Meva 2140

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  1. cook

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    Healthy amount of rust. Now conserved with silicone oil. Weight 600 grams:

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    Steel tank. Arrived with jets 28 and 20, but 20 is for what fuel? Maybe not original accesory from the factory. The 28 is now in burner. Bended wrench for tank cap is from another Meva gas stove.

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    The wrench is maybe from last owner's grandma's cuckoo clocks:

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    Alcohol priming 15-20 sec.:

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    Full monster blast:

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    Cost me 125 CZK = 6,5 USD 8)
     
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  2. hikin_jim

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    Very nice, and the price was right!

    HJ
     
  3. RonPH

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    Nice stove and at that price....fantastic! Thanks for sharing. There must be lots of gasoline stoves in your part of the woods 8-[

    Ron
     
  4. ulysses

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    Nice stove. Does Meva make an updated model now?

    Paul
     
  5. lanevitt

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    The extra jet must be a previous owners addition (tinkering).

    As the stoves top lid reads "GASOLINE ONLY" why the need for two different jet sizes then.
     
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    The flame spreader lips are bent upwards in a funny way. I wonder if this is an original peculiarity of the Meva, or some previous owner's improvement.

    Yonadav
     
  7. cook

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    Thanks:)

    No... Meva is now making this stuff http://www.mevatrade.cz/ (eshop) All for gas...

    I note that the images are still enlargeable.

    Flame spreader is tuned maybe for better soup overcooking/burning :mrgreen:
     
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  8. itchy

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    Good looking stove, and it appears to be running very well. I like the curved retractable pot stands. Thanks for the pics.
     
  9. Doc Mark

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    HI, Cook,

    Welcome to CCS, and thanks for sharing your little Meva with us. Very nice little stove, and your price was nice, too! 8) :D I have two Meva stoves, but both are the larger brass offerings. One is in need of work, the other is NIB, and I'll probably keep it that way. Thanks, again, for sharing your wonderful find, and have fun with it. Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
  10. cook

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    itchy: yes, priming is fast and flame is clean in 10 seconds. The "full blast" photo is only 70-80% of power, because of cold tank. Full blast is after 4-5 minutes - disadvantage of this type of stoves. Maybe bigger jet helps?
    Simmering is perfect.
    This stove have one part that can turn dead - rubber seal in valve. But after 40 years of using 8) By my opinion, this and Juwel 33/34/GOK are 20x (!) more reliable than modern hi-tech, hyper, light weight etc. stoves...

    Doc Mark: you welcome me again, so... thanks :mrgreen: What means NIB?
     
  11. Murph

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    NIB = New In Box

    Murph
     
  12. Bosek

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    Hello, I have a question - Do you have a seal under the tank closure or not?
     
  13. Wim

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    Hi @Bosek , welcome!

    There should be a rubber seal as this stove works on the self-pressurising principle. No seal = no pressure = no flame!
    The rubber should be fuel proof like VITON or similar.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  14. Bosek

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    Thanks for all.
    Bosek.
     
  15. phaedrus42

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    On seeing the key, my first reaction was, how long does it burn for when you've wound it up? A very nice and durable little stove! And I fully agree about the modern light-weight stoves with their plastic parts. A fellow's leaky MSR almost burnt my kitchen down one time. It took a week of cleaning to get rid of the extinguisher powder released with a 1 second blast. I'll stick with the reliable all-metal oldies.
     
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    @phaedrus42

    That key reminds me of the key from my childhood Hornby train set (which I still have)...

    Cheers

    Tony