Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by 8R Pete, Apr 6, 2020.
I saw an MSR DF stove on E -bay with a buy it now price and bought it. Pics to follow.
Never pass a good temptation - You might not get it again ;-)
Spoken like a true STOVIE!!! lol
Here it is. Curious as to how it burns kero?
I thought you’d said it was a DF (Dragonfly). That’s an early X-GK. Swap gasolene G jet for a K kerosine and you’re in business.
Nice stove Pete. How does it work on kero?
More pics, courtesy of the seller.
I didn't try it yet on Kero. Will try today. Thanks Hazet for the photos!
Ah, I see @8R Pete, you meant a Duel-Fuel and not a Dragonfly. Ignore I ever posted - evidently you have! LOL
Presscall-I posted the 1 pic and went to sleep. I woke up and saw the posts this morning. All good-I appreciate all comments. You got me curious- was there an earlier dragonfly? I bought the stove on E Bay from a member here-Hazet so I knew I was in good company! It didn't come with any spare parts.
I’ve one that’s early but not the earliest.
Here’s a possible prototype
Wow what a difference in the body. I have a Dragonfly but have more holes in the body-bought it maybe 10 years ago. I had one I bought in the 90's but sold it when times got tough.
Here is the stove on Kero. I preheated it with alcohol 2 times but it didn't want to light. I took my propane torch to heat up the coil and after a huge flame that scared me with its size, it finally caught.
I actually like the white gas in this over kero. The jet that is in there has no marking on it. What other MSR jets will fit? Did the stove come original with a kero jet?
The usual for MSR GK or international/universal versions is that they are delivered with one jet each for the designed fuels.
It may be possible to burn everything with one jet as I have confirmed on Primus Omnifuel.
A few years ago Cascade Designs sent me a "K" jet from old stock. I called them, they found one, they sent it to me.
Take the jet out and look inside it. If I remember correctly, it's the type that has the built in screen. There's also no sintered brass(?) filter. It's got a short threaded rod in the passage (falls out, you don't need to unscrew it), but I can't recall if that one has the hole through the center of it or not.
I don't recall if the thread pitch/diameter/installed height of the jet is the same as a later gk/x-gk/etc jets.
I also never tried to run it on kero, so I can't speak to results on that type of fuel.
It runs fine on white gas better than Kero in my opinion. I did remove the jet to see if there was a marking on it, but there was not. I have an Optimus 111 T that I use kero in it. I have several MSR jets so I can see if something with the K stamped on it matches. Not really a big deal. Really nice running stove.
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