Mesh or frost glass gas light?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 13:36
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Hi all,

Just want to know about the mesh for gas lights? Are they good? Better to use than frost glass?
As I have broken the frost glass (in padded case) after a soft drop. Not impressed .... was curious if the mesh is good for gas light and I do not need to worry about breaking the glasses.

Any advantage or disadvantages in your experience would be appreicated.

Thanks again
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Reply By: trainslux - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 14:24

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 14:24
I had a glass lense on my coleman petrol lamp, and replaced it with the mesh.
Mesh gives out good light, and even in windy conditions was ok when I thought it would affect it.
If you dent it, you can push out the dent.

When other lanterns glass breaks, I will replace with mesh.
No issues so far with rust, but I dont leave them out in the weather between use.

Trains
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:55

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:55
It is stainless steel mesh so it wont rust, just discolour from the heat ! Michael
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:00

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 18:00
Hi there, I have a mesh from K mart, it has a light output halfway between the clear and the frosted glass... After about 6 glass units, i have had the S/S mesh for about 3 years and no probs.. Michael


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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 19:44

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 19:44
My experience is the same as above, I found that the light output was drasticlly reduced using mesh compared to glass, so I found myself using a lot more gas.
With the glass, the light was very bright so I turned the gas down to almost off still giving plenty of light, with the mesh however it still give adequate light but it needs a bit nore juice to be efective.
Pros and cons, more gas no but broken glass at $20 plus a pop.
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Follow Up By: Ray - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 08:45

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 08:45
I don't know much about the mesh on these lamps but the old miner's Davey lamp had mesh and it was external explosion proof from external sauces
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