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Francis Fontaine
(ZeFish)
Fuel Stove : Same nozzle for White Gas & Canister?! on 03/05/2013 15:41:00 MST Print View

Hi there!! First post! :)

I just receive my brand new OmniLite Ti as my first fuel stove and I tested (out of curiosity) the different nozzle.

I tried (but not monitored the boiling time... maybe will do...) the medium size nozzle (the one for the white gas) with a canister and it seemed to work fine...

I guess the stove will be less efficient but will it harm the stove? Is there any rule like you can use the white gas nozzle with a canister but not the other way around?

I even found on the net (looking for the link) a guy who bought the omnifuel maintenance kit for is omnilite cause the nozzle are bigger.

As anyone monitored all the nozzles with different gas to see the difference in efficiency?

Edited by ZeFish on 03/05/2013 15:43:11 MST.

James Landro
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Fuel Stove : Same nozzle for White Gas & Canister?! on 03/05/2013 15:59:51 MST Print View

I always use the same nozzle on my OmniFuel, but if I was taking it for a longer winter trip I would swap to the proper nozzle.

Francis Fontaine
(ZeFish)
nozzle on 03/05/2013 16:08:47 MST Print View

...and I assume you use the medium size nozzle?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Fuel Stove : Same nozzle for White Gas & Canister?! on 03/05/2013 19:19:17 MST Print View

Usually the jet size for butane/propane is larger than for white gas, and kero jet sizes are even smaller. It's all to do with how much oxygen you need for complete combustion.

Yes, kero needs a LOT more oxygen than butane/propane, which is why many liquid fuel stoves have a smaller power rating than the little upright canister stoves.

Cheers