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 Post subject: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Cleaning up a Koehler safety lamp it says approval no.20 A issued to the Koehler MFG Co Miners safety lamp PERMISSIBLE I cleaned it I need a few tips and parts the striker for the flint is broke and it leaks from the wick adjuster I almost have the glass part figured out


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Is your fuel tank leaking?

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:58 pm 
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yes right at the wick adjuster


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:59 pm 
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I have one that leaks too. I haven't taken it apart far enough to see what is supposed to seal the wick adjuster and striker. I probably wouldn't use it till I got that fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:44 am 
I have a stupid question. Couldn't you solder it up where it was leaking?


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:10 am 
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Be careful that you don't overfill the fuel font. If you do it will leak from the wick adjustment. Fill with fuel until you can just see the fuel in the opening. If the font is full of packing the you should shake excess fuel from the font, close it up and then light it up. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:33 am 
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Miner Dave wrote:
I have a stupid question. Couldn't you solder it up where it was leaking?

Most likely it's a bad seal of some sort causing the leak, not a crack that could be soldered.

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
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I might have over filled it and the glass I found are the strait tall candles or hot sauce the diameter is close I nee to figure out a clean cut the string acitone fire and cold water cuts it but not strait


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:20 am 
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Huh?

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:46 am 
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Making the glass for my safety light


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:28 am 
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Try scoring with a glass cutter before heating it.

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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:32 pm 
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That's tonight's attempt LOL


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Chris it will be with me thanks


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 Post subject: Re: koehler safety lamp
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Ok got the glass in I used a tall grave yard candle diameter real close and used a tile cutter to cut the hight and belt sander to grind the edges


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