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LARGEONE
05-13-2010, 07:51 PM
Does this thing take??? I bought this dual burner camping stove at a garage sale for $2. I thought I could clean it up and get some use out of it, but I can't figure out what type of fuel cannister it takes? Any suggestions? Maybe all of us are too young to know what this is?!!!

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I think it's butane, but it needs to be very narrow and screw onto the attachment in the photo.

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corsair23
05-14-2010, 01:20 AM
Given how old that thing works, I would have guessed the liquid coleman fuel (whatever that stuff is) that the old (like back in the 80s to early 90s?) use. But AFAIK the old stoves didn't have fuel canisters that screwed on...You slip the tube into the burner lead, pressurize the tank, and go from there.

Any info on the stove as to who made it?

60wag
05-14-2010, 06:18 AM
With the fuel line being heated by the burner, I'd vote for liquid gasoline as well.

LARGEONE
05-14-2010, 07:19 AM
Maybe?

So, does the fuel canister have the pump/pressure primer on it? Because this thing has two valves that open like you would have for air gas. They can control how much gas is getting to the burners?

The label on the grill says "SPORTSMAN" out of St. Louis, MO.

Seldom Seen
05-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Does this thing take??? 18875
Looks like it used, the now obsolete (http://coleman.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42), Gerry/Hank Roberts type of butane canisters. The needle pierced a rubber stopper in the top of the can and there usu was an adapter, that screwed on the threads, that held the canister in place 'cuz the can wasn't threaded.

http://zenstoves.net/Canister/Hanks.jpg

http://zenstoves.net/Canister/HackTop.jpg

wesintl
05-14-2010, 11:58 AM
def looks like a hank roberts fit like brian posted. they quite making cartridges a while ago. I think you can use an optimus cartridge or something like that. Is it an instalite stove?

you probably need to peruse http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/index.php

Seldom Seen
05-14-2010, 12:19 PM
Is it an instalite stove?

We have a winner

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj164/outlawmws/stoves/instaproductsstovepage.jpg

Scroll to bottom (http://terrence.marsh.faculty.noctrl.edu/lantern/propanelantstovedm.html)

LARGEONE
05-14-2010, 02:33 PM
You guys are incredible!!!

Looks like I might have overpaid by about $2.00 for this thing!!!

corsair23
05-14-2010, 02:50 PM
You guys are incredible!!!

Looks like I might have overpaid by about $2.00 for this thing!!!

Eh...For another $4 you can probably find a couple old school coleman stoves that use white fuel and fab up a way to use the tanks and tubing from those :hill:

rover67
05-14-2010, 03:03 PM
this was like a scavenger hunt.... nice :)

Caribou Sandstorm
05-14-2010, 03:08 PM
Sell it on Craig's list and by yourself a stove, propane tank and extenstion to set up your lantern. I did this in Moab, it worked great. Copied Hants' set up but don't think I took a close up pic.

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/Cruise-Moab-2010/DSCF4375/856951912_sRCT2-M.jpg

wesintl
05-14-2010, 03:10 PM
I think your best bet is to change out the fitting to run one of propane bottles that you can buy today. I'm sure someone has probably done it on that vintage stove site.

You will certainly be allowed on Rudy's vintage camping trip with it :D

Seldom Seen
05-14-2010, 03:22 PM
I think your best bet is to change out the fitting to run one propane bottles that you can buy today. I'm sure someone has probably done it on that vintage stove site.


Agreed, I would look into swapping out the "Gerry/Roberts" needle for a Lindal valve fitting and stick with butane or the new iso mixes. By design that stove is liquid inject and using gas from Brunton, Primus or Snowpeak it would kick any propane stove a$$ in cold weather or at altitude.