Pmax 21

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  1. Judd Callahan

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    Has anyone done business with a German parts supplier www.hytta.de ?
    They are listing a lot of the replacement parts I would like to acquire for my Petromax 821.
     
  2. Carlsson

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    Yes, I have bought several things from 'Hytta'.
    No problems at all.
     
  3. Wim

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    Very reliable & correct company! The people working there know what they are talking about, being enthusiasts of stoves & lanterns themselves.

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  4. Judd Callahan

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    Thank you guys, for the information
     
  5. Judd Callahan

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    Is there a down side to running the gasoline generator in the Pmax 821 instead of the kerosene generator?
    I have fired the lanterns 5-6 times for approx. 4 hrs ea. and see no ill effects.
    I removed the bottom mantle support to enable me to use the Peerless 2C-HG single tie mantles
    The 821 is run along side a Coleman 200A and it seems brighter
    This pertains to the original Petromax fuel can thread.
    Thank you in advance.
     
  6. Henry Plews

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    The down side is SAFETY ! Unlike a e.g. Coleman lantern which has a needle valve which provides a positive shut-off and a similar arrangement for the pump check valve, the Petromax 821 relies on a spring loaded rubber washer in the check valve which could fail at any time and unless you burn the lantern until it runs out of fuel, the only way to turn it off is to release the pressure which includes gasoline vapour ! I don't doubt your competence but but even the most experienced user has been known to get a nasty surprise.

    Henry.
     
  7. Henry Plews

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    @Judd Callahan

    Oops, I just re-read your post and you said gasoline generator, not gasoline fuel. The only down side to using the gasoline generator is that it may carbon up more easily, it depends on the quality of the fuel. Still, the generator is easy enough to clean.

    Henry.
     
  8. Judd Callahan

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    Thanks Henry
    I use "Klean Heat (by Kleen Strip) it meets or exceeds all K-1 Kerosene specifications.
    So I will keep an eye on the carbon build up.
     
  9. WimVe

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    I know the owner of Hytta pretty well, there is no problem with ordering parts there.

    But I miss the relation with using the gasoline generator with kerosene.

    And the use of single tie versus double tie mantles.
     
  10. bp4willi Germany

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    Hi Judd,
    its in any case adviseable to use the Kerosene generator in a PX, regardless what fuel you use.
    Gasoline works fine in both.
    Kerosene or spirit works better with Kerosene generator.
    Because of more even heat distribution and heat transmission.
    Regards
    Willi
     

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