Optimus No. 100 (late model)

Discussion in 'Optimus No:100' started by Tony Press, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Tony Press

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    I have finally got my lipstick vapouriser working how I want, so now I am ready to post the stove here in the Gallery:

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    The stampings on the tank were not very good in places:

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    The stove had a few dings, which was one of the reasons I didn't polish it hard... I'm hoping the gentle clean and getting rid of the black corrosive stains and verdigris will allow it to develop a bit of patina.

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    Note the large crease in the bottom of the tank:

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    I replaced the moulded pip with one from The Fettle Box:

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    So, after fettling the lipstick vapouriser, and finally rounding the jet properly with a needle from an Optimus 111, it's running like a train. It boiled 1.25 litres of cold water in 8 minutes and 57 seconds...

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    I like this stove. I'm looking to build a box to transport it around.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. Billyboy

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    Very cool, Tony.
    I'm fettling a P100 also.
     
  3. tofta

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    A beautiful stove – there might be a few dings, but she wears them proudly.

    It is always good to see a stove getting a second life by the hands of a good Fettler. :clap::clap::clap:

    All the best, e
     
  4. teckguy_58

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    Hi Tony,

    Great stove thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  5. hikerduane

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    Glad to see it running proper, same style as my younger 100. I bought a BernieDawg flame plate for my older 100 as it only came with the silent burner, runs so pretty, making the plate nice and red.
    Duane
     
  6. scouterjan

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    very nice Tony, just picked up one of these last weekend, now I need a burner for it


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    kind regards Jan
     
  7. kerophile

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    Hi Jan, it can be a challenge finding a burner bell and flame-plate for these old No.100 stoves. However if you want to run it in the meantime, you might consider this fix: