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    Ent FishyFolk's Avatar
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    Here is a tip for cleaning clogged stove jets

    I have this old karrimore Go systems flexi fuel stove, which can burn white gas, parrafine and butane. This was a early model, and as a liquid fuel stove it a trecherous, decetfull dragon that will burn your rear off the second you turn your back to it, with zero simmer controll. It is off or on. A little mellowerwhen using gas canisters, but again, it is on or off, so fuel consumption is hoorendous. Yet I have hauled this thing with me from micro trips here in the neighborhood, to the desserts of the Sudan to Sri Lanka and Thailand, so not having it working, even if it is used every second leap year at best these days, is unbearable. And the last time I used it the jet had clogged completly. Nothing came trough. I treid cleaning it to no avail, and seraching online for a new jet yileded no results, and the importer does not answer calls, nor email... doom!

    Then today, in a last ditch effort I mad it work!

    The sollution: Let the jet sit in a cup filled with CFC carburator cleaner for an hour!

    I then tried it with butane, and sucess!!!

    I let that burn trough a whole canister, then I switched to parrafine and it burns, although with a huff an puff here and there, but it burns, and boiled 1 liter kettel of water in 5 minutes like it used to. :-)
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    Samuel Hearne happybonzo's Avatar
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    This works really well, just tried it on an old petrol stove -
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    Do not put he CFC in a plastic cup, it will dissolve it....
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    Nothing beats making something that was broken to work again :-)
    Still need a good clean to get it to burn more completely.

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    You can try cleaning the nipple with guitar wire/string too.
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    Ent FishyFolk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rik_uk3 View Post
    You can try cleaning the nipple with guitar wire/string too.
    This particular stove has some kind if brass mesh sitting in the jet. So that is not possible. It's like they made it to clog up.
    Victory awaits the one, that has everything in order - luck we call it
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    Samuel Hearne Bernie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishyFolk View Post
    Nothing beats making something that was broken to work again :-)
    So true, well done! Some people don't understand that joy and wonder why on earth I give up a Saturday every month to help at our local Repair Cafe.

    Happy for you fixing this, and thank you for sharing the tip on how to fix others.
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