Borde

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  1. presscall

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    Only just got around to featuring my Borde here in the Stove Reference Gallery.

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    In the absence of the stock pot rest I saw the possibilities of a joist hanger

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    ... and adapted it for use

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    Stove and control rod stowed.

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    The Borde required a repair initially, featured HERE.


    Patent drawing

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    Accessories

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    Inspired by the ‘flask cooker’ I acquired one of those solid-fuel fired sets and cut an access port for the Borde.

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    With care (moderate output to avoid melting the aluminium) it works pretty well.

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    John
     
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    Very nice, John. :thumbup:

    Tony
     
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    Never bored with a Borde.
    Nice post.
     
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    Classy pot rest and love that last pic! :thumbup: Jerry
     
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    Great idea with the joist hanger. Looks just right. I assume it is a galvanised one? So you have burnt the zinc off?
     
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    Only where the flame impinges Alan.
     
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    Yes that's where I meant (sorry not had my coffee yet! lol.)
    Great idea using the hanger. I must remember that.
     
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    Great post. Thanks John.
     
  9. David Shouksmith

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    This is interesting.

    I found Trevor's Borde Bomb(e) amongst all the other stuff in his garage - with the little hook thingie which I remembered was to regulate the flame but, sadly, no pot rest. A week or so later I was raking through some unidentified odds and ends we'd found previously and just dumped in a pile for later attention and found a hinged pair of aluminium strips. At that point I had a light-bulb moment and sort of half-remembered this could be the pot rest part of the Borde set-up - hurrah!

    Now, to get to the point, I later discovered two Volcano(?) cookers similar to the solid fuel cookers John has shown above. These had a pre-cut slot at the bottom which I vaguely remembered was to accommodate some kind of gassie stove. I wonder if the Borde will fit in one of them. :-k

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    Well done, John. I've been a fan of the Borde Flaskcooker since 1975, when I bought my first one in Japan. The mini-Trangia burner [or civilian] works best for me. Heat tabs leave a residue. As a ''stick stove'' I think its walls are too thin for any prolonged burn. Only drawback to running the Trangia burner is snuffing it out when done. I find the butt of the flask works OK for that but you still have to blow out the outer ring.
    I have bought about 3 remote gassies to try to fit inside the FlaskCooker. They all turned out to be too big to fit inside. One of them is a clone of the Trangia gassie, so I got an HA 25 set to use it in.
    I do have an unrequited lust for the Borde ''Bomb''. Last week I bid on one on the evil bay. But my $5 bid was quickly overtaken and I knew it would rocket skyward, so I let go. However, the seller pulled the item later, quite mysteriously.
     
  12. David Shouksmith

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    :-k I'd have thought people would pay rather more than that for a Borde - I thought they were quite desirable and sought after.

    If I had to put a value for a charity donation for Trevor's example - which I will over the course of the next few weeks - I'd have been asking more than $5 (£4 or so?)... :-& :cry:
     
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    Uh yeah, several hundred, at least.
     
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    Interesting to have to explain dry humor and sardonic wit to a Brit...
    I am not one to accept the concept that there are inherent ethical values in the cyber/auction realm. Nor intrinsic values for the items listed. If I can bid cheap and walk away with my swag because the gods are sleeping, I will. If I came upon a baby seal with one, I would club it, take the thing and walk away without compunction.
    I bid $5 bucks to see what would happen. I knew the bidding would skyrocket beyond my grasp [an unnecessary expense in a bad economic year] in very short order, so I did not bid further.