Love or hate?

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  1. Robert Radcliffe

    Robert Radcliffe United Kingdom Subscriber

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    So which stove do you have a love hate relationship with? For me it's this Villiers Mar-vil. I have stripped and rebuilt this stove more times than I can remember but still it's as likely to become a fire bomb as start working. BUT when it works it's just fabulous with a glorious flame pattern. Today was easy - it only took me an hour to get it working.

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    Villiers Mar-vil - the most frustrating stove I have ever worked on:rage:
    Not that I'm much of a fan of petrol stoves anyway, but this is the one stove that I have had to admit defeat with, something I really hated doing. I finally gave up on mine a couple of years ago and since then it has been sat abandoned in the back of the shed:-({|=
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    We should form a sub group Ian, those who have locked horns with a Villiers! It makes my Military Mk 2 seem like a friendly stove.
     
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    This reminds me I should have another go at my Primus 210. I can’t stop the jet from leaking.
     
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    I fettled my 210 including unsoldering the pump tube to replace the nrv only to find the jet loose fitting, but it was not the jet, it was the hole for the jet in the burner had become enlarged
    I had to replace the burner.
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    I'm on the way....
    Only from personal experience the '8' family.

    I'm sure our Scout leader used one and told all the scouts about the dangers compared to the paraffin ones we were allowed to use if the weather was too wet for open fires.

    So I always wanted one, but getting the devils to make a brew....](*,)