Hurlock

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Geoff Young, May 27, 2020.

  1. Geoff Young United Kingdom

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    Hi all,
    I’m having a problem with my hurlock stove the washers have all been replaced and it was working fine, now it doesn’t seem to get up to pressure and no more loud roar.
    I’m very new to stove fettling and wondered if anyone could help please.
    Many thanks
     
  2. Ed Winskill

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    Welcome to CCS. Knowledgeable people will soon appear.
     
  3. cottage hill bill

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    Sounds like you've got an air leak somewhere. Mix up some dishwashing soap (not automatic dishwasher soap) with some water in a small squeeze bottle. Pump up your stove, shake up the soap/water mix and apply soap suds to the places that might leak, one at a time. The leak will blow bubbles in the suds and you'll be able to work from there.
     
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    G'day @Geoff Young and welcome to CCS.
    Did you soak / massage oil into the pump leather? Or maybe it needs a little more massaging.
    Did you try pricking the jet to make sure it's clear?
     
  5. Geoff Young United Kingdom

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    Thanks I’ve sorted it now did replace jet and massaged the pump leather and tightened everything up.
     
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    @Geoff Young

    Good to hear you have sorted the problem and the Hurlock is roaring again. :thumbup:
     
  7. Geoff Young United Kingdom

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    Yeah it definitely has its roar back, I never ever thought I would enjoy messing around with an old kerosene stove. The sound is magic and the smell, looking for something else now maybe a US Coleman stove.