Dec 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm #1252209
I just purchased a Giga from a local sporting goods store, brought it home and lit it up.
I was disappointed when I saw that the flame wasn't even. Directly across from the automatic ignition, the flame disappears. When I turn the knob, it evens out in spots, but not reliably.
It doesn't appear clogged, and there was no wind to interfere.
Any ideas / shared experiences?Dec 9, 2009 at 1:10 am #1551828
That should NOT happen. Period. (Premier quality stove.)
You could try posting some photos of the flames here, so we can see if we can guess what's wrong.
But I suspect you should simply take it back for a replacement. Could be worth while checking the flame pattern of the new one in the shop.
CheersDec 9, 2009 at 7:57 am #1551896
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
I have the same stove and mine does not have that problem. It sounds like it is defective.Dec 9, 2009 at 11:59 am #1552002
Thank you both for the quick response.
I'll save the trouble of posting pictures since the store is down the road and I have the receipt.
However, I failed to mention in my last post that I used an MSR 8 oz. fuel canister with the stove. I had bought two with a pocket rocket, and just assumed the threading was the same.
Is the company suggestion to only use Snow Peak fuel valid, or is this simply a defective product?
Finally, if the stove were to be 'clogged,' what is the safe way to go about cleaning it?
Thanks again.Dec 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm #1552010
Well, all of your questions are answered in our (many) articles on canister stoves. Subscribe and read. :-)
> Is the company suggestion to only use Snow Peak fuel valid,
Marketing scam. ALL good-brand screw-thread canisters are compatible with all good-brand screw-thread stoves.
There was an exception for some very dodgy Chinese canisters which had faulty threads, but they may not be imported. They may not exist any more either.
> Finally, if the stove were to be 'clogged,' what is the safe way to go about cleaning it?
We have a detailed technical article on that too:
CheersDec 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm #1552067
Again, thank you for the quick response. I just tested a new Giga, and it worked great. Good to know I can use different fuel brands, saves me a bit of cash. :)
I'll be sure to take a closer look prior to popping a question next time.Dec 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm #1552084
> I'll be sure to take a closer look prior to popping a question next time.
The Forum channels are OK for short answers, but obviously can't compare with a full-length article with photos and diagrams.
CheersDec 10, 2009 at 11:39 am #1552353
A couple of years ago I came across a hiker who could not get her cannister stove to light because no fuel would flow. I threaded my snow peak stove onto her cannister and it worked fine. I then tried her cannister with her stove (can't remember the brands) and it now worked fine. I think that somehow the stove she was using would not thread on far enough to get it going. Don't know why, but I do remember that the brand of her stove and the brand of the cannister were different.Dec 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm #1552472
Dirt on the thread causing a jam maybe.
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