Discussion in 'Optimus No:11' started by Otso, Oct 31, 2009.
VERY nice old #11!! I have the roarer version of that same #11, and like it very much. But, it's wonderful to see my stove's silent Brother! Thanks for sharing it with us! That Optimus #207 burner is a very good one, me thinks! Take care, and God Bless!
Every Good Wish,
Otso, beautiful No 11, I've not seen a silent version before.
Is that a self igniter that I can see?
Hi Doc Mark and Gordon F,
Thanks for your comments.
Gordon you probably ment "pilot lighter", it is for preheating spirit. Thrhough that pipe spirit flows to spirit cup. I think so, someone might know better?
Yes I know better: on the 111 roarer burner there is a tube to pour the methylated spirit down to the spirit cup but what you have is a pilot lighter that holds a pilot flame after the spirit has burned out in the spirit cup. This lighter is to avoid the gas being lit inside the perforated flame spreader. Normally one should not light the paraffin gas with the flames from the spirit cup when the stove has got a silent burner. You need to light the gas with a match after the spirit has burned out. If you have a pilot lighter like your stove has you simply wait until you see the little pilot flame and then turn the wheel. A beautiful stove you got there, thanks for showing.
I have tried to make some of those pilot lighters but have not found a suitable wicking material. Da#$ the busy bodies that curtail the use of asbestos when it's not harmfull except under certain conditions which we, as stove users, are highly unlikely to ever encounter.
Thank you for sharing. I used my 11 roarer on my last camping trip. A stove that kept getting better... well up to and including the 111T.
The same thing happens with asbestos in Canada... but it is still in a lot of brake pads.
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