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Servicing my Metho Stove?

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Created by Bundeenabuoy A week ago, 27 Mar 2020
Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 806 posts
27 Mar 2020 7:10AM
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The metho is not running to the burners so I have to find the blockage.
I do have fuel and I have tried opening and closing the on/off switch many times.
Any ideas?

boty
QLD, 583 posts
27 Mar 2020 7:49AM
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are sure its not pressure metho and requires the tank pressurizing with a bike pump not all metho stoves are gravity feed

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 806 posts
28 Mar 2020 8:12AM
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boty said..
are sure its not pressure metho and requires the tank pressurizing with a bike pump not all metho stoves are gravity feed



I have to pump it before I light the burners each time.
I may be able check fuel flow from the method tank just by loosening the connecting line.
May I will try pumping air through the stove lines.

Yara
NSW, 985 posts
28 Mar 2020 8:39AM
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Do those knobs have a push or pull action as well? Is there a warm up ring around the burner?

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 806 posts
28 Mar 2020 3:39PM
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Yara,
I owe you a beer.
I think I figured it out.
Yes there is a warm up ring around the burners.
I will go to my boat tomorrow and let you know.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 806 posts
Wednesday , 1 Apr 2020 5:25AM
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Bundeenabuoy said..
Yara,
I owe you a beer.
I think I figured it out.
Yes there is a warm up ring around the burners.
I will go to my boat tomorrow and let you know.


I thought for sure I must have a push pull system but no. What disappointment, but I have another idea.
I filled the metro cylinder to the top, but I now understand, the more air I have in the cylinder the better it will flow?
I will syphon two thirds out and have another go.
Any other ideas?

Yara
NSW, 985 posts
Wednesday , 1 Apr 2020 2:11PM
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As long as there is some air space in the cylinder, and it is pressurized, you should get some flow. When you have more airspace, the pressure will drop more slowly. Maybe there is gunk in the bottom of the tank. Can you get to the pipework?

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 806 posts
Wednesday , 1 Apr 2020 8:03PM
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Yara said..
As long as there is some air space in the cylinder, and it is pressurized, you should get some flow. When you have more airspace, the pressure will drop more slowly. Maybe there is gunk in the bottom of the tank. Can you get to the pipework?



I did fill it to overflowing accidentally so it my intention to syphon half off.
If this does not work I think I will be able to disconnect and remove both the tank and the burners.
I like your idea of possible gunk in the bottom of the tank or the line. After 34 years you would expect some.
Thanks for your help. I will let you know how I progress.



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