Radius No.1 - a change is as good as a rest !

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  1. A A C

    A A C Norway SotM Winner Subscriber

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    i have had this dilapidated Radius hanging on the workshop wall for a while . It had been clumsily repaired , leaked from around the filler and seam under the tank . It also lacked a leg and burner caps for its replaced silent burner .
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    I have several stoves of this type and as it was a fair amount of work to get this old girl back to presentable shape, I thought I’d try a wee experiment .
    I have two BAT stoves with terminal stress cracks on my « what will I do with these « shelf
    I salvaged the legs and put them on the cleaned up tank . I got the stove leak free by basically moving solder around that was already on the tank .
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    Wired the legs to a trivet and secured with a jubilee clip (hose clamp) to the tank before soldering to get the angles right . Got these tips from members here . Worked well

    Now the fun bit . As the tank was pretty tatty with scratching and a fair bit of ectopic solder , I decided to paint it . To retain a connection to the stoves land of manufacture, I chose Volvo Penta Marine Motor Green . Being motor block paint it should be heat resistant .
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    I am pretty pleased with the result . The rounded legs gave it as sort of Art Deco vibe, a thing I feel the pressure stove milieau has been lacking :lol:
    Makes what is a pretty common and unremarkable stove look interesting
    What do you think ?
    Cheers Alastair
     

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    Two images, just to demonstrate that the old girl isnt a shelf queen :content:
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    Can boil aluminium kettles
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    AND Copper kettles ! ! A true multi-purpose apparatus :D
     
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    A real success. A very nice looking stove that lives again!
     
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    Well done, Alastair! It's cleaned up nicely :thumbup:
     
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    Excellent effort on your part! I am jealous of your stove and the kettles, as well.
    Well done.
     
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    Nice!
    The green and the shiny brass go well together.
     
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    I hadn't seen that done before. Once over the first shock, I see that it is a splendid result.​
     
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    That’s really good Alastair. It puts me in mind of the RM Rambler butane stove.

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    John
     
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    You have taken a stove of assorted parts and made it uniquely attractive.

    Do make sure you sign it. In future someone will wonder how, and why. At the least they should know who.
     
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    Turned out very nice, wish I had half the skill.
    Duane
     
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    Thank you all very much for your kind replies
     
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    As Ed said, a bit of a shock at first, but it really looks good.

    ….Arch
     
  13. A A C

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    Everyone is very gracious .
    Its an idea if you have a stove that is so worn, scratched, dented or clumsily repaired that it will never look good no matter what you do . I suppose larger dents could be evened out with car filler , primed and painted . I must admit I am pretty pleased with the result myself