Why does my Coleman lantern flicker?

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A noticeable pulsing can also be caused by a buildup of lacquer on the lantern's fuel and air tube in the tank. If a lantern is stored for long periods with fuel in the tank, it can cause a coating of lacquer to buildup on the fuel and air tube. Rinse the tank with clean Coleman Fuel and refill with fresh fuel.

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Consequently, how does a Coleman gas lantern work?

They burn a fuel like propane, white gas or kerosene to produce heat, and the heat causes the mantles to produce light. The mantles are a ceramic mesh that encase the flame produced by the lantern. So you can see that gas lanterns are very simple. Just about any heated material will produce light.

One may also ask, how do you fix paper lanterns? DIY – how to fix a torn paper lantern

  1. no worries.
  2. tear the tissue paper into pieces of different sizes but no bigger than your palm and no smaller than a post stamp.
  3. glue the paper over the damaged bit using a paint brush.
  4. use a pinch or a clip to hold the two torn ends together until the glue dries out.

Furthermore, how do I identify my Coleman lantern?

Most made after the mid-1920s have a manufacturing date stamped on them, usually on the bottom or the bottom edge of the fount (tank). To date your lantern, first make sure the fuel cap is down tight and then turn the lantern upside-down and look at the bottom of the fount.

How do you light a Coleman propane lantern?

Lighting a propane lantern is relatively simple. After attaching the propane canister to the lantern, turn the gas on. Press the ignition switch if your lantern is so equipped, or strike a match and use it to light the mantle. Turn down the gas to the desired level of brightness once the mantle begins glowing.

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Can you use gasoline in a Coleman lantern?

Unleaded gasoline can be used in stoves and lanterns that operate with liquid fuel. When using unleaded gasoline as a cheap Coleman fuel substitute in your camping stove and lantern, you can expect the performance to be similar to when using Coleman fuel.

Are Coleman lantern mantles radioactive?

The Coleman Company, one of the world's largest makers of camping supplies, continued to use Thorium to make their mantles until the mid-1990s when they changed to yttrium, a non-radioactive compound that does not burn as bright, but burns longer.

How long does a lantern mantle last?

Well, with normal use (being, I suppose, five hours per night) I would fully expect a mantle to last a month at least. As for transporting, depends on how much it gets jarred. They are definitely not durable when being banged around.

What fuel does a Coleman lantern use?

The main types of fuel for Coleman lanterns and stove are. Coleman Fuel/white gas, kerosene, unleaded gas, and propane. The fuel type can very dependant upon the model of your Coleman gear as well as when it was made.

How much heat does a Coleman lantern produce?

Coleman says that the NorthStar is 1500 lumens, so, either wikipedia is optimistic on the mantle's efficiency, or coleman is conservative on their stats. Or, perhaps, coleman is measuring the total light emitted by the lantern, and not just the mantle. All that heat measures out to 32 grams of fuel in 15 minutes.

Why are lantern mantles radioactive?

The mantles used on modern lanterns acquire their radioactive properties during the manufacturing process. First, the fabric that will eventually form the small rayon mesh pouches is dipped into a solution of thorium and cerium nitrates.

Do Coleman mantles contain thorium?

Sometime around 1990, the Coleman Company replaced the thorium in their mantles with yttrium. The yttrium mantle produces about 20% less light, but it lasts longer. According to NUREG-1717, about half of the 50 million mantles sold in the U.S. in 2000 (or thereabouts), contained thorium.

How do you pre burn a mantle?

You want to pre burn the mantles with a match/lighter and let them burn to ash before lighting the lantern. If you try to light the lantern and burn off the mantles at the same time can cause a mantle to tear or break. Then you need to do it all over again.

What is the rarest Coleman lantern?

  • Vintage Coleman lantern Quick Lite 427.
  • Vintage Rare Yellow Decal 1961 Coleman Burgundy 200A Single Mantle Lantern 7/61.

What is the fount on a lantern?

Fount. The container that holds the lantern fuel, typically made of metal although very early ones were made of glass. "Twist off founts" were part of the lantern frame that could be removed by twisting and dropping it from bottom of the lantern.

How do you clean a gas lantern tip?

Clean the open flame burner tip at least twice per year. Run a piece of fine dental floss or use a wire brush to remove any debris or soot that's settled in the burner tip. Position the gas valve between 50-75% open, to where the bottom of the flame is touching the tip of the burner.