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Optimus 111 conversion

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Peterpaddler, Apr 20, 2017 at 6:52 PM.

  1. Peterpaddler United Kingdom

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    I have an Optimus 111 and have been thinking about converting it to white gas which I would think is a cleaner burn and simpler to fire up. Is this a simple change of jet or more complicated? It is an old roarer design. Probably 40 years old and very little use but I am thinking of using on kayaking trips instead of gas. I hate having half empty canisters.
    Is it worth doing or are there other issues I have not considered. More flammable? Less safe?
     
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    shagratork United Kingdom Moderator Subscriber

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    Hi Peter, the 111 was designed to run on 'clean' petrol as well as paraffin.
    The 111B was designed to run on all types of petrol (gasoline) including leaded.
    However, a well set up 111 runs better on paraffin than petrol (Coleman fuel, Aspen, Panel Wipe, etc.). It gives good clean burn.

    Give it a try.

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  3. Peterpaddler United Kingdom

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    Thanks to everyone for responses. It would seem that this is quite a common question now I have looked at the forum in more detail. Overall it would seem hat the kerosene is a safer option for general use. I will probably do a good service on the cooker and try to use it more.
     

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