Optimus 199 bottom pot height?

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  1. Brenneman

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    I am finally getting around to build up my own Optimus 199.

    It starts with an original bare burner head/tank:
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    Bit by bit I acquired the key with chain, a pump, a replication x-pattern pot support and a burner wind shield.
    And a used Peak 1 aluminum cook set: 20190912_192319_2.jpg

    Now, what height should bottom part of the Peak 1 cook set have?

    The exploded views of the 99 and 199 indicate that the sauce pan/lid are equal, part no. 2027
    99: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/no-99-exploded-view.136/
    199: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/no-199-exploded-view.139/

    I measured the height of both my Optimus 99:
    • The sauce pan is 58mm
    • The bottom pan is 30mm
    • Overall height is 80mm
    The various catalogus state a total height of
    80mm for the 99: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1980s-early-optimus-catalogue.10747/
    100mm for the 199: https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/1980s-optimus-catalogue.10733/

    That would mean there is a 20mm difference in bottom pan height.

    Can anyone confirm the height of the bottom pan of a 199 is 50mm?
     
  2. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi @Brenneman. Perhaps this helps in your search for measurements:

    The Coleman case top is a direct swap for an Op.99 case top, with no cutting or shaping required.

    From this post:

    I do not have access to my Op.99 at the moment so cannot give a depth for the lower case.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  3. Brenneman

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    Thx Kerophile,

    Yes it's a good replacement.
    The Peak 1 top pot has approximately 4mm more depth.

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    Yes, the bottom part of the 199 is 50mm high.
     
  5. Brenneman

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    Hi Dutchmike,

    Thank you!