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Gas lantern advice

Postby Laura B » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:19 am

We have two gas lights that really lit the place up in the beginning - and they were quite noisey, with the jet of the gas. These days they are not putting out the light that they were and they make no noise at all. We took out the jets and boiled them, as advised, and that made no difference. Now we are having difficulty finding 1.1 jets (that is what they have stamped on them.) Any advice - whether it is better to ditch the gas light, where to find jets, how to keep them clean, etc, gladly received!! :grin:
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:00 pm

Ditch the gas light and go 12 volt LED or flouro lights, LED for preference.

BTW Laura, it helps to tell us where you are located when asking for advice on where to find something.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Laura B » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:37 pm

We're in Queensland - near Warwick. I tried to put it on my profile so it appeared on the side, but obviously, it didn't work!
Thanks for the advice - Gas will be for the stove from now on!
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:50 pm

Laura B wrote:
Thanks for the advice - Gas will be for the stove from now on!
Laura :)


Good decision Laura....gas was made for stoves, gas lights went out with Noah.....ha, ha.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Titch2 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:27 pm

Agree with Gypsy and she should know.
( She use to get invited to Naoh's birthdays )
Gas lights are the past.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:01 pm

I don't agree with you guys....We have used Gas lanterns now for many years and really enjoy them.
I recently bought another larger lantern to go on our pole ...haven't used it yet...but I'm sure I will enjoy it when I do.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:08 pm

Rosco1 wrote:I don't agree with you guys....We have used Gas lanterns now for many years .


That's the problem Rosco.....you need to move with the times.

Welcome to the 21st century.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby stevo. » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Gas lanterns and guns don't kill people, people kill people :***

But yeah, i reckon scrap the gas light, electric is nice and safe ::)
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby spinyeel » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:55 pm

Pressure lamps or gas for me. 8) 8) The gentle hiss just adds to the camping experience. :grin: You can't heat a pie on a battery lamp either. ;)
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Rosco1 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:36 pm

Thank you spinyeel.....You took the words right out of my mouth,,,,,its the ''''hiss''' that helps create the atmosphere..

And as for ''the ''rough & tough'' camper from snowy river ''Stevo''....ha ha....never thought I'd hear you say you went camping with ''electricity''....lol....(very dangerous....I would have thought....out in the damp QLD campsites....plus....wouldn't you need a genny....or be plugged into power....both things you don't agree with. :booty :booty :booty

I do admit...we are also using the 12v led lights in the camper trailer.

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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Titch2 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:52 pm

Rosco1 wrote:Thank you spinyeel.....You took the words right out of my mouth,,,,,its the ''''hiss''' that helps create the atmosphere..

And as for ''the ''rough & tough'' camper from snowy river ''Stevo''....ha ha....never thought I'd hear you say you went camping with ''electricity''....lol....(very dangerous....I would have thought....out in the damp QLD campsites....plus....wouldn't you need a genny....or be plugged into power....both things you don't agree with. :booty :booty :booty

I do admit...we are also using the 12v led lights in the camper trailer.

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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Beagle » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:38 pm

I agree with Rosco1 that gas lantens are good. I have 2 that I take with me. This helps protect my battery for lighting in the camper and supplying power to the fridge. I DONT like generators.
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Re: Gas lantern advice

Postby Woodsy » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:10 pm

We have an old gas lantern and couldnt find glass for it because it was an odd size so i got some mesh and cut it down to fit and it works really well, we love it. never gets used inside the tent, just outside on the table when we are eating as we like the soft hiss from it, i think it adds to the camping experience.
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