New Stove for the Collection

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  1. johneliot

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    I just picked up a Glogau No. 375. I have not tried to light it yet. I like to clean the spider webs and such before hand. I always hope they work out of the box so I don't have to create a new wick for them. I really love the swooping swan neck this one has. If anyone has tips and hints for the stove, please let me know.

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  2. Geoff Chirnside

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    That is a very stylish stove.
     
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    Looks nice.
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    It looks like a scorpian. That is a cute stove.
     
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    Well, we can always hope that with minimal fettling a stove will work, but that is not to be with this one. I filled with alcohol and when turning the knob, nothing. So onnto check the wick. Even though I soaked with kroil, one screw snapped but not really a problem. Checked out the wick and holy moly! Carboned up and that thing is not coming out without a fight. Picking at it and it is hard and chunky and the metal rod the wick attaches to is fused with what ever the wick was. I figure trying to soak in alcohol is not going to work so right now I’m trying to use 3in1 oil to maybe soften it up so I can pick at it. Not feeling positive. Any ideas so I can clear the tube so I can make a wick?
     
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    Nice looking stove!
     
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    @johneliot Worst example of an alcohol stove vapouriser seized up like that was THIS one, on which I’d to cut the tube and restore it with a silbrazed repair.
     
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    Well that’s not encouraging! I’ll try a few things and see if I can loosen it up. Looks like a long term project.