Tilley PL53 lighting up the cave tonight

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  1. 0P30

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    The lamp and my favourite that started it all, providing some atmosphere and warmth tonight in the cave.
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    Now that sure is pretty..
     
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    I have to agree with @Fireexit1 about this PL53 being pretty.

    Of course a regular gallery looks far better then the sewer cap these PL53 lantern normally come with.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    It's working well!:thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, I like the black and white photo, looks awesome to me.
     
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    Ahhh! @Norman I know deep down, in your heart of hearts, you lust after these PL53s. :lol:
     
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    So do I mate, I've only got one, and I wish they would grow into more but that's seem impossible for me.
     
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    What's there not to like about these? :-sLovely design!:clap:
     
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    Thank you all for the comments, yes it really is a nice lamp and it was basically the way I got it apart from adding a few things, will have to do an update on it for the reference library.
    Photography is another one of my passions and since I haven't done many road trips lately, thought last night provided an excellent opportunity for a wee snap or two :D
     
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    Burning well, nice photo as well.
     
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    @Walkop Yes it burns really well and I'm using different paraffin that supposedly burns brighter, glad you like the photo thank you.
     
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    Put lighters on your PL53 and they become works of art....

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    Oh I really like those, never seen them on a PL53 before something to look out for I think, love the lamps look amazing.
     
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    What is this paraffin of which you speak?

    Tony
     
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    One is steel fount, the other brass.
     
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    @Tony Press this paraffin I bought from a hardware shop, the guy was quite excited telling me about how brighter it burned, to be fair I can't tell the difference not unless I run two lamps side by side. Anyways quite competitively priced at £9 for a small local business.
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    @0P30 - Hmm - maybe a touch of the blarney there ? Although I have wondered about if anything could be added to paraffin that would encourage brighter burning. But overall I would have thought "cleaner" paraffin will burn better and not clog things up as quickly. But that would be reducing the chances of things going dimmer due to carbon build-up rather than brightening things up?
    Like you say tho - a good price for a small shop.
    cheers
    Chris
     
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    Petrol.

    Seriously though, it is not what is added, it is what is taken away that counts, by which I mean impurities. I can't find the reference just now but basically, back in the day, paraffin / kerosene was extracted from crude oil by fractional distilation within a specific temperature range. Modern paraffin is taken from a wider temperature range and therefor is not as pure = volatile as the paraffin used by our ancestors.
     
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    can we see more of the cave?
     
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    @Fireexit1 it may have been a good sale pitch :lol: the best value I've found is in B&Q just under £8 advertised as greenhouse heater fuel, burns ok with no smells.
     
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    @scl I could show some pic's when it is finished. At the moment I'm sheeting the inside with 6mm ply and it is used as a place for my lamp fixing and displaying, home cinema, retro gaming and one of my retro motor's plus an extra room to the house lol
     
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    goody, cant wait to see.
     
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    Must be the UK winter coming. Busy doing the same in the shed before the cold comes!
     

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