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cleaning propane light fixtures

My propane lanterns are still giving off a smell of exhaust. The tank was just filled so I know that's not the reason. I am going to change the mantels, but I was wondering if they need to be occasional cleaned. Maybe brushing the opening with a pipe cleaner. Does anyone else clean their propane light fixtures? If so, what do you do and how often?
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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

I'm just a rookie to propane lights. However, there are screens in the light. They are usually incased in ceramic holders. You can clean or replace them. However... I'm not sure that will resolve the smell issue though. I'll be keeping an eye on this post so I too can learn.
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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

Yes they will need cleaned.
1, Remove globe, wash with soap and water, dry.
2, Remove mantel, if it's a hang on and you are very, very careful you might be able to reuse it.
3, Screw out the ceramic nozzle that the mantel attaches too.It will probably have dirt in it on the screen, you usually can just dump it out, don't loose the screen.
4, Replace the gasket on the nozzle if bad, usually tares during removal.
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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

Coureur,
THANKS! That's the info I was looking for. I did a search online and couldn't find anything, so this really helps.
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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

You can get all the parts you need from Lehman hardware in Kidron Ohio

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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

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You can get all the parts you need from Lehman hardware in Kidron Ohio
You should be able to get all the parts needed, where ever the lights are sold.

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Re: cleaning propane light fixtures

we have had propane lights for years and all i do is go to walmart and buy a can of compressed air that you clean computers with. just spray all the parts with the can of air including the nozzle and screen.
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