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Old 03-21-2014, 01:30 PM   #51
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Jim, I have this stove and don't like or use it for two reasons; the flame easily blows out when there is a little wind and it is way too hot for typical cooking. Instead I use the Camp Chef Everest model with two high pressure burners that are very temperature adjustable and never blow out no matter what the wind is like.

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I have heard some good things about them, Doug. I too want to get a stove for low pressure usage, and preferably on that can be converted back easily too. I say buy one, give it a good go, and report back with how well it performed.

For me, one of the biggest things I want in a new campstove, other than being low pressure adaptable, is to find one that has good controls, and can be turned down to a real low simmer with no problem. I am getting sick and tired of turning a Coleman down to almost out, and when I let go of the control, the flame jumps back up higher again.

Not as small as a Coleman, but this one looks good. Click on photo to open link.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:56 PM   #52
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Jim, I have this stove and don't like or use it for two reasons; the flame easily blows out when there is a little wind and it is way too hot for typical cooking. Instead I use the Camp Chef Everest model with two high pressure burners that are very temperature adjustable and never blow out no matter what the wind is like.

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I had heard in reviews that it was a bit wind sensitive, but also that it could be turned down nice to simmer. Did you find this to be a problem? I know the Colemans are terrible for that.

I did look at the Everest, and did read lots of good things about it. I don't think there is a way to hook it up to low pressure, unless they have an adapter for where the regulator screws on. I looked hard at doing this with a Coleman, but pretty much came to a dead end everywhere I tried to look for parts.
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[QUOTE=I looked hard at doing this with a Coleman, but pretty much came to a dead end everywhere I tried to look for parts.[/QUOTE]

Gas pressure

this thread says the coleman needs a higher pressure than the typical pressure on the external quick connections.
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Gas pressure

this thread says the coleman needs a higher pressure than the typical pressure on the external quick connections.
That is because it regulates the pressure to a lower one. What I was hoping to do was to bypass this regulator.



I do have an extra one, but the fitting needed to adapt to the knurled attachment piece is not a standard size. I have thought of trying to flare the tube, and using a flare fitting.
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oh, sorry, i was picturing the problem as: bypassing the coleman regulator, supplying the coleman with 11" water column, would not work because the coleman needed the 16" or whatever to operate properly, even if you could find a fitting for connecting propane hose direct to stove............mea culpa.
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No worries. In my searching for a solution, I found lots of others that hit dead ends, but did find one guy who jury rigged something that worked, but I can't seem to find that again. Probably easier to just buy one the has low pressure capability anyway.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:25 PM   #57
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I had heard in reviews that it was a bit wind sensitive, but also that it could be turned down nice to simmer. Did you find this to be a problem? I know the Colemans are terrible for that.

I did look at the Everest, and did read lots of good things about it. I don't think there is a way to hook it up to low pressure, unless they have an adapter for where the regulator screws on. I looked hard at doing this with a Coleman, but pretty much came to a dead end everywhere I tried to look for parts.
The big low pressure stove did not stay lit well on the low (simmer) setting. I used it about ten times then gave up. The Everest won't work on low pressure but I made a hose setup to connect to one of the trailer bottles with a tee. It is one great stove...stays lit, easy to adjust, easy to clean, fairly small and easy to store.
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From what I remember, the final pressure after the regulator on these high pressure stoves is much higher ( I think it is around 11psi) than the low pressure system in our trailers. If you were able to make the connection to the high pressure stove from the trailer you wouldn't supply enough pressure for the stove to work properly.

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That is because it regulates the pressure to a lower one. What I was hoping to do was to bypass this regulator.



I do have an extra one, but the fitting needed to adapt to the knurled attachment piece is not a standard size. I have thought of trying to flare the tube, and using a flare fitting.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:35 PM   #59
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Does anybody have an experience with the Camp Chef stoves and grill boxes? I was looking for a stove that works off the low pressure connect and ran across these. I was thinking I'd order one, along with the grill box, and try it out this summer.
When did you need it for in the summer Doug? We have an address in the US two miles south of us, you could send it there and we could try it out when we get our trailer, and deliver it to you in July when we might be in Kemptville

Oh, guess you'd like it sooner and NOT used - too bad
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You could always bring it inside where there is no wind. (?) Oh, never mind.... You already got a stove in there.
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