wire mesh for lip stick 96

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  1. CRAZY CRAB

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    could wire wool be used instead of wire mesh in the lip stick of a 96 stove, has any one tryed it, or can i be the first and live to tell the tell
     
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    In my humble experience, the mesh inside the burner lipsticks is brass to get good thermal conductivity into the fuel and avoid any risk of rust.
    Regards
    John
     
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    I agree with @Jeopardy , and think that brass is the best way to go. I did question whether steel mesh would work as well, some time back, but in truth, in the one stove I got that was setup that way, the steel mesh had rusted and corroded. After that, I've stuck with brass mesh. Works for me.

    Doc
     
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    Also, I think wool would tend to send out tiny bits now and then. I use 40 ct brass mesh.
    Duane
     
  5. Ian

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    If you used Brillo pad, your stove could blow bubbles.

    I'll get my coat ...
     
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    Hilarious, Ian!! :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
     
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    I recently used steel wool when I had no brass mesh. It worked well but yes there was the occasional orange fleck in the flame.
    When the brass mesh arrived I changed it and the steel wool was burnt around the top but was still intact.
    so My experience is yes you can use it but it's not 100%
    Alan
     
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    been doing some experimentation with different stuff, wire wool and aluminon, wire wool a bit on the dangerous side, ally is ok, and is very cheap

     
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    Be aware that aluminum will corrode in contact with many other metals, if any moisture is present.

    ....Arch
     
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    Why don't you want to use brass mesh? It works since decades and is cheaply available. I would spend my time for the other fine projects you have!

    Ciao, Bastian
     
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    its called, being inventive and experimental, why pay £8 when you can pay £2, thats a saving of £6, for 5 extra beers, going to get a stainless steel scabbing pad, to see it that works,
     
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    You could have no mesh and 6 beers.

    Depends on the stove, but I have inadvertently run lipstick stoves periodically for many months without gauze and have had no problem with maintaining vaporisation. The gauze does act as a filter, but a clean tank and pre-filtered fuel help.
     
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    My Primus 96 will not maintain vaporisation for many seconds without brass mesh.
     
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    As I said, it depends on the stove.
    It also depends on whether there is a pan/kettle on the stove, which help.
     
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    cant drink 6 beers, getting old, :)
     
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    I used a copper pot scrubber, like a Brillo Pad, in one, it seems to work fine. Ivan