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Old 06-30-20, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Couple years ago while testing one of my liquid fuel stoves at home before my trip, tank would not hold pressure. Eventually decided it needed a new filler cap gasket, and this is not the 70s any more, no local stores stock small parts like that. So, a different stove went on that trip.
That very same thing happened to me a few years ago. Due to my neglect, a gasket in my Optimus Nova stove dried out and shriveled, preventing the buildup of pressure while pumping. Tried lubing it with butter, but it was too far gone. Good thing I tested it before the trip. Took the Dragonfly instead. I usually save that for tours longer than one week because the fuel bottle is larger. Eventually ordered a repair/replacement kit for the Nova that I found on Amazon. Thanks for reminding me that I should lube the gasket when I get back.
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