Gas Burner from China for my Trangia 27

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  1. Paul B

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    I have wanted to have more options for cold weather use with my Trangia sets. But the burner offered was always too steep a price for me to be comfortable with.
    This showed up on Ebay for a paltry sum, $16 minus $1, cuz who knows, with free shipping. It arrived in a little over a week, well packed in bobble-wrap.
    I am pretty pleased with the whole package. The fuel line is good quality and the fittings are burr free and well crimped. The control valve feels a little too easy to turn but is adjustable from a very low simmer, to mid-range, to full throttle burn.
    If I have any fears, it would be how much the pots could take of the high setting on this guy.
    I did fine making a couple of small entrees and then flipped the legs of the windscreen up and boiled a full pot of water. It all went well.
    The stove is not advertised for a Trangia, it has a different application in the ad. It is called a " Gas Burner BV-G "
    I am going to try and download a bunch of shots


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    These are the burn shots.


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    And this is my 1939 Lionel 226- just because trains are cool.


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  2. bem1965

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    Very interesting!

    How well does it fit in the lower wind screen?
    For the price I might just buy one and try it out!

    /Lars

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    Would you trust a 8-year old with cooking on this burner in a 25, is the burner fit snug and secure?
     
  3. Paul B

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    Hi Lars,
    It's great that an 8 year old would be using a Trangia. The 27 is actually one I got for my middle son when he was 14, he's now turning 21. When I was taking pictures with it he wanted to know what I was doing with "his" stove.
    Anyway, I ddn't think there would be a difference, but I went ahead and got out my 25 to try it on. Yes, the stove is quite stable in the windscreen. After seating it by pressing down on the plate, I actually turned it upside down and holding the windscreen I shook it quite hard without dislodging it at all.
    The only caveat is that lighting it in the 27 is harder as the screen is pretty narrow and the stove can light with a high flame. Burned my fingers a little as I was using a BIC and had the throttle on too much. The other times I found it easier to light it without the top portion of the windscreen on and then put it together. Also my hands are large.
    The 25 has way more area to get in safely. I added one more picture to show the set up before I clicked it down.


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    Thanks Paul!

    I just ordered two of them!
    One for my own use and one for the association, twenty kids out in the wilderness! A gas burner in one of the stoves will reduce boiling time dramatically!

    /Lars
     
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    Good luck to both of you. Seems like a good enough alternative to the real deal.
    Do test if they work with inverted canisters.
    A note on lighting. I find the best method is using a fire steel from well above the rim of the windshield. Turn the gas on and pick up the fire steel. By then a suitable amount of gas has filled the windshield and a shower of sparks lights it first time every time. No burnt fingers.
     
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    Hi,
    mine has arrived now and at first look the quality seems perfectly OK.

    But now I have a dilemma:
    My T27 is about 30 years old and does not have a hole for the gas line to go through. I could cut a hole in the lower windshield but would that affect the stove when I use it on meths? Can't see that it would but I thought I'd ask just in case.
    I could just scrape a small trough in the ground whenever the system is being used over grass (or snow) but on the occasions when I have a picnic table or other hard surface (such as a convenient rock) the fuel line is a risk of getting pinched.
    How much strength would I lose if I cut a small notch in the lower shield's bottom rim?

    regards
    John
     
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    30 years old Trangia has quite strong wind shields so small notch would not cause problems. I have also around same age Trangia, but I didn't want to make notch on the hem of the wind shield (I wanted to keep it in original condition :whistle: ). I bought just new lower wind shield and I made necessary holes to it when I fitted Primus Omnifuel to my Trangia. Same big hole wind shield I use with Trangia gas burner. Old upper wind shield fits to bayonet type new lower wind shield when you just pull out upper part in place where lower part has cam/lip of the bayonet. If you don't want to use those bayonet mounts they can be easily removed from lower part with file.
     
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    decided to rest it on a sheet of ply wood so that the hose could run under the bottom rim for now.
    This is on low(ish)
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    and full tilt (apologies for the focussing)
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    less than 3 mins for 500 mL cold water to come to a boil that lifted the T27 kettle lid...... tea test passed.
    regards
    John
     
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