Handi Quick Boil NRV question

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  1. Walesey Australia

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    Hello all,
    I have just found this forum and am hoping for a little information.

    I have a Handi Quick Boil stove that I have just retrieved from storage after 25 years. Before that, I inherited it from my wife's grandmother. I have never tried to light it until now, and discover that there is no NR valve in the bottom of the pump. I read somewhere that they had a "Normal" NRV. Does that mean that I can just buy a Primus or Coleman NRV and screw it straight in? If not, is there another alternative?

    It also needs the leather pump cup replaced and is missing the "hotplate" from the top. Are these readily available?

    Thanks for your help

    Walesey
     
  2. Tony Press

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    @Walesey

    The Handi will take a standard Primus-type NRV, and lead washer; a standard Primus No. 1 type pump cup; and a generic trivet if you want one. These are available on line; or contact TW Sands in Melbourne during the week.

    Check to bottom of your pump tube to make sure the old washer is not there.

    Martin’s Handi is here:

    HANDI QUICK BOIL with Roarer Burner

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. Walesey Australia

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    Thanks Tony. I will get a Primus NRV, now that I know it will fit.
    I might hold off on the trivet, until I am convinced that this will become part of my camping kit.
    Do the stoves have a "pricker" like the lamps do to clear the jet? If not, what size wire would you use to clear the jet (or is there a better way to do it, should it be blocked?)

    Thanks again.

    Walesey
     
  4. Tony Press

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    The stove has a hand pricker. The jet is 0.32mm, so anything smaller than that will work (eg guitar string).

    Tony