Diesel single burner stove

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:02
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Found this on Ebay .

Diesel - dual fuel stove - ebay

after considering a Coleman Sportster ii dual fuel single burner....it runs on diesel or petrol.....I would have thought that starting and running it on diesel would be a smelly and smokey affair....but the thought of being able to run it on diesel (Triton is a diesel) appeals to me....mind you the toast might be a bit flavoursome.....

Any thoughts from those running any other type of diesel stove, or someone who may have seen one of these in action??? Should be VERY economical and provide good heat.

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Reply By: D-Jack - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:03

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:03
Thought I should add the usual - not affiliated in any way, and instructional video is laughable especially the music....
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 22:37

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 22:37
LMAO - gotta love the Chinglish....

Still working out what 'maximal fuel' is...
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Reply By: D-Jack - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:59

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 15:59
I just stumbled across a you-tube review on it and it a piece of crap on diesel....I've answered my own question....and told you I had no affiliation!
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Reply By: Bigfish - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:09

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:09
Top review you did there mate....lol
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:42

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 17:42
These dual fuel stoves were very popular in the bushwalking game some years ago, but now the lightweight gas stoves have really taken the market.

You found out that Diesel isn't terribly good for them, nor is unleaded.
They require a lot of maintenance using the dirtier fuels.
Best run on Shellite (White Spirit), and even then they can be messy and lots of fumes etc.

That little preheat of the fuel line at 1:50 in the vid can be done with a special paste, like toothpaste from a similar tube, as it's a little less messy / dangerous (esp in a tent or hut).

Really, they're very much outdated now for outdoor use unless at high altitude where they perform very well.
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Reply By: Honky - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 18:14

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 18:14
I brought one of these for the sole purpose of running it on diesel.
It was a total failure on diesel and I gave the seller a low rating.
it just shoots a yellow flame with liquid diesel so resembles a flame thrower. will burn for a while even if you turn it off as liquid diesel has leaked everywhere.
Lesson learned and I will stick to my coleman duel fuel.

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Reply By: Honky - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 18:14

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 18:14
Also should add that it roars like a jet engine.

Honky
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:43

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 19:43
No real difference from the old brass kero blowtorch everyone's Dad had back in the 50s and 60s, they still make them in Sweden I believe.. Once upon a time you could also get brass single burner stoves and mantle lights that worked on the same principle. Coleman still make the lights I believe, although they’re no longer made of brass. The jet needed pricking regularly (particularly the blowtorches), they were messy to start and left black soot over everything. Not ideal in the bush: when starting up they tended to act like flame throwers and set alight to the surrounding ground if you weren't careful. I still have a 50s blowtorch somewhere in my shed I think.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:01

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:01
Well that took me back a few years, quite a few actually,
Yes, I have used the kero blowtorches and the stoves, known as "Primus Stoves".
They were once the only alternative to a wood fire, or a charcoal burner in the case of heating a soldering iron.
The big hassle was frequently unblocking the jet, and they didn't come with the nifty multi-function tool shown in the video.
Go for it .... you will have lots of fun and be the centre of attraction (and derision?) LOL
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:10

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 21:10
The Primus Stove...........


And the kero Blowlamp or Blowtorch........

Wondrous devices!
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Follow Up By: Gnomey - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:00

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:00
Good grief, talk about parallel universes. :)) I've still got the blow torch somewhere and not sure about the stove. In years long past I used the stove to melt lead for sinkers and the blowtorch - all sorts of things where oxy was a bit OTT.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:33

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:33
Wow Mark, you must be nearly as old as me!

Do you also remember the Charcoal Furnace for heating soldering irons?
Mostly used by plumbers but I had one also. Not even as flash as this one.

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Follow Up By: ian.g - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:41

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:41
You must be much much older than you look in your photo, ha ha.
have a good day
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:44

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:44
Well Ian, that photo was taken about 4 years ago. I found the Fountain of Youth. LOL
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Follow Up By: Gnomey - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:45

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 09:45
Nearly? Don't remember any charcoal furnaces from my high school metalwork classes. Gas was the go then. Oh and my primus stove had a cast iron trivet. One in your picture looks to be brass. Very swank. :)

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Reply By: D-Jack - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 09:53

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 09:53
As I said, I discounted the idea as soon as I saw the demo - with flames a metre high making more smoke than comes from a bus fully of hippies.....HOWEVER I'm glad I posted this because it seems that it has brought back some good memories!
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