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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:00 pm

That's a long time to sit unused :o It found the right person to be brought forward into the world of outdoor cookers :D

The 3rd photo looks like the fuel line passes through the flames....is that correct?
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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:26 pm

The gas adjustment valve turns about 5 times from closed to fully open. The wide adjustment range allows for precise burner flame settings. It's amazing how easy it is to set the flame exactly where you want it. :D

Newer stove burner valve adjustments only have a 1 to 2 turn range, which makes setting the burner flame much more finicky. :( They sure don't make stoves like they used to.


That's a nice feature for "cooking" yer right, don't make em like they used to. (cost too much ;) to make them "better")

What are dimensions of the stove? What will fit in the compartment where the canister is suppose to be?

Can you adapt it to modern canister to be fed from outside the stove body ?
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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby zelph » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:41 pm

I was thinking of the propane set-up like what we see on this coleman stove:

http://www.sportchalet.com/coleman-2-bu ... aQodWRQEEA

Just have to keep an eye open at thrift stores for a well used stove to snatch the fuel line off of it.
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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby zelph » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:17 am

It would be nice to have the smaller stove that you found than a full size one. The right modifications will make for a nice compact propane stove. Nice project. I'll keep my eyes open also for the part. :D
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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:23 am

Sounds like the conversion would be a good way to revive the old Coleman picnic stoves. Do you have a pic of the conversion valve?
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Re: Insta-Lite Butane to Propane Conversion

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:13 am

I'm going to go to a store an look at the new propane camp stoves specifically at the connecting point on the stove to brass tube coming from tank.

found this site with photos:

http://www.popupportal.com/index.php?topic=90198.0
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