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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby vandman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:57 am

Great stoves! Keep them coming.



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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby hikerduane » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Eric! Dude!:) The Image Optimizer over on Classic Camp Stoves is what I fine easy to use unless on my home puter, then with my old phone lines takes forever, it is easier at my moms during the week. Besides, I'm sure Nancy and others have filled in Sierra info.

I have user stoves, no shelf queens except for those that have not been rotated out for a car camp or bp trip. Most of my stoves are from the 50's-70's with some after that like the DragonFly. I have a few from the 20's. The 41 pictured above was heating up some water when it ran out of fuel, other wise, it would have pulled its weight instead of weighing me down. This is my motivation to get out more since Pooch passed on. I have so many, I usually bring two or three stoves per trip, so if a jet plugs up or like last Spring the external pump was not up to speed, I have backups. Cool, backups. Out of my over 80 stoves now, only one needs work to run and one more some readjusting. I have some pics of stoves in use, but these photos show them better. I'll have to take more pics this weekend, so may be a delay getting more pics up as these are pics from the last year or so. Maybe I can post a few Alaska pics from three? years ago. Man.

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The pictured before Optimus 11 Explorer and a Primus Pocket 96, both running. I have the paintfree tin for the 96 also.
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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby hikerduane » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:55 pm

My Optimus 8/8R collection. A newer 8R upper left, embossed 8, lower left an old 8, then a embossed 8R.
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My Coleman Power Max stoves, all three. Double burner Xpedition, four legged Xpert, three legged Xtreme. I obtained a bunch of discontinued Powermax canisters last Spring, did not know
how long the supply at a fair price would last.

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My newest stove a Trail Designs 12-10 (Caldera Cone) stove with my smallest pot, a Evernew .6 L pot. Has not been used on a trip yet, but in testing on a car camp trip, had a very fast boil time for 1.5 cups water. What does not make sense in more than one way, the pot is shorter and the "cone" is the same height as the one for my larger and taller REI .9 L pot , meaning the smaller pot is further from the flame. More use to come on this light and compact setup.

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A couple more Coleman stoves a Exponent F1 and its larger brother/sister a F1 Powerboost. The smaller F1 is a real powerhouse, it was given to me by Paige as it would not shut off. I had it working properly when I got it home in five minutes. Nothing a little oil in the right places could not solve. A good lesson on important pieces of gear, take care of them. I don't leave my stoves outside any more. They can collect dew or rain, not good for parts that can rust. Most stoves we use are around 9,000-10,000 btu's, the little F1 is around 12,600-13,000 btu's, can't recall how much.

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One shot of my Svea 123/123R's and the Sigg Tourist set.

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A good shot of the three differing models/years. A 123R on the left, notice the spindle is flat, not angled down like the older 123's. The 123 in the middle is maybe from the 80's, while the one on the right is older from the late 70's to very early 80's, got it from the original owner who supplied the denin stuff sack. This one is older as you can tell from the vaporizer, it does not have any rings/ribs on the vaporizer. It works the best of the three. The "R" models have a cleaning needle under the jet.

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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby ERIC » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:15 pm

Think you were better off grabbing the 8R you did. The one in the picture looks cherry. The 8R I sold before finding out you wanted it, while in great condition, was not as nice as that one.
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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby hikerduane » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:47 pm

Eric, I picked up a great running 8R that had the paint burned off the bottom and not taken too good care of. Ran great, sold it after I painted it and added some thin sheeting to the inside bottom. Another fellow bper from the NorthCA Hiking group. $10.
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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby hikerduane » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:11 pm

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Cleaned up some MSR model 9. I have had my hands on or potential aquisition of three of these now. The second one I passed along to anther collecter, unbeknowst to me, had the elusive white pump I have been looking high and low for. :(
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Another shot of my model 9. All my old MSR stoves work. They work super.
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Couple of my MSR GK's. Notice the different catch arms on these and my others too.
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A rare if that is what it is MSR 9A and my two MSR MF's. Notice the flat generator on the MF's. The 9A looks like a G. I still need to study it some more. Documentation with it.
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Some of my MSR G's, notice the different catch arm styles. I need to show my yellow pumps, there is suppose to be three different models, I have all three, most if not all my old MSR stoves have a yellow pump. Avoid the Dragonfly blue/red pump, they develop cracks around the fuel control valve. Opinion is they are the worst pump MSR has made.
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My once fired MSR FireFly with all the stuff it comes with. I have a nice user one too.


I also should add, the model 9 was MSR's first stove in case you are not aware of that.
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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby madeintahoe » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:20 am

Hi Duane.....That is some collecton of stoves..I had no idea about a lot of them.
I still have my wonderful old SVEA 123..that stove worked great on many backpacking trips..not working anymore and I could probably get it worked on...but have not...do they even still make them?

How have you been?

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Re: Old stoves from past years.

Postby hikerduane » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:08 pm

Hi Anita, have not heard how you and your husband are. Good to see you posting.
I'll bet your 123 just needs a new "O" ring or gasket on the cap.
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