Anyone have a BriteLyt Petromax? I got one with the top reflector for $71. I'm disappointed with their quality control.
The fuel tank has a lot of crud in it. I fear it will cause problems by plugging up the orifices. It looks like rust. BriteLyt says it isn't rust because all the parts are brass. I believe that. BriteLyt says they tell everyone to clean out the tank good. Well they forgot to mention that to me, and they don't explain how to clean the tank good. The only access is via a few small holes.
BriteLyt says it's the fuel additives that remain when the lanterns are tested overseas. I don't believe that. It would have to be the world's dirtiest fuel. I think it's from the manufacturing process. Maybe solder flux or something that results from brazing.
I can't get it all out of the tank. I rinsed the tank 20 times with gasoline and I blew it out with compressed air 8 times. That got most of it, but some remains. It won't dissolve in methanol or isopropanol.
This really angers me. I thought the orifices would never plug because I intend to use pure Klean Heat kerosene which leaves no residue.
Anyone else have this problem, or a solution?