VOLCAN J3 stove from Spain.

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  1. pau-i-amor

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    This is a gasoline VOLCAN J3 stove, produced in Badalona (a village close Barcelona) around 1950.

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    The most important thing is the pre-heat system with a secondary pipe.

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    Today it's a windy day. I've checked the stove with a windshield. It runned good!

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    The pre-heat system made a short blue flame. Maybe the tank should be fuller.

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    Let me show you how that stove was when I got it:

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    There was a lot of leaks, more than my patience can tolerate. At least, I sealed some threads with teflon film.

    The secondary circuit picks up gasoline from the tank through this mesh:

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    In a short time I will do the Tea test.
     
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  2. Ed Winskill

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    A most unusual and interesting one.
     
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    @pau-i-amor That is a really fine stove you have there. At first I thought it was an alcohol stove. The pre-heater is a really nice feature. You did an outstanding job getting it sealed and cleaned up. I really runs well and no pumping required! Congratulations!

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    External pump, NRV in the fuel cap surely @pau-i-amor? You’d wait a good while (like, never) for that fuel tank to self-pressurise on a pre-heat.
     
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    @presscall , @z1ulike

    Yes, external pump is needed. Tank is too far from the burner for self-pressurise.

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    And the NRV is in the fuel cap. It's very simply. A little ball push up for tank air pression.

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    Well that explains things. Thanks guys.

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    Excellent! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    love to see a vid of it being set up and fired up