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Turm 144

Discussion in 'Turm' started by David Shouksmith, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. David Shouksmith

    David Shouksmith United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A gravity fed, alcohol stove which works on a slightly different principle to other stoves from this manufacturer. The fuel feed tube travels across the top of the burner rather than beneath. On this model there isn't a line of flames underneath the burner to keep it hot...

    Despite appearances, this stove works rather well, although I wouldn't like to rely on it for more than the odd cup of tea... :D
     
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    Is that the original color scheme?
     
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    As far as I'm aware, Paul - it's as it arrived here and doesn't appear to have been repainted at all...
     
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    David
    You growing stoves in that greenhouse?
     
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    Greenhouse? - that's not a greenhouse!

    It's an anti excessive climatic air movement stove testing facility... :roll:
     
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    Google definition of an Anti excessive climatic air movement stove testing facility - Greenhouse! :D
     
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    I just wanted to point out that it matches the current Optimus line.
     
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    David,
    I have the same Turm 144. However mine burns with a little less enthusaism. Mine is the same colour or color. I found that it burns a bit better if you leave the cork out.

    Chuck
     
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    Currently I've mislaid the cap from my fuel tank so that's not a problem!

    The cap should have a small hole in it to allow air into the tank to replace the fuel as it flows out. Possibly yours is blocked, Chuck - just a thought...
     
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    Spot on David, same as the Turm Sport models. I had again started using a Turm to make my early (05:30) brew next to the computer, but the wife said although she didn't mind me burning the house down, with a baby grandson in the place I should grow up and use a kettle like normal folk :roll:
     
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    On April 1st (no significance there, surely!) this year, I decided to see how long I could go without using an electric kettle at home. To date, I've used it only once - the morning of the local elections when I had to open my Polling Station at some unearthly hour.

    Originally, I was using a British Army No. 6 (The Amazing Growling Stove) but the noise of it got worse and worse until it scared even me, so currently I'm using a nice little Veritas silent...

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    One day, I'll eventually complete installing my new kitchen and this sort of thing will have to stop I suppose... :frown:

    BTW - it's currently running very nicely on half-price Wilkinson's barbeque lighting fluid - thanks for the tip, Rik!
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    More pics of the greenhouse please! ;-) Keep the Turm there for tea duty!
     
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    I am sure it is, I have the same model. This is not very common, most tanks are brass or nickel plated steel.
    This stove is not a top design, as many similar models. Very weak frame, only suitable for a cup of tea as David said, nothing for a heavy pan.



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