How would I convert this stove?

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  1. Johnathan Canada

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    I picked up another vintage propane stove from eBay and I was wondering if anyone has any good advice on how to convert this to run on the canister fuels. It looks like I can remove the valve that is currently on it and install something else if need be. I really wish they would bring the canisters back for these old stoves.

    I kind of think I might strip this stove down (except for the label) and repaint it

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    Nice find. I have a stove and a lantern that use those same cylinders, wish they were more available as well.

    There are others on the forum who have converted theirs to work, maybe look for "Coleman picnic stove" and see who has gotten theirs to run on currently available cartridges.
     
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    That does look eminently convertible to a lindal valve fitting.
    Do you have a friend with a lathe who could turn you up the necessary female-female adapter?

    Alec.
     
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    @Rangie
    The LP gas canisters aren’t just another type of screw-fitting canister but have a rubber connector pushing onto a hollow tube ‘probe’.

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    Cross-section of an LP canister. The cotton wick transfers liquefied gas to the valve, reducing the effect of evaporative cooling on the gas when in use - so the performance doesn’t drop off so much.

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    Hank Roberts stove with LP gas cart fuel.

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    John
     
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    I've used one of the adapters from the bay, as referenced by @Quick Cal , on my Coleman Picnic Stove. It's worked well for me. The adapter's connection to the "probe" is just a push on connector. This isn't the most secure connector in the world, but it was considered good enough for the original LP canisters.

    ....Arch
     
  7. Johnathan Canada

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    Ya, I was looking at those on ebay, but it would cost $77 Canadian for me to buy it and have it shipped to me which is way to costly and I would need 2. If it was like C$20 shipped, then sure I'd buy two

    Do you know how to make these by chance? Or what the connector fitting is so I can do a search and try and find them. I would rather make my own then pay an outrageous price for a pre-made one.
     
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    You can buy just the lindal valve and hose ( I paid under $5 US each for a couple) from those same China vendors then just secure the hose on that nipple sticking out of stove with hose clamp
     
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    IMHO I like using these appliances with the original canisters, which are simple to refill. You don't need an adapter and can do it right on stove. Now you need to find an empty canister.....which is much easier than finding a full one!
     
  11. Johnathan Canada

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    @Majicwrench I would love to be able to use original canisters with this stove, but I unfortunately don't have any available and most sellers won't ship them. I will have to keep an eye out at yard sales and antique stores
     
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