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Fettling Tutorials: The Wisdom of the Ancients.

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by DougR, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. DougR

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    This site, if you use the search contains mountains of information carefully assembled by well meaning people, and will - if you can find it - teach you all you need to know about the care and feeding of stoves.

    In this post there are links to a number of the best posts I've found - ordered according to my personal preferences.

    Feel free to add a post with any more you notice and I may include it in this.

    The List of Links.
    96 Burner heads (Kaw550Red Bryan Miller)
    Pump Washers (Kaw550Red Bryan Miller)
    96 burner repair (Kaw550Red Bryan Miller)

    Burner unblocking (Henry)

    Pump leathers, making (Sefaudi)
    Soldering (Kerophile)
    Pricker alternatives (Various)
    Make your own pump valve spanner - Onepot et al (images from this post now missing)
    Nitrile Washer Material - Kaw550red
    Hank Roberts conversion (Lance)

    Detailed photos and explanation of how a CS56 operates (forum group discussion)

    And Rik says you can clean out the holes in a Trangia-type burner with a Paper clip.
     
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  2. David Shouksmith

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    Between a few of us, we have, Rik - and this is it!

    The general idea is that if anyone comes across a good fettling article whilst searching the forum, they post a link to it here. A Mod/Admin will tidy up the thread as necessary and then the link will be added to the masterlist in the first post. This thread is a 'sticky' and will stay at the top of the forum for easy reference. How's that!
     
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    Rigged up my first "Electrolytic Rust Removing Bath" today and it worked well on a Pocket Primus tin.

    Thanks to tips on this thread:

    My First Electrolysis Attempt
     
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    Hi all,

    Just a quick note to say that I was very interested in the article on 'Wind ersistance (sic) in a Silent Burner" as retrieved from the Old Forum Archive by fyldefox.
    I had a try just using a roll of aluminium from a beer can, and IT WORKS !!
    Placed the rolled cylinder of ex beer can into the central tube in the burner. Positioned it so the bottom edge was just above the nipple ... maybe 2 mm. lit the burner, and after a few minute proceeded to blow across the jet of fuel with no adverse effect on the flame.
    Quite impressive.
    Next step will be to rig up something more serious and permanent.

    Thanks for the threads.

    Enjoy the Flame
     
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    Re: Silent burner windshield

    Take one roll of cheap tin foil, rip off a good length, use a wooden clothes peg to clamp the foil and make it fit the pot size around the base of the stove; One size fits all :D
     
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    Hi, we often get queries regarding leaking non-return valves on pumps, and how to fix them.
    Here is a link to a post that you might find useful:

    Fix Non-Return Valves

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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    Hi, Periodically, on CCS, we have a discussion about making nitrile washers for Non-return valves on classic stoves. Before spending money on a wad-punch set, you might like to study this Internal Link:

    Trepanning NRV Washers

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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    Hi, The heat-resistant washers used on the burners of Classic Paraffin stoves are a vital component, yet often neglected. Old stock replacements are not very satisfactory and may be asbestos-bearing and therefore a health-hazard.

    Check out this Internal Link:

    Heat Resistant burner washers, and tips on fitting them



    Best Regards,
    Kerophile
     
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    In response to Riks Trangia bit, I always carry saftey pins w/ me on the road, (ALWAYS handy, usualy due to a blown out zipper on one's trousers) but also dbls as a great Trangia jet cleaner. I try to make sure that every item I carry has multiple uses, as much as often.6 of these and you cld da*n near fix anything! ;)
     
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    There's lots more tips here.
     
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    Thank ya Kerophile,
    All help, advice is welcome, and MUCH needed.
     

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