Generator Dilemma...

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  1. JJ

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    The Hymer doesn't have an oven.

    So, at a show, I bought a 700 watt Tristar electric oven which is BRILLIANT.

    My Kipor 1000 runs the oven a treat.

    My Kipor 650 doesn't.

    The float needle (and/or valve) are playing up in the 1000 (runs perfectly but fuel overflows via the overflow tube.)

    The float needle (and/or valve) are NOT playing up in the 650.

    Research shows a new carb for the 1000 is around £45.

    By looking it seems the carb on the 650 is the same.

    With my semi-planned Christmas/New Year trip approaching, should I just swop over the carbs for the trip (an easy to do and quick job) and thus have PCC (Pie Cooking Capacity) or...

    ...should I try to bodge the 1000 float needle or...

    ...should I throw £45ish at the problem and get a new carb (can't find a seller of float needles and seats only) for 1000 or...

    ...should I go without Pies for the Festive season?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    That's a tough one.


    Ermmmmmmm


    Not really sure.:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Couldn't you and Alan come out here and cook the pies for us? Would save a lot of thinking... :Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Would love to, but we are still stuck In Benidorm with a broken exhaust.:cry:
    Alan said,

    "Christmas wouldn't be palatable:Laughing:Without pies".:Rofl1:

    Have a great Christmas.
    :party2::party2::party2::party2:
     
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    Is the float leaking - i.e. is it full of petrol or is it the needle/seat causing the problem?

    We have heard that Honda parts are interchangeable, may be you can just buy the part you need from them.

    If the float is leaking maybe you can Araldite it up.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Usually only one thing causes flooding JJ.......a speck of dirt/grit in the needle valve/seat.
    nor often they wear out due to such little use.
    a good blast from both ends of the inlet with a high pressure airline, not the tyre inflater type, should clear it once the float and needle are removed...simple job.

    the 1000 and 650 carbs will have different size jets in the identical body
     
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  7. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Sadly for JJ, It's a Kipor !!!

    Guess who's just found out how to highlight ! What's next for the old fogey ( moi ) !:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Dont do generators JJ so cant help with that. What I can help with though is a Kampa Roastmaster oven and 2 burner hob which I fitted in my garage. Works a treat and came from JC. Its designed for camping and just couple it up to one of your refillable gas bottles.
     

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    A faulty (punctured) float can also cause flooding.
     
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    Kipors are copies of Hondas that's why the parts are interchangeable.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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    JJ.... take off the Carb... dismantle and clean out the jets....blow out ..with air line...then re-assemble ....when taking the float chamber off...the sump under the carburetta ... just be careful the the pin inside that holds the float does not drop on the floor ....dismantle over a large clean cloth..most likely a minute piece of dirt.

    If you can get to the carb sump bowl easy enough ....then just undo the nut ...drop the the bowl (put some cloth under to catch any float pin that might drop)...clean and re-assemble...leave the card in situe,

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kipor-Pet...trial_Tools_Generators_ET&hash=item19c8d99dcc
     
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    I'm afraid it might mean shelling out some cash. Obviously going without Pies for the Festive season is a non-starter.
     
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    :thumb:

    Just undo the centre nut and drop the bowl .....simples young-un
     
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    agreed, but then it wouldnt run at all.

    the easiest way to check for punctures is remove the float and hold under warm water.
    the air in the float will expand and bubbles appear at the hole.
     
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    have you not got an oven in the wagon JJ????
    if so problem sorted.
     
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    the first line of JJ's opening post......:Doh::Laughing:


    The Hymer doesn't have an oven.


    Edit.....Oh, I see what you mean.....Wagon/Hymer :Doh::Blush:
     
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    Yes John but surely JJ should be able to change the jets over:Eeek::Doh::Wink::Wink:
     
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