Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by presscall, Sep 21, 2011.
Wiping drool off of keyboard.
You probably recognize a few of those strikers. At least the snake one you do.
Ken, and of course a Opinel knife!
@The Warrior a very nice collection!
Thank you sir.
Sorry for the delay been away.
This was the source
RARE Marvelous Custom Silent BURNER For Sweden Stove Primus OPTIMUS 8R | eBay
It’s frustrating it doesn’t fit with the lid closed but the pictures actually don’t show the lid closed in the listings I be fair. Very easy to install and remove. Only worry will be slowly wearing the threads over time. I have a b d silent cap also so will try to compare at some point
Never seen fire pistons before - Had to look them up --> Amazing little piece of igniter!
(Great gear you have there!)
I have a small BD Silence cap which I use on my 8R, Primus 71 and 99 when needed - It fits nice and low - so no problems when closing the lids...
@Harder D. Soerensen
Thank you sir.
The fire pistons are awesome. I'm very outdoorsy. Used to go hiking and camping quite a bit. I've had a cabin for the last 6 years, so pretty much we just go there now. Anywhos, my research on most things outdoors led me to them some years back. It's said that Ruldolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine got the idea from a fire piston. Not sure if that's true or not, but I've come across that info on more than one occasion.
Here's a demonstration with a clear tube so you can see the tinder igniting:
It really is. Amazing how super heated compressed air ignites something.
I was testing a stove and spilled a tad to much alcohol while priming
It saves mopping it up is what I always believe.
Although I like your existing avatar, IMHO I think that photo would make a better one!
Gets 'em going when it's a bit nippy.
Very cool photo
Great photo! Hard not to overprime a bit with those little ones....
I'm going to stick my neck out here, but I can't see the fibreglass rope around the riser. Did you forget to fit it @CW.
I was testing it, it was losing pressure. Hmmm why wont the priming fire burn out? Turns out is was leaking from the riser threads.
Almost a bomb, then...
Incredible photo man, love it.
No not almost a bomb! as long as there is positive pressure in the stove and venting all is well. Just shut the stove off blow out the small flame and fix.
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