Hi my Uncle is over Australia at the moment he has a Davy lamp and is wanting to buy flints. Please could you advise where we could go to purchase.
I look forward to hearing from you
Hi Fiona, Brian Robinson, a Breathing Apparatus and Rescue Consultant, says he uses standard lighter flints that you can get in a tobacconist, or supermarket they are slightly smaller diameter, but work perfectly well.
He adds - in case you haven't managed to do it yet, I'll go through it step by step, I'm away from home without a flame lamp but from memory should be ok.
a.. If its a straight type 6, it should not have a magnetic lock holding the base on (where the fuel goes in), unscrew this.
b.. around the glass where the bars are, there are 2 bars close together, one is a locking bar, you should now be able to slide one down through a hole below the glass, this then unlocks the bonnet (top portion)
c.. once the bar is down, grasp around the glass portion with one hand, bonnet with other hand, and screw anti clockwise until the bonnet comes off.
d.. there should be 2 gauzes in the bonnet, a washer on top of the glass (be careful, these washers are asbestos), and simply take the glass upwards.
e.. The flint is in the protrusion, this is a screw cap with a spring in it. Unscrew the cap, take out the spring, flint in, spring in, screw cap back on, and reverse the procedure.
f.. allow around 2 hours after putting fuel in before trying to light it, Ronson lighter fuel is fine.
If you have any problem just email me again and I'll do pictures to help.
Brian Robinson. Breathing Apparatus and Rescue Consultant