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for Natural Gas Lanterns or Liquid Propane Lanterns

This lantern must be installed by a certified plumber to conform to local codes or in absence of local codes conform to the national fuel gas code ANSI Z223. 1-1984.


Follow these instructions to maintain proper working order for your Gas Lanterns. Maintaining your gas lanterns will keep them working correctly. These processes are suggested 2-4 times a year, or as needed.

Installation instructions for: Wall mount and Yoke mount lanterns

Note: The minimum clearance from combustible construction is 12” at top and 6” at the sides.

  1. Mounting hardware is included with your new light fixture. Wall mount lights utilize a standard cross bar with 1/8” all-thread and a brass cap nut or four hanger bolts with brass acorn nuts. If your light is supplied with hanger bolts, use the hole spacing on the wall bracket as a template to mark and install the hanger bolts. If mounting on masonry, brick, stone, use anchors (not supplied). Ceiling mount lights will be supplied with four hanger bolts, brass acorn nuts.

  2. Your gas light is equipped with a 1/4” flare fitting. Exterior wall/ceiling gas supply line should be reduced to ¼” copper flare fittings only. Gas supply line connect should coil withing the height, width and depth of the mounting bracket.

  3. Check for any leaks using soap solution. Warning: Never use open flame to check for leaks.

  4. Attach the light to the ceiling or wall utilizing the mounting hardware.


Lighting Instructions:

  1. Open door and turn valve clockwise and light with a match or lighter.


Cleaning Instructions:

  1. All lanterns are 100% manmade by coppersmiths. Therefore, small marks or discoloration is in the nature of the product.

  2. To clean your lantern, use mild soap and fresh water. Dampen a soft cloth and wipe the lantern down. You can then rinse the lantern with clean, fresh water.

  3. Salt Water/Coastal Environment: Depending on your weather conditions and location, your lantern can hyper oxidize to the point of flaking and turning red during the oxidation process. Your lantern may also develop a green color in certain areas of your lantern. This is also a natural oxidation of copper. In saltwater environments, salt deposits can build up on the lights. It is important to routinely clan your lanterns with fresh water.

Maintenance Instructions:

Verify that the air ventilation holes in the base of the light and the chimney are free from obstructions, such as bugs, dirt.

Natural Gas:

  1. Make sure gas is turned off to the lantern and it has at least 10 minutes to cool off. 

  2. Check the tip of the burner stem for debris and carbon build up.

  3. You can use dental floss to clear the opening up to allow uninterrupted gas flow.

  4. Make sure the chimney is free and clear of debris.


Propane Gas:

  1. Make sure gas is turned off to the lantern and it has at least 10 minutes to cool off.

  2. Propane lights are equipped with a venturi style burner. There is a hole in the base of propane burner stem that allows air to mix with propane gas prior to combustion. This hole should remain clean, if it becomes clogged the burner will produce black carbon and soil in the inside of the light.  Use a can of compressed air and blow into the holes freeing up any debris that would be blocking the gas flow. Spiders are attracted to propane and have been known to crawl into the holes and spin their webs. It is recommended to spray for spider around the lanterns.

  3. Make sure the chimney is free and clear of debris.

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