From: WylieCayote (Bill)
Sent: 07 August 2007
Hi again Fionn
I have some more information which I think will be of great use to those of us who are having difficulty in finding a suitable magnet to open the magnetic locks on the Type6, GR6 etc safety lamps
I found a company who sell super strong magnets (I've never seen a magnet so strong!!). Their address is:-
Power Magnet Store
56 East Clere
DH7 - 9XZ
Web Address: www.PowerMagnetStore.com
There is also an Ebay Store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/PowerMagnetStore
The magnet which I bought is Order Code: MB033 and cost me £7.75 + £2.05 Postage, and is one hell of a strong magnet, it opens the lamps as easy as pie, just hold the magnet at the bottom of the lock and it opens, no messing about.
The magnets sold by this seller are of the 'rare earth' type which has previously been mentioned on the site.
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