200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

SteveA
I picked this up some time ago and just got around to working on it.  It looks real good but doesn't want to burn worth spit.
Homestrand Mariner Stove (1).jpg    The valve wheel says, "Mariner, Homestrand, Larchmont NY, Model 205-32A, Alcohol."
Homestrand Mariner Stove (3).jpg Around the outside of the outer burner cup "Special Swedish Heat Resisting Steel", then "SVEA, No 839, S, Made in Sweden"
Homestrand Mariner Stove (4).jpg   
On the burner flange,"Made in Sweden, SVEA 1915, then some writing in what looks like Arabic.
Homestrand Mariner Stove (5).jpg  Photo of the burners from the bottom
Homestrand Mariner Stove (11).jpg  Another shot.
Homestrand Mariner Stove (9).jpg  Both the nozzles are stamped with an S, for spirit (alcohol). The inner cups are different, one is taller than the other.  Some of the research I've done seems to indicate that the inner cups shouldn't be there on an alcohol stove.  The left burner has an insert, a tube with four holes around the top and four around the bottom, like an air restricter.  The left burner sort of tried to work but couldn't quit do it.  The right burner has no tube.
The instruction booklet talked about turning the burner flange to adjust the fuel air mixture, but after looking I think thats for a different kind of burner.

I guess what I'm asking is how do I adjust this kind of burner?  Do I need to get/make another restriction tube? Do I need to get rid of the inner burner cups?

All advice will be cheerfully accepted!  It's a well built stove and I'd really like to get it running.

Thanks, Steve
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hikerduane
I sold mine, but the burners had a sintered filter in the bottom which I had to drill out to remove as the burner was starved for fuel, then replaced with brass mesh, they also were only for alcohol.  You have the sought after Svea 1915 burners which with proper jets can burn kero.  With alcohol, not sure with this if it will run without both burner caps.  Sounds like a air restrictor, but don't know what they were set up with to use alcohol.  Maybe ask over on CCS.  My Optimus 45A requires a three piece cap setup.
Duane
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Chucker
My SeaCook II just needed the pump freed, new leather, pre-heat and fuel so I'm not much help. Yes, it's an alchy burner. 

If you haven't done it already I'd use a Coleman pricker and prick those jets however. Inspecting the manifold tubes to the burners is a good second guess.
Chuck
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SteveA
I think it's getting plenty of fuel out of the jets.  Filling the preheat cups took no time at all.  I really think it's something to do with how the burners are set up.
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hikerduane
Sounds like this is your first silent burner stove.  It requires two caps, you show the proper outer cap, to burn dna, you need the air restrictor which sounds like you have one.  Jet may have a "S" on it like the outer cap shows.  Kero requires a available kero jet which has a much smaller orifice.
Duane
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outlawmws
What kind of Alcohol are you using?  Denatured?
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Majicwrench
An explanation of the problem you are having would help.

I've got one, been really troublefree once I got the RUG out of it.
Keith
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SteveA
Ya, denatured alcohol, even say fuel for stoves on the can.  The burners won't stay lit.  Still hissing, sounds like plenty of pressure but once the preheat fuel is gone I've got noise but no fire.
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Coldwaterpaddler
I run denatured alcohol in my Homestrand Mariner as well. I seem to remember that it gave me trouble when I first started using it, but I can't remember at the moment what the trouble was. How far are you opening the valve when you try to light it? On my burners, if you open it all the way the cleaning tip wire is in the fuel jet and basically shuts down the fuel flow. I just ran the Homestrand last week, and it worked well, but the valves on these seem touchy. I'll be adjusting the flame and go too far to either direction and suddenly the thing shuts off. I can't get my burner caps removed so I was never able to clean the burner jets. If I think about it more maybe it'll come to me.
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Cottage_hill_bill
I think Duane has it right. If you are missing the inner burner cap it isn't going to work no matter what fuel you use.
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SteveA
I had the valve in the right position, I have an Optimus 8R and am familiar with how touchy the valve is.  I've got some coper tubing in the barn and I'll make another restrictor today and give it another try.  Are there any cleaning tricks for these burners?  I'm just not seeing much that I can do.  When I'm watching it try to burn my gut feeling is too much air, which makes sence for the right side which had no restrictor, but not the left which did.  Like I said in the first post the inner caps are different sizes, maybe I'll try swapping them around and see how that works.
Thanks for all the input, I'll keep hammering away at it.
Steve
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hikerduane
For my pressurized dna stoves, they require the green label fuel, regular dna doesn't work for some reason, Keith's experience differs.
Duane
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SteveA
Success!....ish.  One comment made on the Classic Camp Stoves site said that the inner burner cup should NOT be used with alcohol burners, so I tried it.
Either burner works fine with the air restrictor and without the inner cup.  Nice blue flame all the way around the burner.  So I dug around and found some brass tubing and made myself another one.  My tubing is a bit thicker walled and a bit smaller in diameter.  The difference was very small and I didn't think it would mater but apparently it does.  So I'll have to see if I can find the part or a supply of the correct size tubing.  But at least I know it works and I can start on cleaning it up!

Thanks all for your help.

Steve
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hikerduane
Great, who would have thought, can't recall now if mine with different burners had two caps.
Duane 
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