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Stove # 96 - Primus or Manaslu?

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by haknuts, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. haknuts

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    I am thinking about getting me a # 96 stove. In the Primus, the jet is an Integrated part of the raiser tube. If needed - are these avaliable today?
    Does the Manaslu have a "standard" replacable jet?

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    Good thought, but be warned – those thing are very addictive.

    The good old Primus No 96 with the lipstick burner (or similar stove other brand) is only available in the used market, most of the time you will find something on ebay.

    Yes, the little Manaslu have a standard one-pint size roarer burner (as found on an Optimus No 00 or equal) with a replaceable jet.

    All the best, e
     
  3. haknuts

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    Thanks! The kerosene fettling addiction is a friend of mine already. That said , I do not care so much about the fettling part - thus acquiring a shiny working order stove is prefered. About the Primus I am aware that they only come as second-hand items. It is the availability of the raisertube-jet that concerns me - should I end up with one.
     
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    But the jet has not the same thread as found in Optimus and Primus stoves.
     
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    @haknuts The availability of the lipstick is not getting any better as time goes.

    There are ways to solve the problem when it gets worn - One is shown here. I have also heard of those that have silbrazed a jet into the lipstick.

    If you get a Primus/Optimus 96 - try to get spare parts when possible - I do...
     
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    @janders, thanks for reminding me of presscall's brilliant solution for repairing a lipstick burner.
     
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    The Manaslu 96 is, apart from the tank size, quite different than the classic 96s. As pointed out, it has a "standard-type" burner rather than a lipstick burner.

    Here's my recent report about the Manaslu in the action gallery:
    http://classiccampstoves.com/threads/glacier-view-with-manaslu.33755/

    I have about 4 classic 96s, a couple each of Primus and Optimus. In addition, a couple of Monitor 17Bs, the classic Brit equivalent (without part interchangeability with the Swedes).
    Also a couple of British Thermidors of the same type, somewhere in the shelves.

    They are a lot of fun, but I think of them as a picnic stove, or roadside brew-up stove, rather than a hiker.
     
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    I think - I would have to rethink the whole #96 idea. While it most likely only would be used for making coffee on the terrasse - thus introducing a conversation theme with friends, it should always perform well. Seems like even the Manaslu has its flaws. The #121 may be a better stove but lacks that miniature wow-factor?
     
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    The heat output of the Manaslu is double that of the 96s with the vapourising tubes. I would go for it

    The original 96s struggled to boil water in sub zero temperatures

    Regards Bryan
     
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    For the "miniature wow-factor", Manaslu 96 is not the right stove either.

    I have a compasiron picture of Primus 210, Manaslu 96 and Primus 96 down in this thread:
    http://classiccampstoves.com/threads/manaslu-96.29298/
     
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    Imagine a Svea 123 with legs and pot-stands. How's that for a miniature afoton?

    Thanks for the link Bryan.
     
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    I think of the old 96s as a day hiker stove, fun to fire up for a hot mug of coffee or tea. I interchange a svea 123 for the same day pack. Or a Primus 71. Great wow factor with your hiking buddies.
     
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    The hole in the lipstick burners can be fixed, but if over done, can render the stove useless unless you are very careful or have prickers to clear the opening if peened too much which is the method I use. The cool factor is all the different styles of stoves, plus, the smaller, the neater. Something so small can make so much noise or heat. :) See my avatar, a Campus 3, next to a Svea 123. Much smaller than the 123.
    Duane
     
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    Haknuts, I was just noticing.... for small stove wow factor, your second picture perspective, makes it look like the smallest stove I've seen!
     
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    True it is Pic embedded from youtube. Closeup and you'll see he is preheating.
     
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    Found a really great HD video with the Manaslu on the tube. Enjoy!
     
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    Nice video.

    Interesting little tea gizmo he has. Looks like it can be loaded with bilk tea like a tea ball, but lighter and more compact.

    ....Arch
     
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    *Bulk tea, that is.

    ....Arch
     

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