Hot Water System Gas Jet

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 18:45
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has a someone designed a poker for the hws gas jet?

Somewhere, someone said, somebody had a thingo that they made that would do this.

Then someone, somewhere said they knew of someone that had improved that design.

Are you that someone?

Are you willing to tell us the secret on how you made the poker?

Our system is taking ages to heat up and we suspect that it needs a good clean out.

Thanks kindly

Allan and Sharon

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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:55

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 01:55
A primus stove pricker should do the job....if you can find one?????
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Follow Up By: Wherrol - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:25

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:25
Thanks kindly. Allan is 'manufacturing' one now and will give that a go.
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Reply By: Turist - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:19

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:19
Problem could be your LPG regulator.
It was with ours.

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Follow Up By: Wherrol - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:27

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:27
Thanks Bob, this was another aha moment.

If plan A - the Primus Picker does not work we will move to plan B and get North Coast Gas to fix the LPG regulator.

Thanks kindly folks

Allan and Sharon
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Follow Up By: Turist - Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:42

Friday, Aug 26, 2011 at 02:42
And another thing, if you find that you have a partial blockage in your gas jet it could be black junk from your failing LPG regulator.
It was with ours.

More info on testing regulator on the owners page.

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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:20

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:20
I used to clean the jets that fed the mantle of the old gas lanterns ... or maybe it was the jets for the cooktops. My tool of choice was a beard hair - sometimes you had to pull several to get one just the right size.

You had better stop shaving Allan!

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Reply By: Wherrol - Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:24

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:24
Great idea John, and far better than what Allan was making from a wire brush.

On the last instruction "don't drop that bit of wire on the brown carpet" the wire fell on the carpet. No way of finding it other than bare feet...ouch.

Off to go collecting on his beard!

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:41

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 17:41
Allan should thank his lucky stars that you don't have to clear a short, curly pipe.......

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Reply By: Trakka - Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 19:56

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 19:56
Hi Sharon,
before we headed off on our travels I noticed that there was quite a lot of scale in the heating "tube" of the heater so this was cleaned out and the heating time was reduced considerably.
The biggest problem we have had with our heater is the white gunk that is generated from the anode falling off and blocking the fitting on the end of two taps - carried out a major clean two days ago...

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Reply By: aubs. - Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 21:30

Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 21:30
When I have had troubles with jets, I used to boil them in water with a little detergent, worked about 80% of the time.
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