Kovea pre-heating torch

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  1. Afterburner

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    Here are few pictures of Kovea Butane fueled pre-heater torch for classic type stoves:

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    Filler valve for lighter butane canister on bottom:
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    Model number embossed on side of 'the hook':
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    Flint sparker to fire her up:
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    'Hook' is detachable:
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    Under side of 'the hook' there is a pricker for the nozzle:
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    Nozzle can be screwed off and there is a sieve to prevent clogging:
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    Flames photos with small and full power (Flame size with full power depends very much from Butane level and temperature (=pressure of Butane)):
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    Very nicely engineered pre-heater for classic type stoves! :content:

    Valve system is attached to tank with some kind of pressing & sealant fitting. It rotates a bit too easily so it might leak after years of use. ](*,)
     
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    I want one!
     
  3. JP2

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    Me too
     
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    Seems a complicated way to prime, though.
     
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    It's a nice bit of kit but seems to be a bit of a juxtaposition by Kovea to prime a paraffin stove with gas, a bit like using a paraffin lamp to find a light switch.

    Malcolm
     
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    Pre-heating torches has been there for more than century from Primus & Optimus: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/autumn-weekend.28645/

    Korea they just made updated version from it. Maybe because table top butane stoves have been very much used in common homes so every home they had butane cartridges. Alcohol would have been more difficult to find from home before weekend picnic.
     
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    Damn, that's a useful bit of kit!
     
  8. Simes

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    You're all going soft you lot.....:)
     
  9. Colin Geer

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    Ha ha ha ha... I think most of us were 'soft' to start with!
     
  10. Marc

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    I'm sure the same was said about the people who chose to use stoves instead of building a fire.