L.B. Hopeless case

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  1. optipri

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    Today I dig out this stove from my barn. After a few minutes I was convinced that it is a hopeless case.
    All nuts are fixed by rust, pump missing and the generator nearly as rotten as the bench the stove is standing on.
    The only marking is L.B on the pressure meter. It might be made by Loius Bouyssou. I found the name in this post. But the Ekinox is in a fairly better condition than mine.
    So what to do with such item? Maybe use it as a donator for parts, if anyone happens to have one similar with missing parts. It is for free, only expense is the shipping.
    The tank looks sound and the legs and the trivet ok.

    Bo

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    I’ll send you a ‘conversation’ Bo to make arrangements to take up your offer. It looks like the sort of project I enjoy.

    Regards,

    John
     
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    Good call John. If anyone can make a go of it, it's you! :)

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  5. optipri

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    If I was able to make it run it would be a great competitor for this stove of the month for sure.
    Maybe John will capture it once again.

    Bo
     
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    Some initial photos Bo following dismantling.

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    You’ll remember the pump and pump retaining cap was missing. I’ve yet to shorten a scrap pump to fit, but luckily a Coleman stove tank filler cap fits the threads on the pump tube.

    Here I’ve drilled a pilot hole for the pump rod. The final hole size will be a close fit to the pump rod.

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    In position on the pump tube on the tank.

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    Non-return valve is a common pattern. I’ve replaced the ‘pip’ seal.

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    The generator pricker rod could be extracted from the coked-up generator when the assembly was heated to red heat a couple of times.

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    Here with the residues of carbon cleaned off. The steel pricker rod is rust-pitted but is of stout section and is usable. Fortunately the pricker itself is intact.

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    The generator, control valve and pickup tube, control spindle and control knob components.

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    The pressure gauge (serves also as a filler cap like on a Petromax) dismantled without difficulty and functions (no pinholes in the Bourden tube).

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    The burner manifold is as you know in poor shape.

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    With the two rivets holding on the mixing chamber removed it’s even more apparent.

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    I’ll obviously have to construct a replacement, but the mixing chamber is in good condition.

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    I’ll return to this thread when I’ve made more progress.
     
  7. JP2

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    This is something a love to follow.
    Go John Go
    Lolo