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    Army number 5 stove

    We have been given an army number 5 stove and I would be grateful if anyone could tell me what sort of regulator is needed
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    That would come down to if you use Propane or Butane.

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    It being army, I'd imagine it would be propane, so a red (or orange it it's faded) 'screw type' propane regulator.

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    When we had one it came with a basic propane gas regulator - but it consumed gas like it was going out of fashion. We had a TA Cook as a helper and he said that when they used them in field kitchens they had a manifold that took multiple gas cylinders to feed the regulator.

    I would advise that you get it serviced before use. Ours did not completely close off the gas supply to the burners and we had a close shave when lighting it. Our cook had no hair left on his arms, lost his eyebrows and had light burns to his forearm.

    When they work they are good, but please make sure it is 100% safe.
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    We have one of those, its currently sat in a corner, un used for quite some time. its just taking up space and slated for disposal at some point. as above it gobbles up gas at a vast rate its heavy and quirky to use, we switched to the fokker type cast iron burners some time ago, lighter, more portable, easier to use, easier to clean and use far less gas - the only thing you need to do with those is make sure there's some aluminium foil placed under them which stops the tabletops becoming scorched, and reflects some of the heat back up towards the pot/pan - as well as making cleaning easier ( if theres a lot of spillage simply replace the foil)

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    I have never used one but I think they use a higher pressure regulator than the usual low pressue regulators for propane

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftypete View Post
    I have never used one but I think they use a higher pressure regulator than the usual low pressue regulators for propane
    standard regulators are 37mbar, the army stuff uses 1 bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftypete View Post
    I have never used one but I think they use a higher pressure regulator than the usual low pressue regulators for propane
    Yes, 1 bar pressure. We use the high pressure propane regulators. Fine if you're cooking for group camp or a mass of people but overkill otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkgap View Post
    Yes, 1 bar pressure. We use the high pressure propane regulators. Fine if you're cooking for group camp or a mass of people but overkill otherwise.

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    We tend to use ours only at group/family camp or day event group social. Ones that have a big amount of people to feed.

    We could take it to any camp. It just feels a bit over kill.

    I only have a sketchy idea of how to set it up and how to work it as I just havenít had the opportunities to play with it.


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