99---->199 who had done it

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  1. MedicineMan4040

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    I'm sure this has been asked.
    But at the current e-bay prices of 199s is it crazy
    to even think of converting a 99 to a 199.

    For the slap-dash layman (me) who thinks $550 for a stove is just a hair much,
    and whose better-half is afraid of Coleman anything (bad family experience I surmise),
    and who looks at a 199 and says to self 'why Optimus simply put the 111T burner on
    the 8r/99 tank'.....

    Yes the better-half feels white-gas can explode. She feels that kerosene is a much safer
    fuel, and we both saw this-
    PRIMUS STOVE SILENT BURNER KEROSENE STOVE PARAFFIN STOVE | eBay

    Which begs the question can it be done?

    OK, if it is possible, then do you think some e-bay seller has done it but says it is a 199 original (I don't see how since 199 stickers or even 99 stickers seem to be non existant.

    Maybe it is not just an 8r tank+111T burner? That other things are different that I don't see or understand. Please share the details if you can.
     
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  3. MedicineMan4040

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    Fascinating read, thanks for the link.
    So, not just unscrewing one tank for another!
    And beyond my talents.