Tilley R55

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  1. Madras United Kingdom

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    My r55 still needing a wire gaurd.
    I'm using it to dry my shed after a summer storm a couple of years ago . IMG_20200717_202801.jpg
     
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    Beautiful heat !
     
  3. Madras United Kingdom

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    It is surprising the amount of heat that these give out :thumbup:
     
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    Working well. Julian D Shaw does sell new made stainless guards if you want to short cut that want list...
     
  5. Madras United Kingdom

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    I need one for my pig heater and bowlfire aswell ,but as I have a few projects on the go I'm in no rush, but I will take them when the opportunity presents itself .
     
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    Hahaha yes I had seen some past comments suggesting that sell them, only every time I go there they don't seem to have any :thumbup:
     
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    Looks to be working well :thumbup:

    Btw, is that an asbestos mantle or a steel one?

    cheers
     
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    My Kayen is doing sterling work in the garage and am quite impressed by the amount of heat these pressure heaters give out.
     
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    That does the job.:thumbup:
     
  11. Madras United Kingdom

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    @podbros that is running on the steel mantle ,it worked without fault those couple of days.
    Now the brickwork has been repointed I shouldn't have any disasters like that again.

    @Walkop i haven't had the pleasure of having any kayen yet but I know the r55 really punches the heat out .


    @JEFF JOHNSON I also had a couple of my anchor lamps working that day to dry the shed ,jeez it was like a sauna in there that day.
    the Coleman's didn't like it so much as the dust in the atmosphere was shredding the mantles.
     
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    Looking fantastic mate they are great heaters that's for sure.
     
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    Aha - glad you said that about the colman dust/mantle thing. I have observed the same and told myself that I was wrong !
    cheers
    Chris
     
  14. Madras United Kingdom

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    @Buggerlugs
    Thanks I'm really happy with how it works , I do have some paint to revamp it completely but I can't make my mind wether to paint or not :thumbup:

    @Fireexit1
    When that first happened I was sweeping all the dust out of the shed and I had a total what the £#_&&£ moment thinking I had bought a load of bad mantles .when
    it happened again I could only put it down to the dust being sucked up through the sir tube and out into the mantles .:thumbup:
     
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    Well if it was mine I would say respray it, but most of the forum would say leave it, in the end it's your lamp, the decision is yours and yours alone good luck mate.
     

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