Svea 123 “48 Year Review”

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  1. Tony Press

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    That is about the most detailed report I've ever seen.

    Ben
     
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    That was a fun read,,, Thank you for sharing it...
     
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    From the report
    We know it isn’t impossible to find. Author should have discovered CCS.
     
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    I endorse the article!
     
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    I liked it very much.

    One small detail....
    "The key for the original Svea 123 can be used to remove the control valve. In almost 50 years of use, I have never needed to use it. This feature was eliminated with the introduction of the Svea 123R model stove."

    Uh????
     
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    I'm pretty sure that one of the cutouts in the 123R key fits the gland nut and thus enables the valve to be removed.
     
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    I like the Colin Fletcher connection , one technique I don't see mentioned for a prime pressure is to invert the stove put about a teaspoon of fuel in the concave base , swirl it around and light off . You then have the pressure to provide the priming fuel to the burner and bowl . I know i am not the only one to think of it , you just don't see it posted as an option . + 1 for the keys work for both models . I bought my first in 1967 and still use it on most trips . Man the scouts in my troop were jealous . WR
     
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    Another way....
    Blow air in the tank with the valve open... fuel will drip into the well.
    Be careful to only exhale near the stove
     
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    Very cool read. Thanks for sharing.

    Most of that gear is from before my time :-)

    Side note/rant. Does anybody proofread articles anymore?
     
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    Editors are a dying breed...


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    Great article.
    Thanks, Tony.
    $8.95... That's what I paid for mine in 1970.
    Don't think he covered hexamine tabs as priming heaters. Advantages: they light easy and can be blown out and lit again. Disadvantage -- some kind of sticky residue is left over.
    I now use denatured alcohol.
    Funny, the author had not thought of eye droppers.
     
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    Maybe he needed eye drops every morning. Consequence of mixing the two droppers if you can't see first thing in the morning would be nasty.
    I'll get my hat.
    Regards
    John
     
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    Never, ever, tell anyone a joke while they're doing this...

    ....Arch
     
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    ^^^^^
    True, that one.
     
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    This is the kind of review I like. By people that has actually used the item. Not like most of the reviews on the net today, by people that has just got the item and have no clue how it will works after some usage.

    Some details like the cost of isopropane canisters are no problem for me.

    And yes, the key of 123R can also remove the control valve.
     
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    Nice to see a review by someone who actually knows and understands the product he is reviewing.
     
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    I enjoyed that!
     
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    The article was fun, marred by all the errors. Can nobody write, or edit?? I suppose those who have never erred should cast the first stone....but really