Nomad Nova Multifuel Stove - Gen.2

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  1. BernieDawg Banned

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    As it arrived from the UK.

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    Drilled out the pop rivets to remove the burner stand assembly and tank from case for testing.

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    Sadly the brass compression nut at the tank to burner join was cracked and had a moderate leak. Sooo... stay tuned. The fettling post up next.
     
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    The existing paint would not hold up to the high temperatures needed to silver brazing the compression nut. A close approximate for the traditional green Optimus paint was found. This is "Grabber Green". (And, yes, I am aware that many people do not like this color. I chose to match the original. For now.)

    All case parts had the existing pop rivets drilled and discarded.

    A test square of the "Grabber Green" engine paint was prepared and compared.

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    The tank was stripped using a citrus-based chemical stripper.

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    Underneath it was apparent that the tank had been glass bead blasted before painting.

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    Set up with india ink masking, flux and a small piece of silver braze filler to do the repair on the compression nut.

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    Post repair and after glass bead blasting the tank to clean flux residues and prepare for paint spraying.

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    But, first, a quick check to make sure things are actually repaired. Success.

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    The glass bead blasting leaves a soft luster on the stainless steel parts...

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    ...while removing the scale and oxidation from the aluminum case parts with a minimum of disruption in preparation for painting.

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    Priming with a self-etching primer.

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    And, the tank after a repaint.

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    The stainless steel burner stand and a new carbon felt priming pad. Carbon felt works very well as a priming pad and does not show dirt and grime as the white fiberglass pads do.

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    The bead blasted spindle knob shaft.

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    Various parts painted or blasted in preparation for reassembly.

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    The nut that secures the burner base into the windshield housing and burner stand cannot be accessed when the stand is installed into the case. A new longer nut was machined so that the nut can be accessed from the side of the stove with an open end spanner.

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    A pair of UHMW polypropylene washers were machined to act as spacers between the lower and upper case trays. This super-slick material acts as a smooth bearing surface at the hinge allowing the stainless bolt hardware to be snugged up causing the lid to move smoothly.

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    Pictures of the completed stove restoration. All "bright" rivets were replaced during reassembly.

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    The stainless steel multi-tool is secured inside the case with a pair of rare earth magnets. One is siliconed to the tool. The other is outside on the bottom of the case and is painted black and secured with black silicone adhesive. The multi-tool is completely secure, but easily removable.

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    The stove now superficially resembles the modern Hiker+ color livery. The textured black case paint should serve to reduce or eliminate the oxidation of the aluminum underneath. Future additions include a removable stove trivet for small pots of welded stainless steel.

    That's it. Hope this was fun for viewers. :thumbup:
     
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    G,,day Gary . that looks very nice :thumbup:

    the black does look really good , and as much as I didn't like the green with the alloy case ,with the case black it does ad a nice contrast. :thumbup:

    it makes mine look very shabby indeed .
    but its a user ( I am not inferring you will not use yours ) and gets stuff stacked on and around it scratching it each time I use it .
    not really abuse , just hard use .

    I look forward to seeing the trivet .
    cheers
    kerry
     
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    Excellent posting :thumbup:
    The way you take us on a journey from start to finished restoration is just great.
    What is the background of that kind of stove? Factory made or a nice home made product?
    Either way, thanks for sharing :content:

    Best regards
    Stoveuser.
     
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    The definitive restoration and documentation of it Gary.

    Perfect job.

    That cracked gland nut is the last thing I'd have expected and since it's a 'trapped' nut you chose the most elegant solution to put it right in situ, with the alternative of cutting and shutting the tank outlet tube on a new/repaired nut.

    John
     
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    Great job Gary.
    And a fine example of the job you did.

    Thank you,
    Ken
     
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    Wow, that is impressive, both the stove and the photos. I admire your attention to detail and
    willingness to take the time and trouble to do things right. Thanks for sharing.

    Is the black paint the same engine enamel as the green?
     
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    Very nicely done.
    Great detailed pictures
     
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    Sweet! Gary ya done good!

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    Thanks for the complements to everyone who did so.

    Let's see if I can field the questions.

    Stoveuser asks about the background of these stoves. CCS' Pinky knows far more than I on this subject. I suspect CCS UK stove collectors here know a great deal about these, too. Or, should, since they were made in their homeland. What I remember is that these stoves were made by a company called "Camping Solutions" in the UK. This company has since evolved into "Anevay". You can Google these two names and find out some info on them. I'm guessing the stoves were made in a small to moderately sized fabrication facility. However, the laser-cutting on the stainless steel grates and the aluminum case parts indicates they had some substantial tooling. As I understand it, the fabbers (whoever they may have been) made these stoves for a Rotarian (as in the Rotary Club) international relief project known as "ShelterBox". You can Google that word and find out more, too. The ShelterBox effort was (is?) aimed at delivering shelters, stoves and other necessities to areas of the world that have been struck by disasters of human or natural causes. The stoves I've shown in this post and the Gen.1 post were intended to be delivered to areas for international relief aid. And, that's about all I know. Sorry.

    Ben (z1ulike) asks about the black paint. It's a Rust-o-leum product. It can be found at this link:
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    The paint has a texture to it that reminds me of some old radio and electronics equipment cases. It's similar to some automotive semi-flat textured black paints. Think of some factory roof racks for the effect of the texturing. I've used it on one of my vehicles for that purpose and while it's not necessarily the most durable, it does blend exceedingly well for spray touchups. I reckon this soft aluminum case will scratch up regardless of what paint I apply, so the repairability and blend-ability were what I was after. They also have some other colors than black which are more of a vintage palette for certain restorations.
     
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    G,,day . I heard some while ago that Rotary were no longer using the Nomad in their shelter box ,I heard nothing about the replacement stove .
    I have not researched this to verify what I was told.
    cheers
    kerry
     
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    Hi, I did some on-line research and corresponded with Trevor when I first acquired my Nomad Nova stove.

    I have read all there is on the CCS site and copied photos and text to files.

    I looked on the Web and saw that Anevay either had, or was in the process of changing all production over to a series of solid-fuel stoves, also offered to the Public.

    I also gathered a few more photos of stoves, usually as part of the Shelterbox package.

    In reading about the number of Shelterboxes gifted and distributed, I realised what a big operation this was. It must have accounted for a good part of "Optimus" production at one time:


    http://www.shelterbox.org/about.php?page=11

    I can see an evolution in the design of these stoves, from stainless steel cased Cobra burner versions to the Nomad with a Nova burner.

    In the light of their demise, I thought it would be useful if we could try to develop a timeline for this Shelterbox/Nomad evolution, and gather together some photos in a single thread on CCS. I understand that Pinky and Gary are working on this.

    Regarding the shift from Liquid fuelled stoves to the current wood/solid fuel cookers included in Shelterbox kits I deduced the following:

    As indicated by the name, the intent of the Rotary International backed Shelterbox programme is to rapidly provide shelter and food in Emergency and disaster situations.

    It became obvious that there was a need for heating the shelter as well as provided a means of cooking supplies.

    It was decided that the liquid-fuelled stoves were not intended to be run for long periods in the confined and often crowded living space provided in the Shelterbox, as there was a danger of carbon monoxide build-up/poisoning.

    The solid-fuelled heater/stove has an external flue and it was decided that it would be dual purpose, providing both space heating and a hot surface for cooking.

    Here is a link to a company involved in the design and procurement of these solid fuel stoves for Anevay and Shelterbox:

    http://www.buffindustrialdesign.co.uk/camping-solutions/

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    thanks mate , it is interesting to know more about what did occur .
    also the reasons why and the change .
    all very interesting
    thanks again .
    cheers
    kerry
     
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    Thanks George, The link led to searching ... That led to the Frontier Stove and the Traveler Stove.
    Fascinating. The Frontier Stove has an accessory to heat water and dispense with a spigot.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Wow! Impressive!

    Yonadav