Making a Tilley CS56 stove 'short' vapouriser tube

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  1. presscall

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    Just for thoroughness, I've extracted the process from the topic I posted on my newly-acquired Tilley in the Stove Reference Gallery, here:

    Tilley CS56 in Stove Ref Gallery

    The stove comes with a vapouriser much shorter than that used in the lamps, about half the length of the PL53 lamp (top) and still quite a bit shorter than that in the newer lamps, such as the Guardsman. The incentive for making one is that the stove vapouriser tubes and prickers are unobtainable. Though I have the original vapouriser and pricker with the stove, I fancied trying the techniques I had in mind to create a 'spare'

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    Another feature of the stove vapouriser is the greater jet orifice diameter than that on the lamps - it's 0.23 millimetres, the same as the jet in a Primus 96 lipstick burner

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    The wire pricker that runs from control cock to jet tip is correspondingly thicker (at the tip at least) on the stove version (top). These are magnified images and the pricker wires are around a millimetre in diameter only

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    Donor to make the 'short' vapouriser out of a lamp one was this raggedy example from a PL53 lamp

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    It was a matter of chopping out a middle portion and brazing the tip portion of the PL53 vapouriser onto the other end, corresponding in length when silbrazed up to that of a stove vapouriser, original example top

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    Next job was to create the right size of (larger, 0.23mm) jet orifice. I used the techniques I developed here ...

    Easy 'drilling' of 0.23mm holes and fixing a Monitor lipstic burner

    ... to produce a brass jet insert for the vapouriser, in the tip of which I drilled and chamfered a hole

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    With the insert silbrazed in position and the vapouriser cleaned of flux, I installed it on the stove ...

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    ... and made sure the pricker action worked


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    Fuelling up the stove

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    Works fine

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    I made the pricker wire to fit the stove vapouriser from a spare Vapalux lantern example I had, cutting it to length then machining a gently tapering point on it using a Dremel and emery wheel.

    John
     
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  2. Knight84

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    Brilliant work John. Are you taking orders?

    I have a 56 with an almost new tube but would love a spare. A serviceable spare for lanterns would be nice. I had the idea of making the tube thread onto the lower part. The pricker and spring are problems though.

    Jeff
     
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    Well, maybe the odd one Jeff ... we'll PT.

    Took some more flame shots. The vapouriser and pricker wire are working fine.

    With the burner outer gauze ...

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    ... and without (but with the tank pressure reduced or the flames lift off the burner and are extinguished)

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    John
     
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    John said: "(but with the tank pressure reduced or the flames lift off the burner and are extinguished)"

    Da#n but i hate it when that happens. :lol: :lol:

    lance
     
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    Hi John

    Another great post & fabrication job on your shorter vap tube experiment :thumbup: well done :thumbup:

    I do like these tilley's thats why i had a go at making my own simpler version.

    Best regards Stu :thumbup: .
     
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    nice pics mine is the same when fired up.good job. how do you join the tube together weld or solder.i have been chasing a vapouriser that short for many years. i have been told it is a 12 thou hole is that the same as 0.23
     
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    Excellent work. We "tilley" people are always looking for the best way to find vapourisers. Thankyou.
    Not wishing to steal the post I would like to point out to fellow stovies that I have had success obtaining extra mileage from the 606 vapouriser using the heat & quench method 3 -4 times then following up with 20 minutes in my "Aldi" ultrasonic cleaner.

    Ian
     
  8. steve coomber

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    606 vapouriser. is that what there called do you have the specs. about 4 inch with a 12 thou hole that is all i can find on the net. thanks
     
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    No, the 606 is the Guardsman lantern generator.

    The stove generator is part no. 1560, specification here:-

    Tilley CS56 stove parts list - Stove Ref Library

    The jet orifice is 0.23 millimetres, which is around 9 thousandths of an inch. 12 'thou' is about 0.3 millimetres.

    John
     
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    Missed this first time round. Great fettle John. One of the nicest flame patterns to see is the CS56.
     
  11. Darryl Durdin Australia

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    I am gob smacked, great work, way above my pay grade, thank you for sharing