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Brass Kerosene Pressure Stove - Sturdy, Solid, Simple Operation
The Butterfly #2412 Brass Pressure stove is made from solid brass. When you hold one in your hands, you can feel the quality. It is thick brass, unlike the more cheaply made stoves from India.
It can be disassembled, sealed, and carried in a backpack. Like pressurized kerosene lanterns, pressure stoves must be pre-heated with a couple teaspoons of denatured alcohol. The burning alcohol heats the brass burner, then when you start pumping, the kerosene rises inside the burner and vaporizes. The kerosene vapor catches fire and the stove starts. Once started, the heat from the flame keeps the burner hot enough to continue the vaporization process, plus the fuel in the tank warms enough to keep the stove pressurized, so you often don't need to pump.
Included with your brass stove are 3 removable stove supports, 3 pick tools for cleaning, a wrench to disassemble the burner, and a brass cap that seals the tank when the burner assembly is removed. The tank is shown in the sealed position. The cap, when removed, attaches to the end of the pump so it doesn't get lost.
It holds .9 litres of fuel. Height is 21cm (8.25 inches), width 20cm (7.9 inches), weight 1.25kg (2 lbs 12 oz), heat output maximum of 9000 btuh. It will burn over 3 hours on a tank of fuel.
DO NOT use any fuel that is more volatile than kerosene. Gasoline and Coleman fuel are too volatile (explosive) to be used in a pressure stove. Some people have used bio-diesel, diesel or fuel oil successfully, but the manufacturer recommends only K1 Kerosene. K1 Kerosene has a flash point around 145 degrees F. NEVER use a fuel with a lower flash point.
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