Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

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Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby steamjam » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:00 pm

The internet seems to be all over the map on this issue... What fuel is the older Svea 123 designed to run on?

Coleman white gas?
kerosene?
Gazzzzzz-oline? (Last of the V-8's! Yeah I know: Bad 1980's pop-culture joke...)
Whale blubber?
???????

I tried naphtha from my local Ace Hardware store... The flame seemed weak even when warmed up.

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby realityguy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:09 pm

"The Svea 123, introduced in 1955, is considered to be the first compact backpacking white gas stove[1] and one of the most popular camping stoves ever made."

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:26 pm

Yes, rendered whale blubber :mrgreen:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby steamjam » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:30 am

realityguy wrote:"The Svea 123, introduced in 1955, is considered to be the first compact backpacking white gas stove[1] and one of the most popular camping stoves ever made."

http://home.comcast.net/~pinnah/Dirtbag ... riming.txt


Thank You! I ended up taking the stove apart to see how it works. Its an amazingly simple device.

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby steamjam » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:45 pm

I went and bought some Coleman fuel from K-Mart and the little Svea seems to like it alot more then the regular hardware store Naphtha. I am going to replace the wick to see if I can make burn better.

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby oops56 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:01 pm

if yo took out the cleaning needle could be set wrong be sure and use nothing but cotton for the wick a mop head burn a piece make sure it has no plastic in it
Man play with fire man get burnt

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby steamjam » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:33 pm

New wick installed, and fuel cap replaced with one with a good seal in it... MUCH better!
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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:52 pm

Nice flame pattern. Now you just need a pot stand ;)
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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby zelph » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:29 pm

New wick sure made a nice difference. Was it a cotton mop strand like oops suggested?
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Quick Fuel question: Svea 123

Postby steamjam » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:19 pm

Anyways, I had nothing better to do today in my office. So I tested the Svea to see what it could do.
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The test was 2 cups of water starting at 48 degrees to 212 degrees.
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I took this pic right after I placed the pot of water on it. I should have let the stove warm up just a tad more before I did that.
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It took 5 minutes, 14 seconds to bring to full boil. The original aluminum cup that comes with the Svea is not that useful, so I went and invested 8 dollars in a "Camping Gaz Globe Trotter" pot set. Its the perfect size for the Svea.


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