M The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
by Roger Caffin
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This is a seriously technical article for dedicated stove users. It has several origins: my experiences with the Coleman Xtreme Stove, problems with connecting French Campingaz canisters to screw-thread stoves when in Europe, and of course my experiences in developing my winter stove with its multi-canister connection.
One of the goals in making my multi-canister connector was so I could use all three of the common canister formats: screw-thread, Campingaz and Powermax canisters; in Australia, in the snow, in Europe, wherever. The first two were easy, but the Powermax design created a few problems. Subsequent beta-testing of my winter stove by a number of people showed that there were still problems with some of the Powermax canisters.
In this article I explain what the Lindal valve is, how it works, and what can go wrong. In case you are wondering, yes, there will be some duplication of what I have previously spread across a number of articles.
- The Resealable Lindal Valve and Connection
- Common variations of the Lindal Valve
- EN417 Standard
- Attaching the Lindal fitting to the Can
- How does the Stove Connector attach to the Lindal fitting?
- What can go wrong?
- Consequences of bad crimps
- Other Problems - and Tricks
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