Coil Stove Question

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  1. Manzanita

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    Hi all. I have a Taykit coil stove, and I’ve got a general question about these stove types. When using mine it runs a bit anemic for the first 5 minutes or so before abruptly roaring into a higher pressure (and louder) burn. I usually am at or near boil at this point and I blow it out.

    My question is, “What’s going on at that point?” Is it:
    1) The point where it is finally hot enough to reach a full and richer burn?
    2) The point where the rate of fuel leaving the stove hits a higher overtone (like on a wind or string instrument)?
    3) The point where the stove is about to explode?

    I know that coil stoves aren’t exactly pinnacles of safe design. Is this a sign that I should stick to my trusty Svea 123 and leave the coil stoves on the display shelf?
     
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    I see wisdom in that last paragraph!
     
  3. Jeopardy

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    @Manzanita I can get a variety of performances from my Stesco. If it was left empty and the wick has dried out, I have to turn the stove upside down for a second or two to get fuel into the coil. If I do that it comes to life quite quickly.
    I also have to hold a match under the coil while lighting it to pre-heat the tubes.
    The fount also gets warm in use increasing pressure in the tank and, therefore, the flow of fuel to the coil.I wonder if you are getting more thermal feedback as the water gets hotter.
    Regards
    John
     
  4. Majicwrench

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    It may be as simple as needing to prick the opening. Something could be partially blocking it.

    I don't recall my Taykit performing that way.