Discussion in 'Primus No:70' started by nmp, Aug 14, 2013.
A little beauty of a stove without its case unfortunately.
T'is a beauty. Case may not be 'missing' - the stove was available on it's own.
Thought that you may like to see the before shot!
This was before cleaning in an ultra sonic cleaner with hot water citric acid[very mild] and washing up liquid ,the a light clean with a tooth brush and solvol auto solv the pink colour in the first picture is patination not leeched copper from too strong a citric acid solution.Not pink colouration around the bottom rim in the second shot.
Nice one Nick, and it's got the travel cap . One day I'll come across one . As I have discovered with my Lamb, there is a certain panache and style in picking up a roaring stove and blowing it out!
Your 70 will fit inside a british army # 7 stove case, having a short tank you'll have to pack it out underneath the tank with a 3/8" spacer (an old jar lid) will suffice for the time being which should bring the burner head up to the correct height.
alternatively, you could use 3 wire tent pegs or make a clip on band with tubes to mount pot support wires, I now have 2 of these, one came from South America, which Stu kindly fixed & another which I bought off ebay which came from London, both stoves work very well indeed.
PS=I,m in the market for a travel cap.
If in doubt, brew up
A great little classic of a stove. Perfect for boiling up water as a 2ary stove on trips or at home when you just want to fire her up. Flame shots soon?
Thank you for your comments and advice.
Having washed it I need to get the wick dry I presume it has one the same as a 70? But I cannot get the riser tube off of the tank, its soaking in plus gas will try again tonight
I think there are some military no 7 cases on the bay at the moment.
The riser tube on a 70 is a rather delicate affair which has a small hexagon (7/16" AF)if you really do have to remove it, it needs to be done as a last resort & not before consulting a master fettler.
I would first try removing the jet & clean out the inside of the rising tube with a welding jet tip cleaner or motorcycle carburettur jet cleaning file before you go down that road.
Possible worst case scenario is to have a replacement rising tube made, I hope it goes well for you, best wishes=John.
If in doubt, brew up.
Thanks I could not shift it anyway,so have left well alone, it seems to burn OK. so will leave as is.
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