Restoring Q99's & safe starting procedure for Quick-Lites

Discussion in 'Fettlers Master Class' started by furry flivver, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. John P. JOrdan

    John P. JOrdan United States Subscriber

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    There are instances on some of the coleman lanterns when the pressure is high enough from vaporization that the system burps pressure back to the tank. I have had several of my lanterns reach this state, especially the 220 model B-F's...
     
  2. Bruce Kuda

    Bruce Kuda United States Subscriber

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    I don't know if everyone will approve of this method-- but it has worked for me for years with only one failure~~~~ Remove the Q99-- grasp with needle nose pliers and heat very hot with your propane torch-- that will give you a hotter flame then the vaporized gas-- and will burn out the carbon deposit--- you will usually get some flame from both ends from the destructive distillation of the carbon-- when it stops it should be clear -- let it cool- poke the orifice with a tip pick and you should have a serviceable q99 once again-- only with unmolested q99s ~~~~ the caveat on my one failure-- I did not carefully visually inspect when was done- it had a stress crack that blew out-- exciting time in the shop for a minute or two
     

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