Gerry Backpacking Stove Flame Issue

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  1. dcfitz

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    I have my original Gerry backpacking stove from the 1970’s. You can no longer get the original fuel canisters for this stove. I have purchased an adapter that allows you to use standard butane canisters with it. When I’m using one of these canisters, all I get is a tall yellow flame. It never settles down to a nice blue flame. Does anyone know what the issue might be?
     
  2. hikerduane

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    Are you using modern butane canisters that have a different thread than original or just "butane" canisters of propane or isobutane you have adapted to? Stove sounds like only designed for pure butane in my quick search.
    Duane
     
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    I’m using straight butane canisters. I have the adapter to use with my stove.
     
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    Per Jim/Hikin Jim's blog, Adventuresinstoving, he states if used in too low of temps or too high a flame to start, the flame will be yellow and flare up, says to start at a lower opening then slowly increasing flame. I'm sure you know this already since you have had it for years. Maybe check that nothing is obstructing air.
    Duane
     
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    Sounds like the burner needs to heat up enough to properly vaporize the fuel. Try running it on low for a bit and then turn it up only slowly, and see what happens.
     
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    Make sure you are getting gases and not liquid butane to stove. Canister has to sit with valve up.
     
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    If using the bayonet type cartridges, you need to make sure the "dip" tube is pointing upwards. There is usually an arrow on the side of the cartridge indicating up.