Convert roarer to silent burner. What's involved?

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  1. rchilso United States

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    a newbie question.
    What is involved in converting a roar burner to a silent burner?
    Please pardon the ignorance.
     
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    It depends on the stove.
    Some need to have the whole burner removed and replaced.
    As an original, classic, style kerosene stove.

    Some can have a burner bell replaced with a silent bell.
    An Optimus 8, 8R, Svea 123, 123R, Radius 42 (And others) can accept an Enders silent bell.

    Some have a flame plate removed and add a silent cap.
    An Optimus 8, 8R, Svea 123, 123R, Radius 42 (And others) can have an after market silent cap added. Or a commercially made cap. A Radius cap is one of them. I do not recall the model number.

    Ken
     
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    Thx, I have an 8R and I see silent caps on eBay quite often, and I didn't want to buy one then have to completely reconfigure the stove. If I can replace the flame plate with a silent cap that would be awesome. I want to keep it a gasoline (Colman fuel) stove if possible.
     
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    8R only uses Coleman fuel, white gas.
     
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    Don't do it! Enjoy the powerful jet engine roar as you cook or boil. Sure, you might frighten your fellow walkers or campers with their puny Gaz stoves but ignore them and roar with pride!
     
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    Well said Colin. Be loud!
     
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    I've found that the roarer burner on my 8r generally performs better in real life situations than the (otherwise excellent) aftermarket silent cap. Also, I find the noise is strangely comforting.

    For example, during last fall's fishing trip on the Pigeon river in Manitoba, I finally changed out the silent cap for the roarer plate because the breeze kept pushing the flame into under-burn.

    I've included a flame shot. The 8r can just be seen at the right of the picture, heating up our soup. Two flames in one shot!

    Tim

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  9. rchilso United States

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    thanks to everyone. this is very helpful