Another Trangia copy

Discussion in 'China' started by Simes, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Simes

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    I've posted this under China on the assumption that was probably where it was manufactured, it was actually purchased from either Aldi or Lidl in the UK. I have been unable to find any country of origin information either on the box nor the instructions.

    i had considered Germany due to the retailer, but the only printed info is that it was made for 'Paget Trading' based in London. A brief search suggests they are a holding company of sorts.

    The box.

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    Packed stove.

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    All the bits.

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    A boil test is in order.

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    And after running for a few minutes. There were flamelets from the holes, but as I don't have a Trangia burner to compare with I really can't make any critical comment.

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    15 minutes to a decent boil of 1 pint of tap water.

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    It may be worthwhile modifying for some form of cheap remote gassie, but that really won't be happening anytime soon.

    In the event I do make a mess of it I have another I bought at the same time. Considering the rarity here I may hang on to the unused one for a few years and watch auction sites for prices.
     
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    I thing you can use carburetor cleaner to unplug little holes. Somewhere on side, you can find a truc to do it.
     
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    Hi @JP2. The burner has only been used maybe 2 or 3 times so is unlikely to need cleaning just yet. I am aware that these copies are not as good as an original and wasn't expecting it to work well.

    I think there has previously been some discussion on opening up the holes slightly which may improve things, but haven't done a search just yet.
     
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    What is the yellow flame? The inside of the burner look poly dark to me. The rest look well made,
     
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    Just the pool of bio ethanol burning.

    Which is why I may try to improve how it operates at some point. Or buy a Trangia one.