Now that the winter is upon us, and the minings season is approaching, time for us to do a little maintenence on our lamps. if anyone is having trouble getting theirs to light heres the cure:
1. first remove the top of the lamp so you only have the bottom portion.
2. next remove the set screw for the the flint and remove the flint and spring.
3. right next to the wick is a small post sticking up with a cap on it. remove this cap by sliding it away from the wick.
4. unscrew the wick all the way using the adjusting screw on the bottom. there is a piece of threaded brass crimped to the wick. once the brass is off the screw, grab the wick with pliers and pull the crimped brass down exposing more wick. now trim off 1/8 to 1/4 inch off of the wick. slide the brass back into the shaft onto the screw and turn it down using the adjustment on the bottom of the base.
5. replace the cap on the housing.
6. next get your good eyes out and remove the small c-clip on the top of the striker wheel. once you accomplish this, remove the washer on top of the wheel and the striker wheel. take note of the top and bottom of the wheel,this is very important as the wheel is directional. mark the top with a pen if you need to. be careful not to disrupt the coil spring under the wheel. also do not loose the small c-clip, its easy to do.
7. take a wire brush and clean all the junk out of the striker wheel and replace on the shaft.
8. next install the washer and reinstall the c-clip.
9. refill your lamp with new naptha or coleman fuel.
10. install the flint, spring and set screw.
11. test light the lamp, it should spark right up.
12. clean the gauses (cone screens) and lightly oil them. the first time you light the lamp it will smoke a bit as the oil burns off.
13 assemble the lamp and light it again.
14. clean your wick after every other use or in dirty conditions using an old tooth brush, or your wifes or girlfriends. but youll only do that once
if you have any trouble with your safety lamp, feel free to email me, pm me or discuss it here. that is preferable as others can learn also.
reference drawing: http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/vie ... php?t=1126