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bigbear

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May 1, 2008
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Fiver in a junk shop. Clean3d the dust off and filler cap says Primus but cannot find a model anywhere.
Any ideas ? And how do I best get verdigris off ?

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birchwood

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Bargain ! A number 1or 5 ?
Any numbers underneath?
Give it a good wash then clean with Autosol metal polish. Don’t use Brasso or similar as it takes the zinc out of the brass.
 

bigbear

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OK, have cleaned it up a bit, but still no sign of a model anywhere. Mystery stove on right, a No 5 Primus.
Is it usual for them to not have the model number engraved on ?
Any ideas ? I guess I just assume its a 1 or 5 as most bits seem to be interchangeable ?

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bigbear

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The plot thickens........
Something rattling round in the tank, turns out to be this........looks like an old lead washer ? Where from ?

Tried to take out the NRV but cannot seem to seat the tool on it, mine seems to be 5 mm slot width but the valve looks a bit wider, is that possible ?

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Mesquite

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The plot thickens........
Something rattling round in the tank, turns out to be this........looks like an old lead washer ? Where from ?

Tried to take out the NRV but cannot seem to seat the tool on it, mine seems to be 5 mm slot width but the valve looks a bit wider, is that possible ?

The NRV valve has a lead washer to be sealed with. It could have come from a previous replacement of the valve as they sometimes stick and you have to scrape them off to remove.

Personally I wouldn't remove the NRV unless absolutely necessary.

You can check it's sealing properly by blocking the burner tube, pump the tank up to get pressure then stick it in a bucket of water. That will show you if the seals are good.
 

bigbear

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Even more craziness.........the fuel cap says Primus on both sides, but the pressure release key says British on o e side and Burmos the other side. Whats going on ? Is it a Primus or a Burmos ?.
Good news is the bucket test seems to show its holding pressure so will try firing it up at some point.
 

Mesquite

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Even more craziness.........the fuel cap says Primus on both sides, but the pressure release key says British on o e side and Burmos the other side. Whats going on ? Is it a Primus or a Burmos ?.
Good news is the bucket test seems to show its holding pressure so will try firing it up at some point.

Sounds like someone lost a part and replaced it with similar from either a Burmos or Primus.

I'm leaning towards it being a Burmos as Primus usually marked their tanks with the model and company logo.

As for firing it up I'd wait until you get the rest of the burner head
 

Mesquite

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Should say spare parts are readily available from either Base Camp in Peterborough or The Fettle Box.

Both owners are extremely knowledgably and helpful.
 

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