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MattH
D60D87AA-267F-4E2E-9D7C-643D7ADA4E36.jpegI took my 426 out for a test run before camping. I started with the pancakes in the middle on medium and the 2 side burners wide open. The pancakes were cooking really fast, the coffee would not perk and the bacon wasn’t cooking. So I switched it to this. The bacon cooked now but the pancakes took forever. So I had to shut off the coffee. That gave me medium on middle and medium low pancakes. Had to wait to make coffee till after the bacon was done. Everyone seems to love 426 for camping and idk how it works well for them. It medium in middle and the sides are too low to use or the middle is blazing and the outsides work. What works for you guys?
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BSAGuy
The middle should be hottest because it has direct gas supply.  Each side should be pretty close to the prime burner in output.  Have you checked the tubes between burners to make sure there are no obstructions that would restrict gas flow?
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MattH
BSAGuy wrote:
The middle should be hottest because it has direct gas supply.  Each side should be pretty close to the prime burner in output.  Have you checked the tubes between burners to make sure there are no obstructions that would restrict gas flow?

I had disassembled the air tubes and burners to remove all the rust. Let it soak in vinegar blew out all tubes with compressed air. I did not disassemble the tank. Maybe the generator isn’t putting out enough gas to run all 3 near the same heat. 
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bandaide
maybe fiddle with the F/A lever.  I have a stove that requires a little flipping it up and down a few times one way then the other before it starts working right.  I've cleaned it several times but is still wonky like that.
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MattH
bandaide wrote:
maybe fiddle with the F/A lever.  I have a stove that requires a little flipping it up and down a few times one way then the other before it starts working right.  I've cleaned it several times but is still wonky like that.

So when the stove is running right, all the burners should be pretty close in flame size and heat?
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Majicwrench
No...it will never  have the secondary burners as hot as the center, that is the way it is made.

You pumping it up good?? Pump some more.

And the view is great.....but wind will kill the heat. 
Keith
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Majicwrench
@Gunhippie  is an expert cook on these, hopefully he will contribute his wisdom..
Keith
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Gunhippie
I wouldn't cal myself an "expert cook" on anything, but I have been using a 426 for a few decades.

The center burner will always be the hottest, and for best performance, should be running fairly hot. It's doing the job of vaporizing the fuel. The side burners, however, should be putting out nearly as much heat. I'm betting you're throttling the main down too much. I generally use the main to heat water or some other full-heat task, and the auxiliary burners to do my fine-heat cooking. Remember that the aux. burners are parasites off the main.
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jacobsdad
I will have to agree with all comments above, but remember, These products were designed to provide heat, light and a source to cook in remote places, camps, etc. They will never be the same as your home appliances. I cook breakfast on my 426's because I can. Enjoy the "imperfectness" (not a word ?) of a really simple and great design.
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michiganphil
I start the coffee on the middle burner and get it till it’s just about to perc, then move it to the side. Then I put a griddle over the middle and opposite side to start the flapjacks. We require quite a few, so it takes a bit to flip them 2 at a time on the griddle. 

Now that it’s been a few minutes, I remove the coffee, and put a skillet on for the bacon. The medium heat is good so the bacon grease doesn’t pop so bad. 

Finish up the pancakes while the bacon cooks. The key is to give the coffee a head start.

oh and 1 more thing... pump it up as much as you think you need, then pump some more. Then pump till your thumb is numb... just kidding, but I have found that lots of pressure helps balance the heat on my 426’s. 
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Chucker
I start the coffee on the middle burner and get it till it’s just about to perc, then move it to the side. Then I put a griddle over the middle and opposite side to start the flapjacks. We require quite a few, so it takes a bit to flip them 2 at a time on the griddle. 

Now that it’s been a few minutes, I remove the coffee, and put a skillet on for the bacon. The medium heat is good so the bacon grease doesn’t pop so bad. 

Finish up the pancakes while the bacon cooks. The key is to give the coffee a head start.

oh and 1 more thing... pump it up as much as you think you need, then pump some more. Then pump till your thumb is numb... just kidding, but I have found that lots of pressure helps balance the heat on my 426’s. 



THIS ^^ and the above.

Coffee first on the main, then let perk on aux burner if it's a percolator. If it's drip, best to get it done on the main, pour into a thermos or carafe. Get the other stuff done next. 
Chuck
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Albertatrapper
I start the coffee on the middle burner and get it till it’s just about to perc, then move it to the side. Then I put a griddle over the middle and opposite side to start the flapjacks. We require quite a few, so it takes a bit to flip them 2 at a time on the griddle. 

Now that it’s been a few minutes, I remove the coffee, and put a skillet on for the bacon. The medium heat is good so the bacon grease doesn’t pop so bad. 

Finish up the pancakes while the bacon cooks. The key is to give the coffee a head start.

oh and 1 more thing... pump it up as much as you think you need, then pump some more. Then pump till your thumb is numb... just kidding, but I have found that lots of pressure helps balance the heat on my 426’s. 


yep this here ⬆️

I don’t have a 3 burner but use the same idea on my 2 burners when camping. 
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