Newbie with a lazy looking Turm Tourist.

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by Adrian Murphy, May 16, 2021.

  1. Adrian Murphy United States

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    Hello, First let me apologize if I am posting incorrectly and such. My Name is Adrian and I am a first timer here. I recently picked up a Turm Tourist that was in decent shape with the exception of the instructions of course. I disassembled it to clean up and inspect it. Besides the wick being just a few bits of material and rusty bits I have a one issue. When you open up the lid there are basically two pis that hit each other and prop the tank up. Well the pin that is in the pipe coming down from the tank was loose. I worked it loose so I could clean up the area and solder it back it proper. I assumed that it had made something of an oblong hole and was allowing the tank to lean way back but I discovered the hole was still rather round and that was not enough to explain why I have such a slouch of a tank. I can see where that junction of the two pins would take a beating but the only thing I can think of is the left tube has twisted several degrees to allow for this angle. I noticed in most cases the tank sits rather upright with just a few degrees slant back. As it sits now it seems like if I filled the tank it would almost be enough to have it flip backwards. I am not sure how to approach this problem. Any suggestions? I am new to this whole hobby so any advice is helpful. hole (Medium).jpg stove side (Medium).jpg side (Medium).jpg
     
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    Although I'm pretty much a newbie to the CCS website myself, I'm cheered that I can be the one to say

    Welcome to the CCS website ! :content:

    I know nothing about Turm stoves, unfortunately. However, they, and yours, look like good lightweight performers. Kinda wish I had one myself. Your stove looks like a nice one worthy of whatever correction it needs. Nice photography work by you. Undoubtedly, others who know how a Turm works will chime in and help you.
     
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    Hello @Adrian Murphy . I have sold mine on but from memory - the gland nut at the hindge joint should be done up tight enough to create a good fuel tight seal. In doing so, the friction created at the joint is enough to hold the full fuel tank up without it free falling at any angle. You should still be able to move the joint without too much effort so don't over tighten. Bed in the disturbed joint by moving the fuel tank back and forth and retighten the gland nut if necessary. John
     
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    See? Just like I told ya, @Adrian Murphy.

    Then, once you get your stove corrected and running, report back: Take photos of it flaming, i.e., "flame shots", and post them here. It's stove porn for us stovies.
     
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    @Adrian Murphy
    You could make a new pin with a 90 degree bend on it to hit the stop in the position you want the fuel tank to be?
     
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    Exactly. The pin ‘stop’ is only intended as a failsafe backstop. The joint friction is the control.
     
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    Looking at mine I think that the vapouriser /fuel tube is too straight?
    Mine has more of a bend in it the stop and pin are not far out but enough. image.jpg image.jpg
    Plus there is a bend at the other end of the vaporiser that should not be there.
    Go easy on straightening out or bending the brass tube especially near the soldered joint on the tank end!
    Good luck Nick
     
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  9. Adrian Murphy United States

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    Thank all of you for the input. The fact that it is just a failsafe helps put me at ease quite a bit. I will was thinking about making an offset pin of sorts to compensate for the gap rather than risk doing more damage twisting the brass around. Your pictures of your stoves gives me a lot of great reference. I will update when I get it reset. It may take me a while but I will update with pictures and hopefully I can make fire come out in the right places. I will of course have to make a wick as well but I saw Presscall had some great images of that process!