The Adventures of a Lipstick Burner

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  1. Haggis

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    A month ago I posted this photo, and @presscall commented that the jet opening was probably burned out to oversize, and offered to sort it out for me, if I’d send it off to him in the UK. I did, he did, and yesterday the lipstick burner returned home to Wolf Cairn Moor, very much invigorated from its trip abroad. (Thank you very kindly John,,, cannot believe the difference it has made in the stoves performance...)

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    Standing at attention, and ready for Back Porch Breakfast duty this morning...

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    Two cups of water, at the boil, for this morning’s porridge oats...

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    Later this morning, Herself and I headed north to Voyageur National Park, for lunch and nosing around a bit, and we took the now new favorite stove along to help with the cooking chores.

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    It was paupers lunch of instant mashed potatoes, reheated meatloaf, and black tea...

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    And the finished meal...

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    Random photos,,, Including Herself riding a fish... Retirement, (two whole weeks now), may be harder on her than I thought...

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  2. CW

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    Another feast with great views thanks for sharing
     
  3. Ed Winskill

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    Great photos & repast.
     
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    @Haggis ,

    Fun thread!! Your paupers lunch looked delicious, to me!! Thanks for sharing, and well done on the post! Glad you had a great time. @presscall , John, well done, my friend, and exactly what I've come to expect from your kind, helpful nature!! Good on ya'!! :thumbup::clap:

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    Nice Haggis. I need to get a few going myself. Looks like a nice adventure, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great to see the Monitor breathes again @Haggis thanks for posting.

    The jet was well over the 0.23mm opening it should be and a 0.32mm pricker was a sloppy fit.

    Hypodermic needle insert silbrazed in place

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    Trimmed off, cleaned up and ready to go.

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    John
     
  7. Ian

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    Is 0.23mm the standard bore for hypodermic needles or are the ones you use a specialist item?
     
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    There’s a wide range of sizes Ian for specific medical and scientific applications, but it’s the needle’s outer diameter that’s graded, the ‘bore’ is nominal. My guide is the Birmingham Gauge for hypo needle sizes, which gives the inner diameter for needles. A 26-gauge needle has a 0.26mm bore - I’ve confirmed this with a 0.23mm pricker - and a 24-gauge needle has a bore of 0.311mm should I need to restore a 0.32mm jet.

    For THIS repair of a Borde I used a 16-gauge needle, which had the dimensions I required.

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    Latterly, my supplies are stubby needles without points intended for laboratory dispensation of liquids rather than injections. Inexpensive and a wide range of sizes.

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    John has done a lipstick for me and the difference!
    Fantastic photos. Looks a great time.
     
  10. Ian

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    I see, thank you. I googled it after I posted (should've done so before) and realised the variety. Where do you buy them? I have started messing with silver soldering with a view to getting some repairs and mods done.
     
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    Ebay sources Ian. A few suppliers, just shop on price and pick a UK source if you want them more quickly than from their far eastern origin directly.
     
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    Ok, thank you, John. :)
     
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    @Ian Try Amazon also, search term ‘dispensing needles’.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Thank you, there wasn't much choice for 26G on eBay. I was just having some lunch before trying Amazon.
     
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    Excellent!

    Cheers

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    Love that N Minnesota country with its lakes. Looks like a great time with some fun stoves. I think it is terrific that a fellow living in the back country of N Minnesota can send a stove part to a fellow enthusiast in England and get help in a repair. And all in a few short weeks!