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'49-'52 Speedmasters

Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by Bob M, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Bob M

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    These stoves IMHO are to Coleman what the Garand was to a battle weapon, TIMELESS. Why on earth they stopped making them baffles me. :-k There is none finer to have for brewing a BIG pot of coffee or simmering a pot of whatever with the use of one of these.
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    The ring on the bottom of this fits the burner grate like it was made for it. It is available here. Isla Trivet

    Then of course there is a more "specialized use". The heating source for the "Camp shower water heater".
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    Built from a half keg the Speedy will heat 15 gallons of water from stone cold to 104 degF in 55 minutes. Perfect hot shower temp. Pressurized with 30 psi of CO2 and via a garden hode sent here,

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    it makes "roughing it" a little less rough.

    So long live the Speedmaster!

    Bob
     
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  2. dday

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    Hi Bob,
    Those are some beautiful Coleman stoves :) . Your hot water heater is a fantastic idea and one that I might try to duplicate one day. It'll make my wife a very happy camper :lol: .
    Dan
     
  3. Lance United States

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    Ooh dear that makes my idea of a 30 gallon drum of water with a dipping pail old beyond my years. I'm going to have to find an old keg to make up this for my camp.

    lance
     
  4. Bob M

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    Once all that desire one have had their nice hot shower, a refill, then the temp can be "jacked up" to 130 degF for "scullery duties". Dishes, pots and pans from breakfast or when ever. The biggest problem is now the major breweries have slapped a $100 deposit to their distributors for these kegs. Used to be able to pick them up for 20 bucks. Not now. So good luck in your acquistion. BTW, these pressure test at 70 ATM, that's about 1000 psi. So 30 psi is nothing.

    Bob
     
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    yonadav Israel Subscriber

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    The only thing missing from your photo is a young lady in the shower :)
     
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  7. idahostoveguy

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    Beautiful stoves there Bob! I love them 500s!!!


    sam
     
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    Damn near $400 when you figure in this jackass's shipping fee!

    What a ******, IMO.

    Murph
     
  9. hoodie

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    Bob, great stove the shower is awesome been trying to figure out a shower for myself; but I have to ask is that a Labatt's Blue Keg?

    thanks Bryan
     
  10. Bob M

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    Sharp eye there Bryan! Labatt's Blue it is! Heats water real good too! Eh?