Spirit can for Primus 210

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  1. Twoberth

    Twoberth United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I have posted before about making spirit and fuel cans. This is a relatively easy spirit can to make to fit in a Primus 210 or similar tin.

    A small tomato puree tin is the starting vessel, as it fits perfectly in the tin.
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    First cut the top off using an old type tin opener so that the rim is left on.

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    Empty and rinse, then burn off all the plastic decals and inside coating. Make a top from steel sheet and drill a 10mm hole.

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    Cut off the threaded area and from a 10mm compression fitting body, and slice the top off the nut.

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    Silbraze the threaded area over the hole in the steel top and then solder the top into the body. Also solder a brass cover on the nut.

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    Fit suitable washer into the brass lid and you should have a leak tight container.

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    It pours well, and looks at home in the Primus 210 tin.

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  2. BradB

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    Very nice! Good skills. Brad
     
  3. JP2

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    Look good. Bravo
     
  4. Marc

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    Well done! Functional and looks just the part.
     
  5. ajvuik

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    Looks good! Have fun with your own creation. It is stuff like this that makes things our own.