Radius 460 (gas burner)

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  1. Good brand

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    Hi.
    A friend of mine came to me with this Radius gas burner. He would like to have it working. As I know very little about gas stoves, I hope you can help.
    Is there an adapter or something available that makes it possible to connect a hose?
    There's no threads on the tube to the burner, but a spring clip.

    Thank you.
    Gudbrand

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    Your photos don't enable me to judge the height of the stove very well, which would determine the type of butane cartridge intended for the stove, since it's presumably intended to be attached beneath the burner and not remotely on a flexible hose.

    The stove's clearly missing an injector (jet and valve) which would have had the gas cartridge mounting built in.

    Though this Meva has a significantly different layout, it illustrates the sometimes unusual (for which read 'obsolete') gas cartridge mounting arrangements that can be found on butane stoves of that era - 1960's to '70's at a guess.

    Meva butane stove


    The Radius is more likely to resemble this Parasene's layout with a gas cartridge attached, though I wouldn't necessarily bank on it having had that type of common and non-obsolete screw fitting

    Parasene butane stove

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    Thank you John.

    I think you're right. It's clearly missing some pieces.
    The free space (for a gas cartridge) up to the tube is ca.6 cm. The diameter between the legs is ca. 10 cm.
    I guess spares will be hard to come by for this stove.

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    6cm clearance (height) and 10cm diameter is very small.

    With those dimensions I'm more inclined to suppose it had a remote gas cartridge after all, possibly something like this Flexolite

    Flexolite butane stove


    It's obviously a butane stove, an interesting diversion from a big name in liquid fuel stoves, as Primus did with this one

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