/ JetBoil replacement gauze / mesh, any ideas?

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Stuart Wildman - on 19 Jul 2014
Hi


I've one of the old style JetBoils and the wire mesh / gauze has dropped out, which means the gas keeps going out.

You can see it in these two photos (the one on the right)

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i273/Martyn_s30v/jetboil008.jpg
http://www.hitchnhike.co.uk/acatalog/jetboil-original-pcs-replacement-burner-head.html

I could wait and buy a replacement part (they don't seem to be in stock that often as it has been replaced), but wondering if anyone has any suggestions for just replacing the wire mesh / gauze?

Thanks
Tony & Sarah - on 19 Jul 2014
In reply to Stuart Wildman:
Hitch & Hike have them in stock. We are on our 6th!

Tony
Stuart Wildman - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Tony & Sarah:
I'll have to give them a ring, when I go to the site (link in my post), it says "AWAITING STOCK"

Though it does seem a shame I can't just get the actual metal/gauze and DIY it as that's the only bit that's missing.

If you could look at yours, what do you think it is made of?

Cheers
Post edited at 11:41
Tony & Sarah - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Stuart Wildman:

Hi Stuart, I don't know what it is made from, had a chat with the Jetboil people, the manufacturer not the distributer, there is a known problem with the original burner, I believe it overheats brought a replacement from Hitch & Hike , they had a box full of them, I think they are a 11. I am not sure if you can change the burner head & if you did the efficiency of the unit would decrease. I actually made a replacement burner head out of a tuna fish tin lid, it sort of worked but nowhere near as well. We were on an expedition at the time. It is a pity about this problem because overall it is the best hanging stove system I have used.

Tony
david100 - on 20 Jul 2014
In reply to Stuart Wildman:

Different jet boil problem. My igniter does not produce a spark now. I can use matches but is there any way to replace it or fix it.
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Stuart Wildman - on 22 Jul 2014
In reply to david100:

Thanks Tony, I'll call them today.

David, yes you can get replacement ones.
If you are using the old style, there are Youtube videos and pdf's
www.jetboil.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=817

The parts are pretty cheap
http://www.facewest.co.uk/Jetboil-Maintenance.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwl7ieBRCK2rCtqcCS7jESJACZKQFKhZBioAk...

If it's the new style, I think you can get them, a bit of googling will find it.

If you are a geek you could try and DIY it.
It is basically the igniter from a cigarette lighter. We used to take them apart as kids to zap each other :)

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