2005 Enders butane stove with refillable horseshoe-shaped tank

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  1. presscall

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    Equipped with a ceramic burner too.

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    That's it with the trivet removed, which just clips on.

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    Regulator knob and piezo ignition button.

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    Refilling is intended to be done from a cigarette lighter refill cartridge but with the addition of a nitrile bush (from a Campingaz stove) it's possible to refill the tank from a bayonet-fitting canister.

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    Of course, the stove doesn't have to be dismantled to refill the tank, but I dismantled it nevertheless, intrigued by the workings.

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    The valve has those two arc-shaped ports which respectively connect one fuel tank gas inlet and outlet to recharging valve and feed to the regulator and jet.

    The outlet on the tank is equipped with a filter which I believe has a primary pupose not to filter the fuel but to prevent liquefied fuel reaching the jet ...

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    ... which is also equipped with a piece of the same porous material to make doubly sure.

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    This device limits the maximum flame output (Ronson cigarette lighters had something similar), adjusted by a screwdriver when installed in the valve block.

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    A label on the base ...

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    ... specifies a tank capacity of 40g of fuel.

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    A little less than a Campingaz Rando fuel cartridge's 52 grammes.

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    Camp stove or home hotplate?

    Well, its small size, low profile and stuff sack suggests an outdoor role would be ok - with suitable windshielding.

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    The burner output on max is impressive ...

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    ... and there's a useful simmer setting.

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    It certainly brought this kettle to the boil pretty quickly.

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    John
     
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    Neat stove & excellent breakdown

    Ceramic burner suggests a clean burn for inside or trailer use.
     
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    Very nice find, John.
    It has a great size and shape made possible by the horseshoe shaped fuel tank.
    It will be interesting to see how much shielding it will need when used outside.
     
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    Next 'outing' that'll be the one I take along, Trevor. Manufactured in 2005 so not all that old, but I've not seen another. Like buses, two more will probably follow directly on behind ...

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    what a beauty

    :)
     
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    ...after 5 years...
    imo - production moved to China
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    Interesting device. I wonder how much thermal feedback the tank gets, being wrapped around the burner. Possible help with low temperature operation?

    Looks like something for a brew out on the patio among polite company.
     
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    We have one of these, never known how to refill it. Do you know where I can find the nitrile Bush to fill this beauty? Kind of can't wait to get it working now that I have seen your remarkable post.
    Thanks
     
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    It doesn’t have to be the Campingaz item, which is a spare I’ve not seen available for a number of years. A 3-4mm thick disc or square of a rubber material with a 3mm hole punched in it would serve. Or, just use a butane lighter refill cylinder as it was intended should be used.
     
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    @Harder D. Soerensen
    I included a photo of the Rando gas cart in my original post as a size comparison Harder, but the Enders isn’t actually fuelled by the Rando cartridge.

    John
     
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