Kayen R1

Discussion in 'Kayen' started by MarkC, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. MarkC

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    So I bought this of a guy on the Gold Coast in Aus. Had it brought over by family and now it is keeping us toasty warm in the Estonian Autumn.

    The heater had been under the sellers house since he moved there in the late 80's. It had not been run since long before this.
    Changed the pump leather and seals and bought a Tilley mesh mantle from Julian Sands and after a quick polish it started up.
    Need a few copper washer and brass screws to hold together better. It is a rickety old thing at the moment. 20180926_173559.jpg 20180926_173705.jpg 20180810_132739.jpg
     
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    Wow , very nice. What did you do great! Absolutely fantastic
     
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    A lucky find!:thumbup:
     
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    Mark, IT has cleaned up nicely. :clap:
    Thanks, I was wondering if the metal mantle from a Tilley would fit on the Kayen. They came with an asbestos mantle originally. I need to get my one going.
     
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    Very nice! :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It’s got a Kopsen tank, by the way. Kopsen (Sydney) were the “K” in Kayen, with Nettlefold (Melbourne) being the “N”.

    Cheers

    Tony
     

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