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Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle, the rocky inner layer above the core. The plates act like a hard and rigid shell compared to Earth's mantle.
First of all, make sure your lantern is completely shut off and cooled down, and you are working in a well ventilated area away from any external fuel sources.
You need to remove the screw holding the top cap on, then remove the top and the glass globe.
Then remove the remains of the old mantle(s) and then tie on the new ones in their place.
Then, with the lantern fuel supply turned OFF, carefully light the mantles with a match or lighter and allow them to completely burn to ash and the flame to go out. Do not touch the mantles after this point because they will be very fragile.
Now carefully replace the glass globe and screw the top back on.
Now you can try lighting the lamp normally with the fuel valve in the ON position.
Here are a few links to some short videos on YouTube which demonstrate the mantle replacement process:
Make sure that the vapourised fuel is coming through the mantle before lighting up. You should hear a hissing sound when the flame adjusting lever is turned to high. If not it is possible that the generator is clogged up and that vapourised fuel is not getting through to the mantle. So when you light up you are essentially just burning the mantle. If the generator is knackered it will need to be replaced. One way to check it to remove the generator, primed the tank and turn the valve on. If fuel spurts out when the generator is removed (DON'T LIGHT IT U)P THOUGH) but there is no hissing sound when the generator is intact then it is a sure sign that the generator is clogged up. In the UK a replacement generator should set you back £10-15. Hope this helps, Bandit
Hello, W/D here. The generator is the small brass tube located close to the mantles. Here's how the lantern works: You pump it up until you get a decent pressure, or your thumb falls off, whichever occurs first. Next, you turn the main knob to the lighting position, which is usually marked as a 1/4 turn to the right. Then, you manipulate the small valve in between the mantles until you hear a gas flow. Turn the valve until the gas flow is lessened, then light the mantles. Adjust the small valve to get the mantles glowing. Re-pump up the main tank, and close the internal stem valve by rotating the plunger in a clockwise manner. Open the main gas knob to the run position, or fully, depending on your model. Adjust the gas flow at the small valve to keep the gas from flaring up at the mantles. The heat from the mantles heats the generator, which atomizes the gas, and maintains pressure on the tank via the return tubing. As long as the mantles are heating, the length of time between tank pumpings is greatly extended, but usually not eliminated completely. Best regards, --W/D--
If your mantle is stone I would suggest drilling 2-3 holes diameter should be relevent to the thickness so as not to split the stone. do this on both sidees of the mantle. Use a branded epoxy such as araldite and bond steel rods into the holes in the stone mantle bridging them together, any fine cracks can be filled with a fire cement and wiped clean.
it's not a good idea to mount any tv above a fireplace mantle. Anytype of excessive heat added to the tv besides what it generates itself can cause distortion and loss of use in the tv by saudering or melting of connections that you cant see. If in doubt, is there a place where youve seen a tv mounted above the fireplace mantle, and ask them about any issues they may have come across, or are they also restricted to keeping the fire very low.
yes, the wick is held onto the moving mantle with pointed pins protruding from mantle. remove the mantle assembly and remove wick. then, if wick looks charred black on top, clean top of wick by trimming evenly all around with very sharp scissors; otherwise, use stiff brush... then assemble wick to a location that will be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch higher than when removed. may as well flush out kero tank before final assembly.