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 Post subject: Koehler Wheat Lamps
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:00 pm 
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Hey eveyone, new to the group and i have a few questions concerning the koehler wheat lamps, first of all what liquid goes into them, i heard of "electrolyte kits" for them but i would like to know where to get them or what to put in one, i recently came across 2 of them and would like to get one or both working again,they are the older style with the twist lock style charger.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:10 pm 
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hey, for your wheat lamps, you said they are old? if they are just fill them with distilled water to the fill line on the sight glass. use a small bottle with a tube on it to fill through the 2 fill ports. one in each sight glass. then put it on the charger. do they have metal tops on the batteries or plastic? if they havent been used in awhile, turn it on and run it down after charging but dont let the bulb go completely out, once it gets dim recharge it. do this several times. a good wheat lamp should last 10-14 hours.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:19 pm 
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Chris, they are pretty old and have the metal tops on them. They haven't been used for a few years, my grandfather used to use one as pretty much a flashlight a few years back, i'm guessing he got them when he worked underground back when. Since we're now strip mining no real need to have them just want to see if i can get them working again. Btw i work right next to the old Eagle Hill Colliery.
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nice, who do you strip for...... that sounds bad :lol: anyways, let me know if that works. the metal top ones are better too, thats what mine is. if you have any more questions give me a shout.

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I wonder if Koehler ever sold an electrolyte kit which includes any type of gravity testers for verifying the mix of the electrolyte? I've searched online, but it is difficult to find much on this.

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yea ive never heard of this either though.

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the only thing i've really heard on the electolyte kits is they sell them with the new lamps. I'm assuming the "electrolyte kit" is the acid for the battery?
Btw Chris i have one working and holding a chrage now, i'm going to hook the other one up sometime tonight,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:52 am 
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jt, hopefully it doesnt "leave you in the dark" this sunday at pioneer :lol:

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i'll be sure to carry a spare flashlight chris, just in case but its holding a good charge now, so we'll see haha see ya's there


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yea, plus we have extras there. :D

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" see ya's there"

:lol: you can tell he's from Schulkill county!

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hmm, havent heard him say "yous guys" yet though,. todd is more of an expert on that. :lol:

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Yes, Todd, our beloved Southern field correspondent, What is your take on this Schulkill modified English?

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don't you'se guys worry, there will be enough of the Schuylkill County aka Skook
dialect haha


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use guy's better check your tone!

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