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07-07-2012 07:15 AM
Leocat66
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

I run my Taylor's burners at 20 -22 PSI. Nice blue flame not much smell factor. The newer burners are said to tolerate up to 24 PSI.
07-06-2012 07:22 AM
MARC2012
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

A&H Enterprises has all parts except cleaner.Have taken mine apart & will explain procedure if you need.Will be in port next day or two.
07-05-2012 05:21 PM
deniseO30
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

I would think so! but I'd want to have the parts needed for routine service. Specially the graphite packing. This may or may not be the stove you have but this company seems to have the parts and information. ck here. Forum Index - Classic Camp Stoves - Powered by FusionBB

Optimus 207b burner exploded view
07-05-2012 03:56 PM
cktalons
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Is that fixable without having to purchase new parts?
07-04-2012 10:54 AM
deniseO30
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

gotta be residue inside the tubes, needle valve is most likely coked up too.
07-03-2012 08:09 PM
cktalons
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

I pumped up the tank to 12 psi (15 is highest) and lit the burners yesterday. They were yellow, so burners need replacing, and not large. As planned, I opened all windows and hatches to vent the boat, but still got a headache from the kerosene fumes. The smell wasn't that bad, and in fact never bothered me much anyway (smells like lighter fluid), but this is the first time I got a headache, perhaps because it's been so long since running the system. Because of the fumes, I'm now back to Plan A of selling the entire system and eventually putting in propane. The kerosene tank holds, best guess, ten gallons and there's an electric pump for it if one would rather not pump by hand. I live in WA so I have no idea what the shipping charge would be. Anyone interested in buying and fixing up the stove/oven? PM me if so.
07-03-2012 10:18 AM
deniseO30
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

From using Coleman stoves for years most of the smell came after shutting down the burners if I remember right.
07-03-2012 12:59 AM
Capt Len
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

There are kerosene bulkhead fastened heaters (same burner as galley stove) properly stack vented, they use existing fuel system, warm boat and get bad fumes up the chimney.Best, it allows you time away from the dock.
07-02-2012 09:59 PM
deniseO30
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

cool! just remember fans don't really remove odors.. so that garlic, bacon and or coffee cooking up will waft through the whole boat.. maybe even the "neighborhood" like when I make french onion soup LOL
07-02-2012 08:08 PM
cktalons
Re: Difference between alcohol & kerosene stove?

Hmmm... My companionway hatch is right there, but a little drop fan and vent would be good, too. There's a light over the stove now, so I could wire in a fan no problem. Good idea!
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