Taykit

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  1. richmay

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    TK 1.jpg

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    Not the original rubber on the funnel, it is to hard to make a proper seal

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    Fuel cap with pricker wire, cut the old gasket down and fitted a new around it

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    That is about the best flame that it will produce,the wicks are probably damaged and there is no way to replace them without surgery.

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    Cheers
     
  2. ally

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    wow, nice!

    been on my wish list for ages

    :)
     
  3. richmay

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    @ally

    it was on my list for ages too, i like the design of the stove and how it all packs in to such a small case,woulld have been nice if it had worked as it should.
     
  4. Ed Winskill

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    Good presentation….
     
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    @richmay

    Maybe hard to tell but flame looks pretty good to me. Are you thinking the flame should be more blue, bigger, more stable, or ??
     
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    The flame you show is not bad. Taykits are very sensitive to the gap between the coils. Instructions say .045". I use a .035" and .010" feeler gauge blades held together since I don't have .045". Use a flat bladed screwdriver and pair of pliers to gently adjust the gap with test lights in between. .045" is not the magic gap for all Taykits though. Play with the gap until you get it where you want it.
     
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    The instructions say the gap should be the size of a dime. A US 10 cent piece.
     
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    please post the instruction sheet.
     
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    I thought Taykits ran on alcohol until I read Ken's instruction sheet. I would be leery of a closed-loop gasoline stove, personally. Not enough moving parts.
    Neat little package, but not on my list.
     
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    Tons of coilburner reports here at CCS over the years. The Taykit is the top of the coilburners, quality-wise, and is a nicely-designed setup to boot.

    Most are more cheaply made. They all seem to work ok, without many problems, but fall somewhat into the novelty category. I have a L'il Injun, one of the more common cheapos; but I've never lit it and don't expect to.
     
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    I did learn something today... That a US Dime is .045''. That's also the spark plug gap for engines with a GM HEI [High Energy Ignition] distributor. Plugs in Points engines are gapped at .035''.
    Handy field knowledge.
     
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    @SveaSizzler

    I am a kind person and I'd like to help you avoid gasoline stoves with few moving parts -- please pick up a Primus 70 and I'll send you my mailing address.
     
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    I only posted a link, not mine.
     
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    Didn't think you wrote it....8]
     
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    The very next one that falls in my lap is yours, Buddy. I'm releived that you would be agreeable to saving my bacon from a Fate-Worse-Than-Death: Half-burned by runaway GPAs, stalked by bears or trolls, attracted to the scent of charring human flesh. Clawed, chewed and bit, then abandoned to the ground -- unable to move. Then the Ants start in on you...

     
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    And I regularly use The Swedish Hand Grenade, as Harvey Manning dubbed the 123 many decades ago....

    After all these years, I still haven't been able to get it to erupt, much less to explode....
     
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    The instructions actually say to use a "thin" dime. In those days everyone knew what that meant, modern cupro-nickel coins don't wear appreciably. A US dime (without wear) is actually .051" at the edge. So, if they really are sensitive to gap, find a feeler gauge. Or a "thin dime."