Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

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Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby tagkycaver » Apr 9, 2016 9:36 am

Well it has become almost impossible to find tips for regular carbide lamps; Guy's Dropper, Autolite, Justrite, Premier. Has anyone ever heard of some way to make a functional tip, or modify some other item to work as an effective tip?

I'm also very interested in buying any tips anyone might have laying around that they don't use anymore. Please reply or pm me if you have any you'd like to have-a-heart and get rid of.
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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby GroundquestMSA » Apr 9, 2016 9:46 am

Have you tried calling Bob Liebman of Bob&Bob caving supplies? He might have parts, and if not certainly has advice. He helped me fix up an old lamp last year which I've enjoyed using several times.

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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby tagkycaver » Apr 18, 2016 6:30 am

yep, neither bob nor any of the other regular cave-stuff vendors carry them anymore; have even tried several of the british shops. looks like my only hope is to find some old cavers who still have some squirreled away (batted away?) and never plan on using them. mite post a want add in nss news.

I was just thinkin that somebody somewhere may have figured out an alternative.
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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby spider » Apr 19, 2016 9:14 pm

Try on Facebook, there's even a carbide light group. Plus someone always seems to sell some at TAG, or OTR, Speleofest, or some caver's get-together like that. You might try there.
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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby Bob Thrun » Apr 19, 2016 11:23 pm

Paul Johnson and Bill Fritz have a vendor's tent and a couple tables of carbide lamps at OTR.
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Re: Carbide Lamp Burner Tips

Postby tagkycaver » Apr 20, 2016 6:07 pm

Thanks. I'll try them. By the way, does anyone know if tips from the currently available JK Dey lamps (India, ) http://jkdey.com/
will fit in autolite, gds, justrites, etc.?
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