Where can I get one of these from?

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  1. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    We have a Kampa Alfresco camping stove which we use when we're cooking outside and the elbow joint has developed a leak where the nut attaches.

    Is it replaceable or do we have to buy a new cooker?

    Here's a picture of it:
     

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    Is it damaged or can you just use some PTFE tape to seal the threads?

    Allan
     
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    I always was told that PTFE tape is not acceptable in contact with LPG!!!!
     
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    most camping shops will sell that if u are gonna use ptfe tape make sure it gas (normally yellow wrapper) tape and not water
     
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    Possibly/maybe but not going to guarantee it, it might be available as a spare part but as others have said some tape might cure it and as its only for use outside should be ok, if tape does not work try giving shop staff a ring and ask them if they can find one 01-580-886062

    Peter
     
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    The nut appears to be rivetted through the top of the elbow piece rather than screwed so can't get it off to put PTFE tape on.

    We do use it indoors occasionally so need it to be 'sound'.

    I'll have another google - if anyone finds a part number or definitive description, please could you let me know?
     
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    Take it to a hydraulics supplier.
    They will identify the thread (BSP or JIC) and the chances are an elbow with the correct size hosetail is available.
    BTW PTFE tape should not be used with compression joints!
     
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    Went to local man who stocks everything gas/hydraulic-related and he couldn't work out what the size/thread is.

    It's not UK, US or European. Probably Chinese :Doh:

    I'll email Kampa and see what they say.
     
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    It must be one of the above as the Chinese don't have any threads of their own.
    They just do what they do with everything they produce, replicate someone else's...
     
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    Does it have to be a 90 degree elbow????
     
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    No, not really. It's the elbow bit that's come loose.

    The chappie tried straight connectors too but nothing fitted.
     
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    Does it seal on a washer, seal, cone, olive or taper. If it's the latter it could be NPT. If your local guy is not old school he may not appreciate the vast array of thread forms which includes but is not limited to BSW, BSF, UNC, UNF, UNS, Metric Coarse, Metric Fine, BSP, BSPT and JIC which are among the more common ones. The last four are the more commonly used in pipe fittings.
     
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    Looks very much like a 1/4 bsp thread, is it a left hand thread or right hand thread?? Also please dont take this the wrong way what size is the nipple!!!
     
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    Oh, and I forgot, SAE is another pipe thread. Unfortunately I retired from my hydraulics business nearly 10 years ago otherwise I could have sent you a load of data sheets so that you could have cross checked it.

    Presumably the nut in the photo is open ended to the left? If so, if you look into it, is there a male cone inside and does the mating part that it screws on to have a female cone or are they the other way round ie female cone in the nut and male on the mating part?
     
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    Aaaarghhhh...this is getting technical :cry:

    Thanks for your help, guys, but I've just contacted Kampa via Facebook and they've given me the email address for their spares man so I'll see what he says.
     
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    They have loads of fleds.
     
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    I've had a very prompt reply from Kampa saying that they do indeed supply a replacement - at a cost of £9.99.

    The whole cooker only cost £25 so I've told them that I don't fancy shelling that much out for what is obviously a badly designed fitting.

    Unfortunately after photographing the thingy, it disappeared into the black hole of lostness which appears periodically in this house so I'm just going to buy a new cooker.

    Hey ho :Doh:

    Thanks for all your help and suggestions. Hopefully someone else will also benefit from your combined wisdom.
     
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    but is it a lite or reft fled?
     
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