Origo Stove Wanted

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  • 26 Mar 2020 06:28
    Reply # 8859609 on 8857546
    Anonymous wrote:

    It is impossible to find a meths stove in Australia now, or parts for an old one, since Maxie units also seem to be unavailable.  Gas stoves seem to be all that is available.  Meths fuel is also becoming difficult to find at the moment.  The hoarders have snatched it all up to use for sanitising their hands.  I was very lucky, after fruitless searching of hardware stores today, to find some in a nearby discount house.  I now have 22L.  With rationing, I can make it last 6-10 months (depending on how frugal I am with warm drinks in winter).  I also bought a 240V electric frying pan and kettle to use for the time being, to save my meths for when I choose to leave here or am forced to.  Miami (Fl) has recently shut down all marinas.  Management here has sent us an email to advise that we may not be allowed to continue living aboard at some point. 

    It seems to me there is a market for a producer of a good quality marine meths stove, but am I fooling myself? Maybe the majority of sailors are going to buy a gas stove today, and there are insufficient profit margins for a metho stove manufacturer.

    A friend has just told me he has an old Maxie stove he no longer uses and I can have the burners, which is brilliant.  I feel like a wealthy man tonight.     

    Well, having been a long time advocate of installed LPG stoves with gas bottles, I had decided with my new little catamaran that a meths stove would be the way to go. So I was disappointed when I found there was no longer such a thing as a proper marine meths stove available. Even a simple 2 x burner marine LPG hob costs over $500 new here in NZ, so I am not going that way. For me it likes like a couple of the high-tech camping stoves. probably LPG, but maybe meths if I can find a suitable stove. I was actively researching several months ago, but have lately been more involved plain old boat construction. The thing I don't like about the small LPG camping stoves is that the gas canisters are throw away once empty, so meths still appeals. 
  • 26 Mar 2020 13:01
    Reply # 8859894 on 8069377

    Well in fairness to Compass24 they responded promptly and have promised us a full refund. I wonder if they've just had teething problems with the quality control coming out of the Chinese factory under the current crisis.

    "The thing I don't like about the small LPG camping stoves is that the gas canisters are throw away once empty, so meths still appeals."  

    I would argue that the steel gas canisters are fully recyclable and no less an issue than the plastic containers most Meths comes in. 

    I've just taken delivery of enough bioethanol to last us a couple of seasons. I emailed the supplier and he said they're very busy selling it for hand-sanitizer but supplies are ok although the price has gone up about 50%, he didn't think there was any ethical reason not to burn it in a stove whilst it's in demand for sanitization so supplies must be ok. 

    Very prompt free delivery in UK and Irl and it doesn't smell quite as foul as the purple meths we get here! https://www.bioethanolfires.ie/ 


  • 13 Apr 2020 07:37
    Reply # 8895545 on 8069377

    I noticed your post and it reminded me i required a flame spreader for my new 3000.

    I searched the net and eventually found Compass 24.com.I registered and purchased my part but was delighted to find they have 3000 stove in stock.


    https://www.compass24.com/comfort/pantry-grill-oven/stoves

    I hope this is of help.

    Take care stay safe Willie

  • 13 Apr 2020 10:56
    Reply # 8895654 on 8895545
    Anonymous wrote:

    I noticed your post and it reminded me i required a flame spreader for my new 3000.

    I searched the net and eventually found Compass 24.com.I registered and purchased my part but was delighted to find they have 3000 stove in stock.


    https://www.compass24.com/comfort/pantry-grill-oven/stoves

    I hope this is of help.

    Take care stay safe Willie

    Caveat emptor! Compass24 and other chandleries still carry old stock of genuine Dometic Origo spare parts such as the flame spreader, gimbals, pot-holders etc. But the stove is a copy of the Origo, it was called simply spirit-cooker but they seem to have added "3000" to the name now and lowered the price. 

     

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