Enders Baby

Discussion in 'Enders' started by yonadav, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. yonadav

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    I recently bought a nice Enders Baby, in rather good condition. I found out that it is the very same stove listed here:
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/11831

    It gave a nice blue flame right out of the box. However, there is an air leak in the NRV, and I have yet to find a replacement seal - the design of the NRV is different from classical stoves. The small part that is held by the spring is brass only (no pip). It presses against a rubber seal that has a small hole in the center, and is apparently dried stiff. I will post progress as I find a replacement. (Suggestions welcome).

    Here are some photos:

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  2. Matukat

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    It's a beautiful Benzin Baby!
     
  3. linux_author

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    i still cannot believe i sold mine for $1 at a garage sale more than 10 years ago...

    i mourn its loss... bought it new at REI in Berkeley in the late '70s... it cooked many good meals for me over the years...
     
  4. THE PUNISHER

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    super shape with a blue flame,throw a skillit on top and go to cooking....
     
  5. hikerduane

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    They put some heat out, happy I got my NRV unstuck so I can pump air into it.
     
  6. kerophile

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    Hi, here is a link to a post on the NRV innards of a larger Enders stove:

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/11147

    It looks different....
    If you have the original nitrile rubber washer it should be relatively easy to punch a replacement, or provide the dimensions so that someone can do it for you.
    Lovely stove and great flame pattern!
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  7. yonadav

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    Well, I took the time to pay attention to the pump and NRV of this Enders Baby.

    The NRV seal was indeed dried stiff - it broke when I tried to pry it out. As I had no good replacement, I improvised with a piece of rubber from the plunger of a medical syringe. I know it will not last long, but it does the job temporarily.

    I also replaced the leaking seal in the pump / body locking nut.

    After that, the stove burns like new. Its power is not too high - it boiled my benchmark 1/2 liter in 6:30 minutes (compared to under 4 minutes for my favorite 8R.) Does anybody have better boil time figures for this model?

    The dimensions of the missing NRV seal are:
    Outer diameter - 7/16" (11.2 mm)
    Center hole - 5/32" (4 mm)
    Thickness - 3/32" (2.4 mm)

    Here are some photos of the NRV parts.

    Yonadav

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