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lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby slowcowboy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:13 am

okay, I am about to attempt on a day off from work to light up a single burner 520 or the millitary trype stove.

what can I expect. I have heard rumors of lots of flames at first?

any advise on how to light one?

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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby logman7777 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:33 pm

My Peak1 will singe whatever is in its "ring o fire" until warmed up. Biggest flare was a cold day and about a foot tall. Im sure with your experience you wont have any problems.. :thumbsup:

Im sure a 520 will behave similarly..
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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby Wolffarmer » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:08 pm

The 520/530 are a different beast. On your first light I would suggest an area that is not to flammable. And if you have a fire extinguisher keep it handy. These are things I seldom do. I would kind of keep a match near the the generator to help it heat a bit quicker. Flames 2 feet high are to be expected. well, maybe only 18 inches but they will burn your whiskers right off.

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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby logman7777 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:06 pm

That sounds safer..Maybe a genny preheat would help? :thumbsup:
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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:57 am

oh, manure!

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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:32 am

Something bad happen?
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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:13 am

no, randy. I didn't expect to have to have my buddies at the rual fired department stand by while I lite a old colman stove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I bet its tame the flames though. I got flames at least a foot high when I lit a old coleman whata call them a catalic heator last weakend. i thought I was on fire for a while!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

them old coleman heators that you pour white gas in are kinda tempermental!

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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby Wolffarmer » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:45 pm

You only had foot high flames when you fired up the catalytic heater? I find I need them up to my chin to get mine working good. Once they are running are pretty safe, as far as setting other things on fire. I have put wood shavings from my hand plane, less than .002 inch thick on it and they eventually char a little. Can even safely poor the fuel from a running one back into a fuel can. Just don't get them in an un vented area. CO poisoning gives a mighty big head ache. If you live. I know.

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Re: lighiting and 520 gi pocket stove.

Postby logman7777 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:49 pm

+1 on the CO Poisoning :?
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