Buflam chrome silent

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  1. Simes

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    The latest addition to the family.

    Picked up today so an as found photo. It'll pair nicely with the roarer brother we used on our last camping trip.

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    I haven't at this point touched anything to see what fettling is required, further updates as I look at it.
     
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    I have the same stove I bought from Ross in early days, probably in 2001. It always has been a favorite of mine; one of the two silents I have used with any frequency.
     
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    Can't wait to see it in action mate.

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    @Big Si it looks to be in pretty good condition overall, although clearly stored in the damp recently. Neither the filler nor pump caps are loose so they'll have the treatment first for a test fire.

    May even treat it to a new pump cup as I've recently ordered a few from the Fettlebox.
     
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    Just for you @Big Si

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    Apologies for the poor focus, probably nervous on first firing.

    The filler and pump caps gave way with a little gentle persuasion.

    A quick clean on the outside, rinse internally with meths. The old filler gasket was temporarily replaced with a section from a milk bottle lid.

    Pump leather was a little worn but adequate for a first fire once oiled.

    Remains of the rest of it were at the bottom of the pump tube, so removed the NRV to ensure it still functioned.

    Pop in some fuel and off we go.

    Here next to it's sibling.

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    It was losing pressure slowly, and the only filler gaskets I have left are rather small so I popped one in to improve filler seal.

    It made a big difference.

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    I've not checked for date markings, but a couple of observations.

    The legs are quite short on these and the trivet is required to raise the pot, especially the silent as the outer cap sits proud of the leg tops. @Ed Winskill

    The two trivets are of slightly different styles.

    It will probably benefit from a new nipple as it's both running a little rich and maintain a flame requires pricker intervention occasionally. I'll keep the old one in till I've run a couple of pints or more through it to clear the bits.

    Rolling boil of 1 pint of tap water in an open pan took approx 8 mins.

    Not sure what happened to the photos. :(
     
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    Lovely work mate. A very pleasant stove and I hope to see it in the crome as it were very soon on your next trip up.

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    I think this pair will be making regular trips away. :)

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    Even with quite a worn jet I'm happy it functions as it should. Won't wake the neighbours in the morning making a cuppa.

    Both running for to nights dinner.

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    At least the 00's can have a rest for a while.