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BonnieD
Hi all. I am new to the site. I don't know if the issue I'm having is a common one. I have googled it 20 ways to Sunday and feel like I am the only one who has had this problem. 
I bought my stove from an elderly couple who told me that they purchased the stove new. It's a model 413H, stamped 3 85 on the case. This couple said they had it only for emergencies and had used it 2-3 times during winter power outages. It certainly looked it too! Looked brand new and was kept in the original box. I have no reason to believe anything but the original stove is what I have. My issue comes when I try to remove the tank assembly from the inside of the stove. The generator tube scrapes the inside notch because the fit is way too tight.  I've tilted it, angled it... nothing seems to work.  It should definitely have more clearance as I fear I will damage the tip of the generator while removing or replacing the tank. Is this a common issue?? What would be your suggestions  to resolve this problem? Your collective expertise would be appreciated! Thanks for hearing me out.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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Hot Diggity
If you have the tip aligned with the notch there must be something else creating the tight fit.  Valve open, case bent anywhere?  You're on the right track not trying to force it. 
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Gasman64
[welcome], Bonnie, from Pennsylvania! I'm sorry, but I honestly don't really know what the problem could be.   I don't have that particular model, but before long, I just know several members here with a 413H will be trying this, attempting to see what may be causing your problem.
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JimL
Welcome to the forum from north Jersey.

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arizonacamper
Welcome from Southern Arizona 
Make sure you are trying to remove the tank straight and not at an angle. I dont have an "H" model. I have a "G" and it's a snug fit.
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BSAGuy
Hello and welome from NC.  Perhaps you could add a photo to assist in the diagnosis.  This fit can be snug, but if the tank went in, it has to come out.  
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cptuap
I've had that problem on a couple stoves.  One was a 413 D  but another was a 425 E.  Just scratched my head and used a little more force pushing the tank back and pulling the front of the stove case back to clear.  Chalked it up to individual idiosyncrasy and good to go.  I kind of like that.🙂🙃
Charlie  ICCC#1375
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BonnieD
The tank can be taken in and out but only by really pulling the slotted area forward as much as I can. Even then, if not careful, the end of the generator tube scrapes the inside of the notch. Just seems like it needs to be 1/4 - 3/8 inches shorter to allow it to move in and out more easily.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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BonnieD
Charlie....ahhh....someone else who has had this same issue! That's what I have been doing. Pulling the slotted wall as far forward and then removing the tank, trying not to scrape it. So no fix....just keep doing what I'm doing I guess.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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cptuap
Yep!   If it really bothers you I suppose you could do a little modifying.  A snip or bend of the case at the offending spot should do it.
Charlie  ICCC#1375
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hikerduane
Some parts don't screw together like others, can try screwing the genny and/or tip in a bit more.  My 413D is a tight fit, tank has to be angled just right, no worry about the tip scraping.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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BonnieD
Duane. I actually had the generator apart to clean it up (had a bit of a yellow flame) so I know it's tight. Can't seem to download a picture but it's at least 1/4 inch longer than the notched opening. I have to pull hard on that front wall to get the tank assembly in and out. I guess I was wondering if others had had this issue and how they went about solving it.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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BonnieD
Hot Diggity.....wish mine had that clearance. Watched that video and he took it out so easy! My generator tube is at least 1/4 inch too long. Straight, angled, being sure the valve is closed, pushing the tank all the way to the rear of the stove...tried it all and still I have to pull hard on the front wall of the stove by the notch to get the clearance...just barely...that I need. Still, very, very tight.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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SteveRetherford
makes me wonder if your generator is screwed all the way in .
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BonnieD
Steve...I did have the generator apart for cleaning (yellow flame, resolved after generator and burner cleanings). It was just as tight prior to taking it apart for cleaning. I could try to tighten it up again but I don't think it will change this situation 
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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Mister Wilson
I’ve seen this problem on a few stoves, even after ensuring the generator is properly installed etc.  I carefully bent the lip in more at the notch to make more clearance.  It’s not noticeable from the outside she helps considerably. 
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BonnieD
John....I just did that. Used an old leather glove to protect the metal and bent the notch in ever so slightly. Didn't mar the metal and now have just enough clearance! Can't even tell I did it as it was such a small adjustment. Thanks to all for your input.  Bonnie 
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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Mister Wilson
Awesome, we’ll call it the B mod. You’ll understand after you’ve been here a while 😁
That bottom edge is the culprit. Once you bend it in a little you’re good to go, but you know that now!
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Ridge Runner
Hi Bonnie. Glad to see it was a relatively easy fix to get your stove squared away. Just wanted to say welcome, from the other side of the Baystate  😎👍🏻

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BonnieD
Charlie and John...thanks for giving me the courage to just go ahead and make that little adjustment. Didn't want to do it unless others had traveled that road to a fix too. To everyone else, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and for giving me such a warm welcome to the forum.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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Mister Wilson
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BonnieD
My husband said you are all in really big trouble! ......lol. Believe me, when it comes to my love of camping/ camping gear, enabling is the last thing I need. 🤣
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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cptuap
When you get the picture posting figured out ( don't ask me for help there) we would all like to see that 413 making fire.🙂
Charlie  ICCC#1375
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74HARLEY
Welcome from California! Now that you fixed that stove you need a 426!  And maybe a 500, probably a 502 as well. Wait till you see a 530, you really NEED one of those...
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BonnieD
Charlie....I'll keep working on figuring out the photo thing.
Harley.....not nice....lol
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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outlawmws
Bonnie the key for downloading a pic is making them small enough.  There are resizing SW, or good old MS Picture Manager is my favorite for fast adjustments and cropping  (still available for free download last time I looked)

Welcome to the madness!  Build shelves! (You probably already have...)
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Chucker
Welcome Bonnie from S. Michigan! Yes, build shelves now. 
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BonnieD
All this talk about shelves is making my husband very nervous.  My camping stuff already takes up 2-4 shelf stacks. Started with propane then moved to liquid fuel. Multiple lanterns of each, stoves of each, tents for 2, 4, and 6 people, winter sleeping bags, summer bags, sleeping pads. got into cast iron pans and dutch ovens.... I don't know why I'm telling you guys this. I think you are all a few steps ahead of me. Will try to resize my 413H photos and share them with you all tomorrow.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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kb0hae
Welcome from Iowa!  Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!  Sounds like a storage shed may be in your future!
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outlawmws
That doesn't sound unreasonable to me!  Wasn't he ever a boy scout?  "Be Prepared!"
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Coldwaterpaddler
@BonnieD Welcome from Colorado.

There are several ways to get photos posted here and the problem is typically that they are too large (megabytes), so if that's your issue try the suggestion by Outlawmws or if you have a Windows-based computer and have the snipping tool, try that. Just bring up the photo as you normally would, snip the photo and then save it with a new name. That's how I do it and it is also fast and easy.

P.S. - Sometimes you need a third burner, so keep an eye out for a nice 502. ðŸ˜
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Majicwrench
Simple way to deal with pictures is to make a Facebook post (FB resizes them automaticly) then copy and paste them here.  Just did it with this picture that was too big ..(my wife BTW)
Image may contain: 1 person, standing, tree, sky, plant, grass, outdoor and nature
Keith
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Majicwrench
Tents....I love tents.  You need to figure the picture thing so you can show me yours and I will show you mine....
Keith
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BonnieD
Sharing pictures of my 413H. It was a nice find for $20.
Hope you can view the pictures. Not a techie person. Click image for larger version - Name: 413H stove 3.jpg, Views: 30, Size: 56.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 413H stove 2.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 42.65 KB
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Bonnie DiPasquale 
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BonnieD
Keith....I own Eureka tents. I have a Timberline 2 I bought for $2 at a flea market. I have 2 Timberline 4's, the heavy duty version used by the Boy Scouts. Got 4 of them at $20 a piece from a Scout Master because the boys put the away damp. No mold but stunk to the heavens!! Soaked them all in tubs filled with a Mirazyme solution. Fresh as daisies! My sister has one and I sold #4 and recouped my whole investment. I also recently picked up  a Eureka Tetragon 5 for $20. Couldn't say no. Recently sold off my older Timberline 4 (regular weighted) with a vestibule attachment in a laughable attempt to downsize.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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Majicwrench
I have an old Timberline 2, had to fix the zipper last year, managed but lets just say I cannot sew.  Then a Timberlite (?) I think it is called, it is about a lb + lighter then the Timberline and is lower in the back. And a JC Pennys branded tent, must be a early Timberline, is the same tent w heavier cast pieces that the poles stick into. Then  a REI Half-Dome, a Sierra Designs Meteor Lite, a neat old Sears A frame thing and a few others. Oh, a Eddie Bower Draw Tite too. 

Always been hunting for a Timberline 4, wife and 3 dogs is tight sometimes.

I'm gonna put em up in yard and take pictures one of these days.

Can see pictures fine. That stove will be a workhorse for decades.
Keith
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outlawmws
Bonnie,  not to point out the obvious, but you are aligning genny tip with the notch when you are putting it in/out,  right?
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BonnieD
Yes, I was aligning it properly but the generator tip was just about 1/4 inch too long. I did give the notch a slight inward bend (not noticeable) and that gave me just enough clearance. I was worried about damaging the tip of the generator but now it clears the edge of the notch with a hair or two to spare.
Bonnie DiPasquale 
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1hpycmpr
Another hello from Colorado, Bonnie.  That’s a nice looking stove and looks to be running well.  Always nice to have tent choices when heading out.  Same goes for lanterns, stoves, sleeping bags, cookware, etc....you get the picture!  😄
Mark
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