Petromax 150cp vapouriser pinhole leak

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Noticed while familiarising myself with THIS Hipolito lantern, a scorch mark on the glass. Lucky it didn’t break.

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    I examined the Preston loop in the vicinity of the scorch mark, cleaned it with emery cloth and detected a pinhole. Silbraze skim over the area, problem solved.

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  2. AussiePete

    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

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    Well found, and lucky that you picked it up before it caused more damage.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  3. Henry Plews

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    @presscall

    Nice work. I've made a similar repair on two vapourisers, sadly, nowhere near as neat as yours.
     
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    Well done John.
     
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