Dunk test / newbie

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  1. esphojo

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    Hi,

    Quite new to this, but I find my self more and more occupied with stoves. Been reading here for a while and find it most intresting. Thanks!

    I'm from Norway and autum/winterhiking led me to buy an Optimus 111 for use with kerosene. I must admit that the fear of white gas / gasoline in a pressurised tank put me in the direction of kerosene. Figured it would be easier with an old 111 than a new whitegas/multifuel burner with a hose.

    However one stove led to another! And another, and another and suddenly I realise that the reason I bought my first stove ine the first place is all forgotten. Somehow a few whitegas/gasoline-stoves have made their way into my house! Have lit some, and some are yet to be fired by me

    Now I'm trying to fettle a Radius 46. After searching the internet for repkit/seal I have concluded to try to make my own (if anybody knows about any pls let me know). Still waiting for some parts, but when finished I understand a "dunk test" should be performed. Put the stove in the freezer for a while? With white gas or empty? Then open and close the tank again before dunking it in hot water?

    A lot of background-suff for a few small questions
     
  2. afoton

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    Empty, and with open tank. You want as much cold air as possible to expand when warming up.
     
  3. snwcmpr

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    Closed tank.
    You want the pressure release to be at the leak.
     
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    Open in the freezer, you want the cold air to enter the tank. And of course, closed in the hot water bucket.
     
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    Ok, I just released the pressure before dunking, if I remembered.
     
  6. esphojo

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    Will try that. Thanks :content: