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Discussion in 'Other Brands' started by richmay, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. richmay

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    Nice!!

    I have one just like it but it never worked. I could see the wick was carbonized. I could not open the tank to replace the wick, it sits in the garage in some forgotten corner.
     
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    @HercL4D2

    Hi, I have tried the stove not with a great deal of success, i should imagine it has the same symptoms as yours but not quite as bad, it is a shame that the wicks can not be replaced with out wrecking the stove in the process.

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    Richard
     
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    I don't have the proper priming wick but I find that mine benefits from pricking and being inverted for a few seconds before I try to light it. Especially when it's just been filled. Just gets a little bit more fuel into the coil for ignition with a match.
    The windshield around the coil is essential too. First time I ever tried it I was underwhelmed with the performance but persevere because they are quite powerful for their size.
    Regards
    John
     
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    @Jeopardy I tried all the upside down and the pricking. Using my small probe lamp I could see the wick is black and very hard. I imagine some one used a different fuel that Alcohol. I can replace the Wick but that requires cutting a 1 inch hole in the bottom or the side of the tank.
     
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    @HercL4D2 these are white gas stoves. But if the wick is charred you are going to have to resort to some form of surgery. Mine is chrome / nickel plated so it's not obvious how the base is soldered on but I think I'd try to remove it in one piece rather than cut a hole.

    regards
    John
     

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