Helpful tips

How does a Coleman pump work?

How does a Coleman pump work?

As the pump cup moves up the cylinder, outside air is pulled over the pump cup to fill the vacuum. With the pump fully extracted, fresh air (shown in light blue) fills the area between the pump cup and check valve. The downward movement of the pump pushes the fresh air down towards the check valve.

How often do you have to pump a Coleman lantern?

10/15 times
Upload complete! If it is full then pump it 10/15 times. As the fuel burns and if the light starts to dim, go back and pump it again 10/15 times. You can’t over pump it because the plunger will not go down anymore because of the back pressure.

Can you put gasoline in a Coleman lantern?

Unleaded gasoline has additives including octane. Either will work in the lantern. Unleaded gasoline at the store is a lower grade of white gas with additives…. And yes it works just fine in ANY of my Coleman lanterns and stoves for over 30 yrs now….

Why is my Coleman pool pump not working?

Usually, it’s because of a bad thread sealant, crack in the pump, an air leak in the suction line, a plumbing issues on the suction side of the pump, or a leaky valve stem. A good way to test for this is with shaving cream.

How do you clean a Coleman lantern gas tank?

Pour in 1/4 of a tank or so of “HEET” (brand) or other alcohol based automotive fuel line cleaner. DO NOT use drug store alcohol because it contains water. Swirl the HEET around inside your stove/lantern and let it sit for 20 minutes, then empty the cleaner from your stove/lantern.

How do you clean a Coleman Dual fuel lantern?

Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge to clean it. DO NOT use an abrasive scrubber or chemical as you will scratch it and destroy luster. Cleaning glass. Use warm soapy water and a soft rag to clean lamp shades and lantern globes.

How often should I pump my Coleman lantern?

Steps to follow when lighting a Coleman lantern. To create pressure, turn the pump counter-clockwise before opening and pumping it ten to fifteen times.

Can you use lamp oil in a Coleman lantern?

may be marketed for oil lamps, but it may only burn half as bright of any of the approved fuels listed above. NEVER USE gasoline, Coleman fuel, white gas, paint thinner, wood alcohol, diesel, naphtha, turpentine, or any other explosive fuel in a wick lamp or lantern of any type.

Can Coleman lanterns explode?

The liquid fuel stoves and lanterns can be dangerous. They tend to blow up or catch fire on a regular basis. You also want to be careful that you use the Coleman fuel or white or unleaded gasoline only for the purpose intended.