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Valor Packaway Stove - Bigger Than I Thought

Discussion in 'Valor' started by idahostoveguy, May 27, 2014.

  1. idahostoveguy

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    Here's a Valor Packaway stove that I was able to get last year. It's been a while in the fettle queue. I decided it was time to get the beast working again, so I replaced all of the gaskets, pips, etc. It's missing the plug screw that goes into the top of the burner so I just found a bolt that fit and put it in. Looks like a common thread since I found two bolts in my shop that would fit the burner just fine. It'll be a trip to the hardware store for one that is a little closer to the shape of the hole - perhaps a bolt with head that is tapered with a slot for a screw driver.

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    One thing that was really surprising about this stove was its size. I did not realize how large the stove was until I saw the tin and noted how much larger the box was compared to many of the other tins I have. See the pic comparing a Primus 210. The one that comes close in size is the Petromax 100 I have. The tank is around the size of a Primus No. 5 or thereabouts. It is able to hold a lot of fuel so camping/backpacking will last quite a long time on one filling.

    One feature I think is weird about this stove is the color scheme of the tin on the outside versus the inside with the putrid green for the storage shelf and the windscreen. There is no doubt which stove you or someone else is using just by the color alone. Some of the modern Nova's have the same color green.

    Another unusual item is the pressure release valve, which also looks to be a safety release as well. You have to open the valve quite a ways before it will release any pressure, like say going from full blast burn to simmer, and then it is really touchy. Leave it open a second too long and the burner quits in the same amount of time. See the pic of the filler cap and PRV/SRV.

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    This was one of the most prolific models that Valor ever made - always carried the company logo stamped in the base of the stove, with a date.
    Some other models only had the date stamped on the base, and some with the company logo, and a number and letter.

    If a poster is unfortunate enough only to own one of the same model to be able to compare differences, there is a lot of repetition in the SRG.

    A couple of rarities of Valor stoves, are the 51 and 55, hollow leg stoves, and the 55C - nice stoves to have in a collection.

    For the plug screw in the centre of the burner, if it looks well used and unlikely to come out - leave it - the steel thread and the brass thread on the burner is more than likely to be corroded.

    If you do get your plug screws out fine.

    Most straight shaft nipple removal tools are too big to go through the hole - just grind a old spare tool down to fit through the hole.
     
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    I would say that this Valor Packaway is even more rare since I found it on this side of the pond. :D/ Valor is practically unheard of in these parts, much less the Packaway. It might be safe to say that this Packaway is the only one in Idaho.

    I think I might have a 51 or 55, or both in my collection, most likely the 51. :lol: I was able to acquire 2 or 3 stoves in one shot and two were Valor and one was a Svea, I believe a No. 1. :thumbup: Anyway, when I get to those two in the fettle queue and with a little discretion, I'll have to choose the better part. :D

    I'm one burner plug and instructions short of a complete Packaway. According to the SRG and the SRL, most of the other examples are either missing the spirit can, the funnel, the spanner/wrench, the original jet pricker & envelope, or a combination of these.

    Here's one page of the instructions that shows the set:

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