Tilley X246 Unusual Pressure Loss

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  1. Sedgman

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    I have a Tilley X246 (1950-53) lantern that I converted to a Tilley CS56 stove lookalike and it was was pulsating a bit too much and I got around to investigating it today. The pressure pip had a leak from one half and after I soldered that I discovered the central part of the pip was leaking too with some small bubbles evident whilst I was dunking it. Soldered it over.

    Anyway, I had noticed a leak from the lantern pump as well and presumed (without looking too closely) the pip was not seating so fixed this. Then on a final dunk test with all the other issues fixed I found this:

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    My initial thought was couldn't be.

    Got a magnifying glass out and inspected it further.

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    Changed my mind and thought I better solder it to see.

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    The solder was not too bad but got a bit on the outer thread and had to clean it up with a small hacksaw blade.

    Put it all together. No leaks and the pulsating was 99% better and now running well.

    Most unusual.

    PS I may well have swapped another pump in so it may not be the original that came with the fount.

    Iain
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2022
  2. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well fettled.:thumbup:
     

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