Himalaya Multifuel 3288 with BD cap

Discussion in 'Other Models' started by Blue79, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Blue79

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    This stove has been featured here already, but I would like to show it with a BD cap. I purchased this stove in 2001 and have used it alot on canoe camping and backpacking trips over the past 10 years.

    It is a solid, well built stove that has alway performed. It is stable, low to the ground and can easily handle heavy pots up to 4 litres. We often cook on this stove with a group size up to 8 to 10 persons. I prefer a stove with a separate fuel bottle as it allows me to put a good windshield around the stove and pot to increase heating efficiency in windy conditions.

    Although I have used the butane/propane canisters with this stove, it is Coleman fuel which runs through this unit most of the time.

    Although reliable and efficient, it is also very noisy as it is a roarer type. This intrudes on the quiet solitude when cooking by a still lake miles from any urban interference, hence the move to try it with BD cap.

    Although the cap simmers well it is hard to maintain an even gas pressure at this low setting. It tends to flame out if the knob at the tank isn't fiddled with. Simmering is known problem with this stove as it was the pre-Omni fuel model and does not have the simmer control valve at the burner.

    Stove as it has been used over the past 10 years:
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    Stove with standard flame diffusing plate:

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    Stove with a shiney new BD cap (HD 04)installed:

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    Burner bell showing orifice:

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    BD cap size vs flame plate:
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    BD cap (Himalaya Dog):
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    BD cap (HD 4)
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    Stove ready to be fired:
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    Primus Himalya Multifuel burning with BD cap:
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    Full power (max) ouitput:
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    Normal power output:
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    Low simmer setting (problem maintaining even gas pressure):
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    Close to flame out conditions:
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    More flame shots:
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    Time to boil up some water:

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  2. RonPH

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    Lovely :thumbup: need I say more :lol:
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Blue79,

    Lovely photos, Sir!! Well done, and thanks for sharing them here. BernieDawg's work, as always, is incomparable in all respects! Add to that the fact that Gary is a fine and honest Friend, and a kind and generous person, and well, that's about as good as it gets!! :thumbup: :thumbup: 8) :D :D Congrats on getting your Primus up and running with the BD (HD) cap. Looks to work at treat, and as you so rightly mention, the odd simmering is the fault of the stove, and not your wonderful BD/HD cap. I, too, have one of those stoves, and like you, I've found that simmering is not one of it's fine points. Otherwise, it's a very nice stove, and very reliable. Thanks, again, for sharing your report and fine photos, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  4. Knight84

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    Wonderful work!!! Oh no another cap to collect!!!

    Looks like a Dragon tamer II but what do I know. Center look larger.

    Jeff
     
  5. theyellowdog

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    I wonder if this would simmer better if you wound brass wire around the generator pipe? Might help keep the generator hot.