Russian gravity feed ‘pot’ burner kerosene stove

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  1. presscall

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    ‘Pot’ burner of the sort seen in Aga oil burning stoves. Not a wick burner, just an igniter wick located in the annular channel in the base of the burner into which the fuel trickles by gravity.

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    The burner base (igniter wick top left) and fuel container and cistern ...

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    ... out of which the fuel dribbles down that outlet pipe ...

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    ... emerging out of that hole in the igniter wick channel.

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    Igniter wick in position.

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    Here’s what it looks like when lit for start-up before the burner ‘pot’ is mounted on it.

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    This is the burner pot.

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    Concentric burner shells and funnel-like flame spreader.

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    Mounted on the burner base.

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    The control wheel. Set here for maximum fuel flow and burner output.

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    The setting here tips the fuel delivery pipe such that there’s no fuel flow to the burner, so ‘off’.

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    These two photos show fully ‘on’ (first photo) and ‘off’, defined by the tilt of the fuel supply pipe, sloping towards the burner or back to the fuel cistern respectively.

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    The pivot point and pivot arrangement. The stack of holes gives options for operating range - highest pair creates a greater fuel flow and higher maximum output. The control wheel confers in-between settings, though the response isn’t instant!

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    The plate mounted on the stove. Operating tips as far as I can make out. Year 1981.

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    Blue flames are elusive! ... but not smoky.

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    Video. Ignore the sound, I had a pressure stove running within earshot.

    John
     
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  2. snwcmpr

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    Interesting.
     
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    Now that’s cool. Even my wife likes it.
     
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    An interesting stove, John. :thumbup:
    With so few moving parts I assume it would be very reliable .
     
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    Expect so Rob.
     
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    Horascho, Tovaristch.
     
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    How (relative) clean did it run?
    I understand that the baffles need to preheat in a similar fashion to a kerosene wick heater and that these are dirty compared to most pressure stoves. I guess the better way to ask may be, did you feel that it was adequately clean for indoor use in a cabin?
     
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    Smelly getting it up to heat but once going, clean burning.

    Slower to reach the sweet spot of clean, odourless combustion than the Bluets of Sherwood, which are easier to control too.
    Big, draughty cabin, yes. Otherwise no.

    John
     
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    Exactly matches the Russian tech I know and love. Solid, reliable, not overly refined or polite, and will 100% get the job done.
     
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    In Russian it is called "Kerogas" (Керогаз).
    This one is Class 1B (volume of fuel tank 0.5-1L). There are also Class 1A (1-5L)

    On the label:
    Compliant to standard of Russian Federation # 285-78
    Short operating guide on the label:

    1. Turn control knob fully counterclockwise to extinguish
    2. Do not leave burning kerogas unattended
    3. Do not install close to flammable objects

    Issued: 1981
    Price 5-20

    Also refer: Google Translate
     
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    @Orion I’m very grateful for the information you have provided. Thank you.

    In case the Google link stops working, for reference the text says,
    John