Frequently Asked Questions

What fuels do your lanterns use?
Our lanterns can be manufactured for use with Natural gas, Propane gas or electric configurations.
Exceptions to this are noted on the products.

How long does it take to complete a custom lantern?
The entire process from purchase, blueprint approval, the manufacturing of and CSA certification testing usually takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
**This time frame may vary due to current 2021 supply issues.**

How can my lantern(s) be mounted?
Our lanterns can be wall mounted, post mounted, top or front column, hanging by stem, half yoke or by chain (electric only).

Why must my gas lantern be hung on a yoke or stem?
Hanging a gas lantern from  a yoke or on a stem keeps the lantern from swinging freely, which can weaken the gas line and possibly cause a rupture.

Are your lanterns certified by CSA?
Yes, all of our  gas/electric  lanterns are CSA approved & certified.

What is the required pressure in a gas line for a gas lantern?
We recommend that you use 7" Water Column Presure for Propane and 9" of WCP for natural gas..

What size gas line fittings are needed for installation of a gas lantern?
We equip all ouir gas lanterns to be for 1/4" OD(this is importand) copper gas gas line.  We include the flare nut for use by your plumber.

How are your Standards (the pole) installed?
All our poles are cast to be secured at the base by anchor bolts when installed in a cement footing.   Our poles  can also be a direct burial (24”) for installation that is not in cement footing.

What gauge of copper do you use to manufacture lanterns?
We use 16, 20, 24 and 48"oz copper for most lanterns. We also use 1/4" copper plate when appropriate for strength..

How does an electric igniter work?
Electric igniters work off a standard 120 v current.   You may install a light switch to manually turn the gas lantern on and off or place system on a smart system or manual timer to come on and off at your slected time.