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Old 20-04-2020, 12:07   #1
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Optimus burner

Hi folks

I still use a fab two burner kerosene Optimus
Burner ( last ones I bought were years ago from Force ten .)

Now I cannot find well made replacement parts or new burners .

I will pay good money for two unused new ones

Toplicht in Germany had on back order for 6 mos

So I need another option if anyone out there has
a viable suggestion . Thanks stay safe and fair winds
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Old 20-04-2020, 13:29   #2
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Re: Optimus burner

SparesMarine in the UK has been my goto for Taylors spare parts ... I don't know if it's the same burner as the Optimus...


https://www.sparesmarine.co.uk/websh...Filter=Taylors


They seem to be out of complete burners, but lots of parts listed if they fit your burner.
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Old 20-04-2020, 14:15   #3
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Re: Optimus burner

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Hi folks

I still use a fab two burner kerosene Optimus
Burner ( last ones I bought were years ago from Force ten .)

Now I cannot find well made replacement parts or new burners .

I will pay good money for two unused new ones

Toplicht in Germany had on back order for 6 mos

So I need another option if anyone out there has
a viable suggestion . Thanks stay safe and fair winds
You may want to join the recent conversation and ask at the "other" forum....

https://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-...-kerosene.html
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Old 20-04-2020, 14:31   #4
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Re: Optimus burner

Thanks for your suggestion. Will try!!
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Re: Optimus burner

The other source is

https://www.base-camp.co.uk/

Both spares and base camp sell the burners. Both ship internationally for little cost and with quick service.

In recent years Hanse from Germany has started making replacement burners of very high quality and performance. They are not cheap but work well.

Toplicht would not sell to me in the USA. But only alerted me to this after accepting my order.

I need to add a caveat. The burner you want is NOT the 4 legged variety. You want the 2 legged type. The 4 legged type has a great deal more mass than the 2 legged type and does NOT Preheat or simmer well. If you try to summer, turn the heat down, the burner will cool and not work right, it will flare.

Both Base Camp and Spare should be aware of this and will respond if you send them an email.

I just checked and both sources are saying “out of stock”. If you find out what the story is please post here.
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