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    Gas Lamps

    I would like to get some new Gas Lamps for my scouts.

    Ones that fit on 904 and 907 Gas Bottles and one got a link to where they sell them.

    Also I remember seeing some groups that had poles that came up from the bottle into the lamp.

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    We have a couple of these:
    http://www.skcamping.com/index.php/c...r-lantern.html
    I'm sure they were half the price when we got them a few years ago though!

    Would advise against the poles, they make the whole thing very unstable and it has a habit of getting knocked or blown over and setting fire to things!

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    Amazon had them on sale a couple of years ago - I think Campingaz must have changed them slightly as they were out of production for a while, but now look to be back on sale again. I bought one of the 25 ones, but one of the mantle holders fell off. When I tried to get it replaced, they could only exchange it for the Stellia CV. The CV gives out a great light, but not as much warmth. The R was great for taking the chill off the tent in the evening! Also, the CV is designed to be stored attached to the cannister, but the on/off switch is easily moved and you get gas escaping. The R is removed from the bottle and stored seperately, which made it much safer to store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richp92 View Post
    We have a couple of these:
    http://www.skcamping.com/index.php/c...r-lantern.html
    I'm sure they were half the price when we got them a few years ago though!

    Would advise against the poles, they make the whole thing very unstable and it has a habit of getting knocked or blown over and setting fire to things!
    I have seen them used with poles... but with a metal base that the canister sits into (essentially a metal cylinder about 6 inches high and the diameter of the cylinder, welded onto a horizantal framework which sits on the floor to add stability). Probably safer than the old fashioned lamps we have in our store which connect to the gas cylinder by a long gas hose (probably about 5m) which runs up the tent wall then along the ceiling to the ridge where the lamp hangs

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    We've got a couple of the Stellia Rs and they are great.
    In between roles/helping out where I can......

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kendall View Post
    We've got a couple of the Stellia Rs and they are great.
    I'll second that. The only minor problem we had at first was that the mantles are held on the tube with a rather weak wire clip and it didn't take a lot to dislodge the mantle. We solved it by giving the ends of the clip a twist with pliers to tighten it up when fitting new mantles and have had no trouble since.

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    We've also got a couple of Stellia Rs which are really good. We have a couple of poles that go between the bottle and lantern which are good, but never seen then for sale anywhere. Though they can make the lantern a bit top heavy.
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    Thanks Everyone!

    Stellia R's it is
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    Just reminded me that one of our Stellia Rs would not light last time I came to use it. Must check mantle soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    I have seen them used with poles... but with a metal base that the canister sits into (essentially a metal cylinder about 6 inches high and the diameter of the cylinder, welded onto a horizantal framework which sits on the floor to add stability). Probably safer than the old fashioned lamps we have in our store which connect to the gas cylinder by a long gas hose (probably about 5m) which runs up the tent wall then along the ceiling to the ridge where the lamp hangs
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    I'll second the comment on the Bullfinch gas lamps. They are very bright, very well made and light up a mess tent wonderfully. You just cannot go wrong with them
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    Another vote for the bullfinch 1616 handlights, especially if your running them with the correct mantles ( not camping gaz ones bodged to fit badly ) and regulators - 1 bar.
    Ive seen them run from some incredibly long lengths of hoses, ours run on the shortest length we can get away with and the hose draped round a centre pole in a mess tent or an upright pole in a marquee with a small ( 4.5) kilo bottle to run them off at the bottom of the pole inside the mess tent/marquee.
    handy hint- when finished with them the next morning before packing up, spray the mantle with a little hair spray to help prevent breakage/damage of the mantle during transit.

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    I've had mixed results with our handilight - the mantle doesn't always fully light up, just an area near the top where there's obviously more gas being pumped through it - does anyone know how to fix that problem?

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    What is the pressure rating on the regulator? if its not the 1bar fixed type regulator, and your running it on a standard regulator ( same type as used on most gas stoves) then you wont be getting enough gas in.

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    It is a 1 bar one, and the light worked absolutely perfectly the first time I used it (mighty impressed), but never since.

    Is there a special way to put the mantle on and burn it in? Mine generally ends up glowing orange/yellow, with a little area bright white.

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