Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by LanternTom, Feb 26, 2019.
Here is the valve...see picture.
Get some PTFE (Teflon) gas tape and wind it into a string and wind a few turns around the spindle and pack into the gland. In the US you can also buy Teflon string from Ace which is perhaps easier to work with but either will do the job very well. Teflon stands a fair bit of heat and will pack well into a gland. It also has the advantage of a low friction coefficient so the control will be easier to turn but still seal well. ::Neil::
Same for me. I use PTFE tape on the spindle for a leaky part. Some WD-40 for extra lubrication after wrapping it and tighten the gland nut. Works all the time for me so far.(I'm doing this because I can't find a graphite packing at hand).
Graphite Foil Sheets
That's a great one, @Tony Press . Only thing is I can't find those sheets easily around here. But I do have access to expanded graphite rope packing that's used in the industrial sectors. Haven't try those yet.
Here's a link to a post I made on repacking the tip cleaner on Coleman lanterns. It may give you some ideas.
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