Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
CALVINIST

coleman lantern problem.....

Recommended Posts

My coleman lantern that runs on 1lb propane has a problem. Seems that when I try to light it when the lantern is cold that the gas does not flow properly and the only way to light it up is to warm it up first. Has anybody encountered this problem? Can this be fixed or should I buy a new one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Possible it needs a good cleaning, but I know when I used mine with 1 lber's it was rather the nature of the beast. I bought a lantern tree for my larger propane tank and did not have problems after that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think buying a new lantern is going to solve the issue. I am pretty certain there is a lack of pressure in the propane tank due to the cold outdoor temp. Also compounding the problem is that when the propane is vaporized during use, it further chills the cylinder, thus reducing the pressure even further. (The same complaints and experiences are shared by folks using heaters fueled by 1 lb propane cylinders on very cold days...)

In my experience, the problem is somewhat reduced by keeping the 1 lb propane cylinders inside your home where the air is warm (say 65+ degrees), not in the garage. Take them to the warm car/truck when leaving to fish (I've kept mine right on the passenger floor directly under the hot vent.) Keep them in a warm place until it is time to light the lantern/heater.

I've strapped Grabber hand warmers to the tank in an effort to keep it warm, but this did not have an appreciable effect.

The only thing that really "solves" the problem is increasing the volume of the tank. Since I've moved to 5 and 20 pound tanks, the problem has not reoccurred. I still, however, keep my 5 pound tank in the house in between fishing trips....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There could be a number of things for the fuel burning Coleman. It might be the pump, seal, pressure, the fuel filter and/or the whole fuel assemby thingy (I forget the name of the part).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah like slipery said for the dual fuel...probably some seal problem with your pressure but you should be able to tell that by the feel when pumping it. Otherwise wherever the fuel comes out of may be plugged inside the mantle tube I suppose. That surprises me to hear of these issues from coleman lanterns.....to make a long and funny story short. My buddy kicked my coleman down the hole once at prime crappie time...proceeded to laugh and say "watch it go down on the vexilar" after a couple minutes with a flyer jig I pulled the lantern up, shook the water out of it...new mantles and she was a blazin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • It is really beautiful! Awesome pics.
    • slice, grill, garlic,salt pepper, eat. 
    • Who's "They"???
    • Now you are catching on! BTW, if you haven't heard, they finally figured out that eating cholesterol in food doesn't raise blood cholesterol. 
    • Juneau4  won with 353 for 6th win of season 2--BlackLudProV        343 3--Swiveldigger           299 4--huckfin                   279 5--88fan                     266 6--Catzman               259 7--fishingstar            237 8--Henry's Heroes    231 9--Musky999             230 10-jar jar                    227 11-mnwildman         211 12-gregg52               120 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FINAL LUCKY DOG STANDINGS 1--Juneau4                     9634 2--mnwildman               9412 3--Swiveldigger              9402 4--Catzman                     9389 5--huckfin                        9328 6--fishingstar                   9216 7--Musky999                   9134 8--BlackLundProV           9071 9--88fan                            9052 10-Henry's Heroes          8994 11-jar jar                           8898 12-gregg52                      8788 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NO LUCKY DOG STANDINGS 1--Juneau4                          10216 2--Swiveldigger                   9981 3--Catzman                         9864 4--mnwildman                    9797* 5--fishingstar                      9772 6--huckfin                            9726* 7--Musky999                       9614 8--BlackLundProV              9592 9--88fan                                9479 10-Henry"s Heroes              9455 11-jar jar                               9266* 12-gregg52                           9093* *    These competitors were not entered the first week.  I only put  the NO LUCKY DOG SCORES  up so you could see how they would compare. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Week high scores   Both were at Dover week 29 1--  huckfin            388 2--BlackLundProV    383 LOWEST WEEKLY WINNING SCORES Swiveldigger and Juneau4               200       Daytona     week 1  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most wins for year Swiveldigger    6 Juneauu4         6          They both had the lowest winning scores though too! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Those of you that played the game --Thankyou I can only say as the CHAMPION it was more Luck than Brains! Next year if I set it up again I wish to have those who participate to say whether Lucky Dog or not -Have a good winter and Happy Holidays to all.           
    • Bag 'em up and souse 'em!!!  
    • Great! To all the Coyotes and Wolves up in our hunting area.  I hope they all waste away!
    • The only problem we have had with the kdrill is today we had ice build up between the center point cutter and the first tooth on the chipper blades. Once I cleaned that out it drilled like day one. Don’t need any other auger. 
    • How much ice do you need to feel comfortable putting your perm shack out there? I have a 4x6 made from 2x4s and thick plywood. Its on the heavier side. Im thinking 7-8 inches.
    • All that smoke and spice to try and make pork belly edible. 
  • Our Sponsors