Gas Lanterns FAQ

Manual Ignition vs. Automatic Ignition

Deciding on whether or not to use Automatic Ignition is something that should be considered based on the individual situation. Under many circumstances Automatic Ignition is not necessary, but below are some examples of when we would recommend it:
• Check with local building codes to confirm before purchasing, as it's not uncommon to see this outlined.
• In some circumstances the added convenience of a switch or ability for the lantern to re-ignite justifies the expense; situations where the lantern is hard to access, on a second home, or sometimes in commercial applications would increase the attractiveness of this feature. 

General Maintenance Notes

• Small marks or discoloration is in the nature of the product.
• Lantern should be free of any obstruction to ventilation.
• To clean your lantern, use a mild soap and water. Dampen a soft cloth and wipe the lantern down. You can then rinse the lantern with clean water.
• Depending on your weather conditions and location, your lantern can hyper oxidize to the point of flaking and turning red during the oxidation process. Your lantern may also develop a green color in certain areas of your lantern. This is also a natural oxidation of copper.

Natural Gas

• Make sure the gas is turned off to the lantern and it has at least 5 – 10 minutes to cool off.
• Check all ventilation holes in the top and bottom of the lantern. They should be free and clear of any debris.
• Check the slit in the top of the burner stem for debris and carbon build up.
• You can use non-wax dental floss to clear the opening to allow for uninterrupted gas flow. 

With Automatic Ignition System

• Follow all the above steps.
• The igniter probe must me free and clear of carbon build up for a flame to be maintained.
• Using a rag or light sand paper you can remove any extra carbon build up on the igniter probs.