Tilley FL6

Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Darren Holt, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    So today I managed to get one of my floodlights working, it needs a new reflector as the one fitted has been polished to death

    703DAC24-7ED0-4160-BEAB-A4A145FE22C9.jpeg 66360B5E-CFA4-4640-B8F7-7532EB0986AA.jpeg E48677DD-3168-4D41-8875-410A0BB71524.jpeg 6EA65DB0-163B-461F-AFD0-5ADCB9AC0117.jpeg 832F2E99-30AB-4117-828A-588E79D7CBFC.jpeg 577C1D27-2852-4EE1-A93F-D25B33E3A28B.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2021
  2. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Lancashire, UK
    @Darren Holt Prior to light-up, an untarnished reflector is obvious enough side-by-side with one that is.

    F23E3369-E901-49CD-8C96-C6FF8066B045.jpeg


    In use, maybe less obvious - unless you’re staring it full in the face!

    Tarnished.

    D95CE696-C8A2-48B3-9FDF-EAC59A6215BC.jpeg


    Un-tarnished.

    4B5D7F6F-17AD-42F3-B9D2-A316C7A14FC0.jpeg
     
  3. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    I think mine is a lot more tarnished than yours, I see Base Camp sell them for £50
     
  4. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Lancashire, UK
    Reasonable I’d say, £’s per candlepower!
     
  5. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Plus mine seems to be more of an orange glow, it’s not as easy to blip the control cock on the FL6, I’ve already lost skin off my knuckles
     
  6. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Lancashire, UK
    You’re referring to the intensity of the burn at the mantle I see. The vapouriser’s got to be good and adequately jet-pricked for sure.
     
  7. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    The bunson flame was not brilliant, could this be the vaporiser at fault

    787CCF77-63F0-4448-B684-7EA9908749AD.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 21, 2021
  8. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    Lancashire, UK
    I’d be happy with that. I don’t know if you’re aware but an FL6 mantle is smaller than one for a regular Tilley lantern, a Guardsman for example. It sounds counter-intuitive perhaps but the physically smaller mantle gives a more intense light.
     
  9. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Founder Member

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    7,736
    Location:
    North-East England
    That bunsen flame looks pretty much normal to me, perhaps a bit discoloured as a result of impurities burning off but that should clear up quite quickly. Bung a 191 mantle on it and you should be away...
     
  10. Fireexit1

    Fireexit1 United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2020
    Messages:
    807
    Location:
    Brighton UK
    Like Presscall I also put a new one on mine (In fact his pictures made my mind up). Not a givaway price at £50 but I was very happy with the result.
    Chris
     
  11. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Just ordered 2 new reflectors today as I have another FL6 waiting for some attention, also ordered the correct mantles too
     
  12. Fireexit1

    Fireexit1 United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2020
    Messages:
    807
    Location:
    Brighton UK
    I don't think you will be disappointed Darren. Where did you source them from ?
     
  13. Darren Holt

    Darren Holt United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2020
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    I’ve ordered from Kibworth DIY who have them listed on eBay, but I placed the order over the phone instead
     
  14. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    11,190
    Location:
    Shetland Islands UK..
    When I blue flame test a burner I only put a little pressure into the tank.
     

Share This Page