Safety for pressure stoves
There are a number of safety points that apply specifically to pressure stoves, with or without pumps.
- Avoid overheating, as this can lead to a blowout, through the safety valve.
- Always use the heat shield if one is designed for the stove.
- Take care with handles and keys, as these often get hot.
- Remove the key from the spindle if possible, after adjusting the flame. Keep billy handles out of the flame.
- Unported burner pressure stoves use a flame spreader, which should be securely in position on top of the burner directly above the jet.
- Never light a stove designed to operate with a flame spreader without it in place, as flaming fuel could shoot high up into the air.
- Ensure that the fuel tank cap is screwed down firmly. Never unscrew the cap while the stove is alight or very hot.
- Do not over pump a pressure stove — use only the specified number of strokes.
- Keep clear of the line of fire of the safety valve.