Preway Camp Stove 4521-A

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  1. CampGal United States

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    Hello from MN. I just purchased my first Preway camp stove at an auction, model 4521-A. It is is very good condition but I have never owned a Preway stove before. I have owned a Coleman camp stove years ago and missed having one so when I saw this gem, I had to have it. I do have a question about it. Does anyone know what the purpose of the Secondary Valve Rod is used for under the right hand burner ? It doesn't seem to be connected to anything under the burner. Thank you ! CampGal
     
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    Welcome, can you attach a few pictures?
     
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    Welcome
    I've dabbled with these stoves aka "a wedge" and I defer to Daryl, @cottage hill bill and others.

    I can meanwhile invite you to view the 2nd burner valve mechanism of a 4521

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    scroll to pic with this descriptor below it:
    " Secondary burner mechanism in awesome shape. No rust. "

    good luck
    tag @CampGal
     
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  5. hikerduane

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    If like the late Sam's stove, aids in start up, similar to the lever on Coleman stoves.
    Welcome.
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  6. ArchMc

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    It should be connected to the burner valve. It operates as a lever, so turning it does nothing. Pull it out as far as it will go, and move it up and down to close and open the valve to the right burner. With a little practice (very little, actually), you have good control over the flame on that burner.

    ….Arch
     
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    Hello, Sorry for the delayed response. Been busy sawing lumber. I will take some pictures of the stove and post them asap. I do appreciate all the replies and the link posted by OMC with the photos. Thank you !
     
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    Here's some pictures of my stove. I haven't clean her up yet so there's a bit of dirt on her. 20210626_113024.jpg 20210626_113132.jpg 20210626_113223.jpg 20210626_113311.jpg 20210626_113401.jpg 20210626_113024.jpg 20210626_113132.jpg 20210626_113223.jpg 20210626_113311.jpg 20210626_113401.jpg 20210626_113024.jpg 20210626_113132.jpg
     
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    Yep like Arch said. Be sure tank has good pressure as you know the second burner takes pressure away from the primary. Nice looking stove.
    Duane
     
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    Just pull that silver piece toward you and you’re good to go.

    That is a very nice looking stove. I think you’ll find it’s fun to cook with.

    ….Arch
     
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    Good shape that one!
    Nice thing about those PW, both burner put out same heat, unlike Coleman.
     
  12. OMC

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    My 4521 was handy.

    Arch recent comment was unclear to me "Just pull that silver piece toward you and you’re good to go." :-k

    AFTER i pulled out my 4521 and took pics THEN I read his 1st comment again :oops: oops, burner 2 valve works exactly as he described:
    "It operates as a lever, so turning it does nothing. Pull it out as far as it will go, and move it up and down to close and open the valve to the right burner."

    I had already took the pics, so here that is in living color.
    IMG_7115_LI.jpg
    Red line ---- reflects valve position. It is OFF, closed.
    When handle end is down, the lever mechanism pushes the valve end up, which closes the valve.


    IMG_7116_LI.jpg
    Red line ---- reflects valve position. It is now shown ON, full open.
    When handle end is up, the lever mechanism pulls the valve end down, which opens the valve.
    cc @ArchMc
     
  13. CampGal United States

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    This is all very helpful, thank you. I'll post more pictures when I get it fired up!