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Re: [at-l] my stove dun blown up!
- Subject: Re: [at-l] my stove dun blown up!
- From: MHOLMES@NETVA.COM (MARK HOLMES)
- Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 20:16:03 -0500
Did you check the gasket on the fuel bottle? I've got an Apex II and on our
hike I noticed that I was getting less and less pressure and my burner just
wasn't producing like it used to. I remembered that I used to have problems
with O-rings on my Coleman camp stoves, so I checked the fuel bottle and
sure enough - the O-ring had started to dry out and crack. I picked up a
replacement O-ring in a hardware store in Cheshire,MA, put it on and presto
- instant pressure again. Hope that might be your answer.
At 09:50 PM 1/30/97 GMT, you wrote:
>Ug my stove! My trusty Peak One Apex no longer works.
>A while back while on a weekend trip, by stove went out of control.
>There was not enough pressure in the tank and the white gas didn't
>atomize. As a result, the stuff pooled up in the burner and away it
>went. We finally has to put it out with dirt. The pump don't like to
>make the tank pressure up anymore and I get black lube on my hands now
>when I pump it up. The seals around the cap are new since I already
>replaced to try to correct the problem. I took apart the pump and put
>some silicone on the plunger and the cap at the bottom that forms the
>seal with the pump's wall. That worked until last night. It was
>pressuring up nice when I fixed it, but for some reason we all wanted
>to eat on the back porch last night and my packing buddies wanted to
>...ummm backpacking buddies(that sounds better) wanted to make sure my
>stove worked before we set out tomorrow on a weekender. It did the
>same thing again, except this time, I thoroughly burned myself
>disconnecting the stove from the gas line.
>I wouldn't post request for help here if I had not noticed that a few
>folks here had the same stove. I called REI and they said in order to
>replace the pump, I had to order 5 of the damn things and I am not
>going to do that. Does anyone have an suggestions on to how to get my
>pump to work again? I have replaced all the seals, so I know that is
>not the problem. With what REI wanted for th new pumps(and 4
>"extras") I could replace the stove for about $40 more and quite
>possibly get a better one.
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