Tilley X246B Newbie problems and solutions - thanks all!

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  1. firemansam2211 United Kingdom

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    First off, hello and thank you (unknowingly).

    I recently purchased a 246B off ebay and then over the last two weeks having decided that the summerhouse needed that 'tilley lamp' effect. Therefore I have now gone though the fun of fettling the lamp.

    New parts - pump, control valve, vapouriser & mantle(s), to the point that the lamp has now been named triggers broom!
    Feeling reallin beaten by a few bits of brass I was at breaking point until after some reading and fettling I discovered that the new pump NRV spring was just too strong to give enough pump pressure.

    Stripped pump and fitted the old pump NRV spring - wow pressure - checked burner flame without mantle and boom - away we go!

    Mantle fitted - lamp working!

    If it wasn't for reading all the help on here I think I'd have gone mad!

    Thanks all (even if you didn't know it).

    Al
     
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    Hi Al and welcome to the forum. Good to hear you got your lantern fixed and running.
    The feeling of satisfaction when an old lamp pops into life is one of those things that makes this pressure lamp malarkey so addictive for me.
    I guess the only question that needs to be asked of you now is, will there be a second lamp? Beware, if there is mate for the first one, they will breed!
    Put up a photo of your lamp running, the money shot, and you’ll make this gloomy day brighter for us lampies!

    Stevie
     
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    Good for you, Al ! :).. Well done :thumbup:.. and 'Hello!'
     
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    Welcome aboard Al !!!
     
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    Welcome aboard!:thumbup:
     
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    Another success story, we all like to see pictures as well, welcome to the forum.
    Regards Ian.
     
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    Thank You all - I will get a photo up soon of the lamp and yes already looking for another!
     
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    Hi Al.
    I also recently got the same off ebay - and fitted a newly purchased Tilley SP1 service kit. I did light it, it but didn't burn with the conviction I recall from my (long gone) days in the Boy Scouts. I have just refitted the old spring and now the pump sounds more like a pump. I will light it tonight and confidence is high !
    So thank you to all and to you as well
    cheers
    C
     
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    @firemansam2211

    Hi Al and welcome to the forum.

    Looking forward to seeing your photographs.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    Thanks Jeremy

    For those wanting a pic - here it is!

    Al
     

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    Photo as promised.

    Al
     

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    @firemansam2211 We always love a picture, good effort nice to see her going.
     
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    Congratulations :thumbup:
     
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    Looking bright ! congrats
     
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    Thanks for the photograph.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    A good result .. if you want to explore the " spring avenue " there are many sizes are available look on ebay
    from UK/ China , I have several Tilley 246b's and often I use two softer springs inserted together
    instead of 1 original spring .. they work a treat and are as cheap as chips to purchase . no worries there
    m8tey :thumbup:
     
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    Job done, looking good. Thanks for the photo!
     
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    Looking really bright! Well fettled.
     
  19. firemansam2211 United Kingdom

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    Thanks again everyone - latest news is ......... a friend is dropping off a new/unused boxed tilley!!!!! More fettling approaches !
     
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    Hope it all goes well - have to admit the fettling is addictive!
     
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    Resistance is useless.....
     
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    Haha! Love it!
     
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    OHMMMMM.... There should be a law against this!
     
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    Nice ‘money shot’. It’s a highly addictive game. Wait another year or two and you’ll have a dozen lanterns.....
     

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