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alcohol stove parts needed optimus -princess p35 or advice 04 May 2014 20:46 #1

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having trouble locating service parts or some sort of a rebuild kit , stove is from 81 and works great but the right burner leaks raw fuel and creates a towering inferno effect until it burns off and warms up , maybe somthing is dirty or needs adjusted ? im real good with carburetors and the stove doesn't have that many parts so im looking for a rebuild kit anybody know of a distributor or shop that might have the parts ? any help ( besides tear it out and start over ) would be greatly appreciated thanks guys ......
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alcohol stove parts needed optimus -princess p35 or advice 07 May 2014 00:01 #2

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All right ,,after a bunch of internet digging I talked to Bob & Shirlene at A & H Enterprises , www.packstoves.net they knew exactly what the problem was and sold me the rebuild kit i need with some over the phone advise / instruction /words of encouragement ,,, they were extremely friendly and helpfull ,, waiting on parts now but found what i needed ,,,and so far highly recommend them..
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ps ill update to tell ya'll how it went

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alcohol stove parts needed optimus -princess p35 or advice 15 Jun 2014 18:56 #3

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I was new to the alcohol stove as well, some things I have discovered:
1. Don't pump too much air into it, you need enough pressure to supply a stream of fuel, the stove itself vaporizes the fuel. Too much air pressure and it tends to blow itself out.
2. When you first open the valve and start to see fuel, let just a little overrun into the pan below the burner, then shut the valve and light the fuel. You will hear when it starts to vaporize, certainly wait until most of the "pre-fuel" is burned off.
3. Be patient. There just isn't that much energy in the alcohol.

Ultimately, after 2 years, I am thinking of a Coleman propane stove...

Bobbie

PS I pulled ours out and worked on it at home--I have pictures of the stove from various angles if you need them.

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1983 2850 Contessa, 5.7L Volvo-Penta AQ 280, single prop.
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