Turner 1511

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This is a heavy and rather over engineered lantern. 300 cp gasoline but with a pump check valve that locates in the fuel which for a gasoline lamp I don't like. Like most Turner product it has an instant lighting valve and a main valve. There are two fuel pick up tubes which supply air and fuel to the lighting valve and fuel only to the main valve. In this example the fuel/air feed tube is cracked so the instant lighting facility will not work. In the manner of most complicated lamps this one was working fine before I dismantled it to take the photographs and after re assembly it just refused to function. ::Neil::

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  2. Bob M

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    Hi Neil,
    I fixed one of these with the same problem. First I boiled it in citric acid to clean any oxidation in the crack. Then I found some stainless wire that fit the tube snug. I sprayed the wire with silicone spray and inserted it into the tube. The silicone was a "release agent" to keep solder from sticking to it. Then I used liquid acid flux into the crack followed by a "wash coat" of soft solder to fill the crack. Once the solder set I pulled out the wire. Make sure that the air orifice passage to the tube is open. That worked for me. My Turner lamp had the same problem. It was to far gone for repair. Got a good one from Terry that saved my bacon.

    Bob
     
  3. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    Sounds like the way to go but in fact these will work without the fuel/air system. They won't match light but a tickle with a blow lamp and then just open the main valve. Problem here is I had it working like that although it was not great but afterwards it refused to fire up at all. By that time I was getting tired so I gave up. Tricky beasts to work on but I did get another Turner working today so not all bad news. ::Neil::
     

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