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Dads old campstove

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by haknuts, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. haknuts

    haknuts Norway Subscriber

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    Up north for Christmas. North here is above the artic circle. Finally came about to fettle this old HV. First time soldering with a blowtorch. Had great help reading @kerophile 's links above - thanks! Result would not have passed HV's quality control estetic-wise, but after 50+ years on a shelf, it is now a usable stove. It has seen some rough use; risertube bendt, or rather punched sideways bending the top panel. Thus the burner is off-centered by a few cm. Had to thrust the NRV open by use of a hammer. Other than that a new rubber seal and a pumpleather could only do good :)

    Come summer, I will search out dads old woodfire-kettle and serve him coffee-memories out in the garden.

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    Hi @haknuts, good to see this old faithful working again.

    If you wish, it is quite easy to straighten the riser tube and burner, particularly if you can see that the tilt originates from the tank/riser connection.

    When the stove is cold, kneel on the floor, grip the tank between your knees, hold the burner in your hands and ease it into an upright position using a GENTLE pulling and bending action.
    Any dent should be eased out of the tank, and the riser should become upright.

    Take it slow, but if the tank/riser joint should become loose, don't panic, come back onto the Site and we will give you instructions for securing it again.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  3. haknuts

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    Technique applied as described. Burner now centered. Thanks again @kerophile
     
  4. kerophile

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    Hi @haknuts . Great news! You already had a good blue flame pattern. now it is centred.

    Have a Good New Year.
    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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    While you are in fettling mode:

     
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