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Coleman 347 Marine Alcohol Burners

Discussion in 'Coleman No:347' started by idahostoveguy, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy Subscriber

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    These are Coleman 347 Alcohol Marine burners, at least that is what is stamped on the burner platform. Unfortunately, I don't have the stove storage and grill unit that these go into.

    This is a bitter sweet posting. I've had the stove for quite some time and just recently got them out of storage. I thought the fettle would be good for both these twins. I tore down one of them and cleaned out the years of gunk that was in it. Looks like that one runs well. Another unfortunate thing is that the other burner has numerous stress cracks in it. The one on the right is the good burner, while the one on the left is ready for a new fount.


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    Now the flame shots...

    The first three shots show the lighter in action priming the generator. The lighter is similar to that of some Petromax lanterns and the Kerosene version of these stoves.

    The last few photos show the stove in action.

    When I had the stove in pieces I had wondered if the stove would work with a different generator, like a Coleman 500's generator. I didn't try it, but I think it would work. I measured the distance from the connector base to the burner manifold and found it to be the same length. The only other question would be the burner plates, otherwise, I think it would work.


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    Appreciate the photo-set, Sam.

    You'll have gathered I enjoy dismantling things (preferably reassembling them successfully too) so that's the next best thing to getting to grips with one of those kero burners myself.

    Astounding construction, almost over-engineered, especially since a stock Speedmaster 500 burns kero pretty well with a suitable prime.

    John
     
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    Hi John,

    I find that a complete tear-down helps me to understand the inner workings of the device. Part of this fun hobby, for me anyway, is seeing 'how it works'. Like you, I certainly like being able to reassemble successfully, although, sometimes, rarely, that doesn't happen. Just ask my father about his lawn mower, his vintage muscle car, numerous Cookoo clocks, radios, and dozens of other items from my childhood, oops!!!

    Construction of the stoves from atop the tank and higher appears to be either stainless steel or brass. The pot supports are about the only plain steel items. The looping generator directly over the entire flame is a little over-the-top in my opinion. Would alcohol really need that much vaporization? Maybe kerosene.

    I fired up the stove with and without the lighter. It's just as simple either way.

    sam