Another 8R

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  1. snwcmpr

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    I came across this at one of my usual stops in the Big city of Asheville.
    What I paid for all is a low price for the stove alone, a high price for the pump and cap alone, but a great price for all of it.

    As you know I am not a fan of this stove, but I have stove pox. I could not leave it there. :)

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  2. Jeremy Belgrave-Lock

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    Nice! However as you are not a fan I would offer to sacrifice my own health to lessen the affect of your own stove pox....:lol:

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    Reasonably clean with all the trimmings!. Nice! :thumbup:
     
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    That is nice...I too say Im not a huge fan of them....but I somehow have managed to acquire north of 10 of them....hmmm....
     
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    Of course you bought it home. It was lonely. :lol:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Yes, @Tony Press .... It did come home with me. My wife was not surprised either. She smiled. (I know that I am blessed)

    It checked all the boxes in a simple inspection.

    I just fired it up.
    With the little bit of fuel in it. A strong and blue flame.
    I did not think there was any fuel, so that is how little fuel there was. I had it on the kitchen stove, a safe place.

    It primed with the dribble of fuel and slowly increased the flame. The flame would get even bigger with a full tank and more time. The tank was not even hot to the touch. I always creep up on the flame with a self-pressurizing stove. Patience grasshopper.

    The pricker works, it cuts off the flame completely. A small flame to the side shows first, so maybe a burr on the jet opening. I will look at it later.

    The spindle shuts off the stove. Yippee-Yiyaaa!! (Set right with the 'clicks').

    The chain was reversed and not on the key correctly.
    I took the big end and put it on the key correctly, and put the small end on the pot stand bar.

    The grey plastic fuel bottle lid ... it has the tube in it for filling stoves. Surprised me, I had not looked at it before today.

    The Mini Pump works great. But, not much that can go wrong with them.

    The pump filler cap...
    That has a pip made for a bucket, setting on a spring. So it does not function.

    Nice copy of the instructions. What ever would I do without them???

    Ken in NC
     
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    Grabbed one myself about a month ago with the pump. Great little unit. That pump makes all the difference!

    Alex
     
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    Just remeber to keep it away from the others.

    Very nice stumble across.. :)
     
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    Pump is nice, but I usually like to prime without. The coaxing of a flame is fun. Too much and it might flare. Just .. enough .. to slowly .. get the heat transferred to the tank. Vaporizer hot and the tank building pressure .... Yeah, is that not why we like these things. No need to rush. I have pumps hanging on the pegboard. The only stove I keep a pump in is the 199. It does like a quick preheat.
     
  10. MrAlexxx

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    Yeah I guess in the shop but out in the field flame on ASAP!
     
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    I kept a pump with my 123 for awhile, wanting that quick on in the winter. But I tended to overpressurize it and got an uneven burn (my fault, not the pump's). I finally decided I was happier waiting for the stove to prime.

    ....Arch
     
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    Exactly.

    There are many ways to prime a stove like this.
    @Doc Mark listed some years ago. The one I most remember is to:
    Remove the cap, open the valve, take a deep breath away from the stove, plant lips around the filler, gently blow into the tank to fill the priming cup, remove lips from the stove as you slowly exhale, to reduce chance of breathing fumes, close valve, replace cap, and prime in an otherwise safe manner.
    I have done it several times. One must try it before you knock it.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Howdy, Ken @snwcmpr ,

    I remember that method, and agree that, whilst possibly off-putting to some, it does work, and if you needed a prime, had no pump, and can't get the stove to self-prime, this method just might save the day! I "think" I got this method from a comment that Colin Fletcher wrote in his series of excellent books on backpacking, and the gear associated with that hobby. Thanks for remembering it! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    Exactly. There are many ways to prime a stove like this. Couldn't of said it better myself. Whatever turns your crank!

    Alex :D
     
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    Docs way does turn a crank. :)
     
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    Apparently...lol

    Alex :D