I have a
Petromax 829 500CP that I have not used for a couple of years. I now have renewed almost all seals and also many other parts, as the generator needle. The lamp isnow burning ok, but there are still a few problems:
- The generator is leaking kerosene from its lower part I think. This happen only when the lamp is burning. When it is pressurized but not burning there is no kerosene leakage. Could the fault be in the lead washer (also renewed
- When the lamp is burning it has a somewhat pulsating noise (once a half second) and also the light intensity is slightly pulsating. Is this normal?
- After every burning of my lamp I have to change the mantle because there has become some holes in the top of the mantle. Is this normal?
- What are the best mantles for Petromax 829 Rapid 500CP?
in advance for answers to my many questions!