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#169520 - 09/18/12 11:45 AM spout for fuel bottle
anicinabe Offline
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Registered: 10/10/11
Posts: 61
Loc: Ohio
I used to have a ring that fit between the cap and the fuel bottle. It had a spout on one side with a breather hole on the other side for flow control. You didn't leave it on when not in use but tied it to the cap. I've lost mine and don't see anywhere that sell these anymore. Anyone out there know where to find them or has an extra one that they'd part with?

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#169523 - 09/18/12 12:50 PM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: anicinabe]
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#169597 - 09/20/12 09:10 AM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: PerryMK]
anicinabe Offline
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Nope it was a plastic ring that slid on to the thread part of the cap and was removeable. I'm sure some of the grey beards remember them.

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#169602 - 09/20/12 12:45 PM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: anicinabe]
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I do - I actually had one, and it worked well. There was also a full spout that had a small tube coming out of it for pouring; it worked great, but didn't have a stopper, so you ended up carrying a stopper-cap and a pour cap on a loop of cord, just like the flat disc.

As I recall, the original Sigg stopper spout had a couple of holes down in the threads; their idea was that you unscrewed the cap a bit, and could pour fuel out one hole while using your finger on the other to control the flow rate. It would have worked great, except for all the fuel leaking out around the unscrewed edges.

I haven't seen one of the discs for years, however.


Edited by Glenn Roberts (09/20/12 05:54 PM)
Edit Reason: Yeah, I meant Sigg - had the Sigg cook set, too

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#169605 - 09/20/12 12:57 PM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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Yeah, I remember both of those. The red ring was crafted to work with the once ubiquitus Sigg fuel bottles, matching with the vent holes. It may have been made by a third party, not Sigg, I simply can't recall at this point. I probably have one in a random box but I've pretty much stopped toting WG stoves and when I do, they're pump-in-bottle types. The other was a standard Sigg plastic screwtop with a tube inserted and an added vent hole. Had one of those, too.

For extra geezer points, the older metal-cap Sigg bottles had slightly different threading and the plastic cap didn't fit too well, while the red ring didn't work at all.

Originally Posted By Glenn Roberts
I do - I actually had one, and it worked well. There was also a full spout that had a small tube coming out of it for pouring; it worked great, but didn't have a stopper, so you ended up carrying a stopper-cap and a pour cap on a loop of cord, just like the flat disc.

As I recall, the original Optimus stopper spout had a couple of holes down in the threads; their idea was that you unscrewed the cap a bit, and could pour fuel out one hole while using your finger on the other to control the flow rate. It would have worked great, except for all the fuel leaking out around the unscrewed edges.

I haven't seen one of the discs for years, however.
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#169609 - 09/20/12 03:07 PM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: Rick_D]
JPete Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 304
Loc: Eastern Ontario
Yeah, geezer points for me!!! I still have one and actually use it once in awhile. I still use my Svea 123R and my Borde every once in awhile, especially on fall canoe trips with a group. In fact I just packed the 123, fuel bottle and spout. Leaving
Saturday morning with a group, my child bride and trophy wife's second canoe trip. Don't know who made them. best, jcp

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#169612 - 09/20/12 04:08 PM Re: spout for fuel bottle [Re: JPete]
JPete Offline
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Registered: 05/28/09
Posts: 304
Loc: Eastern Ontario
Adding to my last post: The spout I'm using is grey, standard Sigg style cap. It has a small (quarter inch outside diameter) clear tube, just about an inch long coming out of the base of the handle at about a forty five degree angle, and has a tiny vent hole near the base of the handle (on the outside) on the other side. A finger on that vent hole keeps fuel from flowing until you remove the finger. It has "SIGG Switzerland" across the top of the handle. I did a quick check of the Sigg website, and all I found were water bottles. Maybe dig a little deeper or contact them.

I have used another version where the tube and the vent hole were in the saddle of the handle. I think I remember that these were a cottage industry product, but no idea who made them.

Best, jcp

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