"Bill Dodge Outdoorsmen Associates" Catalytic Stove/Heater

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  1. Matukat

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    Looks like an American folly, but, no...
    Made in Japan-

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  2. hikin_jim

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    It's a copy of Doc's Gerry Infrared stove. ;)

    HJ
     
  3. yonadav

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    I can't figure out the burner type. What fuel does it run on?
     
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    alcohol?
     
  5. Christer Carlsson

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    I would assume petrol (gasoline).
    All catalytic heaters I've seen this far uses petrol.
     
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    If it's what I think, it's camp fuel (Naphtha) ONLY. Works the same way the "Johnny" hand warmers work I believe. Petrol would ruin the catalytic element from what I have read. Just like the Colemans-

    https://classiccampstoves.com/posts/107491

    The "Old Town Yucca" link is gone, so the instructions for these things have to found elsewhere, but I know it says to NEVER put gasoline (petrol) in them. At least not U.S. petrol.
     
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    Absolutely. Should have been clearer, but I assumed that it went without saying for both lanterns and heaters like these (and catalytic ones are really sensitive) to not use regular petrol!

    I use alkylate petrol for my catalytic heaters, and haven't noticed any problems yet, but perhaps time will proove me wrong.
     
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    Are your catalytic heaters still operating just fine on the petrol you mentioned ?