Swiss Military Two Burner

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  1. salan3

    salan3 United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I am a bit puzzled. If these are designed for military use, would they not make them so they were happy to run on gasoline?
    Like the British military no2.
    Surely they would use what they had?
     
  2. gieorgijewski

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    Hey...
    Could You check distance between center of the both burners and diameter of burner?
     
  3. Rangie

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    Absolutely! Except that they would be using them daily for an exercise/operation, after which they would be drained and possibly serviced.
    There was also the infinite availability of spares and spare units for backup.
    For occasional use and with finite spares, its best not to tempt fate.

    Alec.
     
  4. teckguy_58

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    When I first received mine I fired it up on Coleman fuel and it ran great except there is no way to get the stove to simmer. You can get a good midrange and high. If you run your Swiss double burner for a short time use Coleman types of fuels.

    These stoves are designed to run on auto fuel, but as @Rangie stated when these stove are in use they are run most of the day and then drained and cleaned. If you do want to run this stove on auto fuel here in the US or Canada you will need to find auto fuel without alcohol in it. Here is the link for finding Ethanol free fuel in Canada and the US.

    http://www.pure-gas.org/

    Cheers,
    Norman
     
  5. Lennart F Sweden

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    There has been a big difference in the contents of automotive gasoline from time to time and different countries - US gas tend to leave lots of tar and crystal residues when drying out, some other countries have a high content of spirit and other non-naphta components that make it problematic in pressure burners.
     
  6. Wim

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    Modern car fuel (petrol) is not only problematic in pressure stoves. We now have fuel with 10% alcohol added. This causes old, steel petrol tanks to rot faster than I can type this, and seals go bump as soon as the fuel touches them. Any old vehicle must use the more expensive fuel (but for how long? Alcohol will also be added to higher octane fuel in the future) or have fuel tanks coated and all fuel lines and seals replaced. Aspen4 would be a far to expensive alternative.

    Best regards,

    Wim