SH&S Thermidor Wickless Stove

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  1. Danny

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    Obtained this little one from the Bay.
    Seems to be a low budget hiking stove.
    One of the legs is out of position, the pot stands are not very stable, it gets very hot quickly and when you open the pressure release the vapors ignite.

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    Thanks for passing by.

    Cheers Danny.
     
  2. presscall

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    I knew someone like that once.

    I've that model of Thermidor too Danny and agree that it's not quite up to Primus/Optimus calibre of design and manufacture but the characteristics you describe make it a classic in its own right - er, I think.

    John
     
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    Hi John.

    It is still a cute little stove and it will do the job.
    The first time it was a bit scary but now I first blow it out and than open the pressure release.
    Still a keeper. ;)

    Cheers Danny.
     
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    Hi @Danny , I hope you use paraffin (petroleum) in it, and NOT white gas (benzine, wasbenzine enz.)? Normally, only hot air should escape from the pressure release, and maybe a whiff of paraffin (this would normally not ignite). If you're using benzine on the other hand, that makes it rather a bit dangerous, not only scary!

    Groetjes,

    Wim
     
  5. Danny

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    Hi Wim.

    I did used white gas... oeps!!! That will chance the story.
    Thanks for the tip.

    Regards,

    Danny.
     
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    Ah! You'll probably get a hotter flame from paraffin.
     
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    @Danny

    Definitely a kerosene stove :lol:.

    When you say that one of the legs is out of position, do you mean that they are not placed evenly around the stove?

    Tony
     
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    Hi Tony.

    One of the legs oblique, think the worker who put them on was drunk or had a hangover. :)

    Regards,

    Danny.
     
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    Fine British craftsmanship. ;)


    Cheers

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    All the different names in different languages make it very confusing.
    Great info Kerophile... thanks.

    Cheers,

    Danny.
     
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    Hi Danny i have all so have one of these, your right they were a budget stove.

    They do get a bit hotter and quicker than better quality models, you was quite lucky using white gas in this, paraffin models like this was designed to get hot to maintain pressure once the fuel level lowered, using white gas in this stove could have easily built up far to much pressure with volatile white gas.
     
  13. Danny

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    I went on paraffin hunting, its not easy to get here in the Netherlands and can be quite expensive when you find it.

    From a camping-store it was about 6 Euro for a liter, a total ripoff.
    Then I found this lampoil , ¨The old Dutch Farmlight Lampoil¨, it burns nice and clean, costs 1,70 euro a liter.
    What do you guys think of this?

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    Got to go to Belgium with a jerrycan, you can get it more cheaper there.

    Regards,

    Danny.
     
  14. geeves

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    If thats it burning then its good but often lamp oil is a heavier oil not suited to pressure stoves.