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  1. Magnus Thilander

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    Hello stovies!

    Check out my latest addition, it's a Pyro stove but more then that I don't know... Is there anyone who knows what # it is? Production year? 1915-1920?
    Where can I get parts for this one? I need a flame spreader..

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  2. Magnus Thilander

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    Hi again!

    I've just polished it up! The result is OK, but I am not so proud over it but I'll polish much more and fix the burner and much more :D

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  3. DAVE GIBSON

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    Nice Find--i have not seen one where the adjustment rod go's thru a flat leg like
    that--big tank---this was household use i assume?
     
  4. Magnus Thilander

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    Hi Dave!

    I've only seen this type of stove 3 or 4 times earlier so it's new for me aswell.
    I pressume that this stove was mention for household use...

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  5. Magnus Thilander

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    Good evening gent's!

    A quick question.... What type of fuel is this stove mention for? My guess is gasoline, since there is a hole in the spiritcup down to the tank, so if you pump up some pressure in the tank gasoline will come up to the spiritcup.. Only a guess.

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  6. Christer Carlsson

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    Nope.
    Pyro used paraffin.

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  7. David Shouksmith

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    Good question Magnus - I hadn't really thought about it (or spotted that little tube) and I'd assumed it was paraffin (kerosene) fuelled.

    I assume that you pressurise the tank, open the control cock a small way which opens the small tube and kero fills the cup. Then close the cock, light the kero to prime the stove in the normal way. Then I assume you open the cock fully to light the burner. Maybe you turn the cock one way to prime and then the other to run. All that is pure supposition of course.

    If it's kero, you'll need something in the cup to act as a wick, otherwise the kero will be very difficult to light.

    This just seems a rather dangerous system to use with gasoline (petrol) but that's only my feeling on the matter.

    Either way, it's not a 'spirit' cup anymore, is it? ;) :lol:
     
  8. Christer Carlsson

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    It is a spirit cup, and the stove use paraffin.

    I can understand that you're fooled by that little hole. Actually that little hole is where you vent the tank when putting the stove out, nothing else.
    Pyro had this odd thought that it was a good idea to extinguish the stove by letting the locked in air enter into the still burning flame.
    They claimed that this would prevent any odors that might occur when extinguishing a stove.
    Yeah, right... :roll:

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  9. David Shouksmith

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    OK Christer, all that makes sense - I was thinking of the Tilley paraffin preheaters and the similar-but-different system on the Monitor Regal C16 (as was Magnus, possibly). So do you need to turn the cock slightly from the tank-venting 'off' position to a 'lighting' position when priming? Otherwise the spirit would flow down into the tank, wouldn't it?

    Quite a 'green' idea to burn off the tank fumes in the flame, eh? - even though the flame would probably go out before all the fumes had been burned.

    As Kerophile is wont to say, "Aren't stoves interesting..?" (or is it fascinating?) :D
     
  10. Christer Carlsson

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    David, I assume that you have the bleeder screw fully closed all the time until it�s time to extinguish the stove.
    Otherwise the spirit will run into the tank, just as you say.
    (The screw is only a bleeder.)

    That thing with burning the excess fumes into the flame was a gimmick. The thing you let out from the tank is mainly regular air anyway. Not much paraffin in those fumes normally.

    Indeed! Almost as fascinating as lamps! :lol:


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  11. David Shouksmith

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    Ah, I'd assumed it was a control cock as well as a pressure release... #-o
     
  12. Magnus Thilander

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    Good evening!

    Just finished the fettle of the Pyro stove.
    Puuhh, it took my 1 hour to change the pump leather!!! :? :? :shock: :shock: Now there is a pumpleather from Sefa sitting there :D :D Woooo :D :D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) The pump is working perfect, must be becouse of Sefas wonderul pumpleather!! :D :D

    Here is before and after: (admin edit - see first post for 'before')

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    I found this filler cap:
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    What kind of model would this one fit on? Any ideas?

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  13. Magnus Thilander

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    Hi Christer!

    So you mean in other words that it's mention for letting the pressure out when you want to light down the stove?

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