Dirt in my tank

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  1. Espen Lothe Norway

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    Hi there! I found a bit too much small black particles in my Primus 210 when I drained the kerosene from the tank. What is the best way to clean this out? I fear it will block the jet. Can a brass gaze filter like the one you see in the vaporization tube of Primus 96 be a solution?
     
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    The first thing you should do is rinse the tank with kerosene until no more dirt comes out.

    Then light the stove and see if it runs properly. Keep a pricker handy for any carbon in the riser tube. It should clear after a while.

    Get back to us if it doesn’t.

    Tony

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    Good! Yes, that is the natural and logical thing to start with. But is a small brass strainer in the rising tube a bad idea?
     
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    Hi @Espen Lothe When using these classic brass stoves it is best practice to always filter the fuel when adding it to the tank. Once you have clean, filtered fuel you shouldn’t have problems of particles blocking burner jets.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    I filter fuel before use.

    As for rinsing with kerosene, I would add this. Use a filter funnel to filter the fuel each time it comes out, and reuse that filtered fuel to rinse again, filtering each time. That way you are not using ALOT of fuel to rinse.