Optimus Nova and Dawg-A-Nova silent burner.

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  1. Robert Radcliffe

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    I recently bought a Nova stove and have been using it with a Dawg-A-Nova silent cap.
    It's a potent combination, combining power with controllability but without the roar. So far I've used Aspen 4.
    I like the organiser bag that unzips to access the separate pouches. Nice idea. It comes with a very basic service kit, a tool that includes the magnet for operating the pricking system, a foil windshield, instruction sheet and a little reminder card about correct use of the fuel valve and fuel intake hose.
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    I haven't figured out how the tool is used for the pricker assembly.
    Duane
     
  3. Frankarooney

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    I just bought one of these caps, it turned up yesterday. Still haven’t had a chance to fire it up. Good to hear that you like it. Did it take much more priming? I love that the Nova takes very little time and fuel to prime. Hope that doesn’t blow out too much.
     
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    The original 'tool' has a magnet captive on the end of it.
    There is a small magnet incorporated into the pricker needle, inside the stove.
    When passing the tool under the stove (even when running) the magnetic forces react, thus pushing the pricker up into the jet.

     
  5. hikerduane

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    Thank you.
    Duane
     
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    It's a magnet on the tool.
    Move the magnet to and away from the bottom of the stove burner assembly, and you can see the pricker pop up.
     
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    Gary caps are awesome, added one for my primus omniful takes a bit more time to warm up but once running its powerful and simmers mush better.
    ahhh and the lack of roar :)
     
  8. hikerduane

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    I really like my MSR Dragonfly with Dragon Tamer cap for simmering, the Nova is pretty loud, not as adjustable.
    Duane
     
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    This is coming from a guy with only a few stoves?? @hikerduane .... :)
     
  10. Robert Radcliffe

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    Yes agreed Duane, the Dragonfly is better still for control.
     
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    Variety is nice, you get to try them all out.
    Duane
     
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    I just received the Dawg-a-NOVA cap (I also ordered and received the small, no-legs one for the SVEA 123) and the NOVA had not run in a while, and was decidedly anemic. I used the magnet tool, turned around three times, stood on my head, pumped the tank and there was a "pop" and the NOVA started sending out flame like there was no tomorrow (the valve was open all the way).

    Turned down to a reasonable level, it was fully satisfactory.

    I had removed the burner from the three-leg body, and attached the burner to a Trangia burner cup, that then fit in at Trangia 25 windshield/pot stand. I proceeded to boil 800 ml (about the limit of the little kettle supplied with the Trangia set) in a little under six minutes - 31ºF - no wind.
     
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    I had my stock Nova snow camping a few days ago, used it exclusively for melting snow and cooking. Managed to get a good simmer for pasta dinner, forgot my coffee so only cold water with my morning meal. 23F. Didn't use my Optimus 11 Explorer.
    Duane
     
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    I use my Dawg-A-Nova in my trangia 25 with excellent results. It's great for that morning coffee when I don't want to wake everyone. The one that I use on my Svea 123R and Optimus 8R runs well too.
     
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    BD silent caps ROCK!