Chrome Primus 210 Sport

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  1. Dean

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    My latest acquisition. Thought it would make a change from Optimus 00s! It is so radically different!
    Complete with case and tray, it all looks quite unmolested, if not complete (there is no spirit cup, wind shield, spanner or prickers), but I am sure I will find something suitable over time. It is a W (1932) stove and the label on the case says Primus No.210 Sport.
    Internally, the reserve cap seal was completely AWOL, the pump leather was sort of there but without sides and the filler cap seal was like rock, which turned to dust as I chipped away at it. Replacing these allowed me to try it for the tea test.
    The jet needed a little clearance and it was then away. I could see small bubbles from the top of the filler neck joint
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    and vapour coming from the vicinity of the riser tube, - hard to tell if that is the underside of the spirit cup or the lead riser to tank washer.

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    However, although both could be clearly seen with the naked eye, none of this was sufficient to prevent the kettle from boiling.
    I also wondered if the flame ring was too large as it was a tight fit in its locating collar - if it is wrong, at least they "kept it in the family" as it is marked Primus. The detachable legs seem quite large and tight in their sockets.
    Turning to the case, the hinges are riveted to the upstand of the base. They have shaped tops that allow the wired edge of the lid to rotate within them. Mine are loose such that the lid can be moved sideways (beyond the clearance cut outs) and the lid can also be detached (unhooked) from the base. I wondered if this was part of the design or have my hinge straps been strained unduly? I can see that one at least is rattling on its rivet.
    That is probably enough for now. I think I should go look at some washers - and maybe get the polish out.

    Dean
     
  2. hikerduane

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    All sounds normal. Can be hard to detect where leaks are coming from. Bad washer? Joint needs a little solder? Really hard to determine. I've soldered a few filler necks and it was just a ill fitting washer.
    Duane
     
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    Thanks @hikerduane ,
    The filler cap seal is a newly fitted viton one, but perhaps there is still a bit of the rock hard old one under it - I'll check that first. I could understand it if the solder joint has fractured - it often happens when the filler seal is hard, on account of the additional tightening to compensate for the hardened seal.
    At 88 years old, I doubt it can be sent back under warranty!
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  4. hikerduane

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    I also find on the 210's that the ws may be a snug fit.
    Duane