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Oh! Well! Now THAT is coolness!beterarcher wrote:
Here is my shiny new Penny stove. I put a Nickel on the fill hole to "pressurize" it. It takes a little priming. I held my lighter under it to warm the fuel but you can put a little fuel in a plate and light it then put the coin over the hole after it gets burning well.
Coleman has a nasty habit of building stoves with proprietary canisters and abandoning them after a few years. If they did the same thing with their car camping products, they would be long gone. I don't know why they bother to compete in the backpacking market. They must spend a bundle on R&D with their frequent changes, but it won't pay off for them they ditch they proprietary approach.beterarcher wrote:AAARRRRGGG!!! Why would a company make a product that doesn't fit their own product??!! The Coleman bottle I ordered on ebay came today and it doesn't fit the Coleman stove I all ready had. . I wonder if there is enough meat to tap new threads in the bottle and if there is, I wonder if Coleman had a proprietary thread that no one else has. Built in obsloescence is one thing but discontinuing a perfectly viable product is beyond stupidity.
I'd be careful with that. Stop by a good machine shop, explain you have a problem, schmooze with them a wee bit and pay a few dollars if you have to. Trust it to a pro.beterarcher wrote:Would anyone know how to determine the type of thread tap needed to re-thread the bottle to match my pump? I think there is enough material to do so.
However, since they have so little mass, they also cool very quickly. I just wait a few seconds and refuel. The penny stove will cool a little slower than most alcohol stoves, but not a lot. If you really want to minimize fuel consumption, check out the Caldera Cone.beterarcher wrote:I also need to come up with a way to change out stoves when one runs out of fuel. Needless to say they get pretty HOT.