Radius 17 stove

Discussion in 'Radius No:17' started by teckguy_58, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. teckguy_58

    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    Hello,

    I have had this Radius 17 with silent burner on it for some time now and it has been on my to do list, but work has kept me quite busy.
    The silent burner is missing it's inner and outer caps so I decided to try out the Korean Unicus silent caps. So far the Korean copy of the Optimus caps are working quite well. This stove pumps out a lot of heat. Flame was a bit yellow at first but as it ran for a while the flame went from slightly yellow to a pretty blue.
    I did have some over fueling on first firing so I changed the jet and this did the trick. Also had to change all washers and gaskets. Rebuilt the NRV and amazingly the leather was still usable.
    The stove has it's original pot stands and for testing purposes I used the trivet from my Abeille stove.

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    Preheating the burner.

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    Burner running at various setting from simmer to high.

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    The pot I'm using is an old pressure cooker so the pot is pretty thick and holds a gallon. What I put into the pot was 2 liters of water. It took 11 minutes to come to a complete boil, but this was done outside in the wind and it is 40* F or 4.4* C. Pretty good considering the conditions.

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    This Radius 17 with silent burner is a great performer.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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  2. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

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    Hi Norman, you have that Radius No.17/ roarer combination running very well.

    I too have used those S..Korean silent burner caps and found them good performers. It is also nice that they are stainless steel.

    I would like to see more photos of the tank markings of your stove. I am sure there are multi-language statements.

    From what I can see your stove appears to be marked "Radius" rather than "Radius Ltd.", which would make it pre-1939/40.

    Is it like this stove?

    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/26276

    Best Regards,
    George.
     
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  3. teckguy_58

    teckguy_58 United States Subscriber

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    Hi George,

    As you requested I took pictures of all the writing I can find on the stove and that includes what is stamped on the bottom of the fount.

    Out of all of my stoves with silent burners this 17 out performs all of them. The only thing I do wish I could find is the original inner and outer caps for this stove, but what is on the stove works quite well.

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    I'm always curious about the age of the stove, so if you can iron it down a bit more that would be great and it not that is alright also.

    Take care of yourself, George.

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
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    Hi Norman, thanks for taking and posting the additional photos.
    I reckon your stove was made in the 1930s but can't get any closer than that.
    Best Regards,
    George.