Veritas Highlander butane stove

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  1. presscall

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    Bit of an oddity this stove, with Veritas's own version of a pierced disposable cartridge under all that superstructure

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    That distinctive shape puts me in mind of the Seventh Wonder of the (Ancient) World, the Pharos of Alexandria

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    It's a tall stove and to give some idea of scale I've flanked it with a couple of liquid-fuelled stoves of similar proportions - similar if compared with an Optimus 45 'discus' that is - Svea 123 and Juwel 34

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    Taller still is the Veritas Clansman, left, and my frankenstove Campingaz Bleuet 'Major' approaches it, but towering over the regular CG Bleuet at right

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    The Clansman out of its housing shows the Veritas cartridge it and the Highlander share

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    In this sequence, I've used a rough example of the Highlander to illustrate the way the cartridge is housed

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    Compared to the only remaining widely available pierceable cartridge on the market, from Campingaz, the Veritas cart is obviously modelled on different lines

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    Key component is the seal between the cartridge and valve. Veritas evidently dabbled with different compositions of rubber (nitrile?) seals

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    Here's the black one mounted on the cartridge prior to installing in the stove

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    I'm using the white version of the same seal to show how it fits in the Highlander's casing

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    The spike of the stove valve that pierces the cartridge, makes the seal and feeds the fuel to the valve and burner when screwed home in the housing

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    Before I recharge the cartridge from a donor cartridge through the valve I check out the control valve spindle seals. Just as well, if those green-coloured 'O'-rings worked originally, they're now long past their best, so get replaced

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    Time to fire up the Highlander ...

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    ... and Clansman too

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    John
     
  2. Russ in California

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    That is rather tall. Put a regular size pot on there and it's almost eyeball level. :doh:
    Nice to look at but a bit too tall to be cooking on for me.
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  3. Mark PKS

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    Hi @presscall I just got the same stove Veritas Highlander, I have no idea where to get the butane for this stove. I live in Canada. Do you know if I can get it online? Thank you
     
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    Sorry for the slow reply, I’ve been away at our Newark gathering. Those butane cartridges are obsolete (by about fifty years). They look superficially like a screw-fit cartridge but aren’t, they’re pierced by the control valve ‘spike’ and a seal is made by a rubber cap (white or black examples exist).

    The only way to refill the gas cart is with it in position in the stove, refilled with a custom-build refuelling rig - a flexi hose with a screw-fit fitting for a donor cart on one end and a screw tip compatible with the jet threads on the stove. Jet removed, refuelling rig screwed in place, control valve on stove initially closed and opened when the donor cart is screwed onto the refuelling rig, then closed after gas transfer.
     
  5. Mark PKS

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    @presscall Thank you Presscall for you reply appreciated your help. Look like i have to keep this stove aside for a bit and enjoy other stoves :shock: Once I found the butane that fit in the cartridge, i'll try to light it up. Thanks again