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Tilley Lamp Servicing at the Moot

Discussion in 'BushMoot - the big get together' started by Mesquite, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    I re found this Tilley Lamp that I had bought ages ago and tucked away intending to get it up and running. As with most things like this out of sight out of mind :rolleyes: so I was pleasantly pleased to find it again :)

    So... My question is, does anyone who's going to the Moot know how to service it to get it up and running and if you do would you mind taking me through it and perhaps anyone else who might be interested in watching?

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  2. Woody girl

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    I have a coleman powerhouse 295 unleaded that needs a bit of a tickle aswell.
    I'd be interested in watching your lamp serviced and also if I can get mine and myself to moot having someone help with mine. Got all the bits but not being particularly spanner minded am a bit reluctant to have an unsupervised go at it myself. Perhaps a workshop on lamp servicing and maintenance would be a great idea if there is someone willing and able?
     
  3. Dark Horse Dave

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    I've certainly done plenty of fettling to get my two Tilleys up and running Steve and have some idea how to go about it. I might even bring one of them along. Mind you, I find them bloomin' frustrating at times - as I know do many others!

    Meanwhile, Broadlander on YouTube has made a couple of videos which explain and demonstrate things far better than I could do; worth a watch I think:



     
  4. Tony

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    so Dave, is that you volunteering to run a Tilley lamp maintenance workshop? :lmao:
     
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    It. certainly sounded like it. I shall dig out my two Tilleys needing TLC.
     
  6. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Thanks for that Dave, I'd appreciate the help :)

    I'll have a watch of the videos as well

    Yup, it sure did sound that way didn't it.:D

    So that's a new workshop to schedule in for you Tony :rolleyes: :lmao:
     
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    I will be happy to pitch in as well ;)
     
  8. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You've got some Tilley lamps in need of some TLC as well Charlie? :)
     
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    Yes mate I have the one I bought at the moot last year. I have the service kit and have not got around to fitting it. Glad I haven't because learnt a few things from video
     
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    I’ve got two Tilley Lamps in the shed, but due to the dumping of stuff haven’t been able to get to them for quite a while.
    But the shed is coming down to be replaced by a garage this month so I’ll be getting them out and I’ll have some where to work on them soon .

    We used to have a few Cub Leaders that had them and we would hold an annual “Burn Off” at a District Camp, just as an excuse to use them and see what everyone has.


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    I'd like to sign up for that workshop too, please. Will also watch the videos, but it's good to have someone competent to extinguish me as I undertake my first fire up.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Looks like there's a lot more interest in this workshop than I thought there'd be :)
     
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    Yep, I'm up for observing too. ;)
     
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    If anyone want to have a go, Ill be bringing some extras that can be played with
     
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    This sounds a really good workshop.

    (Says she who has no tilley)
     
  16. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    If you fancy coming along to this workshop with a Tilley you want to service then you can pick up the necessary spares from the following sites

    The Base Camp
    The Fettle box (hopefully he's recovered from his injuries)
    Hopflipflopandfly (on Ebay)

    Please note I'm not recommending any of the suppliers, they're just ones I have had recommended to me as a good source. If you know of other good suppliers please do say.
     
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    Is it worth me bringing a coleman powerhouse along?. Mine needs a sorting and I need some help if possible. I've got the bits. I'm coming by train so it's a bit of a hassle to bring if it's not possible to work on it.
     
  18. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    That's your shout, I don't know enough about it to help but there might be someone who does
     
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    Thanks mesquite. Anyone able to help me out on the coleman powerhouse 295 at the moot please?
     
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    Needs to dig out mine - it needs a service as well.
     

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