Optimus 184

Discussion in 'Optimus No:184' started by theyellowdog, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. theyellowdog

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    Optimus 184 range

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    Like the primus 182 but with rails (bolted on) for use in a caravan or boat.
    This stove was originally galvanised.
    The trivets are home made / or workshop made. They are very well made.
    You can see in the pic I have steamed up the fuel gauges when I cleaned the tanks, oops, it will clear eventually I am sure.
    One side is up and running, just needed new seals, will see to the other side at some stage.
    The holes in the top, at the front, are pipes which feed meths to the spirit cups.


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  2. presscall

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    I like that a lot. Those pot rests are outstanding and they inspire me to make something similar up for the Cobra range project I've yet to complete

    Cobra twin-burner stove


    John
     
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  3. theyellowdog

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    Hi John

    It looks like a big job, but well worth it.


    My initial reaction to the pot supports was slight concern as the supports do not offer any heat deflection, unlike my optimus 182, but I have monitored the tank and it does not seem to heat up.

    Optimus 182

    Dan
     
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  4. hikin_jim

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    What a great stove! I really like the little pipes that feed meths to the spirit cups. Very practical.

    Looks like it would be a powerful cooker.

    HJ
     
  5. skirky dave

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    WOW !!
    That's some stove my friend. What a find.
    You seem to have done a fantastic job of it.
    Wish it was mine, the Coleman 424 would definately get left at home come April (start of my camping season).
    Well done mate.
     
  6. theyellowdog

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    Yep, NZD12 for this a a companion double burner gas stove (companion safari 1700). Pretty lucky indeed.
     
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  7. tonyallnutt

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    Hi, I picked up this Optimus cooker some time ago and am in the process of getting it up and running again.