BR49A first light

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  1. BigStevie

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    Not quite as planned, problems pre heating and flare up. I’ll need to have another go at the pre heater or maybe a lesson on how to correctly start it up! It’s going and lit for the first time in many years.
     
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    Splendid!:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Jeff!
     
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    Pre-heater can be a real pain in a..! Just don't rush it, and especially when you first start it. If you drop that little shroud too soon you will put it out. Let the wick catch good, then put the shroud down - GENTLY!
    This works for me. It still can be hard and it stinks, too!:?:thumbup:
     
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    @george Hi George, turns out there’s a block in the pre heat feed somewhere in the body of the control cock. Perhaps the end of the pre heat feed control shaft broken off inside, not sure....

    Stevie
     
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    Damn, I must have jinks it for you! Lol
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    Well done Stevie, good to see it running, and well I might add.
    These need a bit of a learning curve in regards to the preheater so as to not get soot on the glass etc.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    @george I think it has a self jinksing mechanism!

    @AussiePete Ha! It won’t be sooting anything up until I clear the block in the pre heater!
     

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