Im looking for a tube that will screw onto my stove pump to keep residual fuel out of my pot when nested/stored. I envision it to look like a short, threaded cigar tube. Any ideas where to get one / how to make one? Thanks in advance from a newbie-poster... ~napcop
I think pika has the right idea. I have an MSR whisperlite and when I take it on trips I just leave the pump in the fuel can. It does not leak and is the easiest most efficient way to do it IMO. I wouldnt hassle with the storage tube, just leave the pump in the fuel can.
I have a vague memory that this issue was addressed by MSR in the 70s when they first developed the stove. I think the very first models couldn't tolerate constant immersion in the fuel. Subsequent models were designed with materials that could tolerate this immersion almost indefinitely.
Am I imagining this or did I remember it correctly? Perhaps an MSR literate person can verify that leaving the pump in the bottle is OK.
I have had to tighten the on/off valve after smelling leaking fuel in my pack, however. No big deal because I kept the stove in a plastic bag and the fuel did not escape the plastic. Fuel evaporates quickly anyway so I'm not too concerned by a leak now and then.
Yes, letting off the pressure is important. I forgot to mention that.
The pump that was to be taken out of the fuel bottle when stored was on the very first MSR stove invented by Larry Penberthy in early 70s. It only took them a few months or a year to come up with the improved "leave it in the bottle" pump.....if I'm recalling all of this correctly.
That very first stove, by the way, was like a blow torch. They let us trade it in, at no cost, for a later model that simmered better. I traded it in but never was able to boil water as fast as I could with the very first one they came out with.
... was like a blow torch. They let us trade it in, at no cost, for a later model that simmered better. I traded it in but never was able to boil water as fast as I could with the very first one they came out with.
Would that be the first model XGK, or something older?
I have an 80's vintage XGK.. Simmer? You gotta be kidding.
Phat, if the xgk burns multi fuels then it was before that. The first one they developed was a one fuel, one trick dog.....again if I recall correctly.
I had the benefit of living near MSR and sometimes hiking with Larry Penberthy (via Seattle Mountaineers) so I could keep track of what they were fiddling with as things developed. I bought several MSR stoves, ice axes and packs. Larry Penberthy was very smart and very creative.
Larry said he started out selling the ice axes at a loss just so he could introduce a safer ice axe to the world. Before the metal axes he sold kits that would allow one to fiberglass the wooden shafts of ice axes for greater strength and more predictable breaking points.
Sounds to me like some great knowledge of fuel stoves. I'm considering getting one. But which one? If I'm not using my pop can/heine setup, I have to resort to the antique pump stove. Very heavy and smelly. I've even looked at junk from china? on e-bay. Low cost, reliable and compact. Suggestions welcome.
I've lost track of where this thread is going and what has been said. But if you are simply looking for a stove recommendation mine would be the MSR Pocket Rocket. I've used it ever since it came out and I love it.
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