I’d been looking for a hiking lantern and a few months back found a 1990 222BB7101, Peak 1 variant, at a garage sale for $10. It was in the box and appeared to be unfired. It is pictured with a 2# coffee can for size comparison.
I did a quick teardown to clean out dust and spiderwebs but it never would light correctly. Hmm. I suspected the fuel/air tube that lives in the fount.
So last week I tore it down all the way, removing all the hardware and using a bench vise to spin the fuel valve assembly out of the fount. Cleaned everything.
I also ordered a new generator from Coleman.com. Odd thing is that the generator listed for this wee beastie is now a dual-fuel gen, the 226-2991. The original given in my docs in the box is (Coleman fuel) gen 222A991. A couple things spring to mind:
- this gen is wider than the original, which precludes the use of the heat shield 5414-4605, now marked discontinued. Doesn’t fit though the hole in the shield made for this purpose. Hmmm. The found is not getting excessively hot. Feels like 120F (can’t find my temp gun tonight).
- Does this mean the lantern is now effectively dual fuel?