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Companion Runaway propane stove

Discussion in 'Companion' started by presscall, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Well, it's a collapsible stove for sure, but not remotely following the classic 3-leg Primus 210 configuration and although the colour scheme's a rather brazen yellow/green, the actual brassware in it is minimal

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    Too heavy and bulky to 'runaway' with - more for car camping

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    This tells you to shut/open it at one end of the windshield box/frame ...

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    ... and it soon packs down to this

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    The fuel control valve, fuel line and burner easily unclip for stowage

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    Dismantling the assembly ...

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    Burner's made in Australia

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    Valve's a Sievert, embossed 'Sweden' on the other side

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    A 0.32mm jet at the control valve end of the fuel line effectively regulates/throttles the high-pressure gas feed down to something usable at the burner

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    Left-hand threaded connector at the control valve end of the fuel line, but a right-hand threaded component to connect up to the burner

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    I'd a modification to make, the original circlip was too sloppy a fit and the burner tilted in the frame in use, so I replaced it with a meatier E-clip

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    A very fine jet aperture and there's a fine gauze flame-trap cup in the burner riser below the jet

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    That's a six-pint kettle set to boil, so a stove for hearty breakfasts and brews for the masses - as far as a mere single burner will allow of course

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    John
     
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  2. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    and i thought i had seen it all---
    any problem with the gas valve so far away from the burner,adjustments,lighting and such?
     
  3. Cavry United States

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    I could appreciate the "stand up to cook" ability....but all of that case for a single burner?
     
  4. geeves

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    First one Ive seen outside NZ
    I have one here that used to belong to my parents. Its pale blue though.It should have a bbq plate that also attaches to the top to cook your sausages.
    Originally it used tiny 1.5kg propane bottles that clipped into the stand with the control directly under the burner rather than a hose.
    It does rely on the oring to seal to the bottle. My father had an incident with the one I have here. It caught fire around the bottle. As it was high fire season in the area (Central Otago in summer) he grabbed the bottle and burner out of the bbq and threw it in the Clutha river. Problem was the flame stayed on top of the water as the bottle and burner drifted under some overhanging trees. Not sure how they got out of that one even though I was there as a 12ish year old
     
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    kerry460 Australia Subscriber

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    G,,day mate. so that is how you became an arso oops typo, pryoma oops done it again. stove collector, got it right eventually. haha
    cheers
    Kerry
    :lol:
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    Got to admit it - I've not seen one like this.
    Fascinating, garish and quirky - another nice score, John. :D
     
  7. presscall

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    Firstly, Dave's enquiry about the burner characteristics.

    There's an obvious time-lag of three or four seconds before the tubing fills up with gas and the burner ignites properly. Before that, substantial column of air in the tube, with a bit of gas mixing with it is fed to the burner and the (very) weak mixture won't ignite, or more accurately, lights in patches around the burner circumference until the mixture reaches full strength.

    Then on, the burner's fully controllable down to simmer and as with the ignition phase, there's some few seconds' inertia for the flame to die down when the control valve's been shut.

    That's a great tale, Geeves, about your example having been slung into the river. Interesting what you say about the small propane bottles.

    Another one I'll be bringing to Newark, Trevor. Something to act as a work/drinks bench (with added top) in camp when not in use as a stove.

    Cavry said,

    You're right of course and it would have surely made sense to have incorporated another burner, but even then, this is a comparative lightweight and is comparable in size (folded) with the British Army single-burner stoves 2, 2(Modified), 12 - also a lot of stove for just the one burner.

    John
     
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    geeves New Zealand Subscriber

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    G,,day mate. so that is how you became an arso oops typo, pryoma oops done it again. stove collector, got it right eventually. haha
    cheers

    Im guessing thats for me No I started collecting a long time after that Greetings over in the West Island
     
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    G,,day geeves. yes mate, I was just trying to have a laugh. I could just about visualise it happening.
    I thought it might have been the start of the interest as well.
    cheers
    kerry
     

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