Tilley Pressure Nipple Length

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  1. Kiwiboy00

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    Can someone please explain to me if this pressure nipple could of been pushed in or hit. It sits very very low compared to my other 15 PorkPie Table lamps.

    This PorkPie Table lamp is the only one that has a stumpy pressure tip, its almost flush with the tank. The last photo below is how they should look tall, not stumpy. Could this of been hit and been pushed inside re-soldered, or am i being paranoid.

    It’s just funny that out of 15 PorkPie Table lamps this is the only one like this with a stumpy pressure tip that only protrudes a little from the tank.

    Remember the last photo is of a normal looking one that I put up for comparison.

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    I remember reading something a while ago about filing the bit down to level once you have the pressure to about where it should be.

    This could have been filed down.
     
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    This is what is inside the tank.

    CL8 pip.jpg

    Without being able to measure it, it is about 2 inches wide.
    I wouldn't think a knock on the nipple would do anymore than push it out a bit and have it flex right back.

    This is a Kayen. I couldn't find a picture of a Tilley.
     
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    Ok. Put penetrating oil in the hole.

    Leave it for week.

    Then see if the nipple moves.

    Tony
     
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    Thanks everyone, but im not on about the pressure piston part that comes out when pressure is in the tank. Im on about the hight of the round fixed part whats on the tank where the pressure piston comes out of.

    This one looks like it’s been filed down or knocked into the tank, my other porkpies have longer ones. Please see the pictures I have provided.

    Also the last picture is of another porkpie that I have what is like the rest of my collection a normal hight.
     
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    Friday afternoon/Monday morning soldering job.
     
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    Must be missing something... The only one that looks a little different to me is in the last photo, it looks like it sets too high.
    :-k
    The rest look "normal" or at least look like the ones on my Tilleys.:-s
     
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    I think it’s fine. Just a workshop variation.

    Tony
     
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    It’s probably a combination of factory variance and as Andrew said, filed down to the correct pressure level.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    Nine times out of ten they don't work and when they do, they're useless. I ignore them and simply pump up the tank until the lamp or lantern gets no brighter. In any case, you quickly get to know when the pressure in the tank is correct and the lamp is running properly. I've had the odd one leak air but it's been at such a slow rate it's made no difference to the operation of the lamp.

    In my view, they're a useless gimmick and more bother than they're worth... :thumbdown:
     
  11. Kiwiboy00

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    Thankyou Anthony - Tony Press - Jeff Johnson - george - AussiePete - David Shouksmith.......Appreciate everyone’s feedback.

    I was told by a collector that variations are quite common in the size of the pressure nipples

    He also stated that older tanks had shorter pressure nipples compared to the more modern tanks that had a taller nipple.

    Kind Regards
    Darren
     

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