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plumbob
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plumbob
   Old Thread  #58 3 Apr 2010 at 9.54pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #57
You can get it from any hardwear store or somewhere like B&Q, its dead cheap so you shouldn't be paying over much 2 for a tub.
I used to plug one end up then just pour about 1 cup full of soda into the exhaust and pour in luke warm water because if you use hot water it will shoot water out the pipe or the gas it gives off (you can weld with it) will burn your lungs as it is a little bit toxic .
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #57 3 Apr 2010 at 3.07pm    Login    Register
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might consider that if none of the previous can bring a genny back from the dead.
how much caustic to how much water? do you have to add the soda to hot water to get it to dissolve?
and where do you get it from?
plumbob
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plumbob
   Old Thread  #56 2 Apr 2010 at 10.15pm    Login    Register
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thats the one fella , it used to be the best thing going for the bikes.
We just left it over night
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #55 2 Apr 2010 at 2.14pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #54
do you mean;
remove the wire from the genny, then soak in a caustic soda solution, to help break down the carbon deposits?
plumbob
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plumbob
   Old Thread  #54 2 Apr 2010 at 12.56pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1000
Just as an idea, we always used to used caustic soda to remove carbon from our motorbike exhausts. 2 stroke engines burn alot of oil so you had to clean the exhaust 1-2 times per year and caustic soda always worked and was cheap.
simonwwfc
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simonwwfc
   Old Thread  #52 28 Mar 2010 at 9.47am    Login    Register
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ok ta its fine the first time i light it burns bright blue flame but if i relite it ten mins later this is when i have issues il take it apart today
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #51 27 Mar 2010 at 8.58pm    Login    Register
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whats it been run on, aspen?
sorry, read your post again!

maybe your not whacking enough pressure into it. although the aspen is supposed to be cleaner [never used it] it will still need the right fuel/air mix. the redex will de-carbon it, and the full pressure burn/hi heat will clear the soot/coke.
mine burns red hot, the outer ring glows
simonwwfc
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simonwwfc
   Old Thread  #50 27 Mar 2010 at 7.38pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #49
cheers dave even put redex in it when its never been run on petrol since new
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #49 27 Mar 2010 at 7.33pm    Login    Register
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start with emptying all the old fuel into a clear bottle. this allows you to see what ***** has been going through the stove!
add some new fuel [normal unleaded] with a tiny bit of redex in it [5ml to 5 litres]

pump it up to full pressure, and then light. as soon as its burning fully and glowing hot, turn on and off a few times. tap the genny with the back of a large spoon, to help dislodge any carbon in the genny.

turn on and off a few times [rapidly] and see if its now burning cleanly. make sure your using it pumped up to full pressure.
if your still struggling try reading all the previous info.
simonwwfc
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simonwwfc
   Old Thread  #48 27 Mar 2010 at 11.10am    Login    Register
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im having dire prob with my double burner keeps burning yellow flame and never turns to blue after a while bloody keeps getting everything all black had to resort to jacks gas cooker last week , plus i dont run it on petrol only aspen 4t ?? any ideas
16mmPOPUP
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16mmPOPUP
   Old Thread  #47 3 Mar 2010 at 5.05pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1000
Great info. Cheers everyone.

Have a double burner and had issues with a leaking on-off valve as dripping fuel was collecting. Reckoned it was a blocked genny causing a back up of pressure escaping out of the on-off valve - confirmed by a quick phonecall to the Tackle Box (Coleman spares and repair centre).

After stripping down the genny assembly and boiling it in water for 15 minutes then rebuilding it and hey presto...
...ROARING BLUE FLAMES on both hobs. Just like new!

Thanks to this thread I've saved 15-25 on spares + postage charges .
da_big_chuck
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da_big_chuck
   Old Thread  #46 2 Mar 2010 at 10.07am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1000
great advice
da_big_chuck
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da_big_chuck
   Old Thread  #45 2 Mar 2010 at 10.07am    Login    Register
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great advice
justcamping
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justcamping
   Old Thread  #44 28 Feb 2010 at 8.37pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #43
when you put the pump or plunger back in make sure it locks into the inner pipe which locks it up to keep the presure in as in when you pump it 20 times you always turn it to lock it when pushing it back in if it s not gone back properly you loose the locking of system for the pressure
onamission
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onamission
   Old Thread  #43 28 Feb 2010 at 3.03pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #42
Just stripped the whole stove down and cleaned every part. I can get some pressure now - enough for it too light but can't build it up for a nice blue flame. Think i'll keep playing until i suss it out.
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