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Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by Paraffinhead, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Paraffinhead

    Paraffinhead United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Picked this Monitor 17b up from Oxfam, of all places, advertised on Gumtree, all for less than £19 delivered. The pump felt good so after a quick coat of looking at I fuelled it up & off she went. I thought I'd pit it against the Primus 96 I bought from Simes at Newark. The Monitor (right hand flame) wins hands down for me - four pumps to a roaring flame!

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    Paul.
     
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    The Monitor 17B is my favorite small stove, and every bit as good (IMHO) as the Swedish lipstick stoves.

    I currently have 7 of the 17Bs (and 1 of its ancestor the 127), and I am trying to do a timeline on the 17B's manufacturing history.
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    Even though it was not around for much more than a decade, unraveling the chronology of the different types of stoves and tins is not turning out to be as simple I thought it might be.
     
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    Have a couple meownself….Great flame!
     
  4. Simes

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    @Paraffinhead, neat the 96 worked, I'd done nothing since I bought it. Pricking the jet will help I think, just make sure it's a .25 pricker if you can. It should work a little better than that with some tlc.
     
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    The flame was a fairly sickly yellow. As I happened to buy a complete lipstick burner replacement kit at Newark I have fitted this for now & will try to sort out the enlarged jet at some point when the rain stops long enough for me to wade to the garage ;-)

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    @Paraffinhead, Paul I would recommend the hypo needle fitting if you can source some, you're good for ever once done, and so simple to do.

    It must be a little on the damp side in your neck of the woods if the news from the Lincoln area are anything to go by.
     
  7. Jeremy Belgrave-Lock

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    Hi

    Please could you explain the hypodermic needle use mentioned above?

    Many thanks.

    Regards Jeremy

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  8. Paraffinhead

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    A length of hypodermic needle of the correct size is inserted into the oversized jet in the lipstick tube. This is pretty much a permanent solution as surgical stainless steel is very durable compared to brass. As my wife is a nurse I have a few sizes to pick from, from the "just a sharp scratch" to "crikey Nurse, are you harpooning a walrus?".

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    @Simes, I believe the Oxford Dictionary of Common Phrases defines the current climatic conditions as "wetter than an otter's pocket, m'lud" ;)
     
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    @Jeremy Belgrave-Lock this link from the Fettlers Master Class should explain all.

    No-silbrazing downsizing of worn jet

    @Paraffinhead, hopefully Paul you're not needing a canoe to get around unlike some living not too far from you are doing I gather. Sadly the rain came too late for the allotment and the onions have bolted. My bad as I knew the ground was drying, oh well just remember next time.
     
  11. Jeremy Belgrave-Lock

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    @Paraffinhead @Simes

    Many thanks for the explanation and link. A very interesting and explanatory post by John.

    Regards Jeremy