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Washer for Primus No.0

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Bram van Houten, Apr 19, 2017 at 9:41 PM.

  1. Bram van Houten Netherlands

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    Hello all,

    Last weekend I was making coffee on my No.0 and it started to leak petroleum in the little cup that holds the spiritus for pre-heating the burner. I took a wrench and tried to tighten it up but the washer (made from rubber or leather?) gave in and starten to crumble, melt and eventually burn. Result: a bit of a mess.

    Question: can I replace the washer between the tank and the burner with a copper version?

    Kind regards from Groningen (NL)

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  2. Tony Press

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    @Bram van Houten

    It is probably safer and more reliable to use a fibre washer. They are available through "The Fettle Box" (see link on this site).

    While an annealed copper washer might work, my experience with using one in that position is that they fail after a bit of use.

    Be careful not to over-tighten the burner when fitting the washer.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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