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Perko alcohol stove -- help!
i don''t have a perko, but I have a seaward. I don''t know if the procedure is identical, but i''m guessing its probably similiar.
1 - get a bicycle pump and pump to 13-15 psi.
2 - fill a small squirt bottle w/ alcohol. squirt a small amount into the priming bowl. Alternately, open the burner valve up for about 2 seconds. You''ll here a "pshhhs" as the alcohol comes out.
3 - light the alcohol in the priming bowl. use one of those butane lighters with the long spout (for lighting bbq''s etc. about 2 or 3 dollars.
4 - let it all burn off. at least 60 seconds. the idea is to get the burner so hot that it vaporizes the alcohol.
5 - turn on burner and cook. you should have a small blue flame. if it flares up, shut it off and preheat again.