New burner and travel cap/snuffer for homemade stove

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  1. Twoberth

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    Constructive comments lead to new ideas, one of the many things I love about this Forum.

    In my previous post here, @Rangie asked 'what provision is there to seal the lipsticks/feed tube during transport?'. The basic answer was none - other than the thimble afterthought. Then @Ian reminded me that the Monitor Picnic has a 'snuffer' transport cap, which threads onto the lipstick. So now I wanted to make a threaded lipstick.

    I have two spare Svea 123 burner bells with threaded collars, and so I decided to make a new lipstick with the same thread pitch down the outside. This thread has a 1mm pitch as best I can measure it. This time I decided to put a 0.23mm nipple into the lipstick rather than drill a small hole.

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    Below on the right is the new lipstick and Svea burner bell and on the right is the original lipstick and the Primus burner bell

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    So now I need a snuffer to match the new threaded lipstick. A piece of copper pipe with a soldered cap makes the snuffer, and a plastic liner glued inside made for a tight fit. Since the snuffer is not under any pressure when in use I used the lipstick as a tap to cut a matching thread into the plastic liner, and put a blue plastic stopper inside the cap,

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    Much better than the thimble IMHO. Thanks again to Rangie and Ian for the helpful comments.
     
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  3. Ian

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    Very nice. :)
     
  4. Rangie

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    Nicely finished off!

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    @Twoberth

    Hi Twoberth,
    Can I expand on my reply on your recent
    two stove post, I like your solution to stop lipsticks weeping fuel. Very practical. Keep being inventive, & Thanks.
    My Best to you. OPTIMUST.