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Old 12-30-2009, 01:04 AM   #15
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Here's my contribution. It was mounted on the end of the street-side overhead compartment, above the refer. The gas was tapped off of the branch of the gas line that goes to the refer with 1/8" copper. It came through the floor right next to the refer and ran up the wall to the overhead cabinet, alongside the refer shroud, then into the cabinet, and into the back of the light.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:16 AM   #16
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Humphrey was bought out by Paulin. You can by lights similar to the originals and they have parts also. Link to main page and parts page below...

Gas Lights by Paulin, Humphrey and Falks

propaneproducts.com: Gas Lights - Parts & Mantles
I have yet to find a Paulin version of the light for sale, only the Mr Heater ones...

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:19 AM   #17
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Where are the gas light usually mounted?

How are the propane lines run?

What kind of clearances must be maintained?

What kind of ventilation regimens must be observed?

And of course, post pictures!

Seriously. I have always heard about the gas lights in trailers, but have never actually seen one. I would appreciate pictures of installed gas lights and discussion of what those of you who added them did.
I have only seen them mounted on the forward facing bulkhead of the fridge compartment.

On the 70's vintage the line was run in the fridge compartment, I believe it tees off the fridge LP line under the trailer.

IIRC clearances to the ceiling needs to be 12" or so, side clearances are similar.

Ventilation? crack a window.

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Old 12-30-2009, 05:13 AM   #18
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I have yet to find a Paulin version of the light for sale, only the Mr Heater ones...

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Try here:

PAULIN OUTDOOR PRODUCTS - INDOOR HEATERS

they all look similar - the vintage 70's style had a little longer body that hung down behind the globe (have one I got on Ebay that needs repainted and installed).
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:42 AM   #19
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Lehman's the Amish super store has them.. Lamps & Lights*|*Gas Lighting*|*Gas Lights*|*Paulin/Humphrey Gas Light Parts - Lehmans.com
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:04 AM   #20
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Looked at the Lehman site and also Cabella's where I bought my last batch of mantles. Price seemed high for the soft mantles. Could be more than 1 in a pack but did not say.
Here is another source, less than a buck a piece

Paulin, Humphrey, Falks Preformed - Tie Mantles
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:22 AM   #21
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I might have a couple green lights in my barn... $10 a piece!

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:33 AM   #22
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Magic Lamp

Although my original gas lamp isn't a Humphrey, it gets use on every trip. Its a Veritas brand made in Germany and similar versions are still available. I've only needed to change the mantle once and I've been on all kinds of roads. Have only used the modern Coleman mantles and have great luck with them. The gas line runs up the streetside wardrobe closet and T's off the stove line and then runs up across inside the overhead galley locker directly to the lamp.

Love the lamp and use it often.

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:48 AM   #23
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Mine says 3" side clearance and 4" top clearance, and 2000 BTU/h, on the approval sticker. Humphery recommended 3/8" copper tubing.

They burn gas at a rate comparable to a stove burner on "low" and I consider the basic draftiness of any house or trailer to be sufficient ventilation.
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Looked at the Lehman site and also Cabella's where I bought my last batch of mantles. Price seemed high for the soft mantles. Could be more than 1 in a pack but did not say.
Here is another source, less than a buck a piece

Paulin, Humphrey, Falks Preformed - Tie Mantles
The clip-on mantles work well and are much more convenient to install and remove.
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:27 AM   #25
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They have the parts not the lamps. FWIW I have tried to purchase the Humphrey/Paulin lamp, but everytime I have tried they come back as NLA or out of stock. The ONLY substitute that I have been able to buy is the Mr Heater version. I suspect that those are copies of the Humphrey/Paulin being made in China versus the Canadian made one. The two I do have are Humphrey.

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Although my original gas lamp isn't a Humphrey, it gets use on every trip. Its a Veritas brand made in Germany and similar versions are still available.
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That is SO cool! I want one of those!
They are pretty cool... I've got the same light as Brad - I prefer the Veritas over the Humphrey anyday!
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Well, last time I did a search they were available but doesn't look like it anymore. My old link is dead. These do come up on Ebay occasionally and are not inexpensive.

Same here Rob, anyday!!

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