spring or something similar should be inside it but there is something carbon clogged. When I try to blow through the bottom hole, the air passes but hardly.
So: if I completely remove the whatever is inside by any way I will not destroy the vaporizer. Is correct? In this case brass mesh is easiest to find for me.
Thank you very much.
I just replaced the packing in this Gloria generator:
Excelent! How did you get the old asbestos?
You won't damage the generator at all. They are always just a metal tube where the liquid is vaporised. The packing is a filter and an aid to vaporisation. As there is a pricker the filter is less important but the heat transfer is vital for smooth running. I often give up on being carefull and just run a drill down the tube to clear it and then use asbestos to re pack. But with a pricker, because the filter is less important, inserting a wire mesh will do the heat transfer job and is an easier fix. ::Neil::
That answers my question!
A little brute force and ignorance sometimes works. I tend to be a bit impatient sometimes. That's how I discovered heat & quench as a quick fix. Why bother with a screwdriver when I have a large hammer handy? ::Neil::
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