111t burner misaligned

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by NeilJ, May 21, 2020 at 6:20 PM.

  1. NeilJ

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    I bought this sight unseen from a classified listing. After checking for leaks and a good visual inspection I put a little kerosene in it and let it burn.
    For some reason gas stoves make me happy.
    I do think the burner looks odd. I would appreciate opinions from those of you who know a lot more about these stoves than I do. It does burn well but I sure would like the control handle to line up better.
    Here are a couple pictures.
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    Fuel line may have been bent or the burner dropped and the line bent that way. Can gently bend it back.
    Duane
     
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    It doesn't appear that the fuel line bent but rather the threaded "receiver" on the brass tank bent. Should bend back pretty easily with gentle pressure. I would hold the tank in one hand, the burner assembly in the other and slowly apply pressure. Done this before on a few stoves with good success. Nice stove BTW!
     
  5. kerophile

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    Hi @NeilJ . Please can you provide photos of the top lid of the stove case, and the printed instructions on the inner lid of the case?

    It looks like you Op.111T comes from the same source as this one:

    NOS Optimus 111t international issues

    If so, @Staffan Rönn said:

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    @NeilJ


    A quick solution to avoid bending & straitening any stove parts, could be to
    extend the length of the control key entry slot with a suitable round file so that you can line up the key & burner as they should be. My BEST regards, Optimust.
     
  7. snwcmpr

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    Damage to a collectable box?
    I would not.
     
  8. NeilJ

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    7B384449-A51C-4A8B-BFCB-CAA8AA7C4917.jpeg E9F0CC2B-EF30-4BF7-8FDE-03F0305EB1FE.jpeg 10085775-A419-40B7-9B1A-D85F9B02E749.jpeg 1286F758-D430-42C6-95CA-F7DD521224C9.jpeg 2140EEC2-1159-415B-B5AB-C583C5D40F17.jpeg I "massaged" it into place. I think it was tweaked a little at the tank and I think I got it correct but I also carefully but forcefully opened it up a little where the tube joined the burner assembly. It doesn't want to move much but I finally got it to go a little so The burner is now level and plumb and it let's the wind screen sit flat (I raised that notch a 16th of an inch). I did not dare try to tweak it any more and that is why I notched the wind screen. Also the filler cap now clears the pot support easier.
    Here are a couple pictures of the label on the lid as well as the embossed lid. Based on the previous mentioned post I agree that it is probably a surplus US stove. The guy I bought it from told me he got it with a couple of old dual burner medical stoves. I am trying not to wonder what he paid for them.
    P.S. Thank you for all your input!!
     
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    Excellent!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  10. kerophile

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    Hi @NeilJ i am glad you have it sorted out. It would be good if you could now make a post of your USA Armed Forces version of the Optimus No.111T in the Reference Gallery.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.