200A and 202 reproduction
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Helmsman
Gidday Team
I came across this old stove and just had to have it. Not sure what it is. I have so many questions though
Is this a genuine Coleman stove? or is Coleman Solus a different brand altogether?
Roughly how old would it be?
What fuel would it most likely run on?
the pump and the pressure release have 'Radius' 'Made in Sweden' stamped on them
I think its pretty neat and can't wait to cook a steak on it
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Helmsman
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hikerduane
Uses kerosene/paraffin,  sounds like some parts robbed off another brand of stove.  Part of Coleman.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Gunhippie
It has a pressure release--that's a dead sure sign that it burns kerosene.

A Solus is pretty rare here in the states!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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gpaguy
I know they built those in the US and Canada but I didn't know they built them in England also.


John
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Helmsman
Thanks guys.
I gave her a clean up and put fresh kero in. also I used meths in what I assumed is the preheater cup. man she goes well. sounds like an old aircraft ColemanSolus MIE.jpg  ColemanSolus5.jpg    I wonder how old it might be. no other stampings on it that I can see
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offrink
Burns nicely!
Ben
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0035
Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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Andrew
If it sounds like an old aircraft you are having underburn in the outer burner cap . Is there  a smaller inner cap under the outer one?
The outer cap can melt if you have this problem.
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Barrett
Andrew wrote:
If it sounds like an old aircraft you are having underburn in the outer burner cap . Is there  a smaller inner cap under the outer one?
The outer cap can melt if you have this problem.


+1 on this, the outer cap shouldn't be glowing like that, only the area around the ring of holes should glow.

If you do have the inner cap in place?
Then it can be a result from initial light up, not long enough pre heat or too low pressure allowing the vapor and flame to retract and burn inside the outer cap.
In this case try filling the spirit cup fully, allow it to burn almost entirely before closing air bleed screw and adding a few good pumps to get a good flow of vapor exiting the outer caps holes and light with a match.
Underburn can happen with silent burners fairly easy.

My made in England Solus is a silent, my Canadian a roarer, with the roarer near the end of pre heat you can just close the air bleed and it will self pressurize and ignite if the burner bowl has vent holes in the base to allow pre heat flame to ignite vapor, or add pressure with pump near the end of pre heat and the remaining flame will ignite the burner or ignite with match.
Silent burner always needs use of a match to ignite correctly. 
Running correctly a silent burner should produce a very low hiss (and visible vapor) just before ignition and a very low hiss once running.
Silent burners are also very breeze sensitive and intended for inside use, I've had breeze cause the burner to revert to underburn even when in full flight.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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JimL
That's a silent burner.  As mentioned above, if it's making noise, it ain't running right.  I haven't had this happen(yet), but was under the impression that the burner could get destroyed due to underburn, and not just the cap.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


I've missed you!  But I'm reloading.
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Helmsman
Thanks guys. great info
it does have the under cap. I have it facing dome up. is it upside down?
Could it also be a clogged or over sized vaporiser hole?
I will have another go at lighting it. longer preheat and more pumps.
Was still pretty excited to get it going. Haven't had much luck with a few of my lanterns lately
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monkeyboy
you are a lucky stovie. Solus plus a silent burner, all good

buzz
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Mudzoory
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Barrett
@Helmsman
Inner cap dome up is correct, it should be a snug fit around the central riser tube.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Helmsman
Its all in the way ya light it! Had another go tonight and it lit up perfect. very quiet and good even flame ColemanSolus6.jpg  ColemanSolus7.jpg 
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Barrett
There you go, that looks much better!

Now you need a brassie roarer burner too 🙂
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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